Old 3rd October 2008, 01:10   #1
masg1313
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 27
New Seasonal/Holiday Genre

It's great to finally have a Seasonal/Holiday genre, however, only stations with the word Seasonal or Holiday in their genre name show up.

Many stations like mine though use the word Christmas (or Xmas, X-mas) in their genre name and not Seasonal or Holiday.

Can this be changed so that stations with the word Christmas (or Xmas, X-mas) in their genre name also show up?

Thanks.

Michael
masg1313 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd October 2008, 01:35   #2
Jkey
Forum King
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: E*arth
Posts: 3,031
moved to the correct forum

And on a personal note why did you remind me that
the holiday season is not so far away

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.
Jkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd October 2008, 13:30   #3
Nick@ss
Moderator
 
Nick@ss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Streamsolutions Headquarters
Posts: 11,953
Cos it is and i love christmas,

check here to see how close it really is,

http://www.emailsanta.com/clock.html
Nick@ss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd October 2008, 15:11   #4
chuckeh
SHOUTcast Freak
 
chuckeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: NRW, Germany
Posts: 323
This has a reason. In some weeks or months you know what I mean and it makes more sense to you. Until that date you should upgrade your genre or just wait until it makes sense
chuckeh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd October 2008, 15:32   #5
Nick@ss
Moderator
 
Nick@ss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Streamsolutions Headquarters
Posts: 11,953
That doesn't make sense?
Nick@ss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd October 2008, 15:41   #6
chuckeh
SHOUTcast Freak
 
chuckeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: NRW, Germany
Posts: 323
Not yet
chuckeh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd October 2008, 16:14   #7
Nick@ss
Moderator
 
Nick@ss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Streamsolutions Headquarters
Posts: 11,953
Anyway, more to the point why are you thinking about this already?

its October, i bet your like the shops in town, you want to be the first to have Christmas on display LOL.
Nick@ss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd October 2008, 16:26   #8
Jkey
Forum King
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: E*arth
Posts: 3,031
chuckeh makes perfect sense Nick,its just he cant say
what he wants to at this time [#MUSIK.XMAS]

I think im going to have an xmas stream this year
starting next weekend and constantly play it at full
volume in my house just to piss the missus off :P

All i need is a bandwidth sponsor

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.
Jkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd October 2008, 16:29   #9
Nick@ss
Moderator
 
Nick@ss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Streamsolutions Headquarters
Posts: 11,953
please note bandwidth begging isn't allowed around these parts
Nick@ss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd October 2008, 16:30   #10
Jkey
Forum King
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: E*arth
Posts: 3,031
^ LMFAO

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.
Jkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd October 2008, 21:50   #11
chuckeh
SHOUTcast Freak
 
chuckeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: NRW, Germany
Posts: 323
It has to do with the changes coming sooner or later to the website and server

Yeah, #MUSIK.XMAS will rock!
chuckeh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th October 2008, 00:07   #12
fc*uk
Moderator
 
fc*uk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Atlantic Beach
Posts: 8,127
Quote:
Originally posted by Nick@ss
http://www.emailsanta.com/clock.html
Now that just made me vomit!

I do like X-mas, just can't deal with it right now.

And 82 sleeps away. Really?
fc*uk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th October 2008, 05:46   #13
masg1313
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 27
Thanks for the info. I'll update my genre name until the new changes take effect.

What's that grandma? A reindeer!
masg1313 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th October 2008, 06:12   #14
Jkey
Forum King
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: E*arth
Posts: 3,031
82 sleeps or *
41 jkey sleeps....

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.
Jkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd October 2008, 14:26   #15
bjjocsdradio
Member
 
bjjocsdradio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Ocean City, MD
Posts: 93
Send a message via AIM to bjjocsdradio
I would update your genre to:

Genre: Seasonal, Holiday, Xmas, Christmas

Probably your best bet, you'll still be seen in the new genre and people who search for Xmas or Christmas will find you as well.
bjjocsdradio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd October 2008, 16:20   #16
SC_faisal
SHOUTcast (Alumni)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 162
Quote:
Originally posted by bjjocsdradio
I would update your genre to:

Genre: Seasonal, Holiday, Xmas, Christmas

Werd! What he said...

