15 votes

Podcasts

Would love to have a group to discus podcasts in all of their glory

12 comments

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    cfabbro (edited ) Link
    Podcasts are a format that covers a myraid of different subjects and not really a subject unto themselves, and on Tildes (unlike reddit) groups are generally for subjects not formats (hence why no...

    Podcasts are a format that covers a myraid of different subjects and not really a subject unto themselves, and on Tildes (unlike reddit) groups are generally for subjects not formats (hence why no ~videos). As such, IMO they are better off simply being submitted to where they are most relevant.

    E.g. Linus Tech Tips WAN show to ~tech or ~comp, Joe Rogan Experience to ~science (when a STEM guest) or ~sports (when an MMA guest), Dan Carlin's Hardcore History to ~humanities, @boredop's amazing The Big Dig jazz show to ~music, etc.

    Doing it this way makes it much easier for people to actually find podcasts that are relevant to their particular interests by subscribing to those groups and/or browsing by the podcasts tag in those groups (e.g. https://tildes.net/~music?tag=podcasts)... and for people just interested in all podcasts, no matter the subject, they can simply browse by the tag without specifying a particular group: https://tildes.net/?tag=podcasts

    edit: And for just general discussions on podcasts, such topics would fit just fine under ~talk, ~creative and/or ~hobbies, depending on the particular discussion's intended audience and subject matter (e.g. posting "What are you favorite podcasts?" in ~talk).

    20 votes
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      user2 Link Parent
      The trouble with this kind of format is that it creates a bubble. People are less likely to see stuff outside of their main interest. On reddit, by going to /r/videos, I'll see science videos,...

      The trouble with this kind of format is that it creates a bubble. People are less likely to see stuff outside of their main interest. On reddit, by going to /r/videos, I'll see science videos, which are of interest to me, but I will also come across videos of other subjects, which will make me a richer person. Sadly, on tildes, that will not happen. That is why I'm hoping that it will change in the near future.

      Off-topic question: Can one (or will one be able to) subscribe to tags?

      2 votes
      1. cadadr Link Parent
        I want the bubble. I want to avoid politics, and other stuff that I am averse to or disinterested in. If you don't want the bubble, just subscribe to almost all groups and maybe use tags filtering...

        I want the bubble. I want to avoid politics, and other stuff that I am averse to or disinterested in.

        If you don't want the bubble, just subscribe to almost all groups and maybe use tags filtering to avoid stuff you don't want.

        5 votes
      2. cfabbro Link Parent
        The suggestion has been added to Gitlab but AFAIK has not been decided on yet: https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/issues/359

        Can one (or will one be able to) subscribe to tags?

        The suggestion has been added to Gitlab but AFAIK has not been decided on yet:
        https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/issues/359

        3 votes
      3. Algernon_Asimov Link Parent
        If someone wants to see stuff outside their main interest, they can subscribe to the relevant group(s). Or, as things stand at the moment, they can simply not unsubscribe from the relevant...

        If someone wants to see stuff outside their main interest, they can subscribe to the relevant group(s). Or, as things stand at the moment, they can simply not unsubscribe from the relevant groups(s) (everyone is currently automatically subscribed to all groups when they sign up).

        2 votes
      4. zmaile Link Parent
        The same issue exists on reddit though - not all videos are posted to r/videos. For example r/sysadmin will have videos posted that many people outside that sub would find entertaining ("The...

        The same issue exists on reddit though - not all videos are posted to r/videos. For example r/sysadmin will have videos posted that many people outside that sub would find entertaining ("The system is down" for example).

        2 votes
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    dubteedub Link
    You could probably discuss podcasts in ~hobbies I think start with an ask.survey thread on what podcasts folks here listen to would be cool. You could also set up regular "what are you listening...

    You could probably discuss podcasts in ~hobbies

    I think start with an ask.survey thread on what podcasts folks here listen to would be cool. You could also set up regular "what are you listening to this week" style threads like the ones in ~music

    12 votes
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      1. Bauke Link Parent
        And various topics tagged with podcasts.

        And various topics tagged with podcasts.

        9 votes
    2. Algernon_Asimov Link Parent
      Like these? What are your favourite podcasts? Let's talk Podcasts. What are some that you like and why? Podcast Recommendations Podcasts recommendations for high performance mindset / habits...
      7 votes
  3. shedidntsayit Link
    thanks for the info, new here so I am just figuring out how to tread these waters

    thanks for the info, new here so I am just figuring out how to tread these waters

    4 votes
  4. cadadr Link
    I take groups to be more about "topics" than "types of containers of content". Podcast is a type of container, what it contains---its content---falls under one or more topics. Discussion about...

    I take groups to be more about "topics" than "types of containers of content". Podcast is a type of container, what it contains---its content---falls under one or more topics. Discussion about podcasting can go under various groups depending on the nature of the topic: if asking for criticisms for your own podcasts, ~creative would be the place; if asking for podcasting software, ~comp (or ~tech?), etc. Tags and search would allow you to find content that all throughout the site that pertains to podcasting.

    Off topic: I'd really fancy if we had shorthand syntax like ~<group>#(<tag>)+ (pseudo-regexp) when we gain more sophisticated search where we can search for tags in a (sub)group.

    4 votes
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    1. Deimos Link Parent
      Please don't try to promote your site in places where it's barely relevant, especially when it's not even in a state that people can access.

      Please don't try to promote your site in places where it's barely relevant, especially when it's not even in a state that people can access.

      5 votes