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James
11-17-2010, 06:22 AM
Hey all,

Ive finished my last exam and im ready to start coding the site some new ideas!

So far i have two suggestions that i am putting in to place in the next update...

Events Section (For radio & imaging related events & conferences)
History Category (Under Broadcast)I still need your suggestions by the end of this week! Please :)

I am also looking out for article writers, news writers & tutorial writers. Please PM me if you are interested!

Cheers!
- James

James
11-17-2010, 06:41 AM
Just had a thought...

What if i deleted the Broadcast and Imaging section and just stuck the articles under News, also sticking Tutorials under a "How-To" section and creating a Downloads section for scripts and oddities?

So the menu will be..
* Forums
* News
* Reviews
* How-To
* Downloads
* Stations
* Talents

What do you think? Simpler?

Arfa B!
11-17-2010, 12:07 PM
I think any apps for voice pro status- should be closely vetted, in other words- make sure they are GENUINE people! After recent events especially!

If their claims/background can't be verified properly, then don't accept what they say!

Arfa B!
11-17-2010, 12:10 PM
What if i deleted the Broadcast and Imaging section and just stuck the articles under News, also sticking Tutorials under a "How-To" section and creating a Downloads section for scripts and oddities?

No, I don't think that is a good idea- it is basically OK at the moment.

I agree that a Information Section (How to) would be good! Sub sections dedicated to PAL SCXripts, PHP, Javascripts would all be very helpful.
Perhaps a section onSoftware and tutorials, even if they point to You Tube tutorials would be a great help to many.

James
11-17-2010, 12:28 PM
I'll be sure to do that for VoiceOver artists..

I'm running low on space in the menu bar, so either I merge the imaging and broadcast section into news (makes it easier for staff to add articles and easier for users to find articles) or I make the layout of BW extremely hard to navigate.

Hmm more opinions/ideas on this issue?

Spinny
11-17-2010, 01:12 PM
One of things I will suggest is how old posts are moved forward everytime there is a reply. I don't see this as necessary as you have a cool feature when you log in on new posts since last login. Seems everytime someone posts a reply, like recently, the new posts are moved to page 2 or 3. I can certainly see and understand popular items (from air media) as being "sticky" and remain at the top of the page. However, while it is very refreshing to see responses to posts, having old posts moved up to page one simply because of a reply, pushing back newer posts to page 2 or 3, doesn't make much sense to me. But that's just my opinion as an amateur.....maybe the pro's have better input on this.

Aeolus
11-17-2010, 01:38 PM
I'll be sure to do that for VoiceOver artists..

I'm running low on space in the menu bar, so either I merge the imaging and broadcast section into news (makes it easier for staff to add articles and easier for users to find articles) or I make the layout of BW extremely hard to navigate.

Hmm more opinions/ideas on this issue?

Guess it would be possible to do it that way, however, i think it still would be nice if there would be a possibillity (with tags or something like that) that you can choose just to see either one of those categories on the page.


One of things I will suggest is how old posts are moved forward everytime there is a reply. I don't see this as necessary as you have a cool feature when you log in on new posts since last login. Seems everytime someone posts a reply, like recently, the new posts are moved to page 2 or 3. I can certainly see and understand popular items (from air media) as being "sticky" and remain at the top of the page. However, while it is very refreshing to see responses to posts, having old posts moved up to page one simply because of a reply, pushing back newer posts to page 2 or 3, doesn't make much sense to me. But that's just my opinion as an amateur.....maybe the pro's have better input on this.

Thats how a forum works... and i guess thats the way everyone is used to it, so i would keep that just as it is.

billh
11-17-2010, 02:54 PM
James, You could use a drop down menu, in the menu bar if your running out of space. Heres one you could use.

http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex1/dropmenuindex.htm

James
11-17-2010, 11:07 PM
One of things I will suggest is how old posts are moved forward everytime there is a reply. I don't see this as necessary as you have a cool feature when you log in on new posts since last login

Unfortunately i didnt code the forum system so i cannot change much with it. But if you would like to see popular threads, you can click on "views" or "replies" at the top of the list to view in that order.


Guess it would be possible to do it that way, however, i think it still would be nice if there would be a possibillity (with tags or something like that) that you can choose just to see either one of those categories on the page.

Thats what i am planning, if i move the articles from Broadcast and Imaging and stick them in News and categorize them properly, it would be easier to search for the right article.

Its easer for us staff too, as it gets very confusing as i write lots of articles that can be put in to Imaging and Broadcast.


James, You could use a drop down menu, in the menu bar if your running out of space.

Thanks for the suggestion! We used to have a drop down menu, i think i built it based off that one but not all browsers show it properly. I used to get daily emails saying they cannot access sections of the side because they were using safari or IE6. Thats why im staying away from dropdown menus for now. :)

billh
11-18-2010, 12:10 AM
If people are still using IE6 they are a little behind the times I'd say. But I think most people keep their browsers up to date. If it was some time ago you got the emails. A simple script should work in all browsers these days. Something like this should work. It works in IE8, FF and Google's browser. If you know anyone with IE6 and safari have them test it for you.

