Time stamps for links would help users get away from the links that go to "[site name] has removed my video, click here to see it!" which usually leads users to a site where they have to fill out a survey or something to gain access to the video.
These links are usually posted before the show has aired, during the show, or JUST after it has finished.
Users who come to the site the day after sometimes have to click on a few links before getting to one that actually works.
Having time stamps would let users know when the link was put on the site - the ones put up a few hours after the show was finished are generally ones that will work. Just a thought.
Would it be possible to add time and date stamps next to all submitted links? Most of the time when I go to watch a show that aired the previous night, there are just pages and pages of links for the wrong episode.
Many of these links (for whatever reason) are added to the new episode's page before the episode has even aired! As a result, users must sift through many links to find one for the correct episode.
I'm sure adding time stamps directly next to each link won't completely resolve this problem, since for some reason people will still link to old episodes even after the new one is online. But it would limit the abuse.
Also, links that are added at later time stamps would probably be much more reliable.
In addition to this implementation, you could add the ability to sort links by newest and oldest.
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Timestamps next to each link..