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Boyfriend Girlfriend 2 (med school) 0

Posted on August 15, 2009 by noncon
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Medical School Material

A basic knowledge of anatomy required. See Tags.

Xtranormal Movies 0

Posted on August 15, 2009 by noncon
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My Jaz and Keith 3 movie has got over 5000 views on the site it was created on; Xtranormal.com after only 4 days because it was chosen to be featured. Featured movies sit at the top of the page called ‘Watch Movies’. I asked on the forum if they would consider featuring it, thinking this would automatically mean all my other videos would get lots of views too. But I underestimated people’s apathy. When I see a movie on there that I like, I naturally watch the others in the series, but I guess most people won’t do that unless you spoon feed them.

So I’ll ask them to feature more of my movies. Although it is evident that some people must have clicked on my other stuff because my other movies’ numbers are higher than others’ who have not had any movies featured. And at least people seem to like my featured movie. It’s getting good ratings anyway.

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There is a downside the being featured though. Well two actually:
One is; people comment on your video. Nothing wrong with that, except a lot are very spammy comments, and they can’t be buried or deleted. Annoying comments such as “Watch mine” followed by either 18 identical links or links to all of their movies. And there is no limit to the length of the comment, so people put huge gaps in between lines of nonsense to make you scroll down for miles. A lot of them have no manners and have bad language in their comments, and they don’t even bother to comment on the movie at the top of the page.

The second disadvantage to being featured (or even being available on the site at all) is worse: people can STEAL your movies!

I find this quite outrageous, that the Remix button is not only on your own videos, but on other people’s as well. So although the site claim they do that so that people can take your work and elaborate on it, it is often only used by people who don’t want to change a thing, and claim all your hard work as their own (not that messing UP your hard work is any better!)

I’ve told them what I think about it on the forum, but unless a lot more people complain they’re not likely to do anything about it.remixmovies

Although there is a choice about whether you make your movies public or private, no-one is ever going to see them if you choose Private, are they? So I’ll wait to see what happens with my movies so far.

Since my movie was featured it has received a comment saying “cool video i am takeing this one”. His current videos are not up to much, so a half intelligent one will stand out like a sore thumb.

If it gets out of hand, I’ll make my movies private and just publish them on YouTube. At least when people embed your videos from YouTube, they can’t claim it to be theirs.

That people can remix the videos of others is also a shame because if I see an Xtranormal movie I like, how do I know it was actually created by that person? It would put me off praising them for it, and I’m a definite believer in praise and credit where it is due. I guess unless I know otherwise, I’ll just have to trust them.

Jaz and Keith 4 0

Posted on August 14, 2009 by noncon
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Saturday’s Child

A rare chance to see Keith smile and laugh.

Jaz and Keith 3 0

Posted on August 13, 2009 by noncon
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Got any Business Cards?

Keith gets hold of the wrong end of the stick again.

Sadie The Dog 0

Posted on August 12, 2009 by noncon
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Has Sadie learned to poop near the bin?

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Sadie the dog is nine and such a good-natured dog. Don’t ask me what breed she is; a bit of everything we think! She was left abandoned in a house by people who just moved away, and couldn’t be bothered to give her away. Nice.

On her walks she loves to chase the ball, but only until she gets tired, then she refuses to bring it back, instead opting to roll in the grass. You know the manoeuvre; the writhing one dogs do. She is very good on her walks. She always goes away from the path to poop.

On our usual walk, there are two bins dog walkers can put bags of poop in; one at the beginning and one at the end. Sadie likes to do her business about a hundred yards past the first bin, and I always walk back with it. She seemed confused at first, but then got used to it.

But today she actually pooped right next to the bin! Was this a co-incidence? Or has Sadie learned that we don’t have to walk back the way we came if she poops next to the bin?

I’m guessing: co-incidence.

Boyfriend Girlfriend 1 0

Posted on August 11, 2009 by noncon
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Is it sometimes okay to tell a lie?

Embedding Xtranormal Videos in WP 0

Posted on August 08, 2009 by noncon
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Noncon4mist-logoI’ve just found out by process of elimination (and illumination) that if you add your text first in the WYSIWYG tab, then add you code underneath in the HTML tab, it won’t display an empty Google Analytics box under the video.

This was a bug I discovered, and I’m not sure if it’s just this theme or all WordPress blogs, but if it’s all, then you might benefit from this information.

Jaz and Keith 2 2

Posted on August 07, 2009 by noncon
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Sand and Rocks

Jaz wants to show off his knowledge but Keith just doesn’t understand.



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