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Over in this thead, the OP posted a YouTube link that does not work. I took that link, searched for it on YouTube, copied the link back to BGG and it works. Now I am mystified. Someone please explain to me why one of these works and the other does not:



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Barticus88 wrote:
Over in this thead, the OP posted a YouTube link that does not work. I took that link, searched for it on YouTube, copied the link back to BGG and it works. Now I am mystified. Someone please explain to me why one of these works and the other does not:

[ youtube=OkwHjil9kHU ]
[ youtube=OKwHjil9kHU ]


Just looking at the codes in the post I noticed that the first has a lower case 'k' as the second character. In the working second code, it is an upper case 'K'. I assume that the codes are case sensitive.
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YouTube IDs must be case sensitive. Your first "K" is in two different cases.

edit: removed quoted vids
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Thanx. Just some blindness and stupidity. I copied the link and pasted it into a search at YouTube, which found the video. I copied and pasted the link back and it worked. I stared at those two side by side for a long time and did not see the case of the K. I simply could not figure out what I had missed.

BTW, this is why I never actually type the characters of a YouTube link. I always copy and paste.
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Just as a kind of perspective, if we could recover the cost of all the programming time wasted finding similar errors and split it amongst ourselves, we'd probably all be richer than Bill Gates. It's just astounding how much time little hard-to-see errors can cost. And everyone falls into them....

So, not "blindness and stupidity", just humanity.
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Um, the first link doesn't work because "The video you have posted is unavailable". The user deleted that video after uploading it. This has nothing to do with BGG, it has to do with YouTube, and it's also not a glitch, it just means the user deleted the video.
 
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Rayvn7 wrote:
Um, the first link doesn't work because "The video you have posted is unavailable". The user deleted that video after uploading it. This has nothing to do with BGG, it has to do with YouTube, and it's also not a glitch, it just means the user deleted the video.

I beg to differ. If you put an unknown code in, like XXXXXXXXXXX, that's the message you get:
 
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