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Videos; Media vs Post

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by gldtn, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. gldtn

    gldtn Well-Known Member

    I'm recently trying to close all threads that does nothing but hold videos from Youtube & Vimeo. One thread that I have has 77 pages, and I dislike that and sometimes can take a while to load. I do have Xenforo's Media add-on and I'm trying to get others to use it more often.

    Although I have other admins that don't think it's a problem and think is not dynamic as posting a video on a thread. Could you guys help me convince these admins otherwise.

    Pro's vs Cons?

  2. ForestForTrees

    ForestForTrees Well-Known Member

    I'm probably in the minority, but I'm quite happy without the Media addon. I just have a subforum dedicated to videos. It allows for full discussion functionality and saves my users, who aren't super technically savvy, from having to learn a new interface. KISS.
    drastic and RoldanLT like this.
  3. drastic

    drastic Well-Known Member

    I have the media addon. It's awesome.

    However, I think it's best used for sites that specifically cater to a niche that would really be happy with a section for pics/vids. You know, photography, car clubs, design forums, gamers with youtube channels, etc.

    For your every day forum that's not focused on media, then doing what you did is perfect - sub forums, OR, just let people post pics/vids wherever they want provided they are relevant to the node.

    Like you said, KISS works. My site being a newsy/bloggish type, having the media section was just too much. Only think I miss is watermarking pics and wish I could do that with regular uploads.
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