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nasher168League LegendUser avatarPosts: 2518Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:34 pmLocation: Derby, UK Gender: Male

Post What came of the fun-filled Skype call

So, we had the Skype call and it was the most fun thing I've done all week and was not at all awkward. Oh no. :P (Mainly my fault, tbh, as I didn't get it started very smoothly.)

The following was decided upon (in a sort of non-committal way, but still):


-The first show should be around Christmas time and probably be christmas-themed.

-There should be a private subforum set up for people involved with the organising of the show for working out some kind of "script" and technical details. Obviously, all discussion, criticism and topic ideas (which should actually be listened to this time around) would be open to the public.

-The topics should probably be in the form of a question. (ideas for topics included something christmassy, 9/11 truthism, libertarianism, furries, aliens and "what do alien furries do at Christmas")

-We could get famous people to give their views on said question in order to drive the conversation.

-45 minutes is probably long enough. 10 minutes of intro, maybe a small feature, the main topic for most of the show, then outros, including:

-Prolescum's poetry corner.

-Joe is secretly a libertarian.

-We should produce some kind of "show notes" via Google Docs to be released with each show in order to let listeners have a look at sources and possibly other information.

-We need to get the word out somehow in advance, perhaps by asking the big-name channels for a promotion of some kind. On that note, I'm going to continue to badger AW and others who might be able to grant it for access to the LeagueOfReasonTV channel.

-Heavy editing is probably necessary :P . Dead air=not good to listen to D:
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Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:38 pm
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australopithecusAdministratorUser avatarPosts: 4277Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:27 pmLocation: Kernow Gender: Time Lord

Post Re: What came of the fun-filled Skype call

Also, not having a working mic is very fucking annoying. But yeah, the points we have are a nice base to work from.
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Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:15 am
Aught3ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 4290Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:36 amLocation: New Zealand Gender: Male

Post Re: What came of the fun-filled Skype call

Hmmm,

Christmas, 9/11 truthism, and libertarianism? These are three big topics, are you sure you're going to be able to cover each in sufficient detail over the course of one show? Seems like they could easily be split into three.

I don't mind dusting off my Grinch hat and going anti-Christmas if you want but let me know in advance so I can get a decent mic.
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Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:16 am
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nasher168League LegendUser avatarPosts: 2518Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:34 pmLocation: Derby, UK Gender: Male

Post Re: What came of the fun-filled Skype call

Aught3 wrote:Hmmm,

Christmas, 9/11 truthism, and libertarianism? These are three big topics, are you sure you're going to be able to cover each in sufficient detail over the course of one show? Seems like they could easily be split into three.


Uh, yeah, they would each have their own shows.
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Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:20 am
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Aught3ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 4290Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:36 amLocation: New Zealand Gender: Male

Post Re: What came of the fun-filled Skype call

nasher168 wrote:Uh, yeah, they would each have their own shows.
Ok, my mistake.
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Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:43 am
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NothPodcasterUser avatarPosts: 335Joined: Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:25 pmLocation: the Nether-regions Gender: Male

Post Re: What came of the fun-filled Skype call

Interesting thing concerning Christmas,

Seeing as how my country has one of the other myths upon which the modern-day version of Santa Clause is based (called Sinterklaas) I grew up never ever celebrating Christmas with presents under a tree (we had a different day where Sinterklaas brought us presents, so fear not.)
Nowadays it is a lot more common for Dutch families to celebrate Christmas with presents and forego on the other holiday, but when I grew up Christmas was always about going to Church, singing seasonal hymns and stuff and performing Jesus-themed plays and whatnot. The whole business about secularists trying to steal away Christmas from the Christians (or whatever :P) never enters into it because our holidays don't really conflict.
Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:52 am
ImprobableJoeLime TordUser avatarPosts: 6195Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:24 pm

Post Re: What came of the fun-filled Skype call

They all sound so... accented. :lol:
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Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:35 am
AndiferousUser avatarPosts: 2727Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:00 amLocation: Laputa Gender: Time Lord

Post Re: What came of the fun-filled Skype call

My mic has never worked also, Nash. :;}

PS: I could probably fudge up a poetry corner too...
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Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:12 am
CommonEnlightenmentUser avatarPosts: 649Joined: Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:06 amLocation: Plato Crater Gender: Time Lord

Post Re: What came of the fun-filled Skype call

A dirty limerick corner?
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Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:36 am
AndiferousUser avatarPosts: 2727Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:00 amLocation: Laputa Gender: Time Lord

