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Is there a way to target only users who vote up a particular video?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by punkinhead, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. punkinhead

    punkinhead Regular Member

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    I've been reading up, and digging through tube toolbox and tube assist. TT looks to be a lot more powerful (and dangerous if you do it wrong), but I'm on a mac, so...

    Anyway, when you vote up or down, YT asks if you want to publicly vote up or down as that user, so that data must be stored... yet I see all sorts of info about how to scrape for comments, but not for votes.

    Frankly, most of the comments are "u r gay" style bs anyway, so not really interested int trying to wrangle those losers to my vid. Who I really want are those who voted similar material up.

    Am I just missing something, or is this not possible to scrape?
     
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    well votes can also be fake right?
     
  3. punkinhead

    punkinhead Regular Member

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    Yes, as can the comments, but at least if you target the upvotes, you won't be dragging in the viewers you don't want along with the fakes since you know it's positive. There's no way to quantify whether a comment is positive, so just targeting comments drags in all the hecklers and other bottom feeders. Votes may be fake, but at least the ones that aren't will be a step in the right direction.

    No matter what you target, there's a certain percentage of bogus info, just trying to zero in on the right metric to target. Seems to me upvote is a better indicator than whether or not a comment exists, but everything I see scrapes comments.
     
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