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Stratadrake
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 12:41 pm    Post subject: Q: Music/Videos on our user profile pages Reply with quote

Will FAC ever allow us to embed Flash, music, or videos into our user profile pages?

NO.

That's right, the answer's no.

Music and/or videos have been suggested several times, but the answer has remained the same each and every time.

There are many reasons behind it:

  1. Most websites are meant to be seen, not heard. Due to the wide variety of musical tastes, embedded music is actually more likely to annoy or offend visitors, causing them to go elsewhere.

  2. Not all Internet browsers even support music or video; any attempts to support it would simply be lost on those users.

  3. Music and video require a lot of storage and bandwidth; adding it would restrict your page solely to DSL or cable visitors. Dial-up users would be forced to go elsewhere.

  4. Most FAC users don't even know how HTML music or video embedding even works to begin with. In FAC's early days when HTML coding was supported, malformed HTML code caused numerous problems resulting in profile pages that displayed incorrectly and/or not at all, and which required webmaster assistance to repair.


Not to mention, we'd be asked to ban whomever actually wants Britney Spears' "Toxic" playing on their userpage.
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