<script language="JavaScript">
<!--
function goToURL(form)
{

var myindex=form.dropdownmenu.selectedIndex
if(!myindex=="")
{
window.location.href=form.dropdownmenu.options[myindex].value;


}
}
//-->
</script>
<!--Paste code above between your head tags-->

<!--Paste code below between your body tags-->
<form name="News">
<select name="dropdownmenu" size=1 onChange="goToURL(this.form)">
<option selected value="">
News
<option value="http://www.broadcastingworld.net/news/">
Radio Industry News
<option value="http://www.broadcastingworld.net/news/cat-1/">
Internet Radio News
<option value="http://www.broadcastingworld.net/news/cat-2/">
Streaming Video News
<option value="http://www.broadcastingworld.net/news/cat-3/">

<option value="">

</select></form>

James
11-18-2010, 12:23 AM
If people are still using IE6 they are a little behind the times I'd say. But I think most people keep their browsers up to date. If it was some time ago you got the emails. A simple script should work in all browsers these days. Something like this should work. It works in IE8, FF and Google's browser. If you know anyone with IE6 and safari have them test it for you.

Cheers for the coding, i hate to let people down when they are contributing but im steering clear from dropdown menus. Just for design reasons, browser specific reasons and just the fact that googlebot loves our site when there are no dropdown menus! :confused:

Dropdown menus do work in most browsers but some don't stick to the css rules. So when you hover over the menu, your popup box could appear underneath your cursor or in the corner of the screen! It just gets too difficult :(

billh
11-18-2010, 12:46 AM
I tried :) the only other thing I can think of is, move the menu bar under the banners. That way you can run them across the whole page.

James
11-18-2010, 02:33 AM
I tried :) the only other thing I can think of is, move the menu bar under the banners. That way you can run them across the whole page.

Ill see what i can do :)

James
11-20-2010, 12:49 AM
Right...

New Menu Layout Concept #2

* Forums
* News
* Reviews
* How-To
* Downloads
* Stations
* Talents

I have one concern though, should i call the imaging directory "Talents" or just "Directory"? Opinions?

GKIye
02-12-2011, 12:03 PM
Hello James,

Can you please check the upload tool for .wav files ?
The attachements window says "max 15MB" - however with max 4MB the upload gives already an error message
The least a .wav file can be is in general 1,5 - 2 MB ... to these files it works perfect
Bigger files can be a difficult job

Enjoy your weekend !

GKIye
02-28-2011, 12:47 AM
Hi James,

Can you please review the upload value of rar files ?
Currently people can only upload 896.0 KB
Can you please upgrade this to at least 3MB+ ?

James
02-28-2011, 07:52 AM
Updated :)

digitalhunter
02-28-2011, 12:27 PM
Do you think it could be possible to give better support for icecast on your webplayer. I know its a pain with the additional mount point but there are a lot of stations who use icecast for the automation of switching between AutoDJ and Live DJ's

GKIye
03-03-2011, 11:45 PM
James,
What is this all about ????

They have to stop posting their stupid PM messages asap !!!

Maybe it can be a good idea to add an amount of posts (example 30 or 50) before anyone can make use of the PM function
Lets say, if they are full member, they can post messages ...

I'm getting tired of this :(

regards,
Philippe

Hey man.Do you know any place hiring?

digitalhunter
03-03-2011, 11:56 PM
I think Philippe may have a good basis of an idea there. Especially when there is actually a forum for the likes of that

James
03-04-2011, 09:11 AM
Do you think it could be possible to give better support for icecast on your webplayer. I know its a pain with the additional mount point but there are a lot of stations who use icecast for the automation of switching between AutoDJ and Live DJ's

Ill have a look at what i can do, can you recommend a player for Icecast? :)


James,
What is this all about ????

They have to stop posting their stupid PM messages asap !!!

Maybe it can be a good idea to add an amount of posts (example 30 or 50) before anyone can make use of the PM function
Lets say, if they are full member, they can post messages ...

I'm getting tired of this :(

regards,
Philippe

A few members have been banned for this and given warnings.
:)

digitalhunter
03-04-2011, 09:18 AM
Your players are fine m8 its just when you goto enter the information I have tried several ways to get it to work but no joy. Like I said its those damn mount points. You never know shoutcast might make provisions for auto switching between streams. Sadly I aint a coder so I wont even go there ;)

GKIye
04-30-2011, 02:23 AM
Hi James,
I see currently "27 guests" online at BW
Are those people able to make any downloads at the community ?
Its a good idea if only "members" could make downloads
... just my 2 cents ;)

James
04-30-2011, 05:19 AM
Hi James,
I see currently "27 guests" online at BW
Are those people able to make any downloads at the community ?
Its a good idea if only "members" could make downloads
... just my 2 cents ;)

There are currently 20 GoogleBot's, 2 BingBot's and 1 AlexaBot browsing BW. They list us in their search engine's but don't download anything :) ;)

The other four would be unregistered users, but they have no access to download sound effects or voiceovers. :)

-James

James
07-04-2011, 12:38 PM
Hey all,

Im going through the upgrade phase again (oh no!). Ill be upgrading the external parts of the site (News, Reviews, Stations, How-To & Talents).

