Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

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    • Having Long Hair

      5 days ago

      Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

      I've recently had some freelance work and one of the other members of the crew asked me why I have long hair. This comes up now and again and while I'm thinking "why does it matter that I have long hair?" manners demands I at least give some response, so here it is:

      1) I think I look good with long hair

      2) A good haircut is expensive

      3) Having to put product in your hair to make the perfect quiff is annoying and take a lot of time and will invariably look slightly/very disheveled by the end of the day

      4) Having the option to tie it back or leave it loose depending on my mood is nice, especially when my mood can change dozens of times a day

      5) Me with short hair doesn't feel like me

    • Why I believe the RTUK Community group is broken

      3 months ago

      Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

      Let me preface this with stating a few facts. I have no involvement in running RTUK. I have no intention of getting involved with running RTUK. I am very much on the outskirts of the group in general. I am good friends with Craig. This is my opinion and you can take it or leave it, but please respect it.

      I believe RTUK is broken. In essence I believe the people who run the group are no longer running it in a way that represents the community. Let’s go through my history with the group.

      First off I joined the site back in 2012, I had no idea about RTUK (RvB UK as it was back then) until maybe a year into being a part of the community. This is because the group weren’t particularly active on the site. I finally found out about the yearly event they did in Leicester, only because I wrote a journal saying there should be some sort of big UK event (thinking “maybe I could do that?”) and got a reply telling me about it. I replied saying it doesn’t seem very active and was told “it will when it’s nearer the event”. I was left with the impression that it wasn’t a very active group and left it at that.

      By the end of 2013 I was pretty active in the community with RT Radio and I made friends with some people from around the UK. In 2014 I went to my first RTX, there was a meetup of UK people and it was not done through the community group. Later that year I went up to Inverness for a RT Scotland meetup. I was curious about RT Scotland because I thought to myself “If there’s an RvB UK group are RT Scotland part of that or a separate entity?”. I was told of an interaction between the 2 people who ran the groups at the time (bare in mind this is one side of the story, but this is what I was told) UK wanted Scotland to be part of the UK group. Scotland would cease to be and the leader of Scotland would become “the UK rep for Scotland”. I felt that was a case of “Hey, Scotland you’re doing a good job and making us look shitty because we’re really inactive, so join us and make us look good”. I didn’t like that. Over this period I tried on and off to keep up-to-date with what was happening in the UK community. I found this hard because the RvB UK twitter account was used as a personal account as well as a community account. I believe this is a key failure in community groups. It makes it about the individual, not the group. I’ll come back to this later.


      I’d like to state again that these are just my opinions.


      Now, in 2015 there was a change in RvB UK. Firstly, they changed who ran the group. Secondly, there was the switch to RTUK. Thirdly, the twitter account was no longer used as a personal account. And finally, it was welcoming.


      That’s the key point. Welcoming. A community group should, above all, be welcoming. It can have faults (all community groups do), but by being welcoming you’re starting on the right foot with the members and creating a good environment to grow. I noticed more and more activity from the group. They organised in a really nice way with ambassadors for different areas of the country to help organise local events and welcome members in their areas. They created sub groups for gaming and cosplay. Basically, they became A COMMUNITY.


      After the yearly event in Leicester in 2016, things changed. This time for the worse. The person who had been organising the community for the last year was ousted and a committee of select individuals took over running the group. It was a bad move. I am sure there are more issues than those I’m choosing to highlight but these are the ones I want to concentrate on. Firstly, they abandoned the Facebook group with 3000+ members to start a new one which the called the ‘official group’. The new group has a couple of hundred members, the old has 3000+. See the difference? Now here’s the big thing for me, the Facebook group was the hub of the community. Events, fan art, reaction to videos, random posts, conversation starters. It all happened on that Facebook group. Then it was no longer the ‘official’ channel. So what happens? It’s left to it’s own devices of course. It’s still very active but it no longer has the care, attention and moderation a feed like that needs. The community was abandoned.


