The Future Of Recaps

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The Future Of Recaps

Post by Anthony Endsor » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:39 pm

It probably hasn't gone without notice that Friday recaps haven't been done in recent weeks. I have been meaning to catch up for weeks, and for one reason or another haven't had the chance to do so, for which I sincerely apologise.
I think part of the reason why I haven't caught up has been a slight loss of interest in doing the job. Much as I have enjoyed doing the recaps over the last 2 or 3 years, I feel maybe the time has come to step down from the Friday recap slot. I have still got all the Friday shows on Skyplus that haven't yet been recapped, and I will do my best to catch up with them in due course. I am also happy to continue until the end of this current series. However, from the New Year I feel it would be a good idea to give someone else the chance to take over.
I'm sure all applications will be carefully considered by the recap management :) and hopefully a willing and able successor will be appointed in due course. :)
I will still be happy to deputise on occasion so feel free to ask me whenever required. :)

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Post by Euan Slatter » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:13 pm

I would step up, but am not sure what it entails, and whether or not I will watch it every single week
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Re: The Future Of Recaps

Post by James Laverty » Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:46 pm

Tbf though, nobody's written any recaps for several weeks. Might be worth having a full review of the situation
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Re: The Future Of Recaps

Post by Thomas Carey » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:45 pm

James Laverty wrote:Tbf though, nobody's written any recaps for several weeks. Might be worth having a full review of the situation
If we were able to do all the recaps dating back to 1983 or whatever we can do the last few weeks. I volunteer for a few.
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Re: The Future Of Recaps

Post by James Robinson » Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:23 am

Thomas Carey wrote:
James Laverty wrote:Tbf though, nobody's written any recaps for several weeks. Might be worth having a full review of the situation
If we were able to do all the recaps dating back to 1983 or whatever we can do the last few weeks. I volunteer for a few.
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I've been well behind with the show, and am only just catching up now. Unfortunately, my laptop has decided to pack in, meaning I can't do any for now..., but I have still all the episodes on my Sky+ box, so if anyone wants to do them, I can provide the extra info you need, from missing DC words, player info, etc.

So, if anyone wants to do any of mine, please do and I'll try and help out where I can.

You can still get in touch with me by the usual methods, either on here on Facebook/Messenger. ;) :) :D
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Re: The Future Of Recaps

Post by Martin Hurst » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:02 pm

Do we need recaps when we have the Apterous wiki? Seems a lot of work for little gain. Maybe instead more meat can go in the spoilers thread each day, so as well as people posting DC beaters and alt numbers as they do now, some irreverent commentary can be added afterwards?

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Re: The Future Of Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:14 pm

Martin Hurst wrote:Do we need recaps when we have the Apterous wiki? Seems a lot of work for little gain. Maybe instead more meat can go in the spoilers thread each day, so as well as people posting DC beaters and alt numbers as they do now, some irreverent commentary can be added afterwards?
Spoilers threads tend to vary a lot in how much about a game comes out. Also, I don't think the Wiki recaps even put all the DC words in - they only get mentioned if they're the max.

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Re: The Future Of Recaps

Post by Martin Hurst » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:57 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Martin Hurst wrote:Do we need recaps when we have the Apterous wiki? Seems a lot of work for little gain. Maybe instead more meat can go in the spoilers thread each day, so as well as people posting DC beaters and alt numbers as they do now, some irreverent commentary can be added afterwards?
Spoilers threads tend to vary a lot in how much about a game comes out. Also, I don't think the Wiki recaps even put all the DC words in - they only get mentioned if they're the max.
Is formally documenting the words DC say important to people then? (not a dig - just a question!)

To me, it just doesn't seem very efficient/user-friendly to have information about the same show in 3 places (spoiler thread, recap on here, and on Wiki recap) - I would just have one thread per show which would link to the wiki recap (when updated), and then any other commentary/pre-wiki update DC beaters are all neatly in one place. Just my opinion though. Either way, the current recap process doesn't seem to work. Maybe a few ideas could be come up with and each one trialled?

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Re: The Future Of Recaps

Post by Zarte Siempre » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:21 am

Martin Hurst wrote:Do we need recaps when we have the Apterous wiki? Seems a lot of work for little gain. Maybe instead more meat can go in the spoilers thread each day, so as well as people posting DC beaters and alt numbers as they do now, some irreverent commentary can be added afterwards?

To me, it just doesn't seem very efficient/user-friendly to have information about the same show in 3 places (spoiler thread, recap on here, and on Wiki recap) - I would just have one thread per show which would link to the wiki recap (when updated), and then any other commentary/pre-wiki update DC beaters are all neatly in one place. Just my opinion though. Either way, the current recap process doesn't seem to work. Maybe a few ideas could be come up with and each one trialled?
Thought this for a while. I guess part of the issue with irreverent commentary in the spoilers thread is that, daft as it sounds, it can get construed more as a bitch than if it's in the context of a recap from someone who has a consistent tone. I know from providing irreverent commentaries on things on Twitter, that if someone sees a tweet as a one-off, they can think you're a prick. However if they see several of them, they can KNOW you're a pri-... I mean they can see that it's just a playful running thing.

That said, I did enjoy reading the recaps of my games back, so perhaps it's kind of a pleasant rite of passage or something.
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Re: The Future Of Recaps

Post by Jennifer Steadman » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:49 am

The state of this subforum :(
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Re: The Future Of Recaps

Post by Elliott Mellor » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:10 pm

I's be happy to do some recaps, though it appears that this subforum has long since ended :(

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Re: The Future Of Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:50 pm

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:10 pm
I's be happy to do some recaps, though it appears that this subforum has long since ended :(
I would suggest that all positions are up for grabs so you wouldn't be treading on any toes.

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Re: The Future Of Recaps

Post by Thomas Carey » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:23 pm

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:10 pm
I's be happy to do some recaps, though it appears that this subforum has long since ended :(
Reckon there'd be enough interest to do them daily once we get up to date, so yeah go for it. Remember, we managed to do about 20 years of backtracking once, we can do a few months.
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Re: The Future Of Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:57 pm

It's good to see James Robinson coming to the rescue and quietly nailing these old recaps.

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Re: The Future Of Recaps

Post by James Robinson » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:08 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:57 pm
It's good to see James Robinson coming to the rescue and quietly nailing these old recaps.
I sort of feel it's my moral obligation to do it. ;) :) :D
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Re: The Future Of Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:13 pm

James Robinson wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:08 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:57 pm
It's good to see James Robinson coming to the rescue and quietly nailing these old recaps.
I sort of feel it's my moral obligation to do it. ;) :) :D
It's much appreciated anyway.

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