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06-19-2008   #1 (permalink)
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mhms o.o someone should make a radio :3
i know lots of you guys are very random xD and would be nice hosts on the radio
think of it as vent with music ;o
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I've thought about this, actually. The holdup on this will be bandwidth; internet radio requires an insane amount of bandwidth. Right now, with the site losing money, it doesn't make sense to upgrade bandwidth to a point where this is possible (an estimated additional $200/month).

Nevertheless, it's a great idea and will be entertained once the site starts breaking even on revenue.
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I followed up on this idea. I know one of the ops at Anime Academy Radio and asked him what it would take to do a radio for us. Basically, you need 40 GB/month of bandwidth for each listener spot.

Based on our current bandwidth allocation, we could support 37.5 users per month on a radio - if we shut down the forums LOL.

So, unless we start making more money this is a no-go for now =[
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I dunno... who's gonna be the host/DJ of the radio is one thing...

I am kinda against hearing Kumatora yelling orz repeatedly on the radio... Lol.
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We'd have criteria for how to act on air. It won't happen for a long time - this is going to cost a lot and I may need a new server to handle it.
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God, that's a bunch of bandwidth.

What about joining these "TOP <number>" sites for some extra money?
Like the TOP MS servers, RO servers, WOW servers... you got it.
 
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Wow that's a ton of bandwidth.

It would rape your pocket.

If we could only support 37 people then I don't think it will ever be possible, I mean the number of users the site has will never make enough profit to balance the bandwidth usage costs.
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I think it is impractical...

If anything, I'll rather we have the option of adding sound files into MMOG.
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God, that's a bunch of bandwidth.

What about joining these "TOP <number>" sites for some extra money?
Like the TOP MS servers, RO servers, WOW servers... you got it.
PM me with info on this. As long as it isn't disruptive to the community I'll entertain anything that may draw more revenue. Google ads is looking like it may end up covering current server costs, but we'd need a LOT more traffic for it to cover anything of this magnitude.
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That's a lot of bandwidth. When this becomes possible I totally want to be a DJ.
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I DJ'ed back in college for KLPI, Ruston, Lousiana. I'm definitely down for it when we can afford it.
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Closed for now because it's unreachable with our current budget. It's been added to my personal "future features" list =]
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