[Hpr] 25 Days since anyone uploaded a show
davidglennwhitman at gmail.com
Sat Sep 20 12:38:37 PDT 2014
I'd love at times to just be able to grab someone from #oggcastplanet, jump
on mumble and ask 'dumb' questions and make a short episode. Lots of time I
lack some basics of understanding and while I can RTFM why not AAFG (ask a
f____g geek)? I happen to know this has happened for one episode. And that
episode spawned at least 2 more.
Anyone up for this?
PS - anyone out there understand the electromagnetic spectrum? :-)
On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 2:33 PM, Nigel Verity <nigelverity at hotmail.com>
> Hi Ken
> I imagine that, more often than not, the first you know about a show is
> when it arrives on the HPR server, or the originator asks for the FTP
> details, This can't be very helpful from a planning perspective.
> Perhaps this mailing list could provide a mechanism for people "pledging"
> shows for delivery over the coming weeks. Setting a target week rather than
> a specific date is probably sufficient granularity. Clearly it can't be
> binding, but I'm sure most people would take a pledge to deliver seriously.
> It would also give advance notice of forthcoming subjects, which in itself
> may inspire others.
> Just a thought.
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> > Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:32:33 +0200
> > From: Ken Fallon <ken at fallon.ie>
> > To: HPR Hacker Public Radio Mailing List <hpr at hackerpublicradio.org>
> > Subject: [Hpr] 25 Days since anyone uploaded a show
> > Message-ID: <541B0921.2020601 at fallon.ie>
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> > Hi All,
> > Earlier this year we had a big push to get shows and the queue was
> > never as healthy. Unfortunately that has the effect of taking the
> > pressure off and so we now have had a period of 25 days since the last
> > show was uploaded. There are still 13 days until we start to have real
> > problems but I want to avoid a all out call for "HPR needs shows now".
> > Those types of campaigns are useful in getting in shows to keep the
> > network going in the short term, and in promoting HPR. But in the end
> > they cause as much harm as they do good. Once the immediate need for
> > shows is met, the flood that follows fills up the queue so much that
> > everyone walks away thinking "well that's fixed". Time marches on and
> > then we have no submissions and a month later we need to start begging
> > again.
> > I would like to have suggestions on how to break this boom to bust
> > cycle of show submissions. We need to see a steady trickle of shows
> > where there is equilibrium between the supply and demand. Those with
> > an insight into the theory of the problem are encouraged to submit a
> > show on the topic.
> > I need the people on this list to start recording some shows for
> > uploading in the next week or two to meet the immediate need. However
> > please do not put out a call for shows. What we need is a call for new
> > hosts and/or new series, and/or new ideas for how we can get a nice
> > steady stream so that supply meets demand.
> > - --
> > Regards,
> > Ken Fallon
> > http://kenfallon.com
> > http://hackerpublicradio.org/correspondents.php?hostid=30
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