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Should DICTv continue?

  1. Yes - I watch it live or after the fact (17 votes [100.00%])

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  2. No - retire it! (0 votes [0.00%])

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DICTV: Feedback..

Posted 13 July 2012 - 09:24 PM

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Everyone - I am certain you are watching the DICTV video streams - live or after the fact, right? It's time for you out there in cyberspace to provide some feed back.

DICTV's been a small experiment running from March to now. About thirteen or so episodes of Skaggles (and no2pencil) interviewing prominent members, and talking about news of the week.

(Not to mention the IRC Chat aspect is also something to watch. Pure comedy gold. )

As with the seasons things must turn (turn, turn). The host is going off to take on a larger class load and schedules get thrown akimbo.

I think it's a good point to stop and evaluate where we have come and where we should be going. Erect a sign post if you will.

I would appreciate any feed back on the show. Do you care? Do you not? Why for either? What would you like to see change (yes the time slot will more than likely change), what would you want to keep? Is it too long? Too short? Not structured enough? Would you care to see demonstrations of specific tech or languages? Would you tune in even if it's a topic you weren't sure about? More salacious guests? A specific set of members? Is it just high time to pull up stakes and put this old girl out to pasture? On and on and on...

It's your time to voice your opinion and effect a change.

Oh and if you have an idea for a community project *you* want to lead - sure toss it out! Look what happened to Skaggles when he had a vision!

Cliff notes:
- give your feed back on DICTv
- if you want to lead a community project speak up.

The list so far:
  • more tits
  • keep the show
  • a host more available
  • time slots are hard
  • demos
  • more structure
  • different guests
  • segments about differnet programs in different languages with q&a
  • preannounce content
  • record from comic con
  • love advice from neotifa
  • less asshole call ins
  • keep it funny
  • not super structured
  • not prerecorded
  • not code orientated
  • more on programming
  • youtube over itunes for watching afterwards
  • hi resolution
  • make it monthly
  • get irc to be shown on the show


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Re: DICTV: Feedback..

Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:05 PM

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needs more tits...
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Re: DICTV: Feedback..

Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:12 PM

No, we she shouldn't go out to pasture just yet. There is still a lot of potential.

Need to find a host that will be available for almost all of the episodes.

Time slot I think would be hard to agree on one for everyone around the world. For me it is good at 10PM EST. Earlier is better, but too late won't be good for many as they will most likely rather get their drink on.

Demos would be cool.
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Re: DICTV: Feedback..

Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:55 PM

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Needs a little more structure and a wider range of guests. I don't want to tune in just to watch Skaggles and Macosnerd talk back and forth to one another all the time.

It needs a few "segments". Like you see on other popular talk shows. Maybe they start out with a guest for the first 15 minutes and then switch gears and show how to write a particular type of program in a given language. Then end the show with general open discussion about the industry and maybe answer a few questions that people can write in (like a mail bag segment).

The goal is to change it up a bit so that when people tune in they get the idea of what type of things are on the show and if they are bored with one part of the show they may stick around to hear something later. For instance if I don't like the guest but want to see the programming segment I would stay tuned for that later.

One last thing would be to change location from time to time. Maybe record from an event like a a comic con or something if Skaggles lived in San Diego. Could be anywhere really.

Just a few comments. Other than that, not bad of a show. :)
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Re: DICTV: Feedback..

Posted 14 July 2012 - 05:56 AM

That's what I said: Shitty Love Advice from NeoTifa special.
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Re: DICTV: Feedback..

Posted 14 July 2012 - 06:03 AM

The first half of last night's show was fucking brilliant in my opinion... right up to the viewer call-in. To me, the viewer call part of the show should be as such:
(1) viewer calls and asks question.
(2) host and/or guest answer viewer's question.
(3) host disconnects viewer call.

The viewer on the line should not take over as the episode guest. That was really kind of rude and inconsiderate to the actual guest.

Honestly, I don't tune in to DIC TV to learn about programming shit. If I wanted to learn about coding, I'd read stuff here. I tune into the show for comedic distraction. Perhaps I'm the only one who feels that way.

If it became a super structured, pre-recorded, advance-planned piece of hardcore code talk, I would stop watching.

I don't show up on Friday nights because I care what projects mac is working on.
I don't show up because Raynes is a thrill-a-minute public speaker.
I don't show up because Adam is so easy to understand.
I show up because I want to relax and laugh and enjoy myself for an hour every week.

Remember: I don't have cable TV. THIS is the only program I watch, and I don't watch because it's educational: I watch because it's entertaining.
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Re: DICTV: Feedback..

Posted 14 July 2012 - 06:26 AM

I will have to agree with B9.
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Re: DICTV: Feedback..

Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:37 AM

For me to keep watching, it should focus a lot more on programming :P
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Re: DICTV: Feedback..

Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:01 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 13 July 2012 - 10:24 PM, said:

Everyone - I am certain you are watching the DICTV video streams - live or after the fact, right?


Nope. Haven't seen a single episode. I absolutely hate YouTube. Is there some reason these can't be put on iTunes as part of the (apparently dead) DreamInCode podcast? Preferably in hi-res. That way we can watch them off-line (iPad, iPhone, etc.)
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Re: DICTV: Feedback..

Posted 14 July 2012 - 12:09 PM

Make it Monthly.
Have some way of combining the irc with the recording.
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Re: DICTV: Feedback..

Posted 14 July 2012 - 04:51 PM

Great feedback folks! I threw a list of what has been suggested so far in the first post as well as put a poll up on if we should keep going.
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Re: DICTV: Feedback..

Posted 14 July 2012 - 05:41 PM

I didn't know about this, but it's a good idea and I'd like to see more.
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Re: DICTV: Feedback..

Posted 14 July 2012 - 05:43 PM

@avreidy - more of *what*?
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Re: DICTV: Feedback..

Posted 14 July 2012 - 05:44 PM

He doesn't know.
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Re: DICTV: Feedback..

Posted 14 July 2012 - 06:24 PM

I've been looking in to the iTunes thing, as well as making an audio-only version available for those who care for that type of thing anymore. Personally, I agree with everything said so far, and I wish that I had the time to continue doing this show. However, if we find ourselves a host (or hosts) that can dedicate the time that this show requires, I will still remain a part of the show to help and lend assistance when needed... and, of course, I'll always remain a part of the forums.

Obviously, the people that watch the show now don't really watch because the show is educational, but rather because it's completely bonkers, and amusing to watch the current host throw shit together at the last minute--he always seems to pull it off though. We need to consider this audience when we make decisions to do any meaningful type of show content. Very difficult to please everyone, so we need to first decide what is the show's target audience?

This post has been edited by Skaggles: 14 July 2012 - 06:26 PM

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