posted on Sep, 15 2005 @ 07:29 PM
U2 Can U2U In AU
It's a neat idea! Some of my off-the-top thoughts:
1. I love podcasting, so hey.
2. Cool feature in itself.
3. Would help resolve flame wars (people rarely "get in each other's faces" when they can hear each other)
1. Resource intensive.
2. Lots of "one-shot" MP3's on the server. Could be managed, though.
3. Not all members can make podcasts, so sending or replying in kind might be assymetrical.
It may or may not be feasible from the admin standpoint yet, but I would love to see an expansion of audio services on ATS, and this could be among
Bear in mind, however, that none of this stuff comes free, and audio service bandwidth requirements are orders of magnitude higher than for text
The owners of ATS are doing their best to strike a balance between paying the bills and becoming over-commercialized, and it's a tricky business.
I'll willing to bet, however, that SkepticOverlord
is way ahead of us on all this, like usual.