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jon

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Podcast title hyphen
« on: 26/10/2005 09:36:04 »
Hi there!

I was just wondering whether there is a reason that the postcast title begins with a hyphen? It's a bit irritating, as it means that when listing podcasts in alphabetical order the show isn't where it should be in the list, but right at the top.

Perhaps this is intentional on your part? ;-)

Just so that there is no confusion, I am talking about the title from the xml document:
<title>-The Naked Scientists Science Radio Show PODCAST - Stripping Down Science</title>

Other than that, great show!


 

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Re: Podcast title hyphen
« Reply #1 on: 26/10/2005 15:59:56 »
Gosh, right at the top ? I certainly not be changing that then !

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Re: Podcast title hyphen
« Reply #2 on: 26/10/2005 17:17:35 »
Yup, right at the top, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's easy to find! It also reminds me somewhat of a taxi company listing in the phone book (AAAA Cars, etc :-)

It would be much better if it was filed under 'T' for 'The Naked Scientists', especially when listed in a long list of podcasts when somebody searching specifically for your show and not anticipating your crafty techniques :-)
 

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Re: Podcast title hyphen
« Reply #3 on: 26/10/2005 23:54:55 »
But you know where to look now right ?

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Re: Podcast title hyphen
« Reply #4 on: 28/10/2005 08:58:40 »
Yes, but that's not the point. If everyone went around sticking random puncutation at the beginning of their podcast title to compete for the top spot then no listener would ever be able to find what they were looking for.

There's too much information on the internet as it is, without making it even harder to sort through :-)
 

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Re: Podcast title hyphen
« Reply #5 on: 28/10/2005 13:05:38 »
Thanks Jon, we'll have to see about putting it right.

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Re: Podcast title hyphen
« Reply #6 on: 02/11/2005 08:40:55 »
Good stuff.

Keep up the good work on the show!
 

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