[Hpr] Visibility of the show queue/calendar

Keith Murray kdmurray at kdmurray.com
Mon Apr 22 13:50:19 PDT 2013


Could it be as simple as burying the show list one page deeper? Don't display it on the main page where it is now, but keep it there for someone who really wants to see it?

That would keep the data "open", while de-cluttering the page and reducing the number of people who would routinely see that there's a bunch of stuff in the queue?



On 2013-04-22, at 13:21, Frank Bell <frankwbell at cox.net> wrote:

> On Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:40:38 +0200
> Ken Fallon <ken.fallon at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Just my personal view. Being the geek I am I found watching the
>>> queue fascinating.  
>> Glad you did. I'd like to hear what other people think as, while I'm
>> admitting nothing, I may be a smigin paranoid about getting shows in
>> the queue.
> I can address this:  The only reason I ever have checked the show list
> is to make sure that my submissions have arrived safely.  Other than
> that, I take HPR as it comes.
> ----------------------
> As an aside, I fail to see how the visibility of the list of upcoming
> shows has anything whatsoever to do with the "hacker ethos," but that's
> just me.  It seems to me wholly a tactical editorial decision, not in
> any way an ethical one, except under the sort of reasoning which would
> claim that "everything is ethics."
> I learned long ago (in the context of battles over dining car recipes,
> as a point in fact) that sometimes an arbitrary choice between two
> equal alternatives is required--some choice, even a bad one, is oft
> better than no choice.
> (The proximate cause of this learning was a dispute over whether to use
> the Santa Fe recipe or the Pennsylvania Railroad recipe for something or
> other on Amtrak dining cars.  Ex-SF folks wanted one, ex-PRR folks
> wanted the other, and both were ready to argue to the death to such a
> point that the item was likely never to make it to the menu. As
> I said, it was a long time ago.)
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