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Hi Folks

Most of you probably got the popup linking to the staff blog talking about the Video Wiki.

Looks like things have improved since we were selected (and rejected) being a part of the Related Video Rail fast track. A quick search links to over 500 videos... Although most would still not meet our usual editorial guidelines - Hints and tips and "Cool things" (launching 8 nukes at once, robots fighting, you get the idea) - but there are trailers we can use. There's also IGN reviews, but I understand they aren't so popular around these parts.

Looks like the Related Video rail is in open beta. Wording suggests that its eventually going to be coming to all wikis.

I'm hoping to go through them all to sort the wheat from the chaff tonight... Just wondering if anyone's had any further thoughts on the use of video on the wiki, what we can accept, and what we can't. Agent c (talk) 21:30, September 27, 2012 (UTC)

I still think we should get the Video Corner. It can raise the Nukapedia views (that is, from statistics, the popularity is decreasing), and it might teach those "new" gamers what it looked before. Energy X 21:53, September 27, 2012 (UTC)

Only trailers and other official content should be allowed here. --Skire (talk) 21:56, September 27, 2012 (UTC)

Hear me out on this one, but we have a YouTube channel now (ask Chad). I don't know if anyone has a capture card or a way to record their gameplay, but do you think Nukapedia could have its own walkthroughs/commentaries throughout the Fallout series (separate from the main article space, of course) on the YT channel? ~ Toci ~ Go ahead, make my day. 22:08, September 27, 2012 (UTC)

There are only 3 types of videos I would approve of here:

  • Developer commentaries
  • Official trailers and walkthroughs provided by Bethesda/Obsidian
  • Fan-made videos that are of high quality, and are straight to the point. As in, no asinine commentary from people with nasally voices, and no doing stupid things like spending 5 minutes whacking an already dead mole-rat just because they think it's funny.

ForGaroux Some Assembly Required! 22:17, September 27, 2012 (UTC)

Perhaps to elaborate on my above statement, official content as in what Leon mentioned: developer- or Bethesda/Obsidian-made videos of a relative nature, should be allowed. Otherwise it will be tough to decide on what criteria we determine whether or not a fan-made video is permissible, since I'm sure people have different standards. But I think these fan-made videos should only be up when they are certainly necessary (e.g. when locating a difficult-to-find object in-game). --Skire (talk) 22:23, September 27, 2012 (UTC)

Just on Tocis suggestion. I have no objection to the NukaPedia channel being used for content that would fit our sister wikis (provided that the video description promoted/linked to that sister wiki). That would mean we can include strategy on the YouTube channel, but linking back to; best of both worlds. Agent c (talk) 22:27, September 27, 2012 (UTC)

I like both the idea of only including official videos only, and the Youtube channel supporting theses "unofficial" videos. If I put my head to it, and a few of my friends, I may even be able to provide some content deemed for the Youtube channel. --3 of Clubs "This is my road, you'll walk it as I say" 23:11, September 27, 2012 (UTC)