Re: The Media.info News and Infomation board
Posted: Sun 17 Apr, 2016 11.54
Hi James, how is life down under?jamescridland wrote:I'd like, very much, for the forums to be used more, since it adds a human element to a website which is mostly a directory, jobs and news aggregation. The forums currently account for 2.59% of total traffic; even though the software behind them is pretty good. (I'd like to also add reply-by-email, but find it hard to justify spending time on the forum software currently, of course).
Back in the old Media UK days, the original forum was, as some have said here, a bitchfest. I'm not sure that helps anyone: but I'd certainly like more discussions about where radio's headed rather than just a place to bitch about Global. Discussions - when they get started - are pretty good with some good involvement: but the difficulty is getting someone to post an original topic starter, or to post a beginning comment on a news story. I wish I could get that to happen more.
All feedback is gratefully received.
Yep, although it was a bit of a 'bitchfest' Media UK used to be the place where proper industry people chatted it was informed and in the real world Now it's just a handful of people who have no connection to the industry (and I count Ian in that - hospital radio and 2 hours a week on community radio don't count frankly). It has got to the stage where the DS radio forum is more informative about what's actually going on than Media Info, and there's a heck of a lot of chaff in there.
It would be nice to have a genuinely good informed discussion forum for broadcasting/media production for the informed and those genuinely interested. One that's not always whinging about the license fee and how things were so much better in their rose tinted past.
I don't think it will work with a real names policy though. I'm careful what I post on TVF and DS and other places but would have to be even more careful about what I know from current and former employers if I used my real name