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YouTube's Ready To Select a Winner 74

Proudrooster writes "From YouTube. 'Thanks for all your great entries. YouTube finally has enough videos to begin selecting a winner. We've been thrilled with all of the diverse, creative entries we've seen so far, and we can't wait to begin the process of selecting the best video (video). We'll be announcing the winner in 10 years. All videos will be deleted within the next 24 hours. What do you think is the #bestvideo on YouTube?"
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YouTube's Ready To Select a Winner

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 01, 2013 @11:31AM (#43331027)

    This is lame even for slashdot.

    • by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 01, 2013 @11:34AM (#43331053)

      I concur :-( Please, STOP. This plainly sucks.

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    • Would be even more fun if we could accuse them of generating additional revenue as people had to click to read the real text!

      * I do not see ads here per /. telling me I do not, so I it might be a good accusation!

      • I have the checkbox to disable advertising from karma or whatever, but to be honest I've never seen an ad on /.

        Thanks, AdBlock Plus! *Cheesy Sunny-D Smile*

    • by Cinder6 ( 894572 ) on Monday April 01, 2013 @11:43AM (#43331115)

      It's especially lame with an RSS reader. Well, I guess my productivity will be slightly higher today.

    • by vswee ( 2040690 )
      You mean you can't read the encrypted version?
      • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

        by Anonymous Coward

        I don't even see the encrypted version anymore...All I see is blonde, brunette, redhead...

      • There's encryption?
    • by Anonymous Coward

      Respectfully disagree. It's nice to have a tradition of doing something different one day of the year and this is actually simple and unintrusive even for the not-logged-in such as myself. It's not like they encrypted it against a secret key.

    • Slashdot is merely relaying stories from other parts of the net.

  • Yay (Score:5, Funny)

    by Intrepid imaginaut ( 1970940 ) on Monday April 01, 2013 @11:38AM (#43331075)

    I don't know if I'm talking in Welsh or summoning Cthulhu.

  • by Ecuador ( 740021 ) on Monday April 01, 2013 @11:42AM (#43331109) Homepage

    Dammit slashdot, I can tell it's an annoying April fool's when I reminisce about the good old days with the ponies...

    • The problem here is that Slashdot can't do ponies again since so many people in geek circles have become fans of Friendship Is Magic, the animated series based on My Little Pony generation 4.
    • Dammit slashdot, I can tell it's an annoying April fool's when I reminisce about the good old days with the ponies...

      ZOMG! PONIES!!!

  • How did this even get through the meeting...
  • Wonderful! (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anna Merikin ( 529843 ) on Monday April 01, 2013 @11:50AM (#43331161) Journal

    Now I can skip the articles and start posting right away, just like I did before, except I can now use the excuse that the TFA was in gibberish.

  • It must be April 1st.

    Also known as "The day people try to be funny, fail, and I end up just ignoring the Internet for the day" day.

    • by Trepidity ( 597 )

      Not ignoring hard enough!

  • Are you sure this isn't just YouTube's attempt to cover up the fact that despite a win in court that clarified the scope [] of the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act, financial pressure from Viacom and other members of the music and film industry associations (MAFIA) is forcing it to fold like Veoh did []?
  • See everyone tomorrow. Ah, the one day each year when all news sites grind to a halt.

  • ...these articles were ACTUALLY funny.
  • They have been naming the nominations for over 67 minutes.
    They are the kings of "taking a joke too far". I love it.
  • Pretty lame of Google to joke like that.

    Because one never knows what motivates the "masterminds" up in the HQ - and they might really close the YouTube if they feel like it. Especially after they would 100% integrate it with the G+ and drive users off.

  • April fools jokes are supposed to be funny - this is just dumb, and not the funny kind of dumb - annoying would be a better word I think
  • I mean, the part about deleting all the present videos. So they can start over, keeping only the best million or so.

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