[QUOTE="Lasombra, post: 6381520]This is where I have to disagree with Omar. In no way am I trying to be disrespectful when I say this, but how hard is it to check the front page? www.psu.com
Check it once a day, even at the same time each day, and you'll see all the new stuff. No offence but if someone in the forums is not listening to the podcasts it is because they chose not to listen to the podcast, not cause they can't find it. Or even go to the top of the site, "What's New?" --> Latest Podcasts After the site revamp it is SUPER!!! easy to find stuff on there now.
I also have to completely disagree with Ghost. The staff have cared for a long time, especially me. For 39 straight weeks I was interviewing people from the forums for a weekly series I used to do. No one cared. Everyone lost interest or they had no sweet clue the series even existed. I remember we tried to get people from the forums who were doing stuff in the forum game reviews section the opportunity to make it on staff...either no one cared or they dropped out after a week. I've had various kinds of contests in the forums that few if any cared about or talked about. I remember Chillie did a contest around Christmas giving away free stuff and hardly anyone posted...for free stuff.
The problem is not that the staff doesn't care. The problem is when the staff have made attempts to get the community involved there has been lax response at best. Harsh but true. The people who actually view/comment on the front page and those who comment in the forums are two different groups of people, two different demographics. I remember when I held the trophy competition in the forums last summer there might have been 5 people at most talking about it...with one a contestant from another site and myself included...so really 3 or so. Of those not directly involved as a contestant? ZERO comments. It was one of the highest viewed threads ever but no one except for those handful posted in the thread.
Sure, we could easily make a sub-forum and put all our stuff like podcasts and such into it. But people have to come and respond. People have to engage. Please keep this in mind. The site staff are not paid. We are all volunteers. When I review a game for the site I'm spending 10, 20, 30 hours of my free time and volunteering it to help the site. But there is only so much we as a staff can do. Our time is a limited resource. If we are not posting the podcasts in the forums, and it is a huge issue for the people in the forums, don't wait for us to take care of it. Make the "Podcast thread" ask the mod to sticky it, and someone from the forums volunteers to take of it.
Again, I'm not trying to be rude to anyone, but just putting this situation into context from my experiences.[/QUOTE]
I am gutted I missed out on that, not because of the free stuff but just because I would love to be featured on the podcast with you guys! It's a shame that it doesn't get much interest on the site from the community and as a weekly listener it deserves so much more!!
PS: BUY HIS BOOK :icon_thumright: