[Hpr] Fwd: Health of HPR

Dave Morriss dave.morriss at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 12:23:46 PDT 2015


Ken's been having difficulty sending this message to the list. I'm
trying to send it on his behalf.

Dave

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Subject: Health of HPR
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2015 20:17:57 +0200
From: Ken Fallon <ken at fallon.ie>
To: HPR Hacker Public Radio Mailing List <hpr at hackerpublicradio.org>

Hi All,

I am concerned as to the health of HPR, and I touched (went on a rant to
be honest) on this in the Community News show hpr1851 :: HPR Community
News for August 2015.

We have 16,495 subscribers and 260 slots per year, so we need to have
only 2.5% subscribers contributing to have a different host for every
day. Unfortunately only 62 managed to contribute a show in the last 365
days. I don't need Charles in NJ to tell me that that's only 0.38% of
our subscriber base.

As a project that is supposed to be a "Community Podcast", but we're
looking less like a bar camp and more like a TED talk.

It gets worse. Dave ran the query of how many shows were contributed by
each host over the last 365 days. It shows that 50% of the shows have
been contributed by just 5 hosts. This is not to say that submitting
multiple shows is bad, far from it. But it's the difference between
wanting to submit multiple shows and *needing* to submit multiple shows,
that I'm concerned about.

So a few questions for the list:

- Is this a problem ?
- If so, how do we fix it ?

*Please* do not derail this discussion about your intentions to record a
show. I have a in box full of "I plan to do a show about this" or "I'm
definitely doing a series on that". More than one are from myself.
Basically if it's not on the server, it's not a show.

You can always add a topic to the requested topic page.
http://gitlab.anhonesthost.com/HPR/HPR_Public_Code/blob/master/www/requested_topics.html


More Info:
http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr1851_HPR_Health_2015-09-06.ods
http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr1851_hprstats.png



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| hostid | host                           | shows |
+--------+--------------------------------+-------+
|    198 | Ahuka                          |    38 |
|    238 | Jon Kulp                       |    24 |
|    159 | HPR Volunteers                 |    18 |
|    225 | Dave Morriss                   |    17 |
|    131 | FiftyOneFifty                  |    17 |
|     30 | Ken Fallon                     |    14 |
|     78 | klaatu                         |     7 |
|    209 | David Whitman                  |     7 |
|    280 | semioticrobotic                |     6 |
|    235 | NYbill                         |     6 |
|    288 | beni                           |     6 |
|    195 | Frank Bell                     |     6 |
|     24 | Lord Drachenblut               |     6 |
|    287 | corenominal                    |     5 |
|    282 | Mike Ray                       |     5 |
|    129 | JWP                            |     4 |
|    265 | Kevin Wisher                   |     4 |
|    240 | Steve Bickle                   |     4 |
|    297 | swift110                       |     4 |
|    286 | cjm                            |     3 |
|    285 | 2BFrank                        |     3 |
|    107 | lostnbronx                     |     3 |
|    259 | Gabriel Evenfire               |     3 |
|    215 | Windigo                        |     3 |
|    296 | Kevie                          |     3 |
|    300 | b-yeezi                        |     3 |
|    284 | Steve Smethurst                |     2 |
|    233 | johanv                         |     2 |
|    252 | Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^)       |     2 |
|    294 | daw                            |     2 |
|    302 | Stilvoid                       |     2 |
|    197 | garjola                        |     1 |
|    134 | PipeManMusic                   |     1 |
|    268 | Andrew Conway                  |     1 |
|    283 | Inscius                        |     1 |
|    289 | pyrrhic                        |     1 |
|    290 | Al                             |     1 |
|    158 | Various Creative Commons Works |     1 |
|    109 | Various Hosts                  |     1 |
|    291 | Rill                           |     1 |
|    292 | Michal Cieraszynski            |     1 |
|    270 | Thaj Sara                      |     1 |
|    293 | Rho`n                          |     1 |
|    295 | Cibola Jerry                   |     1 |
|    246 | Beeza                          |     1 |
|    201 | MrX                            |     1 |
|    298 | tcuc                           |     1 |
|    111 | Knightwise                     |     1 |
|    299 | Fin                            |     1 |
|    301 | amp                            |     1 |
|    157 | HPR_AudioBookClub              |     1 |
|    303 | Alpha32                        |     1 |
|    306 | GNULinuxRTM                    |     1 |
|    305 | kurakura                       |     1 |
|    229 | Charles in NJ                  |     1 |
|    263 | Tony Pelaez                    |     1 |
|    307 | cheeto4493                     |     1 |
|    271 | mirwi                          |     1 |
|    255 | Matt McGraw (g33kdad)          |     1 |
|    308 | A Shadowy Figure               |     1 |
|    309 | folky                          |     1 |
|    115 | sigflup                        |     1 |
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