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[–] VoutGuy 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Hi @Swack_ !

I made that sub as a spot to talk about HK. I sent you an invite to be a mod.

It was luck I saw your post. To ping someone, just add @ before the username. That way it shows up in notifications.

Welcome to voat, the free speech forum! We're quite stoked to have a way to "give it" to google.

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[–] derram 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

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[–] GuyIDisagreeWith 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

Irony. Dedicated to avoiding YouTube, links to post on imgur.

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[–] 10275123 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

It is ironic, but just because one is aware about one form of censorship does not mean one is aware of them all. If he sticks around here he'll learn.

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[–] boogieboogie 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

Give OP some upvoats people. This motherfucker is trying to help demonetize goolag for us and he can't even send a PM around here!

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[–] Voopin__Voopin 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

@Swack_ coulda just made a random comment in any thread, stating he was the owner/creator of hooktube, and BOOM goes the ccp restrictions. He didn't know that i guess, but it'd have been trivial to get past the anti-spam measure.

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[–] bdmthrfkr 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Welcome to Voat and thanks for your work! Please don't use imgur though, we hate that place.

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[–] Swack_ [S] 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I realize that, I know they removed a whole bunch of stuff over politics a couple years back. But I didn't recall the official replacement and searching for "imgur alternative" only gave me sites that would probably get me autobanned.

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[–] bdmthrfkr 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

https://imgoat.com/

https://imgtc.com/

https://kek.gg/

These seem pretty popular and once again, thanks for setting up HookTube!

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[–] darkcharp 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Hey, beautiful work with ht. One thing I noticed is that when youtube pulls a video it gets pulled from ht as well. Would it be possible to keep vids archived to avoid this without insane data costs?

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[–] GrandpaPepe 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Why did you name it hooktube?

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[–] Swack_ [S] 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I made the site in response to a thread on 4chan (https://archive.4plebs.org/pol/thread/125452483/#125456839)) and when I finished I was at a loss for a name. So I loaded some verb and noun lists and checked for <term>tube.com availability. HookTube.com had become available (previously a porn site it seems) and jives with the basic idea. Hook being common jargon for intercepting stuff, for cheats or whatever.

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[–] Adminstrater 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I like the name.. Very apropos. Nice snag on the domain name.

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[–] 10275146 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Hey, thanks for making hooktube, mate. Anyone dedicated to freedom of speech like you (or at least sticking it to those not dedicated to it) is welcome on Voat, and should enjoy it here.

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[–] Dibgick 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Hey @Swack_ make it play while the screen is off or in the background. It's a huge difference to that other evil tube that must not be named.

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[–] Swack_ [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Could you elaborate on this? OS/Browser and exact situation. HT uses the browser's own default player for the streams and they never autopause for me no matter what I do.

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[–] Dibgick 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Hi. Samsung Android 4.4.4 tried both with default browser and chrome. When the HT window loses focus or the phone screen is locked pauses playback.

Soundcloud keeps playing in the same situation for example.

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[–] Hall_of_Cost 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I tried to see if it would work when I first clicked a HT link.

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[–] L_Ron_Hoover 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You're doing God's work mate.