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Who uses the Archives?

Postby tbaker2500 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:31 am

Since Drabblecast.org started using my archive site as the only archive, in May, I've been paying attention to stats. Below are the total number of episodes downloaded for each month. About 65% are MP3 files, and about 35% are M4A files.

June: 4,145
July: 5,436
August: 10,527
September: 13,951
October: 10,865
November: 10,705

It's interesting to note that the traffic about doubled in August over July.

These stats are deceptive, since they only represent people listening to back episodes. But I'd still say those are pretty healthy numbers, considering they do not include the main feed at all.

How do you use the archives? I originally put it up because Norm asked... Not expecting any real traffic. I've not put tons of thought into the archive, and I'm open to suggestions on to how to make it more user friendly.

Do you ever use the podcast feature, where you can podcast up to 50 back episodes? (I don't keep that as up to date as I should.) Do you use the MP3 Warehouse?

The plugin developer for the Fancy MP3 Warehouse is letting me down with regards to Firefox support, and the new version coming down the pipes could work, but it's awfully confusing.

Let me know how you use the archives, and what area I should be focusing on.

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Re: Who uses the Archives?

Postby dreamrock » Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:40 am

I'm aware that there are archives and I've been meaning to download all episodes ever, but haven't really gotten around to it. Whoops.

For me, nothing I have that is portable plays M4As, so I end up converting those over when they come through (b-sides represent huzzah).

I'll see about giving the archives within the next week or so and see how it turns out.
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Re: Who uses the Archives?

Postby tbaker2500 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:36 am

There is an MP3 feed of the DC, so except for that last episode you shouldn't have to convert. :-)
Everything at the archives is available in both MP3 and M4A.
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Ok, so one person who doesn't listen to archived episodes. Who does use them? It's a mystery. Good thing I get unlimited bandwidth, tho.
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Re: Who uses the Archives?

Postby ROU Killing Time » Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:16 am

Awesome way to pick up on this episodes I've missed, (or need to go back for a 2nd listen.)

I do intend, one day, to download them all so I have a complete DC set.

Fun way to hear the transition from "Nervous Norm" to "self-confident, hey I kick-ass, and I knows it, Norm."

Favorite early episode: The one where Norm copped to not knowing the exact definition of what a drabble was.

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Re: Who uses the Archives?

Postby normsherman » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:52 am

ha- I'd pin myself as "Awkward Norm" rather than "Nervous Norm." And I'm still pretty much as awkward, I just figured out how to edit better. :-)
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Re: Who uses the Archives?

Postby strawman » Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:46 pm

I use it to download mp3 versions to my hard drive, and from there to my player. Occasionally convert to wav to burn a CD. Just want to say I'm grateful for you making the archives so accessible. u-da-man, Tom.

Those early episodes will be valuable some day.
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Re: Who uses the Archives?

Postby ROU Killing Time » Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:04 pm

normsherman wrote:ha- I'd pin myself as "Awkward Norm" rather than "Nervous Norm." And I'm still pretty much as awkward, I just figured out how to edit better. :-)

I still like "Nervous Norm." I'm a sucker for alliteration, though. Surely you know that by now.

I won't harp on the boring "stellar production values" of the drabblecast. We've all heard that chestnut too many times. Listenining to the DC from the start, however, helps bring you down to mere-mortal status with the rest of us, by showing the development of your editing skillz over time.

Someone coming to DC around episode 100 might think you read a tattered copy of "The Podronomicon" and had the ability burned into your brain as it corrupted your soul, when actually it has taken week after week of long-term dedication to the project.

I'm sure that your musical background helped develop that "keep working even though it's not where I want it to be eventually" ethic. Practice makes perfect, and all that...
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Postby tbaker2500 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:41 pm

normsherman wrote:ha- I'd pin myself as "Awkward Norm" rather than "Nervous Norm." And I'm still pretty much as awkward, I just figured out how to edit better. :-)


Do you really feel that you are awkward? If so, it doesn't show. You come across as full of confidence and self-assurance. That lets you say awkward things and address awkward topics, but make it seem OK, 'cause he's confident, ya know?
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Postby tbaker2500 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:00 pm

strawman wrote:I use it to download mp3 versions to my hard drive, and from there to my player. Occasionally convert to wav to burn a CD. Just want to say I'm grateful for you making the archives so accessible. u-da-man, Tom.

Those early episodes will be valuable some day.


Do you prefer the "Fancy MP3 Warehouse" or the "MP3 Warehouse" page?

Do you see any value in the podcasting section? It keeps some of the show notes, but not all.
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Re: Who uses the Archives?

Postby strawman » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:25 pm

tbaker2500 wrote:Do you prefer the "Fancy MP3 Warehouse" or the "MP3 Warehouse" page?

Do you see any value in the podcasting section? It keeps some of the show notes, but not all.


I see you are reconstructing the archive, and wish I could be helpful. But I don't know the difference. I access by clicking on the link to the warehouse that gets me to gardenstreet.org
What does the podcasting section do?

Is the August download jump due to Norm's work on EP? Forum membership's up to near 400, too. Probably should be a leading economic indicator. [I wonder if Norm's job was counted as saved or created? I read Mark Penn got $6 million of the stimulus and counted 3 jobs saved. Sorry, can't help myself.]
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Re: Who uses the Archives?

Postby tbaker2500 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:42 pm

All the sections of "episode 51-100" e.g., are podcastable, as in you can load them into iTunes. The problem with those pages is they don't preserve the filename, they end up something like "podcast_61.mp3".
On the right hand side, if you can click on "MP3 warehouse" which has raw files with original names.

Yea, when did Norm start doing EP?
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Re: Who uses the Archives?

Postby strawman » Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:08 am

Ithink it was August or September
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Re: Who uses the Archives?

Postby Domition » Thu May 06, 2010 1:25 am

I use the archive to listen to that younger, squeakier Norm. We have come some far piece since then. Or you have seeing as I just got here. Thanks for all the back issues, I listened to the 53 newest ones iTunes gave me in a week and hungered for more.
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Re: Who uses the Archives?

Postby tbaker2500 » Thu May 06, 2010 1:55 am

Hee hee. Welcome aboard. Once you're caught up, then you have to wait a WHOLE WEEK before each new episode comes out. The Horror!
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Re: Who uses the Archives?

Postby strawman » Thu May 06, 2010 2:39 am

...or if'n yer stuck with a stupid mp3 player, a bit longer.
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Re: Who uses the Archives?

Postby Domition » Fri May 07, 2010 11:51 pm

tbaker2500 wrote:Hee hee. Welcome aboard. Once you're caught up, then you have to wait a WHOLE WEEK before each new episode comes out. The Horror!


I won't let that happen, there seem to be plenty of affordable time machines out there these days. I love how around episode 22 or so the voice seems to break and bam: Podcast Norm emerges like a phoenix from the ashes of norman sherman. Nature is a strange, disgusting and beautiful thing.
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Re: Who uses the Archives?

Postby strawman » Sat May 08, 2010 12:07 am

Domition wrote: there seem to be plenty of affordable time machines out there these days.


Senility is a free and organic alternative.
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Re: Who uses the Archives?

Postby themorg » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:26 am

normsherman wrote:ha- I'd pin myself as "Awkward Norm" rather than "Nervous Norm." And I'm still pretty much as awkward, I just figured out how to edit better. :-)


"Nervous Norm." = Good alliteration

"Awkward Norm" = a better nickname
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