Should the 2 day delay for dead videos going to the dead pool be changed?
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A total of 55 votes have been cast on this poll.
Currently, when a video is declared dead, there is a two day delay before it enters the dead pool and is eligible to be fixed by any bronze star or higher. The reason for this is to give the original submitter a chance to fix their dead video themselves. I see no logic in this at all. In many cases, the original submitter is no longer around. But in all cases, the original submitter can modify the embed code on their own video at any time. In other words, if someone declares a video dead and immediately fixes it with an embed that the submitter doesn't like, the submitter can replace it at will.
Submitted by jonny
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I've argued for this change in the past, but the repeat of this recent mistake inspired me to make a poll about it.
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written by jonny

Do you also feel inspired to poll people on our discussion about PQs?
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written by Edeot

^ Yes, but it's too open ended for a poll like this.
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written by jonny

It should be immediate... People will forget about it if they have to wait a day to fix the embed
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written by jwray

Wouldn't this be a problem for vids that are accidently marked as dead when they aren't? I think you cannot call * notdead on a vid once it is in the deadpool, so this may create a whole new set of problems.
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written by Issykitty

Kind of a one sided poll don't you think?
Not a very non-bias poll

If you pick Johnny’s way, it's what he wants!
If you pick no, "because 2 days can give you time to fix it", this poll makes you feel like an idiot for having that opinion!

Cut out the sub-context and give non-bias choices!
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written by Sagemind

Oh, and "Is Issykitty correct?" Because that could make a difference on how people vote as well - just saying... (I have no idea myself - more info on this process would be nice - Thanks)

(Edit…) I just checked out your example Johnny, what a mess with that one, I'd say there were a whole series of mess-ups that led up to that debacle. I’d check with Lucky and see if he can’t clean that one up (when he has free time ). I agree that it ruins the experience of the sift though.
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written by Sagemind

yes, I constructed the answers in a biased way. No, you are not automatically an idiot if you choose "no", but you better come up with a good reason for it!

Issy - notdead is a valid invocation on a video regardless of its entry in the deadpool. An incorrectly deaded video can be revived with notdead regardless of its location.
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written by jonny

>> ^Sagemind:
I’d check with Lucky and see if he can’t clean that one up (when he has free time).


That's the whole point - Lucky and Dag don't have time to attend to every little mistakenly used invocation. That's why they have deferred some of the maintenance of the site to trusted users.
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written by jonny

>> ^jonny:
An incorrectly deaded video can be revived with notdead regardless of its location.


But not necessarily from its owner. Better to give it some time where more eyeballs can see it for someone else to step in and notdead it.
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written by Edeot


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