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Title: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: Gaming Steve on May 16, 2005, 08:27:13 am
Hey all, I rarely try to do this as I firmly believe that "the cream rises to the top", but at the same time I am realistic and realize that adverting works. What the heck am I talking about? Simple, one of the "better" podcasting guides is PodcastAlley.com and they have a nice listing of shows, including yours truly. They also have a ranking and voting section and if you feel strongly about the show I would appreciate any kind words you could contribute to this site.

You can leave comments and you can "vote" (which basically requires you to enter in your email address, and that's about it). You can vote once a month and the more votes the podcast gets, the higher it's placed. So if you could vote for the podcast (and leave some comments as well if you want) I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks all, and I'll get you guys some awesome E3 coverage! Here is the link:

http://www.podcastalley.com/podcast_details.php?pod_id=2062
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: PineappleTheHun on May 16, 2005, 08:41:53 am
Have you no shame?  ;)
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: syphonbyte on May 16, 2005, 10:06:44 am
I'm more than glad to leave all sorts of gushing gracious comments about the podcast.

In order to make this post look bigger, I'm glad to inform you all that I learned the word belligerent from Alpha Centauri. Who says video games don't teach you things?
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: bwl2 on May 16, 2005, 02:21:30 pm
Ill check it out
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: s0lidmetal on May 16, 2005, 02:22:07 pm
"weekly (sometimes more) podcast"

Hahaha.  This website still rocks though.
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: Cool AN on May 16, 2005, 02:52:05 pm
Done.
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: Danzik on May 17, 2005, 02:31:24 am
My one measly little vote bumped the podcast from 216 to 194.
Remember, your vote counts!    :D
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: Sub on May 24, 2005, 04:41:14 pm
I voted. 
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: Bios Revision on May 24, 2005, 05:28:53 pm
I voted too, and posted a comment.

This site deserves to be better known.
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: Mr.Heat on May 25, 2005, 11:00:54 am
Voted and added a comment of course ;D




Heat
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: zaphod on May 27, 2005, 06:02:42 am
I'll vote for you any day without you even asking.

BTW, Gaming Steve is now number 23 for tech news, number 135 over all, and as far as I can tell the number 1 podcast for video games!  Oh yah, lets ride this rocket, were taking this thing to the moon!!!!!
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: zaphod on June 01, 2005, 01:18:37 pm
Its the first of the month.  What are you waiting for!  GO VOTE!!!!!
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: Gandysampras on June 02, 2005, 05:12:01 am
Voted!

I'm really impressed with the loyalty of all the forum members btw! Youre a very lucky guy steve!
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: zaphod on June 02, 2005, 09:16:11 am
Voted!

I'm really impressed with the loyalty of all the forum members btw! Youre a very lucky guy steve!

Not lucky, just damn good.  By far the best gaming podcast out there.  Only thing I wish was a little more consistancy, but that can be forgiven.
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: Gaming Steve on June 02, 2005, 09:32:40 am
Not lucky, just damn good.  By far the best gaming podcast out there.  Only thing I wish was a little more consistancy, but that can be forgiven.

Yeah, me too. It was perfect until just recently. Hopefully with E3 and the holidays behind me I can get back into a normal schedule again. It is looking like the weekends is going to be the way to go...
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: Gandysampras on June 02, 2005, 02:06:25 pm
Could thus be a clue to when the next podcasts due steve?
Youve got my spore sense a tinglin! lol
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: Oviraptor on June 04, 2005, 08:02:02 am
Aaaah!  >:( Your down to 38th!

