What would you like to see discussed on Podcast #64?

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Podcast #65 thread is here.

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Lessons learned in a year:

  • Has anything happened "exactly as expected"?
  • Do users behave better/worse/weirder than expected?
  • Any technical lessons learned?
  • What would you have done differently if you'd started again?
  • What do you expect for the next year?

EDIT: As per Kyle's suggestion, I've recorded this and sent it in. We'll see whether it gets in the 'cast :)

  • +1 for "what would you do differently." I always wondered. Commented Jul 30, 2009 at 16:05
  • oooh Podcast #64: Postmortem...sounds tasty.
    – Dillie-O
    Commented Jul 30, 2009 at 16:18
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    You should definitely record this and send it in as a listener question. Commented Jul 30, 2009 at 17:05
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    Kyle: that's a great idea - will do.
    – Jon Skeet
    Commented Jul 30, 2009 at 17:16
  • Wow...a year already?
    – Sampson
    Commented Jul 30, 2009 at 18:57
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    I seriously think they should have Jon Skeet on the show. Commented Aug 1, 2009 at 2:25

I would like for them to discuss the possibility of partnering up with http://thedailywtf.com/. You have to admit, between SO, Meta, SF, and SU...there is no shortage of content which could be used for an entire series of TDWTF articles.

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    Oooh! And there could be a "Belongs on TDWTF" close option!
    – Shog9
    Commented Jul 30, 2009 at 15:14
  • Shog9: I actually suggested the exact same thing to Pesto in IRC less than an hour ago.
    – TheTXI
    Commented Jul 30, 2009 at 15:15
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    I would be so happy if I could close questions (or, more appropriately, answers) and have them automatically submitted to Alex to include on the front page of TDWTF.
    – Welbog
    Commented Jul 30, 2009 at 15:16
  • @TheTXI: you guys wake up too damn early.
    – Shog9
    Commented Jul 30, 2009 at 15:17
  • Shog9: You're just a lazy waste of a developer.
    – TheTXI
    Commented Jul 30, 2009 at 15:18
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    I'm a lazy waste of many things, TheTXI. Don't sell me short!
    – Shog9
    Commented Jul 30, 2009 at 15:20
  • I have to sell you short because you don't fetch a good price on the open market.
    – TheTXI
    Commented Jul 30, 2009 at 15:26
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    I have yet to find a decent store that will exchange goods or services for reputation.
    – Welbog
    Commented Jul 30, 2009 at 15:28
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    Need RepOverflow.com...
    – Shog9
    Commented Jul 30, 2009 at 15:54
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    Did anyone follow TheTXI's link? Commented Jul 31, 2009 at 13:17
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    Be careful with links. That URL points to a spam site. Maybe you meant thedailywtf.com
    – Perpetual Motion Goat
    Commented Aug 1, 2009 at 13:31
  • I corrected the link. =)
    – Tom Ritter
    Commented Aug 1, 2009 at 13:46
  • Especially as Alex of dailyWTF sells their ad space. Commented Aug 6, 2009 at 14:53

Since it'll be close to the anniversary mark, I say try and get some of the top users together for a pow wow to discuss the dynamic of how they do SO. They're at the top for a reason, and have a lot of respect with the SO community, so hearing from them would be valuable.

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    We don't respect them. We just keep up a respectful facade because we live in fear of being smited by the vengeful gods that they are.
    – TheTXI
    Commented Jul 30, 2009 at 15:17
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    I'd like to see that Welbog guy on a podcast. I think he's a pretty cool guy. eh hates repuattion and doesnt afraid of anything.
    – Welbog
    Commented Jul 30, 2009 at 15:17
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    @The TXI We need a +1L for LOLs on comments.
    – Dillie-O
    Commented Jul 30, 2009 at 15:18

They should start a timer and spend like 5 solid minutes on every show specifically not talking about a programming topic. These guys love and live programming so much, I bet that would be difficult for them to pull off and possibly funny to listen to.

Some ideas:

  • Films or DVDs or TV shows recently watched
  • Sporting events
  • personal stuff, family life
  • etc.
  • They've talked about playing video games on a podcast a while back, and I remember it was the funniest bit i had heard in a while. Commented Aug 1, 2009 at 10:49

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