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Featured Better visibility for all (virtual) motorsport YouTubers

Discussion in 'Site Feedback & Support' started by Bram, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. Bram

    Administrator Staff Premium

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    We have made a couple of important changes to our RaceTube section here at RaceDepartment that hopefully marks the start of a better visibility for all virtual motorsport YouTubers who are all helping to grow our beautiful sim racing and motorsport hobby.

    Something that has been bothering a growing group of people is that a lot of sim racing news outlets on the web seem to have a strict old boys network they are pulling videos from, that are exclusively featured to a large audience leaving other quality content creators sidelined.

    On the web there are hundreds of channels that are absolutely worth to take a look at it and therefore it's hard to understand why the community is always served with videos from the same people week in week out. We have a huge pie on our hands, why not slice it into a few more pieces?

    That said what has been changed to make things better?
    1. All latest submitted videos by the community you'll now find featured in the sidebar of our frontpage www.racedepartment.com
    2. Currently the following games have a dedicated video section coded into their main forums where you can see the latest 10 submitted video entries of your favorite game. Let us know in the comments below if you need more sections added.
    Besides the largest video network we also allow videos from Dailymotion, Facebook, Vimeo, Metacafe and others and of course screenshots are more than welcome too.

    Hopefully the new influx of content creators will enjoy the extra visibility their videos will now be getting on the largest sim racing website.

    Stay tuned for a few more changes soon as creating video content will become an official competition here on RaceDepartment where some nice prizes are to be won!

    If you'd like to submit your awesome video content yourself click the RaceTube link in the navigation bar or go here directly and submit and share your favorite videos today with the rest of the community.
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  2. James Nance

    James Nance
    I like Race cars? Premium

    iRacing section?
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  3. This is a great change. Also helps to promote online racing. Thank you very much :thumbsup:
  4. Bram

    Administrator Staff Premium

    I'll be adding that one soon. Thanks @James Nance
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  5. Nice to see this ! I actually just started posting replays on youtube so its nice to have this platform where we can share our racing moments.
  6. Thank you. I think with an iRacing section, a lot of people will get exposed to the sim and play it more. I know there are probably a lot of iRacers on RD, but I think having a section dedicated to iRacing videos (especially as an iRacing content creator like myself) will really help get people who want to watch iRacing (or those who are unsure with the sim with the barriers to entry it has in terms of costs) to watch different series outside of the content the bigger YouTubers put out. :)
  7. can we have a commentated / non commentated video and commentary language tags.
    so we don't have to sift through hundreds of videos of people just playing the games with nothing to add.
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  8. All of mine are action clips, sometimes highlights of a full race with detailed annotations. I never speak a word and doubt I ever will, I don't make videos to point out my opinion to the public so you can skip all of mine.
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  9. Yes thanks, I noticed the changes and watched some videos before the article was made. I was impressed with quality creation of the videos posted, so I watched some of them in a row; something I usually don't see just by scrolling on youtube.
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  10. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff Premium

    Added this to the form where you add the description. You can also edit you existing videos to add the information. (the order on the form is a little screwed up, I'll deal with that in due course). There's a checkbox for is the video contains commentary/voiceover, and an edit box for the commentary language.

    When either of the values are set they will display below the video description.

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    This is a quick and dirty addition, I'll look into nicer ways to do it when I have a little more time.
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  11. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff Premium

    also apologies if I created any alerts etc for you @slayerking I stole your video for a few mins to test it.
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  12. On this site: http://www.racedepartment.com/media/
    Can we also have category called "All" which lists all videos?

    Also how are the categories sorted? They are kinda random atm. Maybe put them in alphabetical order (or other other)? Or add that choise to the drop down menu there.

    As for sub categories (tags?) I think these might be useful:
    - mod
    - commentary
    - trailer
    - review
    - onboard (guy just doing a hotlap or race online or against ai)
    - broadcast
    - tutorial
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  13. anyone who is searching for a hentai manga *ahem* mod knows that tags are incredibly useful they would add a lot to racetube.
  14. Georg Ortner

    Georg Ortner
    Sector3 Studios Premium

    Good move. Was needed very much.

    A page where all submitted videos would show in a timeline layout would be fantastic!
    Ideally including filters for upload date, view count and rating.
    A search function would be great too.
  15. Rob

    XBO: OctoberDusk06 Premium

    Great news Bram! I have added many of my old and current videos to the section, and will do so from now on for all league races over on the Xbox side. :thumbsup:
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  16. How about movies that are non game specific, or related to several sims? Do we put them in "Other Racing Games" ?
  17. Only premium member can submit videos?
  18. Stenne


    Tutorial/Guide/Tips & Tricks would be a useful subcategory.
  19. Bram

    Administrator Staff Premium

    No every member can. Premiums might get some extra functionalities later on to boost their viewer rates.
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  20. kedy89


    Is there a way to move previously uploaded photos to the proper category?