A thought: I know this is
Forum, but after the extensive discussion in the recent thread on Global Radio's programming changes, I wonder if the Mass Media & Tech forum could be extended to include radio discussion? Activity in the Birdsong forum on Metropol has sadly died off
I'd rather look at revitalising Birdsong. Actually I'd rather look at getting the links between Metro and TVF better advertised full stop, the amount of people using rubbish upload services in requests for example where we then lose the stuff after 30 days is a waste given metro offers unlimited space.
I agree, replying in the Requests forum should probably bring up a banner reminding you to use Metropol's upload service, like when posting in The Newsroom reminds you to start a new thread for major topics.
I wonder if the problem with Metropol is that at some point the people who were regular posters on both places naturally stopped posting or no longer post as often, but the new regulars here didn't start posting at Metro. I think that's partly down to the fact that new posts in The Lounge are no longer shown on the TVF homepage - it used to be treated as equal to the rest of the forums, now it's just the Metropol logo with no explanation as to what it is. Maybe bringing that back for both The Lounge and Birdsong would encourage people on TVF to look at them. But I appreciate that's not entirely a decision on Metropol's part.