Spiked Nation Podcast se02 ep02

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Spiked Nation Podcast se02 ep02

Sorry about the shitty mic quality. I need to invest in something new since my nice headset took a shit on me, leaving me to record with earbuds. No matter what, the next episode will sound better.

Sorry for the sexy tone. It was pretty late and I was being courteous to someone who was asleep.

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danmanjones's picture

That's wierd about Trailer Park Boys. I took Monday off work to watch the last 2 seasons & looked up Mike Smith who plays Bubbles. Ricky & Julian are the other 2.

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lawngnome's picture

That opening.   bahahahaah!

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eh's picture

Yes! Excellent improvement on the opening.That was good.

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SpikedLegend's picture
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Thanks man. And thank you for inspiring me to not be so lazy and come up with something nice.

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JTrillo's picture
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Are there really only 14 people commenting? Or is that just an exaggeration? What is the lurker to commenter ratio?

Im not sure I agree with pushing original content, SH and SN has always been powered by comments and the discussion on existing videos. Original content should be rewarded, but the main focus should be on the comments section which right now is a shitshow. The comment system needs to be re-worked to allow people to actually read the discussions, it's very unintuitive right now, people are replying to comments knowing their comment will be posted right below the previous one, but if someone actually does it the correct way and hits the reply button on an existing comment, and a mile long discussion is created from that, it can push a comment down to the bottom of the page where at this point if someone reads it it's completely out of context.

There's also no indication so what comment is a reply to what. I generally have to align up my mouse with the edge of the box and scroll up so see what the comment is refering to. Reddit has thew same issue, but they use guidelines and have a 'parent' link. This site has nothing to help with that.

 

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danmanjones's picture

I agree it's the comments that drive the site. Reddit is a good example - it uses grey lines to keep track of the reply chain.

Spiked has less horizontal space to work due to the navigation area on the left but if the comment area is tightened up a bit we should be able to get 10 or so replies until it got ridiculous.

  • The +/- comment rating widget takes up 68px alone, while on Reddit it's 32px & built into the indentation area, so it effectively takes up no space after the first comment.
  • Reddit has a [-] button to hide groups of replies, this helps navigate longer threads.

I don't have much of an issue with the comment layout myself, my biggest issue is with the main site navigation. I'd prefer that it was just a static link so we can use the browser back button to flip back to the Recent section. It could also show on every page instead of just the homepage.

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SpikedLegend's picture
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I was exaggerating about it being only 14 people but honestly I don't think I was too far off.

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PizzaBoi's picture

I'M THE ONE TAKING ALL THE NOTES

Seriously though, I've been mulling it over. I'm thinking fuck it, we're all late 20's/early 30's now, let's go all in on politics. I kinda started my own podcast and can post it here to jolt discussions.

 

You gotta remember, Spikedhumor was when Web 2.0 launched. Spiked Nation launched with Web 3.0. We're entering Web 4.0 soon. Original content has gotten rather predictable and stale. And the algorithms are taking over. We can break that by posting our own shit up here, and turning this into a network of crazy people with crazy ideas.

 

And ditto on the opening. Great remix!

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SpikedLegend's picture
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Thank you for the props now quit being a hold out and post your podcasts man. Support your local Spiked Nation!

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TheWeirdo's picture
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Knew I heard that tune before...

 

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SpikedLegend's picture
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Good find! What you are hearing in the podcast is an authentic vintage department store music tape from late 70's early 80's.

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tokixjam's picture

Is that why I have a sudden urge to purchase hot pants and feather my hair?

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SpikedLegend's picture
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Right?

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SpikedLegend's picture
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But this is the one.

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TheWeirdo's picture
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@SpikedLegend, I figured it was a cheap knockoff of a classic song.

The song I posted is the song I listen on the radio growing up.

Where I live, they take hit songs and re-arrange them so they would work in french.

And it sucks, man. It sucks real bad.

The real sad thing about it is that those translated songs where the "mainstream" music of the days.

So it's the music that people remembers when reflection back, instead of the "real" music that real artists did.

Imagine america remembering Britney Spears more than Aerosmith.

Fortunately things changed over the years and the last of these travesties I remember seeing is this one.

 

Yeah, I see you guys cringing.

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SpikedLegend's picture
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So bizarre!

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SpikedLegend's picture
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Thanks you guys. I'm super proud of this new opening and am making it permanent aside from a different video clip to precede it each episode.

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