Adding videos to discussions - how does this fit into the rules??

@destry (2435)
Kirkwall, Scotland
October 25, 2015 10:23am CST
Hello all, I am looking for a bit of clarity regarding the guidelines, as I have heard different people say different things. Is it ok to include a video from youtube to a discussion if the discussion is about the video, or the video highlights aspects of the discussion. If you own the video that you are using, would this conflict with this guideline:- Advertising of any sort - This includes posting affiliate/referral links, directing people to your profile or web page or encouraging people to message you for information. I personally think that it is acceptable if the video is relevant - but is it? I would like to put up some videos of my certain things as they will add a more detailed portrayal of the discussion, and nothing to do with directing people to my webpage. . . If the wife puts the video on her youtube account, would that be better as I will not then be directing people to "my profile / webpage"? Many thanks for the advice.
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4 responses
@GoAskAlice (4162)
• United States
25 Oct 15
Just to confirm what was already said, videos are fine, as long as it isn't leading to a monetized page.
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• United States
25 Oct 15
I'd like clarification as well. I think it could lead to abuse to allow any linking to monetized videos. Friends can do each other favors. I use my real name, not everyone does.
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@EddieHands (32096)
• United States
26 Oct 15
@GoAskAlice Yes I think you mean if you videos promote or link to Refferal links things like that right ?
• United States
26 Oct 15
@EddieHands Or a product or service you are selling.
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@PhredWreck (6096)
25 Oct 15
If you profit from the video, it is not allowed. Other than that, there shouldn't be a problem. @GoAskAlice can we get the official viewpoint?
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@gudheart (12805)
25 Oct 15
It is fine to share youtube videos :D As long as credit them.
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@owlwings (38054)
• Cambridge, England
25 Oct 15
Not quite. See GoAskAlex_Admin's response.
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@EddieHands (32096)
• United States
25 Oct 15
I say videos are fine. I share funny videos, and talk about crazy news stories that are fun also and put youtube links. I think it is fine. Sometimes I share scary stories as well.
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