Hey Value Fiends,
Just a quick update on a couple of LR-related things.
1. Audio levels on remotely recorded shows.
I have gotten some feedback that when I do shows remotely—like when I am at a Pro Tour—that the volume of the podcast can be a bit too low. I am addressing this. I have looked into some alternate recording methods and have put in an order for some new equipment to improve the sound quality whilst on the road.
The audio quality of the podcast is something that I take seriously, as I feel that it’s the initial barrier to entry for new listeners. If the show sounds bad, they won’t listen. It’s that simple. I should have the new stuff up and running for my next trip. Also, it may open up some cool doors for me to be able to do some on-site interviews in the future.
2. Spam in the comments.
I decided to turn on comments for the episodes and posts, as I felt like it was an easy to way facilitate more interaction between listeners. I still believe this is true. Unfortunately, the amount of spam aimed at sites like ours is kind of insane. I went to Valencia, came back 5 days later and found this:
This is obviously unacceptable and renders the comment sections unnavigable and useless. I have since taken actions to help get control over the rampant spam on the site. I’ll be keeping an eye on it, but hopefully this solution fixes the problem.
That’s it, just wanted to keep you all in the loop!