We give up!
Too many people have told us too many times that they don’t like or don’t understand the ‘bombs’ on Video Bomb. Sometimes, you’ve got to throw in the towel. So we’ve just switched the bombs to stars. Check it out.
We’re still keeping the name Video Bomb (we think it’s a cool name) but hopefully we’ve eliminated all the confusion about whether clicking on a bomb was a good thing or a bad thing (for the record, it was a good thing). This was an especially serious problem within Democracy Player, where people avoided the bomb button like the plague, since they didn’t know whether it would delete the video or crash the computer. The 0.9.1 release shows a star instead of a bomb.
We’ve got this nice new animated star flipsplosion designed by Michael Bell-Smith. You’ll see it when you ‘star’ something. There’s a little flakiness in the timing of the flip and there’s still a bunch of places where we say ‘bomb’ instead of star, but we’re getting there.
The Stars are Out at Video Bomb