      Secondly, last week, the committee decided that all the ambassadors would have that position taken away without notice and they’d open applications for new ambassadors. Now, I can understand having to replace ambassadors. Maybe, they’re not doing a good job or they can’t dedicate the time anymore, these things happen and so a small turnaround in ambassadors makes sense. Replacing all of them in one big lump makes very little sense to me, not informing those members is down right disrespectful. These people are VOLUNTEERS. They don’t get paid. They dedicate their free time to help in the community they love. My second issue here is the taking applications part. Like I just said, these people are volunteers and members of the community. This is not a company filling positions. If you need new more people to help, you ASK your community.


      I said earlier about the individual vs the community, here’s where that comes back in. To me, it seems that members of the committee no longer see this as a community but rather a vehicle to reach their own goals. This position has led to the abandonment of the community I mentioned. I think it has also let poor attitudes go unchecked, and led to some less than savoury comments about RT’s coming RTX announcement that were seen earlier. It’s called community MANAGEMENT for a reason. The community needs to be managed!


      You may be wondering at this point (if you’re still actually reading that is) why I haven’t mentioned names. Well mostly it’s because I’m doing this on my own back and if people don’t want to be mentioned then I shouldn’t put them in that position. I will though mention someone, and that’s Craig. He was the guy that helped change RTUK for the better. He’s the one who made the community a welcoming place. That video of Burnie that lots are sharing again of the ‘Maybe…maybe? Maybe” for a UK RTX? That was Craig who got that. Craig poured his heart into the community and every single day I see how much it’s hurt him being pushed out.


      Finally, I run a community group, generally, I do an ok job. I would never say I’m without fault when with the way I run the group. I’m sure Craig had his faults with the way he ran the group, but in his case the positives way outweigh those faults. In the way the committee run the group, the negatives seriously outweigh the positives.


      That’s all I have to say, so I’ll sign off with saying once again, these are my opinions and observations, feel free to disagree with them but please respect them.

    • When is a community not a community?

      5 months ago

      Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

      From my point of view, when there is a lack of conversation.


      I believe there is a lack of conversation between this community and Rooster Teeth. I fear they are no longer in touch with what is happening in the community.


      Here are some examples:

      Secret Santa

      RT launched their own Secret Santa scheme yesterday. That's all well and good but if they had been paying attention to what has been happening in the community they would have realised that a community group has been doing that for years.


      What they should have done is promote that group, worked WITH the community so that more people can get involved.

      Fanart Friday
      This has been running through Becca's Rooster Teeth Poppycock group with conjunction with BIBGITE. That's all well and good (even with BIGBITE's activity dropping significantly) but with neither RT or BIGBITE promoting it, it's not engaging with the community.

      The Website
      The site continues to be a cause for frustration for many. Forums for one. I don't use forums generally speaking but those who do (like @Metasponge) do. The fact that forum admins still don't have the power to be admins is inexcusable. How are groups meant to function when members have to re-follow them to get updates? It's idiotic. Apps shouldn't be launching with broken features (i.e. Live stream).


      The long and short of it is, it's sloppy and disappointing on every level.


      But hey. That's just my opinion.

    • Evv asked Ginman a question

      Will you be doing anything for RT Extra Life?

      Answered: Oct 11, 2016

      Yes, we're planning to go the whole 25hrs on the community stream weekend

    • Grateful

      8 months ago

      Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

      Grateful. There are many moments in life I am grateful for. I am grateful for the moment I got into my secondary school. I'm grateful for the chance to travel to Mongolia. I'm grateful for the moment I stood up to a teacher who was, to all intense and purposes bullying me. I'm grateful that I was able to move to London at 19. I am grateful for the experiences I had at CSSD. I am grateful that I realised that even though I love it, theatre was not the right career for me. I am grateful for being chosen to represent my country and the city I live in as a volunteer for the London 2012 Olympic Games.


      I'm grateful that one day in 2011 I stumbled across Red vs Blue on YouTube. I'm grateful that I chose to join this site. I am grateful for discovering a deeper love for gaming than I realised I had. I am grateful for being able to be the nerdy, geeky guy that my teen years didn't allow for. I am grateful for a single tweet from Caiti that introduced me to so many wonderful people in this community. I am grateful for the 3 summers I've headed over to Austin for the best weeks of each year.


      I am grateful for the unbelievably supportive parents I am lucky enough to have. I am grateful for all my friends over the years. I am grateful for the friends I have now, even though they are spread around the world. I am grateful for you.


      I am grateful.

    • What's going on with RT Radio

      9 months ago

      Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

      If you're reading this, be warned, I'm quite angry and upset.


      In October of 2013, @Caiti started a little thing call RT Radio. I was there at the start. I made some great friends. I started to get involved with running it and took over running the group. It was great fun, every Friday I chat for a few hours with friends and listen to music. We got staff involved, we got the community involved, it was open, it was friendly and I love it.


      Notice, all that is in the past tense.


      In July 2015, RT Radio was in running for an hour on Thursdays, 4 hours on Fridays and was in the middle of a charity month. That's when the old site got turned off and we started using the current version. RT Radio used the sponsor chat module to run, we expected to continue when the switchover happened. We then found out that chat would not be ready for launch. So we assumed it would be a few weeks and it would be ready and we'd be back going again. It wasn't a few weeks. It was 6 months. We couldn't even advertise the fact that we weren't around because of the need to re-follow groups to get notifications. And that feature didn't come in for a while.


      So 6 months on and we try and get things going again. It's been a very hard 8 months. We haven't got a numbers back, we've had to take time out of the show, people were coming up to me at RTX saying 'what happened to RT Radio?' and 'RT Radio is still going?! I had no idea!'.


      You may be saying 'Joe have you really tried?' Yes. I have. Not just me. @MauriceV is there every week backing me up. Some may ask what happened to staff involvement and community DJs. It's a good question and the answer is very simple. Autoplay. Maurice and I have to type an autoplay code into each track embedded into the RT Radio chat. It's not ideal. Worse than that, it's crap. When we first came back and let the RT dev team know about this they promised we'd get the function soon. That was 8 months ago. We held off getting guests in because we didn't want to make them type in the extra code because it complicates everything. We didn't want things going wrong for guests, so we didn't bring them back. 'But Joe, have you been trying to get the word out?' I've written journals, we've got a twitter that advertises every show and every playlist, the group does the same, we try to spread the word, but we haven't been able to gain any traction. What it boils down to is that we're currently lucky to get 10 people in for shows. We used to get 20 plus for a normal show.


      So what the hell should we do? I wish I could say I'm still as motivated as before, I can't. I'm not enjoying it nearly as much as I used to. I used to love spending my time chatting to people in the group and listening to music, but the chat is so quiet that there isn't much chat. It makes me upset and angry every Thursday and Friday. I used to be awake all night on Fridays because I'd come off RT Radio buzzing. Now I'm awake because I'm angry and upset.


      We've been promised so many times that the chat module will improve, we'll get autoplay, it won't look odd when GIFs and pictures are posted and we wouldn't have to deal with it just crashing on occasion. But we continue to be let down.


      The question now is, how long can we continue? It's coming to the point that the group is on serious life support. Yeah ok, we had a good run. Not many groups stay active for this long, but I don't want to hear that. I don't want to end the group. I want it to get back to it's best. If that means me stepping aside and letting someone else run it then so be it. At the end of the day the group was a great place for community members to meet new people. Some had there first real interactions with other community members in RT Radio chat.


      So where do we go from here? You tell me. I'm too close to tears after writing all this to know what to do.

    • So Joe...what's going on with you

      9 months ago

      Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

      I'm glad you asked disembodied voice which might turn out to be my inner monologue...


      Errrrrr....yes. Ok. That got odd. Anyway....


