I totally forgot about the "Dinosaurs" one, but perhaps — like "Satellites" — it needs more work.
On the other hand, since this will be an ongoing podcast with updates to various topics as they come in, we might label the episodes by which "Pages" we take from that particular thread. And then, as we (hopefully) gain good
researchers, we can update those topics with more episodes/pages of that topic. We might even associate different days of the month with various topics. "Today is fake assassinations day!"
It sounds dull to just read the forum, but let's look at it this way.
1. We have Simon's music to make it more lively.
2. Most people are, unfortunately, not so academic about their research. They are media "consumers" that just download and listen or watch things. So this is the most simplistic way for us to transform the various writing/research styles on the forum (admittedly within a limited set of rules we've dutifully set) into speech. Among different "learning types" I have read about, there are several different senses which help people process information. We haven't been reaching the audio learners with much from the compiled research of this web site. Let's change that with this program.
3. It relieves us of the need to reformat or paraphrase the research without a script. The transcript is (for the most part, minus extra dialogue) also simple to find for people. It will just be right back to CluesForum.info. It hopefully attracts people here.
4. It will also be slightly dramatic to narrate how the discussions went. For example, when we are flooded by shills, we might even say, "And now there is a portion where we are flooded by shills in the Oslo thread, and here is what happened from our perspective ..." So that could help people understand why
we act the way we do. Yes, it could be a little embarrassing and humbling when we find all the times we have been wrong and have been corrected or we used rough language or sarcastic bullying (Simon and I are both frequently guilty of losing patience with familiar arguments). It is even embarrassing when we are right, because it becomes embarrassing for the dupe, shill or liar who used such a poor argument. But that pretty much sums up human discussions, doesn't it?
5. The clues-casts are relatively easy to turn into YouTube videos with accompanying pictures. Not sure if anyone wants to volunteer to do that.
There are probably other things we might find along the way to tweak and improve the way we conduct discussions on the forum.
So maybe it's also good if we start on topics like 'ISS' and 'Dinosaurs' as well, because even though those discussions are not over, we have enough collected to make the thing an interesting topic that will get updated over time. And of course, we might get proven wrong, but we seem to survive that too. So, anyway, I hope you like the show.
Looks like so far we will do:
Nuke Hoax Next Thursdays
Vicsim Fourth Fridays
Subject to change based on votes. (Just kidding about the days. Not sure if we can attempt a schedule yet.) Anyway, please keep voting/commenting. Thank yous for y'all's interest!