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HeywoodFloyd

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Better show notes needed
« on: February 06, 2014, 11:43:03 AM »
Gentlemen, your podcast is so rich with information that it deserves a little better treatment in the Archives Department. The show notes need to include a complete or nearly complete transcription of each program, so that your listeners can back-reference details of the topics you've discussed. I'd like to be able to quickly see a list of every film you mention in a program, even if it's only in passing; and your various top five and top ten lists need to be in print for reference.

I have two suggestions for how to accomplish this:

1. First, another (completely unrelated) podcast called "Security Now" (http://www.grc.com/sn) quickly posts full transcriptions done by Elaine at http://on-sitemedia.com/. She does outstanding work. You could even do a Kickstarter to fund it, and I'd happily donate.

2. Another idea is to crowdsource transcriptions or detailed notes. If you set up a wiki as part of your web site and invited listeners to help out, I think you'd be gratified with the results.

Thanks. With Ebert gone, you guys are quickly becoming my go-to for film recommendations.

HF

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Re: Better show notes needed
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014, 11:47:52 AM »
Top 5 lists are online here and here.

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Re: Better show notes needed
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2014, 01:49:11 PM »
I think the show transcript is pretty extensive as it is. I'm assuming the reason the Top 5 lists aren't written out is simply for spoilers.
The one thing that would be kind of neat is tags in the Top 5 archive. I would love to be able to click on a movie just to see what other lists/shows it was mentioned on. But I understand the amount of work this would involve so I won't ask for it.
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Re: Better show notes needed
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2014, 07:37:58 AM »
I think the show transcript is pretty extensive as it is. I'm assuming the reason the Top 5 lists aren't written out is simply for spoilers.
The one thing that would be kind of neat is tags in the Top 5 archive. I would love to be able to click on a movie just to see what other lists/shows it was mentioned on. But I understand the amount of work this would involve so I won't ask for it.
Not an issue of work really -- an issue of site functionality. Just beyond this site's capability.

Thanks for the feedback Heywood. As Martin notes, the top 5's are posted immediately, and you can click on Shows-Ratings to see the list of the movies reviewed on the show.

Beyond the transcript idea, I guess I'm curious what kind of other notes would be beneficial.
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Re: Better show notes needed
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2014, 06:52:12 AM »
What I'm driving at is enhanced computer searching. With transcripts, you can answer questions like, "Have they ever mentioned 'Nosferatu'?" or "What do they think about Scorsese?" or "What did they have to say about Gandolfini?" or whatever. Like I say, these podcasts are packed with information that can be useful for years in the future, if it's easily accessible.