      Hello, yes, stuff has been happening. RTX of course, another great 3 week trip to Austin. It's so good to get out of London for an extended period of time and Austin just makes me happy. As always I got to hang out with some of my favourite people, meet some great members of the community and just be me but surrounded by people who actually get me. Soppy sentence but it really does help my mental state.


      I find it strange that I hang out with Paul and Chris more when in Austin than I do in England even though we live here. Crazy.


      Other stuff that's been going on, you may have seen a couple of months back I joined the BIGBITE team. Things have been changing an awful lot for us with the end of the magazine and the launch of the new site, but it's mostly the change in focus of the content with the shift away from RT related stuff to our own original media. Which is sort of where I come in as I'm heading up the video and audio side. We've brought some ridiculously talented folks on and I can't wait for you all to see start seeing the content we're creating.


      In other news, starting to seriously look at moving out of London and maybe out of the country. London is all well and good but when you no longer take advantage of what's available it's time to start looking elsewhere. Plus, with my work mainly being online with BIGBITE now location is much less of a deal, as long as the internet connection is good.


      The need to get more active exercise is also right up there at the moment. As comfortable as I am calling myself a fat bastard and the such, it's time to start sorting myself out and getting back to a fit and healthy body.


      I think that's all. I'm sure that disembodied voice will let me know if I've missed anything...

    • Four!

      11 months ago

      Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

      Completely forgot that yesterday marked 4 years since I signed up.


      Things have changed a lot since then. Some changes for the better, some for worse, but as ever I'm very proud to be a member of a community that comes together when it's most needed. I've found some very special people here who have become as close as any friends I've ever had.


      Looking forward to spending time with a lot of those people in Austin this summer for my 3rd RTX. It's the highlight of my year because I get to spend it with you wonderful people.

      Much love.


      JG

    • New video. YAAAAAAAY

      1 year ago

      Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

      Did a new Party Hard video with @Raf :)

    • Not giving up yet

      1 year ago

      Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

      I'm not ready to give up yet. BUT I need to get moving again. To that end I want to shoot at least one short/sketch in the next few weeks. To do it, I need a guy and girl to act in it. It's all very simple stuff and won't take more than an afternoon or evening to shoot. Please please PLEASE spread the word. Any help would be awesome

  • Comments (142)

    • LadyOddDuck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Call Me Duck

      3 months ago

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      You make my heart sing. Happy Valentine's Day!

      This comment brought to you by Warm Fuzzies. Join the fun!

    • Shoban FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nabohs

      4 months ago

      Happy FU Day dude!!

    • LCPeter

      4 months ago

      Yes Happy FU Day!!

    • LadyOddDuck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Call Me Duck

      4 months ago

      Happy FU Day!

    • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

      1 year ago

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      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        1 year ago

        Awwww <3

    • LadyOddDuck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Call Me Duck

      1 year ago

      Happy Valentine's Day to my favorite RT Community DJ!

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      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        1 year ago

        <3

    • Dylan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Davesexual

      1 year ago

      Adam has re-installed chat to the RT Radio group. I don't know how actually working the chat and its embeds goes anymore, but all the RT Radio faithful at least have a place to go back to here on RT to at the very least share some good tunes.

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        1 year ago

        Yeah I just saw the message from him. It's awesome news

    • Armor3dXombi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Munchies

      1 year ago

      So I can't see anything from the RT Radio page and was wondering when and where the RT Radio meet-up is during RTX?

    • LadyOddDuck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Call Me Duck

      1 year ago

      Hello from the beta-y future!

    • ThatDan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      So after all the RTXUK forum and whatsapp talk, meetups and rt radio, I still don't have you as a friend on here smiley6.gif let us correct this now!

    • rachyrock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Goddess of Noms

      2 years ago

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      Here's your reminder to pick up your dozen if you haven't already smiley0.gif

      Hope you're feeling better!

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        2 years ago

        Thanks! I will celebrate or despair with Krispy Kreme :p

      • rachyrock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Goddess of Noms

        2 years ago

        Or if it goes well, too? Best of luck on your interview!

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        2 years ago

        I didn't get them. Maybe Thursday after my job interview...if it goes badly

    • LadyOddDuck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Call Me Duck

      2 years ago

      Happy Valentine's Day, Joe. It has been fantastic getting to know you these past few months. You do an incredible job with RT Radio. It's one of my favorite groups/events on the site. I'm so glad we've met!

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      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        2 years ago

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    • Raf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ShimmySham Gaming

      2 years ago

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      Thank you for bringing constant entertainment to the community with RT Radio! You are an absolutely amazing dude and I'm glad we became friends! Stay awesome! smiley8.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley13.gif

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        2 years ago

        Love you too man smiley12.gif

    • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

      2 years ago

      The RT Radio hangout is one of my favorite memories from RTX 2014. You're coming again this year, right? I want to say howdy again!!! But yeah. You're awesome. I didn't really have an exit strategy for this Warm Fuzzy. *presses EJECT button*
      Spread the love with Warm Fuzzies of your own today!

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        2 years ago

        I'm in Austin for 3 1/2 weeks because I'm insane apparently. Also, watch last weeks RT Radio News vid

      • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

        2 years ago

        AWESOME. smiley0.gif

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        2 years ago

        Thanks love! I'll be there and this time RT Radio might be going big...

    • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

      2 years ago

      Hey man!

      Thanks for keeping RT Radio going, I look forward to it every week and thanks for advancing it to where it is now. Other things too (I might have been writing for an hour and a half at this point)

      Have a wonderful day! <3

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      2 years ago

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      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        2 years ago

        awwwwwwww that's nice smiley0.gifsmiley12.gif

    • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

      2 years ago

      I did not get any planes walkers in the Fat pack, but I did get 3 mythic rates which were excellent =) Just thought I'd clear that up.

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        2 years ago

        Thanks mate!

    • ailsarocks FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Community Stylist

      2 years ago

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    • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

      2 years ago

      <3

    • Noblelance FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Pun-isher

      2 years ago

      RT Radio is a place to relax when I can sadly remember to visit and hear music I would not normally listen to or think I would enjoy. And sometimes I don't, and sometimes I do so it's great to have that opportunity.

    • Ansere FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      RT Radio is a place you can relax, listen to great music, hear new music, share in a awesome atmosphere and meet amazing people. I stumbled across it randomly one night when I was a bit down, instantly picked up! Everyone was so friendly. After one night I was determined to keep coming back.

    • PeteG FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sponsor

      2 years ago

      RT Radio is awesome because for me it comes on as I am finishing working on Fridays. It gives me that last little push to get me to the weekend. I like the variety of music that we get with the guest DJs. It's way better than listening to the same stuff on my phone or the local radio station. Not to mention the people in the chat are a lot of fun to talk to and read conversations from.

    • RoosterSammii FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      I love RT Radio as it was the first place I could really go to interact with the community, and discovering new music was a bonus. And after getting the chance to guest DJ I felt like I had really become a part of the community and I felt like, after some initial troubles, I was starting to belong. That's why its awesome. For making people have fun, interact and feel like part of the community.

    • DanielStokes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Why do I think RT Radio is awesome. Well that's easy. Good music, nice people and a bit of banter. But seriously I didn't really do anything in the community until I joined RT Radio and now I try to be more active and do more and more.
      Simply it's a grate gateway into the community.
      Congratulations on the 1 year.

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        2 years ago

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    • Hunter04 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hunt

      2 years ago

      I love RT Radio because while it's a great way to interact with staff and other community members, it also let's us see what kind of music each other is into. Plus RT Radio can either resurface our love for old songs or create new love and appreciation for other songs. Even more so, I can listen to songs that I would have never even known existed or I even gave a chance if I didn't use RT Radio.