MORE PEOPLE MUST VOTE!
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: zaphod on June 10, 2005, 08:49:24 am
Ok, were up to number 26.  Cmon people.  Only 14 more votes would put us in the top ten of tech!
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: zaphod on June 10, 2005, 11:34:42 am
All Right!  Steve is now in the top 20 of tech!!! Number 19!!!!
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: Oviraptor on June 12, 2005, 04:23:02 pm
We're still at #19, Why have only 22 people voted this month!!! That means that just over 6% of the members have voted. Lousy!
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: syphonbyte on June 12, 2005, 11:20:17 pm
Well, I voted!
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: Mr. Themhpe on June 23, 2005, 02:06:00 pm
Voted...too bad I first saw this thing now! :( Maybe you should post this on the front page Steve, and/or mention it in your podcast!
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: Oviraptor on June 24, 2005, 12:08:57 pm
Happy to report that Gaming Steve is up to 12th!!!

More people need to vote: http://www.podcastalley.com/podcast_details.php?pod_id=2062
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: zaphod on June 24, 2005, 12:35:57 pm
Getting up there with all the big hitters, oh yah!
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: s0lidmetal on June 25, 2005, 09:29:26 am
Quote
MONTHLY RANK: 100
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: Oviraptor on June 25, 2005, 09:34:44 am
Quote from: Podcast Alley
Current Section: Technology

  1. this WEEK in TECH 
  2. The MacCast 
  3. Inside Mac Radio 
  4. Daily Source Code 
  5. Geek News Central 
  6. podcast411 
  7. Mike Tech Show 
  8. Leo Laporte The Tech G... 
  9. Slashdot Review 
  10. Spacemusic 
  11. Engadget 

  12. Gaming Steve 
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: Danzik on July 07, 2005, 11:03:48 am
Only 6 votes so far this month.  Come on people, time to give just a little back.
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: LadyM on July 07, 2005, 11:19:24 am
I voted but I don't see his name on the top pod list, am I missing it?  Oh wait.. it says #226, wow did it drop that much?
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: Oviraptor on July 07, 2005, 12:00:17 pm
GASP!

X(

48th!

More people must vote! ---> Vote Here. (http://www.podcastalley.com/podcast_details.php?pod_id=2062)

PS LadyM the # I've been using is this one: http://www.podcastalley.com/podcast_genres.php?pod_genre_id=1, Technology.
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: zaphod on July 07, 2005, 12:02:42 pm
The reason that its so low is that the votes are reset every month.

So come on over to Podcast Alley and vote!
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: Gaming Steve on July 07, 2005, 01:18:26 pm
Actually, I need to change that as Podcastalley is nice to have, but I think a high ranking in iTunes is actually something better to have.

I'm not 100% sure how the rankings work in iTunes, but I think it just counts the number of times people subscribe and download the podcasts via iTunes. So make sure to give iTunes a try (since I have an iPod I use it).

Here is the link to open up the iTunes subscription:

http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=73331446
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: LadyM on July 07, 2005, 01:50:12 pm
Ok.. that I have actually done! Subscribed and downloaded. :)
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: Oviraptor on July 07, 2005, 06:12:59 pm
Just did it myself. So, this will automatically download each new podcast? (First time iTunes user, don't listen to much music.)

Also, I think you rate it by right-clicking on a podcast and selecting "My Rating." I haven't found a way to see the over all rating though.

(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/5 Stars.bmp)
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: Gaming Steve on July 07, 2005, 09:01:18 pm
I believe it will download the new podcasts whenever you load iTunes automatically. This is a new feature so I haven't tested it out a ton yet, but from what I can tell iTunes will automatically check the feed on the site and automatically download the latest episode into your iPod. So basically when you see a new episode has been posted on the site you can just open up iTunes and it will automatically download the new episode and copy it over to your iPod (if you have it hooked up). Or you can just download the episode and listen to it on your computer.

