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New Drabblecast.org Feedback

Post by StalinSays » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:12 pm

Creating this topic for the discussion of the new Drabblecast.org. Feedback on features, reporting of errors, expressing desire to help in any way, all that. Some previous thoughts were shared in the DARP thread and ep 219 feedback. Better for them to be here, and not clog up those topics.

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Re: New Drabblecast.org Feedback

Post by StalinSays » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:16 pm

[I'll continue update this list as we go]

So far listeners have expressed their desire for:

[list=a][*]An increase in browsing options, including 'by date.' To start, date of publishing being listed in the posts.
[*]A general desire for more of the Drabblecast's signature weirdness and character showing through the site (without sacrificing usability, of course)
[*]'Post level' social media buttons
[*]Revisions to the search results display[/list]
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Re: New Drabblecast.org Feedback

Post by ROU Killing Time » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:21 pm

Can we get chapter stops in the web player (and associated art)
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Post by tbaker2500 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:36 am

ROU Killing Time wrote:Can we get chapter stops in the web player (and associated art)
Ok, good question, ROU. You may sit down now.
Bo, we can enable playback of M4A episodes in-page (currently only the mp3 player is shown), but the M4A player is large, it's a video player. So that messes up the formatting.

Hm. I have an idea. Let me try it out in the sandbox.
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Re: New Drabblecast.org Feedback

Post by ROU Killing Time » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:40 am

How about a Share to Facebook/Twitter/Etc, button on each episode?
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Post by tbaker2500 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:32 pm

I haven't looked closely. Does the tweet button only tweet the site, not the episode? Same thing with Facebook?
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:49 pm

tbaker2500 wrote:I haven't looked closely. Does the tweet button only tweet the site, not the episode? Same thing with Facebook?
Those are follow buttons, not share buttons. I'm talking about like what you'd find on The Onion site, for instance, where any specific story can be shared to your Facebook feed for your friends to easily click on and listen to an episode. As it is set up right now, I don't think that there is a share button at all (although it would be easy enough to Share the web-site link, that's not as useful as being able to Share a specific story.)
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Post by StalinSays » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:48 pm

The social media controls offered through the theme are top level only. Facebook button brings you to Facebook's general 'like page' for The Drabblecast. Google / Twitter refer links at the page level (you can share 'About Us' or 'B-Sides' etc). But they don't generate custom links. We don't have anything that is drilled down to the post level (IE you couldn't share episode 220 specifically). Wouldn't be a bad addition at all. Needs a plug-in though.
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:27 pm

I'll sit back down now. :-)
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Post by tbaker2500 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:10 pm

I had some good share plugging selected, but we need to fit it into the flow of the page. I'll throw some up in the sandbox Bo, and you can look at it.
If I can remember the name of the one I liked. :-)
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Re: New Drabblecast.org Feedback

Post by tbaker2500 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:14 pm

StalinSays wrote:[I'll continue update this list as we go]

So far listeners have expressed their desire for:

[list=a][*]An increase in browsing options, including 'by date.' To start, date of publishing being listed in the posts.[/list]
Ok, we got that one done. Go us!
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:21 am

Cool beanz on the ludicrously complete set of sharing options. You guys rock, eh.
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Post by tbaker2500 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:51 pm

You're not going Canadian on us, eh?

Glad they're working.
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Re: New Drabblecast.org Feedback

Post by strawman » Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:39 pm

First, want to say it's a real trip paging through the site and checking out the new artwork. Mega-kudos.

Minor suggestion: It would be righteous to note the winners of the annual Reader's Choice Drabblecast Chalice of Glory.

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Post by strawman » Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:51 pm

Also I suggest a subtopic here where readers can become proofreaders, noting errata such as Ep 74's ref to Mega-Beach Death-Match.

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Post by strawman » Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:52 pm

strawman wrote:Also I suggest a subtopic here where readers can become proofreaders, noting errata such as Ep 74's ref to Mega-Beach Death-Match.
Although, on further reflection, we may draw some listeners looking for stories of oiled, bikinied bodies writhing on the sand.

Which must be why the meme is repeated in Ep 82?

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Post by strawman » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:06 pm

#113 refers incorrectly to "set inside a televised cartoon world". Should read comic book.

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Post by strawman » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:13 pm

#109 should mention the bbardle Babylon Battle of the Bands.

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Post by strawman » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:17 pm

#116 emanate demise. Immanent.
The feature introduces us to a young man who everything, no, not a smart ass, a man who literally everything

Insert "knows". Twice. I think.

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Re: New Drabblecast.org Feedback

Post by tbaker2500 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:28 pm

Thanks Strawman. This is quite helpful.

But what I also hear, is that you're ready to write some more entries yourself! DRIP away, brudda.
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