Reply 3060 of 3166, by Gemini000
The thing is, Youtube's a very powerful tool, and as a showrunner, you bear the responsibility of having an opinion that many younger fans would find and treat as the authority.
This is part of the reason why I have an "Additional Information and Corrections" section in the video description of EVERY ADG episode because I'm very liable to make mistakes, anyone would be, so there needs to be a way to correct them after the fact and with YouTube, that's my only option really.
The EXTREME IRONY being that NOT correcting myself and letting the comments section fill up with people making the corrections themselves multiple times over would improve my positioning in YouTube's algorithms. I don't wanna be THAT guy though. :P
Rediculous disputable opinions are certainly more harm than good.
In the grand scheme where everyone is factored in, yes. For the individual creating said content on YouTube, nope. The system's designed in such a way that being like that gets you more comments, more hits, better exposure, and ultimately, MUCH more ad revenue. My recommended videos are often FILLED with clickbaity-type stuff getting hundreds of thousands of hits on topics which, quite frankly, could be answered in 10 seconds with an answer that's completely uninteresting. Stooping that low would go against my own morals and ethics though so you're never going to see me do that. (Unless I went clinically insane or something.)
I always try to keep in mind too that opinions are subjective and that it's important to respect that certain people are going to like certain things where other people don't. It's a big part of why I don't attach numerical scores to my reviews. :P
Given the feedback, I suspect Kris would additionally coordinate with the various build authors regarding common or recommended settings as well.
AFAIK, no such database exists and there's kinda not a really good reason for it to.
Every version of DOSBox out there has default settings it can save to a brand new config file. Heck, the way programming works it's pretty much impossible NOT to have default settings. (I mean, you technically could, but your program would probably be crashtacular.) I would assume the authors have a good understanding of what the best defaults are. I'd say about three out of every four games I've covered on ADG either work perfectly fine with the defaults or only require one or two changes, almost always to the cycles setting.
Alternatively, there's the compatibility list on the DOSBox website which is more-so just a measure of how well particular games function in each version of DOSBox, but people can post their recommended settings in there too. Having that work as a community-driven effort makes the most sense. :B