Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Revver's Guide to Fishing the Revver's "Most Recent"


Revver's homepage is not nearly a sophisticated as YouTube or other popular video portals. But I think many of us Revverites like Fishing the Most Recent(tm) section as a sport. It's like hunting your own food. So here are a few tips for helping make sure you hook a 20 pound bass instead of an old shoe.

>Thumbnail- Scan the four frames before hitting "next." Bad frames don't always mean bad videos, but if they're blurry and poor visuals it means the poster didn't bother picking a good one (not a good sign) or that they couldn't find a good one (also not a good sign). Thumbnail is also an easy way to determine if it's an amateur piece or something too packaged, which I usually skip. I'm burnt out of funny commercials.
>Runtime- A make/break. Under 10 seconds and it might be garbage. Over 3 minutes and I just can't take the commitment. My Video ADHD (tm) prefers 30 seconds to a minute.
>Description- Oh, wait. That doesn't display.
>Repetition- Several posts of the same event is not a good sign. If you see illegal cars being parked in 5 consecutive frames, it's a "watch out."
>Title- Avoid anything with the name Wayne, or something like "Tim eats breakfast" or "Rich rides bike." A title that bland is not likely to suggest we have a future Spielberg on our hands. Especially if the name is a series of numbers, meaning we have someone that hasn't even figured out how to name their video.
>Rating- Oh, wait. That hasn't worked in months. :)
>Username- Once you identify an uploader who doesn't share your taste, it's easy to skip their stuff. Ideally we could "subscribe" to our favorite uploaders and see their most recent work, but I haven't figured out how to make my RSS tag feeds list sequentially in a consistent fashion.

Did I miss any?

6 Comments:

At 5/31/2006 1:18 PM, Anonymous AquaDad said...

I would agree with your Guide to a Successful Revver Fishing Expedition. (okay, I tweaked the title a bit)

Just remember, the worst day of Revver fishing is better than the best day at work.

 
At 5/31/2006 7:48 PM, Blogger Marquisdejolie said...

'Wayne'? Hahaha! Skip any video with 'Wayne' in the title? I've been away awhile. What's been going on with 'Wayne' movies?

For myself, I avoid Poindexter movies.

 
At 6/01/2006 3:37 AM, Blogger Nalts said...

It was a reference you wouldn't get unless you'd been "most recent" surfing very recently. Somebody put up a series of pointless clips with Wayne taking his shirt off, riding a bike, drinking coffee, whatever...

 
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