Just make sure you're you know, actually PLAYING Holiday / christmas music or else we will have to send someone over to you and have a little talk.

f.
SC_faisal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd October 2008, 16:50   #17
chuckeh
SHOUTcast Freak
 
chuckeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: NRW, Germany
Posts: 323
Seasonal, Holiday, Xmas, Christmas

Does not really make sense because there are only 25 characters allowed in the genres field. Also I would drop the ",".
chuckeh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd October 2008, 18:13   #18
Jkey
Forum King
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: E*arth
Posts: 3,031
bah Humbug ! to xmas.

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.
Jkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd October 2008, 20:32   #19
bjjocsdradio
Member
 
bjjocsdradio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Ocean City, MD
Posts: 93
Send a message via AIM to bjjocsdradio
Quote:
Originally posted by chuckeh
Seasonal, Holiday, Xmas, Christmas

Does not really make sense because there are only 25 characters allowed in the genres field. Also I would drop the ",".
Seasonal, Holiday, Xmas

^ Using that is only 23 characters including the spaces and commas, thats really all he's looking to do.
bjjocsdradio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd October 2008, 22:05   #20
MegaRock
Forum King
 
MegaRock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Inside my water bong
Posts: 6,854
Send a message via ICQ to MegaRock Send a message via Yahoo to MegaRock
Quote:
Originally posted by fc*uk
Now that just made me vomit!
Don't feel bad. I was in the store today. One aisle had Halloween stuff. The next was Christmas lights and wrapping paper. I was confused however by the lack of Easter baskets and 4th of July banners too.

Geesh.

Megarock Radio - St. Louis Since 1998!
Tune In Now!
Corporate Radio Sucks! No suits, all rock!
MegaRock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd October 2008, 22:18   #21
chuckeh
SHOUTcast Freak
 
chuckeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: NRW, Germany
Posts: 323
Quote:
Originally posted by bjjocsdradio
Seasonal, Holiday, Xmas

^ Using that is only 23 characters including the spaces and commas, thats really all he's looking to do.
I would drop "Seasonal" and add Christmas to it, for the next weeks without an update. If you go to http://shoutcast.com/genre/Seasonal/Holiday , the christmas stations will also be listed. And I guess the search volume of Holiday or Christmas is higher than Seasonal. Just a tip
chuckeh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd October 2008, 11:50   #22
masg1313
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 27
Thanks. The station name is The Cutting Edge of Christmas, so I updated the genre to Alternative Holiday, that way searches with the word Christmas are covered and it will also show up when someone clicks on Seasonal/Holiday.
masg1313 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th October 2008, 15:13   #23
bjjocsdradio
Member
 
bjjocsdradio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Ocean City, MD
Posts: 93
Send a message via AIM to bjjocsdradio
I think I'm going to start my Christmas station next week..
bjjocsdradio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th October 2008, 15:28   #24
fc*uk
Moderator
 
fc*uk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Atlantic Beach
Posts: 8,127
Fellas, gotta let halloween pass at least!

Also, turkey day in the US is the most bamboozled day ever. Everyone rushes past it anymore to get to x-mas. If I were the pilgrams and indians, I'd be pissed.

Remember when the x-mas crap did not start to appear until after Thanksgiving?

fc*uk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th October 2008, 19:47   #25
chuckeh
SHOUTcast Freak
 
chuckeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: NRW, Germany
Posts: 323
Mid November should be the perfect start for a christmas stream
chuckeh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th October 2008, 19:50   #26
Jkey
Forum King
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: E*arth
Posts: 3,031
I would start now before chuckeh steals all your listeners

