==> Video responses on WF, anyone?

by lakshaybehl 4 replies
Hi Warriors...

I need to ask you if we can post a Youtube video as a response to somebody's questions when we want to reply?

Sure we can do that, but does Allen mind if we do that everytime?

I think there are some major benefits of doing that...

That are pretty obvious.

I know only Allen has an answer to that one, but what is your stance on it?

Allen...He is one good guy, and I think he will allow everything that adds value to the forum... Isn't it Allen?

Lemme know whatya think...
-Lakshay
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  • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
    hey Guys, I am actually looking forward to seeing some replies from you... I am sure you can see the value in posting videos... They are easier to create and you can deliver a massive amount of value to the OP. You can show them step by step what you mean....

    So doesn't it just make sense?
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    • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
      You'd think a guy like me who is so much into video would think that is a cool idea...

      I don't

      I hate it when people reply to an email conversation with a video when the answer is only a few sentences or paragraphs.

      Forum threads are best scanned quickly by the eyes because there are so many answers not worth reading let along watching and listening to.

      Write some text and then accompany it with a video that would enhance your answer if it needs enhancement and cannot be quickly and easily answered with a bit of text.

      Or you can test it your self and try just posting video responses and see what kind of discussion you are able to get.

      It makes it impossible for people to quickly quote you in their posts which is a key part of discussion here as well.
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      • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
        Josh,

        I see what you mean here...

        And the idea is to create a video INSTEAD of typing in a 3 page long reply explaining what you mean if that can be easily conveyed via a video...

        So yeah... I 100% agree with you that when the requirement is just one or two lines of text, it is not obviously worth creating, producing and then uploading a video.

        But if its a five minute solution to replace 30 minutes of typing out, then why not?

        That's what I meant...

        Originally Posted by Josh Anderson View Post

        You'd think a guy like me who is so much into video would think that is a cool idea...

        I don't

        I hate it when people reply to an email conversation with a video when the answer is only a few sentences or paragraphs.

        Forum threads are best scanned quickly by the eyes because there are so many answers not worth reading let along watching and listening to.

        Write some text and then accompany it with a video that would enhance your answer if it needs enhancement and cannot be quickly and easily answered with a bit of text.

        Or you can test it your self and try just posting video responses and see what kind of discussion you are able to get.

        It makes it impossible for people to quickly quote you in their posts which is a key part of discussion here as well.
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        • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
          I believe "how to" stuff is best presented via video. Jing makes this uber easy. However, you can't print out or print to a PDF a video. So for those folks building their own little knowledge base... it would be a downer.

          Although there are some benefits to that. This is definitely a niche forum... so a video on some IM related topic could get viewed 100's of times on this site... and I'm certain that adds to your video count on YouTube. This could create a better ranking for that same video on YouTube and then get more views from users that would not have otherwise seen it. Then it could get listed with a good ranking in Google, and one thing pretty much leads to another.

          Then there are the side effects. Everyone starts posting videos... and Warrior Forum becomes nothing more than a video forum. Because although some would post a video to decrease the amount of typing... others would abuse it. Then due to the abuse Allen would have to outlaw videos.

          I say the best option is to just include text as it is searchable. Or do what Josh suggested with a short keyword rich synopsis along with a video. That way users could find the post in a search, and be able to view the video too.

          Of course fixing errors in text... is a lot easier than fixing errors in video.
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