[Hpr] Backup shows

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Sun Mar 2 16:34:00 PST 2014


I have to agree with Klaatu on this!

On 03/02/2014 07:16 PM, Klaatu wrote:
> I dunno, maybe I'm conservative but to me "backup" means "backup". The
> person who committed this 2-year old backup show knew that it was a
> backup show. This means, inherently, that it will not get played except
> in an emergency. And I think that's OK.
> 
> For that to really work, though, I guess the episodes need to be
> guaranteed timeless. Maybe we should work on collecting backup show
> submissions that basically are timeless. I can think of about 58 unix
> commands that could be discussed; they've been good for the past 40
> years so I guess we could tempt fate and assume they will continue to be
> valid for another 40.
> 
> I've kind of talked myself into a backup show sprint, where Timelessness
> is the key goal.
> 
> Then we could stash these timeless shows into our backup show bin, and
> forget about them.
> 
> Does that sound like an idea?
> 
> - klaatu
> 
> 
> 
> On 03/03/2014 12:43 PM, someone ishere wrote:
>> There should be a queue. Anything over 3 months is a bit crazy though. The 
>> content could be out of date when it's released. I'm not sure about a limit to 
>> how many shows to keep, but anything more than 3 months old should be 
>> released.... say on a weekend. HPR 7 days a week would be bloody awesome. 
>>
>> --cobra2
>> http://cctracker.org
>>
>>> I think a back up que is nice, but I think anything over a year is
>>> excessive.  Even the most historical show would be, IMHO, stale.  I
>>> don't know if it's  hard to do, but expanding how far out the calendar
>>> goes is an option, but I don't understand how it all works.  This "also
>>> scheduled" thing at the end is interesting. You could just put backup
>>> shows a year out after they are submitted, I guess.  Is any "floating"
>>> possible for shows?!
>>>
>>> Just thoughts...
>>> ---
>>> Deepgeek
>>>
>>> On Sun, 02 Mar 2014 23:03:29 +0000
>>>
>>> Dave Morriss <perloid at autistici.org> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Yesterday, while recording the February Community News with Ken and
>> Ahuka, the subject of the backup shows and how to manage them came up.
>>
>> There are currently 12 backup shows in the queue, the oldest having
>> been there for over 2 years. On the one hand it seems reasonable to
>> maintain such a queue as an ultimate fall-back, but on the other
>> hand, keeping shows for as long as this seems like a bad idea.
>>
>> So, some feedback from the HPR Community would be helpful. As far as I
>> can see the main questions are:
>>
>> - Should there be a maximum time for backup shows to be queued?
>> - Should we limit the number that are held at any time (by
>> releasing the older ones)?
>> - Is there still a need for a backup queue at all?
>>
>> Your thoughts would be appreciated.
>>
>> Dave
>>
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