Need to fool around with it a bit more, but that is basic gist.
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: LadyM on July 08, 2005, 04:47:30 am
The rating your showing rates the song/podcast in your own iPod/computer I believe. You have a playlist of highest rated songs. It could possibly go back to the iTunes site but I don't think it does, I think it stays rated on your computer.
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: Lord Janos on July 08, 2005, 07:55:16 am
I'll post if the page decides to ever load =).
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: Secret|Service on July 08, 2005, 11:48:24 am
I think the ratings are based on the subscribtion count.
iTune keep track how many times you click on that button to each podcast, and they have this list of top podcasts to the right of the Podcast page on iTMS.
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: Gaming Steve on July 08, 2005, 12:26:26 pm
From what I have heard/read getting into the Top 100 podcasts isn't that hard. We just need to around 1,300 subscribers in iTunes to get listed. A lot more than listen to the show (FYI, I won't give exact numbers for various reasons, but it's in the neighborhood of several thousand listeners per show) so I think this is completely realistic. Now I just need people to subscribe to the show via iTunes...
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: PatMan33 on July 08, 2005, 01:35:20 pm
AH!


It should be noted that I, the most awesome person EVER, just voted for the show.


In a good way.

 ;D
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: BobFromReboot on July 08, 2005, 04:08:08 pm
I would get iTunes but other than helping your podcast, there is no reason for me to do so.
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: LadyM on July 09, 2005, 06:24:15 pm
I believe it will download the new podcasts whenever you load iTunes automatically. This is a new feature so I haven't tested it out a ton yet, but from what I can tell iTunes will automatically check the feed on the site and automatically download the latest episode into your iPod. So basically when you see a new episode has been posted on the site you can just open up iTunes and it will automatically download the new episode and copy it over to your iPod (if you have it hooked up). Or you can just download the episode and listen to it on your computer.

Need to fool around with it a bit more, but that is basic gist.

I just got the newest podcast #16. What you do is when your in iTunes and in your Podcast section, you click update in the upper right corner to update the newest poscast to your list. It did not do it on its own.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/Merriego/podcast.jpg)
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: Oviraptor on July 09, 2005, 06:27:55 pm
newest podcast #16. What you do is when your in iTunes and in your Podcast section, you click update in the upper right corner to update the newest poscast to your list. It did not do it on its own.

Well, mine automatically downloaded 16 as soon as I opened iTunes. I didn't have to click anything.
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: LadyM on July 09, 2005, 06:38:26 pm
Really? Maybe I didn't give it enough time.. mine didn't do it on its own. I had to click the update.
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: Gaming Steve on July 09, 2005, 06:46:50 pm
In the lower left corner you can change the preferences as to how often it checks for new podcasts. It defaults to once a day, but if you set it to once an hour it will check more often (or you can do it manually).
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: LadyM on July 11, 2005, 08:38:03 am
I just downloaded Ep 17 but I waited to see if it would automaticly do it after I opened the program and it did not. I do have the default set to once a day. So I still have to manually click update. Wonder why it works for some and not for me.
Title: Re: The Shameless Plug!
Post by: zaphod on August 01, 2005, 07:10:40 am
Its that time of the month!  Go vote! 

http://www.podcastalley.com/search.php?searchterm=Gaming+Steve#
Title: Re: Tell all the fish to swim down!
Post by: Oviraptor on June 26, 2006, 10:53:09 am
Hehe, maybe I've been here too long:

http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=385.0
Title: Re: Tell all the fish to swim down!
Post by: ilikesanta on June 27, 2006, 12:12:58 am
there i voted
Title: Re: Tell all the fish to swim down!
Post by: Henqix on June 27, 2006, 12:12:56 pm
Me too.
Title: Re: Tell all the fish to swim down!
Post by: ADP on June 28, 2006, 01:59:10 am
This thread made a difference of 6 so far.
Title: Re: Tell all the fish to swim down!
Post by: Kenaz on June 28, 2006, 07:55:31 am
I voted.
Title: Re: Tell all the fish to swim down!
Post by: Henqix on June 28, 2006, 11:19:32 am
Maybe if you changed the title of the thread. I guess it doesn't matter anymore.
Title: Re: Tell all the fish to swim down!
Post by: Oviraptor on June 28, 2006, 11:21:51 am
Hehe, maybe I've been here too long:

http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=385.0

Want me to merge it to that one?

Edit: Merged, just so no one is confused.