[Hpr] Backup shows

Dave Morriss perloid at autistici.org
Sun Mar 9 12:36:55 PDT 2014


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On 09/03/14 16:55, Ken Fallon wrote:
> I would like to bring this topic to some form of closure. Can I invite
> everyone to comment on this proposed text.

Looks good. Some minor suggestions below.

> <quote>
> If you have a non urgent show, please consider scheduling it during the
> summer period in the Northern Hemisphere as this is usually when we are
> short of shows. The backup queue is intended only to be used in the
> cases where there is still a gap in the schedule 24 hours prior to release.
> 
> The shows will by their very nature need to be "timeless", ie: your
> topic should still be relevant in four years or more. People will be
> able to hear the show on the website but they will not be included in
> any feeds until release.
> 
> Please begin all shows with text similar to:
> "This is a backup show, if you are hearing this then HPR needs shows
> ASAP. Please consider contributing a show. Email admin at hacker public
> radio dot org for more information."

Perhaps make reference to the page on the website which explains this in
great detail?

> We expect that we need at least 10 shows in the backup queue in order to
> give people enough time to record and submit shows. Remember once that
> all the backup shows have been used up and there are no more shows in
> the queue, HPR as a project will stop.
> </quote>

Does it need to point out that if the cache of shows exceeds a
threshold, rather than keeping an ever-growing collection (however slow
the rate of growth), the older shows will be released into the live
system? Something like that? Use some other criterion than age?

Dave

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Dave Morriss, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK | perloid at autistici.org
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