The plan is to get the ALPB back to its original intent, as a group that meets for casual chat using TeamSpeak to pool programming material and ideas as well as helping each other with technical issues. In that regard it is a forum but one where people talk to each other. We're broadcasters, we should be able to do that.
The forum was an attempt to bring The ALPB more members and it back-fired. Although there were many new members, none understood the purpose of The ALPB. The ALPB became just another public texting forum. With the forum came personality conflicts and political rants. It is too easy to hide behind a keyboard making jabs as opposed to actually talking with each other.
Will there be a connection between this forum and The ALPB? Only the fact that some will be members of both. This forum will continue as it is, The ALPB will continue as it was intended.
Perhaps The ALPB will be reduced to simply a website resource for micro-broadcasters. Perhaps it will grow again as a group of people that come together to talk, to improve micro-broadcasting, giving their local audience a reason to tune in.
Who knows what the future holds...
MRAM 1500 Charter Member ALPB Previous Chairman ALPB
Maybe I'll try the audio chat, I always heard about it but never picked up the gauntlet and tried it. Maybe it's that I'm on the mike for a few hours each week and like to hide on these forums and text, but it's true, as broadcasters we should be comfortable with meeting schedules and speech. I'm glad you're trying something new.
I've noticed people can jab more in text than they would live, but I've always seen text as a face to face conversation and that every word matters.
Good rundown on the issues and why this forum was a thorn-in-the-side. From where I sit, I didn't understand. Hang in there and stay strong.
When I went to alpb.boards.net, I notice it changes to mbcf boards.net now, so it works. If you go there using your browser's address bar, in Firefox, but you want to be sure and switch to the new address, you can go to the menu under History in the tool bar, and Show All History, right click on ALPB's old address in the listing, and choose 'Forget This Site'. You have to remember, or bookmark then, mbcf.boards.net.