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LDS General Conference on YouTube

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:21 pm
by jdahmanson
Can somebody explain why the LDS General Conference channel (an official Church channel) has a Liked Videos playlist that includes unrelated videos that include foul language?

Re: LDS General Conference on YouTube

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:03 pm
by lajackson
I believe it is because they have no control over the videos that are displayed as options on the page. No matter how good the first video is, each selection on the right produces a list that is worse and worse until the choices are downright unsaintly. There is usually a bad apple after the first list is followed, but never less often than the second or third.

Such is the world in which we live. I suppose the Church feels the benefits outweigh the disadvantages. Any bishop who has dealt with the problem of addiction in interviews probably feels differently, even though it would not be the fault of the Church.

Agency.

Re: LDS General Conference on YouTube

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:06 pm
by russellhltn
I'd imagine that the YouTube video selected depends in part on past viewing history on that computer or Google login. But I suppose that YouTube tends to lump pro and anti-LDS into the same "subject"

Re: LDS General Conference on YouTube

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:49 pm
by mfmohlma
No, the OP was pointing out the fact that on the "Playlists" tab here there is a "Liked videos" playlist. Perhaps someone who has the account password was watching something on this account and "liked" it here instead of their personal account.

Re: LDS General Conference on YouTube

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:40 pm
by scgallafent
I'm not sure if that is an official account. I'll pass it off to someone to follow up on it.

Re: LDS General Conference on YouTube

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:38 pm
by sbradshaw
LDS General Conference is an official channel that has been referenced and linked to from LDS.org. It's the first place that talks are posted – sometimes even before a session finishes. It's possible that the church employee who uploads to the channel (or it could be one of multiple employees who oversee the channel) forgot to switch to his personal account before watching and liking videos.

Re: LDS General Conference on YouTube

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:53 am
by scgallafent
This has been fixed. Thank you for reporting it.

Re: LDS General Conference on YouTube

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:29 pm
by russellhltn
Yes, the YouTube channel has been fixed, but now the YouTube link on lds.org goes to a 404 page.

Re: LDS General Conference on YouTube

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:35 pm
by scgallafent
Details, details. :) I'll contact the appropriate person. Thanks.