I think it's important to cater to all users here at Tama Talk - as we are all equals and respect should be given appropriately. I currently do not have a video embedded in my signature, and I stand my ground that embedded video (anywhere) tends to generally "slow" everything down. That said, out of respect to my counter-parts who wish for embedded video signatures to stay, perhaps there is an option that can be set in a users profile that would allow that user to browse the forum without having to view another users video signature?
Most users that do not want embedded video signatures are making their decision based on their browsing experience - they don't watch the videos and the videos often lead to a very crowded and "long scrolling" thread. This is where I stand.
Most users that want to keep embedded video signatures wish to share something they feel is fun, relevant and interesting to them. Most users that are wanting to keep videos will more than likely watch other users' videos. I don't dispute this wish as all Tama Talk users have a fair say.
We have to be respectful of each other here - and keep in mind that not every user has the same internet experience. Some users are on dial-up, some are on high speed, some are at school, while others are at work or on their mobile. To keep Tama Talk the fun place it is, we need to take everyone's wishes into consideration and deal with it so that everyone is happy. If the option can be coded into the site where a user has the option of turning video signature on or off, it could be a very effective solution.
Edited by graficks, 07 February 2011 - 04:05 PM.