Pleeeeaseeee let me know if you would like to see any cool features in these sections? So i can code them up!

-James

garybaldy72uk
07-18-2011, 10:07 AM
Ive asked By Message and got no reply so ... James Please can You put radioDJ in the radio automation section on the reviews page please??? I think its Worthy of a Listing.

GKIye
07-18-2011, 10:18 PM
ok ... I'm back ...
Where can I find the "rep" status of my profile ?
some members are telling Me they gave a rep ... but I don't find those

James
07-19-2011, 01:23 AM
Ive asked By Message and got no reply so ... James Please can You put radioDJ in the radio automation section on the reviews page please??? I think its Worthy of a Listing.
Ill add it once the Reviews section has had its makeover :)


ok ... I'm back ...
Where can I find the "rep" status of my profile ?
some members are telling Me they gave a rep ... but I don't find those
In your User CP. (Settings in the headerbar)

jamesdean
07-26-2011, 09:18 AM
Here's a suggestion, disable about me pages, signatures and visitor messages on the profile of new members until they make 10 posts. There are many "members" joining to put spamming links in their signatures, about me pages and visitor messages, BW is becoming a haven for spammers!

johny c
07-26-2011, 11:34 AM
Here's a suggestion, disable about me pages, signatures and visitor messages on the profile of new members until they make 10 posts. There are many "members" joining to put spamming links in their signatures, about me pages and visitor messages, BW is becoming a haven for spammers!
Thats a bloody good idea James:thumbup:

jamesdean
08-02-2011, 02:53 PM
Thats a bloody good idea James:thumbup:
I know but it obviously cannot be done as I am reporting 5 or more new spammers everyday. They are loving this site now...!

James
08-03-2011, 01:37 AM
I have disabled everything i could until a member has 10 posts, but they have moved to visitor messages which i cannot do anything about. This is happening on the SHOUTcast forum lately too, they seem to be real people and not spam bots. I have very strict Spam Management at the point of registration with captcha and a question relating to maths or broadcasting that they must get right in order to even register a new account.

We will just have to suffer until the admin group i am apart of comes up with a new technique!

jamesdean
08-03-2011, 08:02 AM
Cool. At least you are doing what you can.

jamesdean
08-03-2011, 06:25 PM
Well here is one with a signature on the about me tab:

http://forums.broadcastingworld.net/member.php?13951-Lonhrimon

That's how they do it! :retard:

jamesdean
08-05-2011, 06:57 AM
I send PM's and use the report button as asked to do yet half the ones I report are still here and others take the piss for reporting it. I give up!

GKIye
08-05-2011, 04:30 PM
I do report if I find similar posts
but I guess We all can't trace them

I send PM's and use the report button as asked to do yet half the ones I report are still here and others take the piss for reporting it. I give up!

James
08-06-2011, 06:51 AM
Guys, i have tried my hardest to make sure there is a moderator covering most timezones to ensure quick spam removal. Just keep in mind that we are human beings, I have two jobs and uni to attend to and unfortunately i dont get much time for BW. Our team consists of volunteers, so i am not demanding their time spent on BW 24/7.

If you would like to volunteer, we have quite a few positions available (http://www.broadcastingworld.net/volunteer/). You will receive about 20-30 emails a day from the forum and members reporting posts, the emails aid us in helping fight spam. You will need to have strong knowledge of vBulletin 4.0 software including MySQL database management and you will require an external communications device to recieve email on the go (e.g: Smartphone, Tablet etc...).

On another note, I have been discussing with other forum owners and they have had exactly the same problem with spam, vBulletin are working on new spam management and us forum owners are working on new strategies to combat the spam. A good suggestion from Admin Fusion owner was... "Get members to just ignore the spam, report it if they feel like it. It is not the members jobs to report the spam and it should not get to a situation where the members are getting frustrated for their hard work (E.g: Biggest boards and Broadcast world)"

So relax, report it if you wish, we will try our hardest to get to it. Jamesdean, thankyou for your continued effort, it has not gone unnoticed, trust me! :balloon:

-James

MarcAlle
08-08-2011, 03:53 AM
It is hard to catch it all. It is great that it is being reported, but I work 2 daytime jobs and Im beat when I get home. If I have a chance to hop on the net during the day (which normally I do), I will come into BW and check things out, often banning and deleting like crazy.