Youtube UK wtf take 2



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Suggested Language (we have set your preference to this): English (UK)
Suggested Country Filter (we have set your preference to this): United Kingdom
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Click OK to accept these settings or click Cancel to set your language preference to English (GB) and your country filter to Worldwide (All).

    Link to Take 1

    First it was suggesting English (US) to me because I lived in the UK, now it's convinced that English UK and English GB are different languages? And of course, the "Show message in English" link is still there and still doing the same thing.

    EDIT: Actually, if you look closely, the "message in English" is slightly different to the original message.



  • Clearly they discriminate against Northern Ireland. 

    Compliments on using the alt attribute, by the way.

     



  • Talking of Youtube language settings, have they fixed the bug where they send you email notifications of new comments on your videos in the language that the commenter was using at the time?



  • @gasman said:

    Talking of Youtube language settings, have they fixed the bug where they send you email notifications of new comments on your videos in the language that the commenter was using at the time?

    Wait... you care about youtube comments? http://xkcd.com/202/



  • @Daid said:

    Wait... you care about youtube comments? http://xkcd.com/202/
     

    Wait... you care about xkcd?



  • @Daid said:

    @gasman said:

    Talking of Youtube language settings, have they fixed the bug where they send you email notifications of new comments on your videos in the language that the commenter was using at the time?

    Wait... you care about youtube comments? http://xkcd.com/202/

    A moratorium has been placed on xkcd references.  We decided it was unoriginal and lame: anyone who cares about xkcd will read it themselves and don't need cultural references to it.  Thank you for your understanding. 



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    anyone who cares about xkcd will read it themselves

    I would argue that some people will find TDWTF before they discover XKCD, and need a slight push to find the synergy they enjoy.

    I would further argue that it is a social bonding process. It's like saying "Remember that movie with that guy and he did that thing? That was awesome." It's a stupid conversation, but it's culturally relevant: "we have shared this experience". That's how friendships develop.

    Those of us who actually want to connect with other people see the value in both of these things. It's all about whether you're a piece of the mainland, or an island entire of itself.



  • @Zecc said:

    Clearly they discriminate against Northern Ireland.

    Don't laugh. Belfast English is a seriously studied dialect. It's ... different.



  • @CDarklock said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    anyone who cares about xkcd will read it themselves

    I would argue that some people will find TDWTF before they discover XKCD, and need a slight push to find the synergy they enjoy.

    I would further argue that it is a social bonding process. It's like saying "Remember that movie with that guy and he did that thing? That was awesome." It's a stupid conversation, but it's culturally relevant: "we have shared this experience". That's how friendships develop.

    Those of us who actually want to connect with other people see the value in both of these things. It's all about whether you're a piece of the mainland, or an island entire of itself.

    Whatever, it's still annoying and shows a lack of originality.  If I see somebody reference xkcd, I immediately think "This person has nothing in common with me that I want to know about and absolutely no reason to be alive." 



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @CDarklock said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    anyone who cares about xkcd will read it themselves

    I would argue that some people will find TDWTF before they discover XKCD, and need a slight push to find the synergy they enjoy.

    I would further argue that it is a social bonding process. It's like saying "Remember that movie with that guy and he did that thing? That was awesome." It's a stupid conversation, but it's culturally relevant: "we have shared this experience". That's how friendships develop.

    Those of us who actually want to connect with other people see the value in both of these things. It's all about whether you're a piece of the mainland, or an island entire of itself.

    Whatever, it's still annoying and shows a lack of originality.  If I see somebody reference xkcd, I immediately think "This person has nothing in common with me that I want to know about and absolutely no reason to be alive." 

     

     

    I don't see a reference to xkcd as any more or less brillant than one to Paula Bean.  The obvious exception is that 100% of WTF users should already know about Paula, whereas only about 98% of us know xkcd.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Whatever, it's still annoying and shows a lack of originality. 

    So how is that OK when you do it and not OK when someone else does?  Remind us again?



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Whatever, it's still annoying and shows a lack of originality.  If I see somebody reference xkcd, I immediately think "This person has nothing in common with me that I want to know about and absolutely no reason to be alive."

    Heh. You mean there are people you don't think that about?



  • @DaveK said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    Whatever, it's still annoying and shows a lack of originality. 

    So how is that OK when you do it and not OK when someone else does?  Remind us again?

    My annoying lack of originality is novel; I would never sink to posting an xkcd. 



  • @Jake Grey said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    Whatever, it's still annoying and shows a lack of originality.  If I see somebody reference xkcd, I immediately think "This person has nothing in common with me that I want to know about and absolutely no reason to be alive."

    Heh. You mean there are people you don't think that about?

    Oh you want to be on The List, do you??


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