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  1. cannot add a file

    I am try to submit http://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/audio/23_1_12_Crowdsourcing.mp3 but it says it can't find a media file at this address

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    • there's an error message

      Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 67108864 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 50514647 bytes) in /mnt/spoken/www/haystack/classes/MediaDiscovery.php on line 517

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      • Add a "permanent login" option

        Having a "remember me" option is realy useful on my personal computer that I always have control over.

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        • When resubmitting a feed show a link to the feeds page in SW

          When submitting a feed, I'm probably interested in it, and will want to add it to a collection so it would be nice to have a direct link to the feeds page within Spokenword.org

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          • embedded RSS feeds, for instance for ITConversations, should be searchable via the global search

            I'm using my collections RSS feed to list interesting podcasts in my blog's sidebar. I'd found a few, and then was surprised that I couldn't find recent ITConversations podcasts.

            I've discovered that SpokenWords incorporates ITConversations by RSS feed, i.e. http://www.spokenword.org/feed/1
            so I was able to find the podcast I wanted. But some folks won't be so persistent, and the RSS listing can't be searched. Luckily, the podcast I wanted was on the first screen.

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            • Subscribed feeds stop adding new content to a collection

              Around every 3 or 4 months, some casts stop appearing in my main queue collection. I have to unsubscribe to the feed and then resubscribe. At least it has happened to IT Conversations and Security Now.

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              • The icon should link to the feed, not to the most recent item from it

                When you click on a feed icon, it doesn't take you to the feed view (the lisitng in reverse chronological order). I think it should.

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                • Better control over a collection's order

                  I have a collection which is an ordered list:

                  http://www.spokenword.org/playlist/3524

                  That is, these programs are sequential and should be played back in a certain order.

                  Not only can't I reorder them, but iTunes displays them in a different order.

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                  • Preserve the individual feed name in the aggregated RSS feed that goes to iTunes

                    In a regular iTunes podcast subscription list you see the podcast name and the names of the individual episode names underneath. If you subscribe to a SpokenWord myQueue feed you just see the episode names, because the podcast name is MyQueue. It is often hard to tell what podcast the episodes come from. Maybe the podcast name can be put in as a prefix to the episode name or description? Or there's some other field that could be abused to hold this information?

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                    • Include collection name in notification about new followers

                      We are now getting an email notification when someone starts following one of our collections.

                      This email should include the name of the collection.

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                      • Add programs to a feed

                        Sometimes an RSS feed doesn't contain all episodes of a podcast. It would be nice if I were able to add those episodes to the feed, instead of as a single program.

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                        • Allow subscription to sub-feeds of master feeds

                          A case in point is the master feed of IT Conversations. I would like to be able to subscribe to the individual sub feeds such as Tech Nation or Interviews with Innovators etc. To be able to distinguish and browse them individually away from the main IT Converstions feed would also be great.

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                          • "Delete collection" option

                            I would like to delete a collection that I had created but no longer use and no longer want attached to my account.

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                            • Member browser broken

                              The "Browse new members" page is broken

                              http://www.spokenword.org/memberBrowser

                              debug: An error has occured in our application. Please report to support@spokenword.org.

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                              • Reduce time lag Spokenword website and my queue rss

                                If I change my Spokenword queue, it takes quite a while for the RSS to update. I can't just go straight to my podcatcher and download the new podcasts I have selected.

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                                • Link to all my collections from the "Collections" menu bar

                                  On the top page menu bar, we have "Collections>My Collection" which goes to you primary collection.

                                  It would be nice to have all your collections listed there.

                                  Right now, it takes four clicks to get to a secondary collection ("My SpokenWord", "created x collections", collection name to expand the search results, collection name again to go to the detail page).

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                                  • make url in comments clickable links

                                    When you type a URL into a comment, this should be displayed as a clickable link.

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                                    • Keep the search term, when switching to advanced search

                                      Currently, when I start a search from the home page, I get to the Search Results page. That is fine - the search term is kept.
                                      Then there is a link "Advanced Search". When I click on it, I get to the Advanced Search page (titled "Object Search"???) and the search term is replaced by "Enter search text here."

                                      I consider this to be big usability flaw. I now know to copy my old search term in advance to the clipboard and then paste it again, but please "Don't make me think!".

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                                      • Make it easy to move a feed from one collection to another

                                        I thought of collections as a means of organizing my feeds, just like folders of a file system or like tagging in gmail. Currently, there is no direct way, to move/copy a feed or program from one collection to another. Please establish this.

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                                        • Allow programs without media files

                                          See http://nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/index.php?id=620. It's a video of a great lecture by a Nobel Prize winner, but it's in Flash on only on their site. They offer no embed code or external file.

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