    • Armor3dXombi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Munchies

      2 years ago

      Why do I love RT Radio? Well, because I love to the know what other people's taste in music are. I have found some awesome music through this group and at the same time, stuff that isn't my fancy. haha But I still love coming to this group every week. It's an escape for me and also a way to vent sometimes when my day's have been utter shit. I have met and befriended some awesome people through RT Radio. I only got to meet one person from the group this past RTX but I plan to meet more next year. I can't wait to see how this group grows and what other guest DJs come by. This has been the best group's I've ever been a part of. smiley12.gifsmiley0.gif

    • Stephen

      2 years ago

      Hey Joe, I don't know if it's your thing but my band will be supporting Knotslip - a tribute to Slipknot - on the 12th October at the O2 Islington Academy. It'd be great to meet you finally.

      • Stephen

        2 years ago

        Ah you'd hate my band then. I assumed with the metal basses etc. :)

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        2 years ago

        Slipknots really not my thing I'm afraid mate! But I should hopefully be at MCM

    • Stilton

      2 years ago

      What does one have to do to be on one of your podcasts?

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        2 years ago

        We're pretty much set with who's on the regular podcast these days. The other podcast we do are a bit more open.

    • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

      2 years ago

      TJ will just randomly quote you from our RT Radio hangout. Also, he's determined we need to hang out will more British people.

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        2 years ago

        I'm pretty happy now :p

        Post edited 7/10/14 12:18PM

    • ailsarocks FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Community Stylist

      2 years ago

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      ...just sayin'

      Post edited 6/23/14 2:51PM

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        2 years ago

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      • ailsarocks FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Community Stylist

        2 years ago

        HAH Yesssss! Good tiiiiimes! smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        2 years ago

        #InJokes #RomanticPenis YEAH I'M BRINGING IT BACK!!

      • ailsarocks FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Community Stylist

        2 years ago

        *HUGS FOREVER*

        You better find that £1 shirt hahaha smiley6.gif

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        2 years ago

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        ...too much?

    • sammy1cat Crazycatlady

      3 years ago

      POOL PARTY!! BAD INFLUENCES!! DRUNK DANCING!! BEER DRINKING!! BAD FLIRTING RTX 2014 smiley0.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley13.gif

    • ailsarocks FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Community Stylist

      3 years ago

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        3 years ago

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    • RJD112

      3 years ago

      I'm back again to tell you that you're dreamy.

      ...I'll just go now. smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        Errrr. Errrr. Errrr. SMOKE BOMB! *run away*

      • RJD112

        3 years ago

        Choose, Joe. Choose...

      • ailsarocks FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Community Stylist

        3 years ago

        HAHA RICHARD HE LOVES ME MORE.

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        I'm not used to all this affection! smiley12.gif

    • ailsarocks FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Community Stylist

      3 years ago

      I'm back again to tell you that you're dreamy.

      ...I'll just go now. smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

      • ailsarocks FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Community Stylist

        3 years ago

        You are the love of my life. You know this.
        I need to tell you this all the time all the ways. smiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley12.gif

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        See. This is why I love you smiley12.gifsmiley0.gif

    • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

      3 years ago

      DUDE. YOU GOT TO GO TO THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS? BLOODY HELL!

      • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

        3 years ago

        Lucky duck.

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        YEAH! I was a Games Maker (one of the volunteers) :D

    • ailsarocks FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Community Stylist

      3 years ago

      Just wanted to stop by and tell you that you're awesome. smiley1.gifsmiley12.gif
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      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        Awww smiley0.gifsmiley12.gif What a lovely way to start the day. You're the best!
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    • ailsarocks FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Community Stylist

      3 years ago

      Hey, sorry I couldn't hang out more in your 24hr stream, I hope you had fun and got to chat with lots of lovely people!
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      Oh, and I hope you got plenty sleep after too! smiley0.gif

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        Thanks for dropping in love, yeah it was fine. Struggling haven't actually been able to sleep for more than an 1hr before being wide awake ._.

        Hope you're feeling better smiley12.gif

    • MauriceV FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Hey, man. Thanks for being a part of the group who I chat with every Friday on RT Radio!

