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Do you ever get miffed at these You Tube videos, that take forever to get down to the meat of the subject?

Asked by Nomore_lockout (7577points) 1 month ago

This was inspired by a question one of my F B friends posted yesterday. And I always find it annoying as hell. And you?

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Nomore_lockout's avatar

I thought, yeah she’s right. I can’t stand it when they post a picture or headline that looks interesting, then it takes 30 minutes for the narrator to get to the point. Kind of like: Man mauled by mountain lion, but survives! Horrific footage! So you’re checking it out, and they drone on forever with the intro before they get to the point. “Joe went camping at Pointed Stone Park. He little suspected what was about to happen! Pointy Stone was opened by President Wilson in 1915. Joe had stopped for gas, and slammed his thumb in his car door. When he set up camp, it was still throbbing. He never knew what danger was lurking! He set up his tent, and ate some beans. Then he brushed his teeth. Beans were really good, thought Joe”. Yawn, zzzzz. Then you wake up an hour later, and a different video is playing,

Dutchess_III's avatar

Oh yes. Seems like they just want to hear themselves talk.

ragingloli's avatar

You mean like this one?

Nomore_lockout's avatar

@Dutchess_III I know right? More so the guys with the boring, sleep inducing, whiney voices. Gawd.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

@ragingloli LOL Great example. Crash the damn thing already!

canidmajor's avatar

No. I fast forward if I don’t like the lead-in, but mostly I am grateful that someone has taken the time to bother to post something that might be helpful or interesting.

Forever_Free's avatar

It is just as bad as finding a recipe online and scrolling 50 pages for 5 minutes to get to the real recipe.

canidmajor's avatar

Geez. People offering up something for free and you guys are annoyed that you have to scroll or fast forward.

Forever_Free's avatar

@canidmajor who has time for that?

product's avatar

@Forever_Free – The reason all food bloggers use the same recipe format with huge backstory and tons of scrolling has to do with Google SEO and ad revenue. There are games people have to play in order to monetize and to get their content ranked higher in Google algorithms. The horrible format that everyone uses is merely a result of these efforts. Yeah, it appears unnecessary and it’s annoying, but those features are the only reason you’re able to find the recipes in a Google search – and why/how anyone would bother writing about food and publishing recipes. I suspect the YouTube annoyances have similar variables at play.

canidmajor's avatar

There are a zillion sites where you don’t have to scroll for recipes. You won’t be going hungry, I promise.

Forever_Free's avatar

@product thanks for the details. No good deed goes unpunished

product's avatar

^ If you want a workaround, there is a website that is supposed to take a typical recipe URL and just parse out the actual recipe. For example, if you see this site for vegan banana bread, you have to scroll awhile to find the actual recipe. But if you then copy that URL and paste it into that justtherecipe.com site, it shows the recipe/instructions directly and clearly.

KRD's avatar

Those videos are annoying because the people take half the video if not most of it just to get down to the things that you want to watch and see.

mazingerz88's avatar

When I get miffed I simply fast forward. I may get another commercial break though.

JLeslie's avatar

Yes. The vidoes are totally idiotic when it takes forever to get to the point.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

@JLeslie And I have noticed lately that a lot of them do. Downright aggravating.

JLeslie's avatar

@Nomore_lockout I started to notice that type of video during covid. The QAnon type people seem sucked in by it. It would be some interview with a “doctor” or “expert” or just some idiot babbling forever all on his own. I had a few friends who were down the rabbit hole who would send me those videos. I guess they get entranced. I don’t have the patience.

Another example is those videos of people who have 20 sheets of paper with a message on them. They are going to do a surprise for their spouse or kids and they wait 20 seconds per paper, and each paper has three words on it. Crazy making. Lol.

Someone mentioned the recipes above, and for sure that is extremely annoying also. Between the babble and advertisements, I sometimes just go to another recipe if I can’t find the measurements and directions quickly. I actually don’t mind a little back story, but it should be a paragraph, not ten paragraphs.

snowberry's avatar

Yes, and now when I find a video like that, that seems to be going no-where, I do a separate search for a news story on the subject. It often works and I find out the end result without having to listen to a lot of nothing.

Blackwater_Park's avatar

Comments for the record.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

@JLeslie and @snowberry I have a hunch that our boy Joe is still out there somewhere eating his beans and nursing his thumb, and still waiting to be mauled by a mountain lion. And the narrator is still droning on, and on, and on.

Jonsblond's avatar

I have a fix for this, I don’t watch them. If I want to learn something, I read.

The only videos I watch are music videos or videos of animals.

JLeslie's avatar

@Nomore_lockout The narrator might be dead from covid. Those long winded people seem to be cut from that same cloth as the anti-vaxxers.

gondwanalon's avatar

If they start out with a joke or a story then its over. I give them a thumbs down.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

@JLeslie If I ever have to sit through a vid like that again, I might be dead from boredom. Police will find both myself and the narrator belly up next to my computer desk. Narrator probably croaked because he won’t surface for air for 5 seconds.

KRD's avatar

@gondwanalon that’s what I usually do.

Dutchess_III's avatar

And they tell stories about their children and grandchildren.

RocketGuy's avatar

Here’s one where the guy spends several minutes trying to convince us that Earth doesn’t move, using footage from a geostationary satellite (which is in a precise orbit to match Earth’s rotation): https://youtu.be/AfI06XtYe74

KRD's avatar

Here’s a person in fortnite looking at Kevin the cube waiting for it to move for a long time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKxCpkfp3Sk.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@RocketGuy what an absurd video. You can see the earth rotating! It did have my favorite song on it though.

RocketGuy's avatar

@Dutchess_III – actually the lighting is “rotating” because the satellite and Earth are rotating, as a unit, relative to the Sun.

ragingloli's avatar

@RocketGuy
Nah, it is because the sun is rotating around the earth.
Chekmait, Athist!

RocketGuy's avatar

@ragingloli – that’s what our satellite engineers say too! Their coordinate system is based on the spacecraft structure, so the Sun goes around the spacecraft and they design around that fact.

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