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Hi, Over the past couple of months we have been developing and testing a related videos module on some wikis like Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Halo. During these tests we have been tracking the number of video plays as well as collecting community feedback. We are now ready to expand the rollout to the rest of the site, and we are starting with wikis that there are the most videos for - which includes your wiki!

The videos we have are fully licensed from video partners we have developed relationships with. They include videos such as trailers, famous movie/TV clips, walkthroughs and behind the scenes interviews. We currently have video content from Screenplay and are working to create partnerships with other vendors, including Hulu, soon. You can see the video content we have by visiting the video wiki and either searching by keyword or checking out the various categories.

When the module is enabled, it will already be pre-populated with videos related to your topic. We will try to pick the best videos from the video wiki, but understand that the community’s ability to adjust the content is very important, so you will have access to both adding and removing videos within the module. This can include adding videos already on your wiki or adding new ones from the video wiki.

Our high-quality videos will compliment the fantastic articles and photos on your wiki. On 5 of the test wikis the videos in the modules have already had over 10,000 views. This is an exciting number and we hope as we make more videos available these numbers will increase. We are in the process of pre-populating the related videos module for your wiki, and expect the module to go live within the next couple of weeks, so please let me if you have any any questions or concerns. Sena@fandom 23:37, May 23, 2012 (UTC)


So... fancy .gifs then o.O? --Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 23:53, May 23, 2012 (UTC)

Seems a bit too much. -White Flash-(Talk)- 23:54, May 23, 2012 (UTC)
Don't see it really working out here...not with this community heh.--TheUltimate3 Uzumaki Symbol (talk) 00:44, May 24, 2012 (UTC)
worthless if it is the same way of accessing as Special:Crunchyroll. — SimAnt 01:27, May 24, 2012 (UTC)

Uhm, we don't really need videos in this wiki. —IndxcvNovelist (Talk to Me|My Wiki) 02:03, May 24, 2012 (UTC)

This is a pointless addition for this wiki. Videos aren't allowed here last I checked. --Speysider (Talk Page) 11:45, May 24, 2012 (UTC)
Shows how much I know, I didn't even know we had a Sepcial:Crunchyroll lol. I just thought we kept linking them the hard way in articles.--TheUltimate3 Uzumaki Symbol (talk) 11:48, May 24, 2012 (UTC)
All that does is just list all the seasons from the Crunchyroll page, nothing fancy :P --Speysider (Talk Page) 11:49, May 24, 2012 (UTC)
TheUltimate3, that is what we do because the extension is not easily accessible via links. — SimAnt 20:57, May 24, 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for your thoughts, we're not partnering with Crunchyroll at this time, but do have other content partners we're working with. Being in the first round of wikis to have this means that you will be able to offer early stage feedback on both the module and the content you would like to see. In order to activate the module, we will need to enable the video extension tool here. You will be able to add and remove videos you feel are most fitting to the wiki, so that the content you feel is most important is what users see. Let me know if you have any other questions. Sena@fandom 18:17, May 25, 2012 (UTC)

That's just the point, we are forbidden from uploading videos here as they are illegal and copyrighted. This is just a feature that benefits a very small number of wikia sites. We have absolutely no use for this kind of thing except for gif's which are banned here anyway. --Speysider (Talk Page) 18:28, May 25, 2012 (UTC)
You do realize that the way the wiki has been doing things all this time is the reason the Narutopedia has grown so high in Wikia's rankings. What is exactly the point of all this? -White Flash-(Talk)- 18:54, May 25, 2012 (UTC)
People would just abuse it as well. Seriously, this is a retarded feature we don't need on this wiki. --Speysider (Talk Page) 18:57, May 25, 2012 (UTC)
^This. Though I doubt this will change their minds. -White Flash-(Talk)- 19:02, May 25, 2012 (UTC)
^ Be civil. — SimAnt 19:13, May 25, 2012 (UTC)
Thank you Simant. Now for less confrontation; Our issue is primarily user provided video content. Just by nature of the Naruto fandom, a good portion of videos that can be loaded here will probably not be from Crunchyroll and gotten through...less desirable sources. And I would very much like to avoid any problems.--TheUltimate3 Uzumaki Symbol (talk) 19:17, May 25, 2012 (UTC)
I'm being civil. This is a feature this wiki does not need at all. --Speysider (Talk Page) 19:18, May 25, 2012 (UTC)
I think it was because you were completely berating (or at least that's how it seemed) the idea and, to some extent, the person who was informing us about this. As for the actual video uploading, I doubt they would enforce us to actually use it so all we have to do is decline the offer(s) and not allow videos to be uploaded/used in articles. Joshbl56 19:22, May 25, 2012 (UTC)
I'll leave this discussion with this message that the only reason I berated the idea is because it's unnecessary for the running of this wiki. Sure, it'll benefit every other wiki, but it won't benefit us. Plus, what I and everyone on this wiki is falling on deaf ears because wikia staff is just going to put the module on anyway. --Speysider (Talk Page) 19:28, May 25, 2012 (UTC)
I don't mind if this feature is used only for Music page like videos of songs in the Soundtracks, Openings/Endings theme etc. -White Flash-(Talk)- 19:32, May 25, 2012 (UTC)
I think someone already said this but I don't think we can cause of copyright and what not. Plus, you can find all the ending songs on youtube easily. Joshbl56 19:36, May 25, 2012 (UTC)
Seeing how the Bleach wiki does have videos of Openings and Endings I was thinking of the same but seeing how they were removed by copyright, yeah not a good plan. -White Flash-(Talk)- 19:42, May 25, 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for your feedback, the issues you presented around licensed content sparked a really great conversation in the office. While all of the content we’re hosting on is fully licenced and legal, we realize there are communities who are concerned about users uploading video from non-licenced sources. One of the ideas that came out today’s discussion was the ability to only allow videos that are licensed and available via Will this help allay your concerns regarding licensed content?

We've chosen not to turn the related videos module on for your community while we continue to explore options regarding regarding allowing communities the choice of using only videos we have licensed specifically for use on Wikia. Sena@fandom 23:17, May 25, 2012 (UTC)

Well color me yellow and call me a sausage (wha?). We sparked internal dialogue, that makes me feel important lol. And thank you Sena for taking our concerns seriously. I'm curious to see how this video.wikia will work and I do hope we can reach a mutually beneficial conclusion.--TheUltimate3 Uzumaki Symbol (talk) 23:34, May 25, 2012 (UTC)
A yellow sausage o.O I'm still not too clear on exactly what this is. All I have in my head is HD .gif files...--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 23:41, May 25, 2012 (UTC)
for an example of what it looks like, check the right rail of this page: and thank you for the thanks :) Sena@fandom 00:15, May 26, 2012 (UTC)
Well as for the Hulu, we can "work" with that since they have licensed Naruto content, but sadly only for North America. Could another option be that instead of on the rail, the videos would popup from a link created with a tag like {{#videomodule:FileName}} — SimAnt 00:44, May 26, 2012 (UTC)
Goes to show that sometimes being a bit blunt about an idea pays off lol :P
I don't see a point to adding Hulu either since a huge number of people on Narutopedia don't live in N. America. --Speysider (Talk Page) 08:15, May 26, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, that's ridiculous. —IndxcvNovelist (Talk to Me|My Wiki) 14:13, May 27, 2012 (UTC)
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