    • theBreen

      3 years ago

      Man, you're part of a few people who, with RT Radio, have made me feel genuinely included in a community which I now love interacting with. Thank you. You also have an awesome taste in music and your 24-hour stream was such an awesome thing to do, applaud you for it!
      Don't forget to spread your own love!

      Post edited 2/14/14 2:16PM

    • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

      3 years ago

      Brutally-Honest-Disney-Valentines-Kuzco.
      I've loved getting to know you through RT Radio, man. The ones that you've hosted have been kick-ass! Keep being awesome!
      If you'd like to pass along the love, check this out! smiley12.gif

    • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

      3 years ago

      Hey! I enjoy listening to your podcast. Even if I've only listened to it for the last 2 weeks. And I see you in RT radio! And I contributed to your 24 hour music stream. Hows it going?

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        Well members of Eighty7 will be there getting unto some silly antics which hopefully everyone will like!

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        Things are going well. I have no idea why I felt the need to justify myself... Oh well. I heard you were going to be at MCM. I will be there too! Yay! Actually Rima/Rips1991 and Ash/SpartanAsh have set up a group for people going. I'm excited, but it's a while away.

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        Hey man! Yeah no worries I remember. Yeah not bad. Yourself?

    • Stephen

      3 years ago

      Hey man, thanks for all your help and advice. We've finally got a podcast out. It took a while but if you'd care to take a listen, that would be great. Thanks.

      adhoctalk.com/episode1/

    • JJ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      hey joe thanks for the add!

    • Stephen

      3 years ago

      What's your podcast set up for recording?

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        Ha!

      • Stephen

        3 years ago

        Thanks man. Btw. Your laugh is really funny. I shouldn't be laughing so loud at work. :)

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        You've got the shure mics - stick with them - one piece of additional equipment and you'll be in business. If you're not looking to spend too much go for the Behringer Xenyx series - they're not bad and they'll give the connectivity, if you want to go a bit higher end try for the Allen & Heath ZED-10F

      • Stephen

        3 years ago

        Thanks for the advice man. I'd love the sound quality you have so I may have to switch to a Snowball.

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        Using Garageband isn't a bad thing. If you're using Shure mics then you've got the quality there you just need to harness it better. Try getting a good quality USB mixer - it should make it just plug and go and you'll have a lot more control over levels than if you're using software to control them

      • Stephen

        3 years ago

        I'm just feeding it all in to my mac and editing it with Garage Band. Not the highest quality or best way to do it but I don't know other software.

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        What mixer are you using?

      • Stephen

        3 years ago

        I've been using a few different Shure mics and they're great but not as easy for a quick set up. I'll work it out eventually.

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        No problem - the way I look at it is USB mics are fine to start off with - but if you're serious about making a go of it, transition to a more professional setup is necessary at some point.

      • Stephen

        3 years ago

        That's great thanks. I've been using a mix of mics and was just wonder what you found was best. Thank you.

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        We use Blue Snowballs at the moment. In time though we'll upgrade to proper condenser mics. Guests will either join us to record or we'll Skype and record the audio directly at their end. We have to use different computers for each Snowball because you can't have 2 plugged into one computer annoyingly, which is why there is occasionally echo. This is also why we are looking to move to condenser mics with a USB mixer. Hope that helps.

    • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      I really liked the podcasts, I really go into them. I'm looking forward to more! ^.^

      • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        I hope it all goes smoothly!

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Fingers crossed! Then I can put it on itunes

      • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        I am! ^^ I hope you gain a lot more people to listen.

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Ha! Glad you enjoyed it! Spread the word!

      • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Awesome! :D I'm super excited about it.

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Good! 1 a week

    • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Hey, how are you? :)

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        soundcloud.com/eighty7-productions/eighty7-p...
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      • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        I don't think I have yet, do you have a link to them? Sorry, I haven't been on here very long to fully explore. :(

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Ha! Thanks. Have you listened to my podcasts?

      • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Ah! xD Pardon me but ew. But if I was offered by a family I wouldn't want to be rude and refuse. Brownie points to you my good sir.

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Nope, we were eating with a family and they asked if we wanted to try - so we did! It wasn't the taste...it was the pop when you bit into in

        Post edited 4/28/13 6:19PM

      • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Was it forced on you? I assumed that testicles wouldn't taste very good.

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        I ate them but I didn't enjoy!

      • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Holy! xD Sounds like a good time. I think the only extreme things I've eaten is dog and horse.

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Oh I'll pretty much eat anything. Point in case - Mongolia summer 2005 - sheep testicles

      • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        I don't really mind. That's what makes all of us unique! Different tastes. But I gotta say, I adore food about as much I adore art and music. xD I love to try many different foods. I think I enjoyed schnitzel the most when I visited Germany and ratatouille when I was in France for a time. Do you like different foods? :3

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Cool. I like listening to soundtracks to, but I expect my choices are a little more mainstream than yours!

      • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Well mine are a bit odd, I listen to Rolling Stones, ACDC, The Eagles, Lonestar, Sinatra, Buble, Movie Soundtracks from movies I've liked... Hmm, Brian Crain, Yiruma. Lots and lots of Korean songs that I have no idea the names of and well I guess just about anything. *shrug*

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Sort of the same as movies, but I go to music is Kings of Leon, Bloc Party, Kasabian, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Sinatra and countless others. Music is kind of my thing. I love music more than majority of other things in my life. What about you?

      • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        I see. Well, sounds fair. Haha. So, what about music?

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        I'll watch anything really...one watch if I don't like it after that first watch then I'm done with it

      • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Oh, well... Hmmm... What kind of movies do you prefer seeing?

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        ...I'm not sure I have one

      • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        True. Do you have a favorite actor?

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Tony Stark's character is basically RDJ's. That's why it works.

      • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        I'm going to see Iron Man myself! (He's my favorite.) Robert Downey Jr is one of my favorite actors. Doesn't it seem at times that Iron Man was based off of Robert? I think so sometimes haha

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Nothing new no. Though there have been quite a few good movies on tele recently (Shaun of the Dead, Fifth Element). Going to see Iron Man 3 on Thursday! Can't wait! How about you?

      • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Silly. Well it's your opinion, I'd need to see them to form a solid one. Haha. So, have you seen any good movies lately?

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        They really weren't!

      • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Oh come now. I'm sure your paintings are amazing!

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        You won't see a good one from me either!

      • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        I love those so much! <3 Though I haven't seen any really good ones lately, in my opinion.

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Landscapes and seascapes mostly.

      • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Oh! What did you enjoy painting most? Just anything and everything?

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Yeah, I used to paint more than draw. That's why I asked CristaGalli to do my profile picture.

      • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Really? :O

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        I doodle. I haven't really sat down and drawn for a few years.

      • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Do you like to draw along with writing?

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

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      • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        I'm really excited. >u< It's going to be awesome!

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Nah, another member of the community did it, CristaGalli. Everyone will see the shorts once they're filmed!

      • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Oooh! I really want to see them but it's up to you. Haha. I'm not very good at comedy. xP So, you drew your profile icon? It's very well done.

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Just started. Finished my first 2. Doing a bit of brainstorming for the next few.

      • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Sounds super fun! :D Do you write comedy shorts often?

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Writing some comedy shorts. Great fun!

      • MsRoseRed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        I'm doing pretty good, just drawing. And what are you up to?

      • Ginman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        I'm fantastic thanks. How about you?

  • Questions answered by Ginman

    Yes, we're planning to go the whole 25hrs on the community stream weekend

    Well I mean Burnie's not exactly little. He's 6ff+ and in pretty decent shape. However, he doesn't have claws and if I have to I can always go for the balls. Ursa-sized Burnie!

    Pizza is quite possibly the most wonderful thing that humans have ever created