Post Re: What came of the fun-filled Skype call

I could probably compose a dirty limerick very quickly, at least I hope!

it's way more fun to do that, after all. But watching for one after-the-fact might be entertaining, too.
"As there seemed no measure between what Watt could understand, and what he could not, so there seemed none between what he deemed certain, and what he deemed doubtful."
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Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:50 am
InfernoContributorUser avatarPosts: 2298Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:36 pmLocation: Vienna, Austria Gender: Cake

Post Re: What came of the fun-filled Skype call

nasher168 wrote:-There should be a private subforum set up for people involved with the organising of the show for working out some kind of "script" and technical details. Obviously, all discussion, criticism and topic ideas (which should actually be listened to this time around) would be open to the public.


We're not getting it. :(
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Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:08 pm
nasher168League LegendUser avatarPosts: 2518Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:34 pmLocation: Derby, UK Gender: Male

Post Re: What came of the fun-filled Skype call

Inferno wrote:We're not getting it. :(


Give it time. I don't think Sporky's been on in a few days. But I've made a thread in the secret moderators' lair that he'll see eventually.
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Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:02 pm
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australopithecusAdministratorUser avatarPosts: 4277Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:27 pmLocation: Kernow Gender: Time Lord

Post Re: What came of the fun-filled Skype call

If we all just start calling it The Mod Cave now, it'll catch on, and that's a good thing.
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Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:33 pm
InfernoContributorUser avatarPosts: 2298Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:36 pmLocation: Vienna, Austria Gender: Cake

Post Re: What came of the fun-filled Skype call

nasher168 wrote:
Inferno wrote:We're not getting it. :(


Give it time. I don't think Sporky's been on in a few days. But I've made a thread in the secret moderators' lair that he'll see eventually.


I asked Andromedas, he said no.
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Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:35 pm
nasher168League LegendUser avatarPosts: 2518Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:34 pmLocation: Derby, UK Gender: Male

Post Re: What came of the fun-filled Skype call

AW hasn't been on the forums in a long time and probably doesn't want to do anything major like creating a new subforum in case it turns out to be a bad idea.


On a related note:

Many, many thanks to AndromedasWake are in order. He has given me access to the LeagueOfReasonTV channel on YouTube and the leagueofreason channel on BlogTV. :mrgreen:

The details of these channels will, for obvious reasons, be made available only to a small number of people directly involved in the behind-the-scenes organisation of the show. But we will be able to use them for promotional videos to garner interest, publishing the show via YouTube and broadcasting via blogTV ahead of YouTube release as an actual event drawing people from the YouTube community together whilst also allowing live interaction and criticism.
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Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:40 pm
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ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 4998Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

Post Re: What came of the fun-filled Skype call

Eh? Do we need an alternative collaboration venue?
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Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:35 pm
nasher168League LegendUser avatarPosts: 2518Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:34 pmLocation: Derby, UK Gender: Male

Post Re: What came of the fun-filled Skype call

Prolescum wrote:Eh? Do we need an alternative collaboration venue?


?
What do you mean? What are you responding to?
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InfernoContributorUser avatarPosts: 2298Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:36 pmLocation: Vienna, Austria Gender: Cake

Post Re: What came of the fun-filled Skype call

nasher168 wrote:
Prolescum wrote:Eh? Do we need an alternative collaboration venue?


?
What do you mean? What are you responding to?


I guess he's referring to a super-secret sub-forum only accessible to us. To which I have to respond: WHERE YOU THERE ON SUNDAY OR WHAT??? :D
"Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed." ― Friedrich Nietzsche

"I shall achieve my objectives through the power... of Science!" --LessWrong
Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:21 am
ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 4998Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

Post Re: What came of the fun-filled Skype call

Sorry, I got the impression the sub-forum was a no-go, so thought I'd get some confirmation :)

I have a couple of things prepared, but I don't want to post them in the public forums for obvious reasons.
if constructive debate is allowed to progress, better ideas will ultimately supplant worse ideas.

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Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:30 am
InfernoContributorUser avatarPosts: 2298Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:36 pmLocation: Vienna, Austria Gender: Cake

Post Re: What came of the fun-filled Skype call

If we don't get the sub-forum, I'll quickly whip something up outside of here.
"Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed." ― Friedrich Nietzsche

"I shall achieve my objectives through the power... of Science!" --LessWrong
Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:40 am
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