Again, feel totally free to pimp. I'd love to get a range of responses on this one.
After this, there'll be a round of vid meta coming out, but then I swear we'll go back to fan fiction. I'm really starting to miss recommending the written word.
Poll #800594 For vid watchers.
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: None, participants: 472
Are you taking this poll?
|I click, therefore I am.|
Tell me what you've done. (With respect to vids. This is not Penthouse Letters, here.)
|I've watched vid(s).|
|I've made vid(s).|
|I've downloaded vid(s).|
|I've attended a vid show at a con.|
|I've attended Vividcon.|
|I've never done any of these things with, to, for, or about vids. (In that case, um, you might want to bag the rest of the poll.)|
What else have you done? (No one can see the answers but me, and I won't be telling anyone or yelling at anyone; if it's something you shouldn't have done, we'll assume you were young and naive.)
|I've uploaded vids that aren't my own - to YSI, YouTube, wherever - for purposes of sharing them.|
|I've burned vids that weren't my own to disks for backup purposes.|
|I've burned vids not my own to disks to send to other fans.|
|I've burned vids not my own to disks for other reasons.|
|I've shown or distributed vids not my own to other fans. (Pimping, in other words.)|
|I've shown or distributed vids not my own outside of fannish circles.|
|I've provided direct download links to vids on someone else's server.|
|I've taken clips from someone else's vid to use in my own.|
|I've recommended without getting permission.|
|I've never done any of these things.|
Recommending vids, in your LJ or website or wherever: have you, will you, won't you?
|I've recommended vids from time to time.|
|I recommend vids pretty regularly.|
|I plan to recommend vids from time to time in the future.|
|I plan to recommend vids pretty regularly in the future.|
|I've never recommended vids.|
|I never plan to recommend vids.|
How have you gotten your hot little hands (or, okay, eyes, but that sounds weird) on vids?
|Off-clicked, saved-as from a link provided by the vidder.|
|Downloaded through a free file host, like YSI or Sendspace or whatever.|
|Watched on YouTube or other streaming service.|
|Downloaded from a vid hosting site, like Farscape Fantasy or AMV.org|
|By mail from the vidder (or a consortium thereof).|
|From people other than the vidder. (Like, you watched it on a friend's laptop, or a friend uploaded it privately for you.)|
|I am too original to be encompassed by mere check boxes; only a text box can satisfy me.|
So. How have you gotten your highly original hands, eyes, or other bodily parts on vids? (Keep it clean. If possible.)
Will anything totally keep you from getting or watching a vid?
|I won't download vids only available through free file hosts|
|I won't download vids only available through a specific free file host. (Example: you'll download from YSI but not MegaUpload.)|
|I won't download vids that are on password-protected sites, even if the password is readily available.|
|I won't download vids that are on password-protected sites if I have to email the vidder to get the password.|
|I won't download vids that are over a certain file size.|
|I won't download vids that are under a certain file size.|
|I won't download vids that are in certain formats. (Examples: .wmv, .avi, .mpg)|
|I won't send away for vids by mail if they're only available on CD/DVD.|
|I won't download vids with grammar or spelling mistakes in the summary.|
|I won't download a vid if there's not enough information.|
|I won't download vids with crappy images/teaser picture.|
|I won't download vids that require too many clicks to get to. (From the announcement to the private LJ to the website to the vid page, for example.)|
|When it comes to answering this question, my needs can only be encompassed by a text box.|
I'm here to meet your needs. What else will keep you from downloading a vid?
What's the largest vid you'll download? (This is normal-length vids only - no longer than ten minutes, say.)
|Smaller than 5 MB.|
|There's no limit; I will download the largest size offered, no matter how big that is.|
What's the smallest vid you'll download? (Normal length vid - say, no smaller than 2 minutes.)
|There's no lower limit; I'll download the smallest size offered, no matter how small that is.|
|Larger than 20 MB.|
If you feel like it, recommend a vid to me. (Please, please, please?)