@Greg818 you are being a little overly critical.
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Rallier, I don't think you have to defend yourself heh. Ironically, I'm browsing right now on a Korean version of Safari that doesn't have Flash installed, but it does in fact give me a message that I'm missing a plug-in. If anything, even if there is no warning that Flash is missing it makes it more dramatic.
" @Greg818: Your argument is valid but i sure wasn't expecting to hear it anno 2011. Myself i never really found a ton of flash videos on a single page "experience crippling", sure it took a bit to load them up initially but nothing dramatic enough to straight up browse the web without flash. The only time i remember actually noticing it was in a 40 replies per page forum topic about favourite road songs where on average there were 2 videos embedded per post. Other uses of flash are a different story however, some websites are really poorly designed. I'm saying this never having owned a computer that even when I bought it was anything above "passable", well laptops actually.
Embedding flash videos is pretty much an integral part of forums now a days and I do believe that those who are actually having a problem with them are a strong minority. I might be wrong of course since i have no statistics available to base myself on here but you are the first one I've heard mentioning it. Now if it turns out that this actually is a problem and there are a lot of people purposefully browsing the site with flash not installed the "top-men" will have to look into it and perhaps modify the embed code so that the source is automatically displayed under it.
I do not think it is "forum 101" to include a link to the video under the embedded video. I've actually never seen it happen. The only forum 101 i remember was to put "56k warning" in picture heavy threads but that one fortunately was not needed any-more some years afterwards when broadband became mainstream.
I'm not familiar with flash blockers but would't that be a better solution instead of simply not having flash installed? I assume that whenever you run into a flash object then you can simply click it to load it up.
I am the "culprit" for the Symphony of Science thread, sure is long but wanted to make it so that people would be able to listen to it without having to open up a new window for every song/video. The actual Symphony of Science website has it displayed like that as well. (i just tricked myself into listening to the whole thing again ^^).