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.
Jkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th October 2008, 19:52   #27
chuckeh
SHOUTcast Freak
 
chuckeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: NRW, Germany
Posts: 323
Ok, I would start on 6th December
chuckeh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th October 2008, 21:04   #28
fc*uk
Moderator
 
fc*uk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Atlantic Beach
Posts: 8,127
Quote:
Originally posted by chuckeh
Mid November should be the perfect start for a christmas stream
Quote:
Originally posted by Jkey
I would start now before chuckeh steals all your listeners
This is worse tortune than being drawn and quartered; tar and feathered; tested to see if you are a witch or not by tying boulders to your feet, throwing you in deep water and seeing if you can swim ... and if you can, then you're a witch; either way your done for!
fc*uk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th October 2008, 02:03   #29
Jkey
Forum King
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: E*arth
Posts: 3,031
torture and witches ?
anyone would think it was halloween not xmas.

Just dont tell chuckeh he thinks xmas is next week.
Jkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th October 2008, 20:14   #30
Jkey
Forum King
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: E*arth
Posts: 3,031
Ive jumped on the xmas bandwagon,could not resist it

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.
Jkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th October 2008, 21:28   #31
fc*uk
Moderator
 
fc*uk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Atlantic Beach
Posts: 8,127
/feels sick



Maybe I should start one up a little early this year too ...
fc*uk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st October 2008, 13:11   #32
masg1313
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 27
Now stations with Christmas or Xmas in their genre name show up when you click on Holiday/Seasonal (formerly Seasonal/Holiday).

Also stations with Halloween are mixed in.

Maybe in the future the Christmas and Halloween stations can be broken down into sub-genres.
masg1313 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st October 2008, 14:53   #33
Jkey
Forum King
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: E*arth
Posts: 3,031
na..
for me holiday and seasonal fit perfect.
If somebody wants an xmas station they just type in the
search box,there is no need for sub genres.

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.
Jkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st November 2008, 16:22   #34
JohnErle
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally posted by fc*uk
[B]Fellas, gotta let halloween pass at least!

Also, turkey day in the US is the most bamboozled day ever. Everyone rushes past it anymore to get to x-mas. If I were the pilgrams and indians, I'd be pissed.
If you were an Indian, you'd have plenty of other reasons to be pissed.

I like the holiday/seasonal genre the way it is. It helped bring more attention to my Halloween broadcast this year, and it allows people doing other seasonal broadcasts to get a highly visible link. If I ever have the time to put it together, I'd love to do a Canada Day broadcast.

I'll leave you all to fight over the Christmas listeners, 'cause it's not really my thing.
JohnErle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st November 2008, 16:37   #35
Jkey
Forum King
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: E*arth
Posts: 3,031
Quote:
Originally posted by JohnErle
If you were an Indian, you'd have plenty of other reasons to be pissed.

I like the holiday/seasonal genre the way it is. It helped bring more attention to my Halloween broadcast this year, and it allows people doing other seasonal broadcasts to get a highly visible link. If I ever have the time to put it together, I'd love to do a Canada Day broadcast.

I'll leave you all to fight over the Christmas listeners, 'cause it's not really my thing.
I agree and thats why i think sub genres are not needed.
The season/holiday genre covers everything including
Canada Day or any faith based/non faith based events and holidays.

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.
Jkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th November 2008, 15:17   #36
Nick@ss
Moderator
 
Nick@ss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Streamsolutions Headquarters
Posts: 11,953
Only 45 sleeps now
Nick@ss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th November 2008, 20:54   #37
Jkey
Forum King
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: E*arth
Posts: 3,031
Not for me im going to but awake half of that figuring
out why the yp is not clustering my xmas stream but yet
listing listener stats from both relays

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.
Jkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th November 2008, 20:57   #38
Nick@ss
Moderator
 
Nick@ss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Streamsolutions Headquarters
Posts: 11,953
lol your an insomniac anyway, you dont need a yp error to keep you up for days on end ...
Nick@ss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th November 2008, 20:59   #39
Jkey
Forum King
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: E*arth
Posts: 3,031
This is true
Thats how i know im going to catch santa for sure this year.

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.
Jkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Winamp & Shoutcast Forums > Shoutcast > Shoutcast Site Design

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump