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Feedback wanted - the livestreamers sidebar
Poll results: Do you use the livestreams sidebar?
No
 
13 vote(s)
65%
Yes
 
7 vote(s)
35%
Liam Dawe 15 Nov
Hi all, looking for some feedback.

On the GOL homepage we have the livestreamer sidebar, which a few people put their livestreams in. Overall though, only around 5 people ever actually note their livestreams (it's mostly like 2 people...) in it so I am considering dropping it.

Before I decide, I would like to see how many people actually like it.

Thank you.

Last edited by Liam Dawe on 15 November 2021 at 8:07 pm UTC
I won't lie, I had never seen it before you mentioned it right now. I don't watch livestreams so I doubt i'll use it after being told about it.
Ruse 16 Nov
I like it and would be very sad to see it dropped.
It's the only way to see when samsai is streaming (not on twitch)
Only a few people may use it, but they stream regularly (even daily) like Corben or hatnix, so it does have a fair amount of value for me.
BTW, when will the official GamingOnLinux Twitch Account see a comeback?
Xpander 16 Nov
I don't think i ever used it, but then again i don't watch livestreams much anyway.
The only times i watch some livestreams are when theres something huge for linux to be showcased and i happen to have free time at that time and then i usually find the livestream from discord or twitter.
Liam Dawe 16 Nov
Quoting: RuseBTW, when will the official GamingOnLinux Twitch Account see a comeback?
It's already back, we've done two livestreams in the last week :)
eldaking 16 Nov
I very rarely watch any (live) streaming, because things have to align just right for me to catch a stream at a time when I can and want to watch, and my ISP is a bit unreliable so it often gets laggy and stuttery for me (because it can't buffer as much as for non-live video). So it's not really a surprise that I don't use it.

I find the concept interesting - I see the section and often think "this looks neat, maybe I could watch it if things work out", but then it never worked out? The few times I caught Samsai streaming, for example, was through Mastodon (because I browse there more often, while here I just come a few times to read a few articles). Having a place that aggregates streamers is potentially cool, but I don't know what would make it more useful.
Valck 16 Nov
I haven't used the sidebar, and frankly would be glad to see it go, instead of it periodically polling to see whether there's a new stream up already. I may be a dinosaur, but I want to load a web page once, and be done – none of that dynamic web stuff for me, thank you.

I don't watch livestreams when they are "live", and replays only if they promise to contain information that isn't available elsewhere – a promise unkept more often than not.
As such, I only come across "live" stream recordings if I explicitly do a search for some topic, and avoid even those if at all possible.
Liam Dawe 16 Nov
Quoting: ValckI haven't used the sidebar, and frankly would be glad to see it go, instead of it periodically polling to see whether there's a new stream up already. I may be a dinosaur, but I want to load a web page once, and be done – none of that dynamic web stuff for me, thank you.
It doesn't do that, people add their streams manually to our DB.

The only period polling is for our own stream, which displays somewhere else.
Valck 16 Nov
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: ValckI haven't used the sidebar, and frankly would be glad to see it go, instead of it periodically polling to see whether there's a new stream up already. I may be a dinosaur, but I want to load a web page once, and be done – none of that dynamic web stuff for me, thank you.
It doesn't do that, people add their streams manually to our DB.

The only period polling is for our own stream, which displays somewhere else.
That's fine then, thank you for the clarification.
Still wouldn't mind if it disappeared, but don't care too much either way ;)
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