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Discussion in 'DRC Site Feedback' started by SIRIUSaboutXM, Feb 22, 2014.

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Would DRC members be in favor of making this a Sticky Thread?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Like you, I've been pretty busy lately too.
    I didn't remember seeing something where you asked me to respond to the PM's you had sent. I just looked again, and didn't see it. I don't think I deleted anything. My mailbox needs to be cleaned up. Sorry if I missed it, didn't mean to be rude.
  2. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    Maybe it was the Very Important highlighted in Red that threw you off?

    Fact or Fiction:
    To the 3 who did respond> :beer: I've got your 2nd edition of weekly highlights almost ready- looks like I have a rain day on Wed and will be home for a change and even checking on some new sources.
  3. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Shit happens? :idunno:
    Temporary insanity?
    Gimme a break man.
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  4. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    Isn't this Digital Radio Central and not Sirius Backstage? I think the latter died a long time ago.

    Mike, your posts are appreciated, but if you don't feel that way, feel free to spend your time elsewhere.

    I'm the guy posting on Facebook since nearly no one else ever does. I'm hoping to drive traffic from Facebook to here. And no, the posts aren't always about SiriusXM, because this isn't (exclusively) a SiriusXM forum. If that's what Taylor had wanted, I'm sure he could make the forum live again, since he owns the domain and has the database.

    And give the rest of us a break. Getting traction on the internet is hard. Believe it or not, most people don't give a crap about anything but porn and cat pictures.
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  5. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member


    That's what I've been saying. The whole idea was to broaden it. Still most of the traffic goes to the Stern forums, and the Studio Lounge. Probably wouldn't hurt to broaden the scope of the Twitter account (who exactly has access to that anyway??) to include some of the other forums. When a Pandora, Slacker or Apple article gets posted, it should just post to a social media account automatically, along with the Sirius content. You can make a bot to automate it, but I don't have that kind of expertise.
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  6. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Forums like this do not change with out a leader with a vision. It's just like anything else. Folks have come together many times with ideas but there is no leader to push them forward, so this is what you get.

    There is no point in anyone being upset it's just the nature of things. DRC never got the traction that SBS did because Jeff ran that forum with a vision and a team that shared his vision. I love Taylor but he has never had any real interest in running the forum.

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  7. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    Can we hire Jeff? The Knicks just got Phil Jackson... ;)
  8. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    Forums aren't so much the go-to places for stuff like this anymore. Most of the time a site like Reddit, Twitter or Facebook will have content similar to what's offered here.

    want company news? Subscribe to their Twitter feed or like them on Facebook. Narrow-focused enthusiast forums like this aren't really the place to go for information anymore.

    And since it's mentioned already, I haven't seen Taylor around here much at all. Not another 'SBS' or 'XM411' situation where the owner skips out I'm hoping.
  9. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    The other thing too is back when we did SBS Sat Radio was fresh and new! Now radio services are common place. I also firmly believe most channel surf or create playlist on music services. Even channel guide services have decreased in value today because consumer habits are different.

    You cannot blame folks for not voting in a poll. Just accept it for what it is.

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  10. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member


    The iPod Classic was a thing at one time also. Who didn't want to have 80GB at their disposal at one time. Now Pandora and Spotify are king. DJs aren't necessary anymore.



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  11. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    This is the closest post in the thread to reality DAB.

    Folks generally don't have a ton of questions about SXM these days. When it was a new service, there were all kinds of fun things going on with new equipment, stations, installs and modifications. Habits are different, equipment and streaming software are easier to use, and there haven't been as many developments lately. People have settled into their favorite stations and programs. Even seeing all of the great shows that SiriusAboutXM has been been sharing with us, sometimes there just isn't much (personally) to say. I mean, the sports, country, and gospel stations aren't my cup of tea. I like to read what's going on (skim the stuff I don't listen too) but I don't have much to contribute to the conversation. I'll say it again, for the 100th time, bless SiriusAboutXM for all of the dedication and effort that he's volunteered to this place. I'd have loved to see more folks engage with the conversations and post their own interests. I also understand his frustrations.

    As for other services, equipment, and whatnot, people can talk about whatever the hell they want (excluding religion and politics). That was the point behind this site. We can't guess what you're into, so just start talking about it. If people join in and it picks up steam, we can make a category for it. The Stern fans (and the ones that love to hate him) are still active because the show is always changing (for good or bad) and it's easier to engage in conversation about what going on. Bless em.

    I think one of the things that's tricky for us is that since we cover a lot of general topics, other than SXM, so we don't necessarily have a strong core of participants in some of those areas. We'll never be the main site people to visit for Apple, Android, and some of the other big names. They have dedicated forums that are more focused. Aren't a lot of the other forums pretty slow these days too? Hell, isn't the Slacker forum closed?

    Another problem we've had has been our slow-poke server. We're in the midst of a major software and server update, but a few of us need to find some time to get Dr Droo some things that he needs to finish up what he's been working on. Life gets in the way of fun more these days that it used to.

    I talked to Taylor recently, and he's still supportive of the DRC, and would love to see it grow again, but at the moment, there haven't been any strong indications of what the next big trend is on the rise. When we do the upgrade, we talked about sending out a email newsletter to our registered members letting them know we've updated, are still here, and mention a few things that are going on. There were a lot of fun people that we don't see very often these days.

    Well, long story.....very long, contribute based on your interests. Make it your own and let others have fun with their interests. The DRC is going to hang around for a while.
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  12. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    With wearables (Google Glass, the vaunted iWatch whenever that's out, plus whatever Samsung has out) expanding, that might be a nice idea for addition to mobile and wireless.

    Also, maybe with the overall lack of posts in the XM/Sirius forums lately, do we really need this many? Some of those categories could be combined. Not everyone here is here for satellite, hell, some people that were have unsubscribed. I'll try to contribute on my end with the Slacker/Apple/internet radio/Cord cutter posts.
  13. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    Serious communication breach detected!! This will sure shed some light into this matter.
    I've asked twice for this thread to be closed and this discussion to be moved to the DRC Site Feedback- now would be a good time.

    I was approached somewhere around January 2013 by a moderator and asked if I would maintain the DRC Facebook, Twitter & Digital Magazine and agreed and have been up until last month. Mind you, I was not the actual administrator, but just the main contributor. Why didn't the mod step in and answer the 2 above posters?

    How is it possible that No One knew this and how did Casual miss all my previous posts? Seems like it would have been obvious since I posted basically the same stuff in ALL 4 places!

    https://www.facebook.com/digitalradiocentral

    https://twitter.com/TweetDRC

    Digital Radio Magazine- News and product reviews for Sirius XM Radio, Internet Radio and other listening options.

    Granted, most of my entrys were SXM related, but I also mixed in TSS deals and Internet Radio News and supplied a link to the DRC forum and encouraged discussions here.

    At least now I know why I had no support from ANYONE while adding content to all 3 of those- No one even knew about it!

    So, with 5+ years of volunteering 3 hours per week here and 1-2 hours per/week working on the other 3 places, it has been well established that there is not enough interest to continue. All I ever wanted, was to get more than 2 or 3 people involved in discussions about SXM programming. I appreciate all the positive comments made in this thread :bigclap:

    Consider this constructive criticism and be incentive to get this forum back to being fun like it used to be :thumbsup:
  14. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Per your request, this thread has been moved and closed!
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