[Hpr] Vote on removing non HPR shows.

Kevin O'Brien zwilnik at zwilnik.com
Fri Oct 12 12:43:39 PDT 2012


This seems reasonable to me.

On 10/12/2012 10:03 AM, Ken Fallon wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I want to thank everyone for providing feedback on the current state
> of affairs, this discussion has been fantastic to watch and
> participate in. I wanted to take the time to summarise the situation
> as I see it and I'd appreciate people commenting on whither this is
> correct or not from your point of view.
>
> Summary:
> 	HPR releases shows on a very regular schedule and ideally the flow of
> shows in would match the flow of shows out.
>
> Fact:
> 	HPR can only control the release rate and has no control over the
> rate at which shows are submitted.
> 	Sometimes there are very few shows in the queue resulting in problems
> for the admins in getting shows to air.
> 	Other times there are a lot of shows in the queue resulting in hosts
> waiting a long time for their show to air.
>
> The issue that needs to be solved:
> 	We need a way to regulate the queue.
>
> The current solution:
> 	We have used syndicated content to reduce the amount of shows released.
> 	This has failed as it has not regulated the queue.
>
> The Solution (Too many shows in the queue):
> 	Release HPR shows at a rate of five shows a week.
> 	We have seen that a rate of 3 shows a week will fill up the queue and
> 5 shows a week will empty it.
>
> The Solution (Too few shows in the queue):
> 	Increase the number of backup shows in the queue.
> 	If these shows start playing then the admins will have some time to
> muster new shows.
>
> ----------------------------------------
>
> With that in mind I propose changing the scheduling rules to:
>
> Time critical:
> 	A show contains newsworthy information of importance to the community
> in general.
>
> Reserved Show Number:
> 	Where a host has reserved a special show number (eg HPR1000).
>
> Reserved Date:
> 	Where a host has reserved a special date ( eg April 1 ).
>
> Reserved Block:
> 	Where a host has attended a festival and can reserve up to 5 slots
> within two weeks of the event.
>
> New Hosts:
> 	In order to encourage new hosts we will prioritize their first show.
> 	
> Shows From the High Priority Queue:
> 	HPR Content based on the host with the oldest previous release date.
>
> Shows From the Normal Priority Queue:
> 	HPR Content based on the host with the oldest previous release date.
> 	
> Shows From the Low Priority Queue:
> 	HPR Content based on the host with the oldest previous release date.
> 	
> Shows From the Procrastination Queue:
> 	HPR Content based on the host with the oldest previous release date.
> 	Anyone known to procrastinate will have the option of uploading an
> embarrassing show to this queue.
> 	So long as the queue remains filled then the show will never be played.
> 	
> Play the HPR Last Show Episode:
> 	If this show is played, then the community has no desire for HPR to continue.
> 	Sync with Archive.org and Shutdown HPR.
> 	
> Notes:
> 	Reservations should be made well in advance.
> 	Allocation of regular slots will need to be approved by the mailing list.
> 	
> ----------------------------------------
>
> OK What do you think ?
>
> Ken.


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Kevin B. O'Brien
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