Deleted Videos – July

As moderators, we make every effort to publish the videos that are submitted to us daily; we all love video, and WordPress, and want to put as much useful content on our site as possible. As a rule, we will accept and publish any WordPress related video we receive, and there are only a few reasons we would ever decline to publish:

  • Quality – Is the video watchable/listenable? Will a viewer be able to understand the material clearly?
  • Community – Videos on must respect the WordPress trademark and GPLGPL GPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license This means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD license and the MIT License are widely used examples. license, and also be free of spam, advertising, or discrimination of any kind.

Of those two reasons, technical quality is by far the biggest issue we see in the videos we moderate. We err on the side of caution when it comes to quality, so it does not need to be a Hollywood blockbuster, but if the content is inaccessible for technical reasons, we can’t publish.

But not everything we receive meets the community guidelines either. Typically we decline to publish these based on the presence of logos and producer credits that are embedded in videos, and wherever possible we work with the submitter to get versions of the video that do meet our guideline.

There are occasionally other reasons we can’t publish videos (full guidelines here) but those are the two major reasons we see day-to-day.

What happens to “unpublishable” videos?

Because our mission is to publish as many WordPress related videos as we can, it should come as no surprise then that, as a group, we are all reluctant to delete a video for any reason. Sure, we decline to publish, and let it kick around in the queues a bit, but nobody wants to be the one to actually delete the video.

On the other side, we often field questions from WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. organizers, presenters, and camp attendees, looking for a particular video that has not been published yet. We don’t always have good answers for this, as we don’t keep a record of the videos we delete. When someone finally does get around to doing “housecleaning” in our queues, the videos are silently placed in the trashTrash Trash in WordPress is like the Recycle Bin on your PC or Trash in your Macintosh computer. Users with the proper permission level (administrators and editors) have the ability to delete a post, page, and/or comments. When you delete the item, it is moved to the trash folder where it will remain for 30 days., with no record as to when or why they were removed.

It cannot be said enough times: It pains us to delete videos, and we often debate these cases individually. To increase our transparency as a group, we will now post monthly on the videos we were not able to publish, and the reason why. It won’t spare us from the need to delete videos from time to time, but it will at least make the process more visible, and allow us to better identify trends so we can address them for future submissions.

Here are videos that were removed or recently placed in the trash for the month of July:

Title Source Reason for Delete
Matt Mullenweg: Town Hall QandA WordCamp Scranton INCOMPLETE VIDEO
Sandy Edwards: Using the Yoast SEO Tool to the Fullest WordCamp Boston POOR AUDIO
Jordan Quintal: The Fundamentals of WordPress AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). ( WordCamp North Canton INCOMPLETE VIDEO
Thomas Scholz: Writing code for MultisiteMultisite Multisite is a WordPress feature which allows users to create a network of sites on a single WordPress installation. Available since WordPress version 3.0, Multisite is a continuation of WPMU or WordPress Multiuser project. WordPress MultiUser project was discontinued and its features were included into WordPress core. WordCamp Prague LOGO IN VIDEO
Jan Thiel: WordPress geheime Superkraft WordCamp Cologne LOGO IN VIDEO
Michal Kopecký: Blog na stereoidech WordCamp Prague LOGO IN VIDEO
Intro To Custom Fields With Code Examples How to submission SELF PROMOTION
Mika Epstein: How NOT To Submit Your PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party WordCamp Orange County INCOMPLETE VIDEO

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