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Article in question: https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/flair

Flair is an image summarizing your accomplishments (your reputation, your badges, the top sites you've participated on), suitable for display on your own website or printing out and pinning to a vest if that's what you prefer.

That video link is private. Is this supposed to imply that somebody's vest is private? Remove it and replace it with this, which is the same video, but a live version (confirmed by Wayback Machine).

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    Classic link rot. Posting external links is always a risk, that the linked content will be removed. With images the solution is to host on SE imgur domain, with videos there's no way to prevent the rot, but need someone to be able to edit. Hopefully a CM can do it. Nov 9 at 11:39
  • @ShadowWizardIsVaccinatedV3 interestingly Glorfindel posted a screencast today hosted on imgur. Maybe it is possible to host videos there?
    – bad_coder
    Nov 9 at 11:45
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    @bad_coder only up to 60 seconds. Nov 9 at 11:56
  • @ShadowWizardIsVaccinatedV3 I guess an animated GIF is still the better choice...
    – bad_coder
    Nov 9 at 11:57
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    @bad_coder if possible, yeah, sure. Nov 9 at 12:00
  • @bad_coder probably has to edited with relevant parts and text because no presense of audio. Nov 9 at 12:08
  • @Shadow does youtube-video-privating = removal of webpage? Nov 9 at 12:09
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    @VScode_fanboy yeah, the actual result is exactly the same: the people who visit the page can't see the content. Nov 9 at 12:20
  • @Shadow As long as we classify the link as a just pointer and not a video on a platform. No probs. Nov 9 at 12:27
  • These two videos would be better, and less rude: youtu.be/Zo1XwaXF86k youtu.be/XN4bUXEC7AQ
    – Rob
    Nov 9 at 14:40
  • The reference here on Stack Exchange is most likely to Office Space though Atwood never revealed it (as far as I know). There are other less egregious scenes from it involving flair, e.g. this one ("express yourself"). Nov 9 at 23:37
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The link has been removed, so I'm marking this .

From reading the comments here, I can understand that having a link to a video that includes someone flicking off their boss... may not really be particularly appropriate. I think that it's fun (even though we hate fun) and if this were a FAQ or other meta post instead of our Help Center article, I'd probably choose differently but since these pages are our official documentation of features, we decided that removing the video was the better call here.

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    That... doesn't really come into play here? The video that was linked to was the same one that had been there previously, just a version that was still available. I don't think that I indicate you as the source in my answer.
    – Catija StaffMod
    Nov 12 at 17:16

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