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Duncan Mackenzie Duncanma "yeah that's awful close, but that's not why I'm so hard done by"
  • "Comments have been closed since this content was published more than 30 days ago..."

    @UncleMike: There are two reasons why we do this, but that doesn't mean either of them are valid reasons for our decision... happy to discuss.

    First, as you said, authors don't follow or reply to discussions on older videos, so we felt that users were mostly posting comments into a void.

    Second, before we had this in place, the vast majority of comments on older videos were spam. The % was so high of all comments made on old videos, that we felt just turning them off was the right path.

    I'd hate to think we were stifling discussion though, any chance you could give an example of a video, and the discussion you wanted to start? Might help to convince us that the risk of more spam is outweighed by the content that would be added to the site's discussions.

  • Channel 9 for Xbox One

    @Kryptos: We haven't had much time to spend on it, sorry... really just two devs working on site features, only one was working on the Xbox One app... also the person behind the player on the site and the Windows 8 app (and many more things that are not as visible). We will see what we can do to raise it in our priority list though! We'd like to see it too!

  • TechEd Australia 2014 - Videos?

    @ZippyV: they are coming, I believe they had two events back to back so the videos will appear after the 2nd ends

  • big bang stuffed again

    @casual0bsrvr: I'm guessing you want to talk to a television station of some sort... we are a tech video site about Microsoft technologies... sorry for the confusion. Get that the name is confusing, but it actually has a nice explanation involving United Airlines, the 'behind the scenes' experience and all sorts of other interesting facts.

  • Playback Speed

    @TheRickshaw: That was present in IE before our latest update (it was a right-click option I believe), but I guess we've taken it away...  will see if the dev team has any ideas

  • Idea: Get a video link URL at this time

    @LukePuplett: Luke, that's a great idea. I'll make sure to suggest it as an enhancement when we are doing work on the whole 'embed' section of our item pages

  • Channel 9 officially dead?

    @wastingtimewithforums: Hey WTWF, did you see your new thread live? I can't find it in our system to see why it was removed or by who...

  • C9 same design for years?

    @MasterPi: I can't comment on thread view count, mostly because I haven't really thought through what it would take to add it in. I don't think it is a crazy amount of work, but I hesitate to promise without looking at it.

    As far as a new look/design goes, consider this the first hint/leak/preview: we are working on one. The motivation was responsive, but the end result was an overall revamp of the design. I always feel like someone will hate any change we do, but hopefully the majority will like the change. Geoff on our team is running the re-design project, so perhaps he'll post some images, but all I can promise is that responsive was our first and primary goal, so that is definitely part of it. Second priority was some flexibility in the homepage. I've been wanting to be able to change it up from time to time, run a 'spotlight on azure' set of videos or 'spotlight on Microsoft History' (given the recent Larry Osterman videos), so the new design allows for the introduction of some random content to the homepage from time to time.

  • "This thread appears to be spam and has been rejected"

    @MasterPi: it is dumber than that, it just counts links. It could count links as a proportion of content, but no such luck yet :)

  • Help needed using perfmon

    @qanplazas: Andrew Richards, host of Defrag Tools (http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools) gave me this reply for you

    Physical disk \ disk queue length is the counter you want. Over 2 is bad.

    There is defrag tools episode on WPT DISK that goes in to the detail.

    ( I believe that is http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools/Defrag-Tools-78-WPT-Example-Disk )