Our last Google Hangout has got the following comment with 5 upvotes:
I would have loved to hear what he had to say but the audio was so poor
that after four minutes I had to give up listening. I had only
understood a few isolated words and had no idea what was being
discussed. Is there any way a transcript or summary could be published?
This is a fair point. I don’t think we can afford the time it takes to do a Hangout if it’s only useful to a tiny minority of people with the patience to suffer the poor AV quality.
I think if the Hangouts were more interactive I’d like them better (i.e. we could have actual discussions) - they’re a wee bit stilted since they’re monologues. If they’re to continue we really need to fix the AV or they’re worse than pointless. But that aside, I think the mailing list is a better resource if you want detailed info and useful, real-time status updates.
So should we maybe drop them altogether? Or are our careers as youtubers just beginning?