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Indexing Youtube Recommendations

PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:38 am
by DavidM
My question is whether it would be technically feasible to have some kind of index added to the Youtube Recommendations ? At more than 20 pages it's kind of hard to find ones way around it, or to try to find a particular artist. For example, when I tried to return to the link to the Indonesian rock'n'roll band, I had to trawl through about 15 pages individually to get back to it.

It's a fascinating repository of stuff; can it be made more user friendly ? (Or am I going about this the wrong way ?)

Thank You.

Re: Indexing Youtube Recommendations

PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:27 pm
by Alan Balfour
DavidM wrote:My question is whether it would be technically feasible to have some kind of index added to the Youtube Recommendations ? At more than 20 pages it's kind of hard to find ones way around it, or to try to find a particular artist. For example, when I tried to return to the link to the Indonesian rock'n'roll band, I had to trawl through about 15 pages individually to get back to it.

It's a fascinating repository of stuff; can it be made more user friendly ? (Or am I going about this the wrong way ?) Thank You.
Well if you are then that makes two of us. I do the same sort of navigation as yourself. I've grown to accept it as "the nature of the beast".

Re: Indexing Youtube Recommendations

PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:39 pm
by zee
Alan Balfour wrote:
DavidM wrote:My question is whether it would be technically feasible to have some kind of index added to the Youtube Recommendations ? <snip>
Well if you are then that makes two of us. I do the same sort of navigation as yourself. I've grown to accept it as "the nature of the beast".


Sorry, I have only just spotted this as I am trawling around trying to catch up with the posts. The first thing to try out is the Forums' Search engine which is accessed from the tool bar above at <img src="http://www.charliegillett.com/forum/one_gif.gif" align="top">.

Enter whatever words you can recall of the YouTube video using AND between words if you are certain they exist in the name. This is at <img src="http://www.charliegillett.com/forum/two_gif.gif" align="top">.

If you can remember the poster's name put this is here <img src="http://www.charliegillett.com/forum/three_gif.gif" align="top"> . You can always use the * wild character if you are not sure of spelling.

For example :charl* will search on charly as well as charlie.

Lastly make sure you choose the forum where you think the posting was made. <img src="http://www.charliegillett.com/forum/four_gif.gif" align="top">

In this case it was Youtube Recommendations


<img src="http://www.charliegillett.com/forum/forum_search.gif">

For me this returned two hits. One was the actual link, the other a response by Charlie about this very subject. Hope this will make it easier in locating YouTube movies.