Hey all -
We're in the middle of setting up the archive for this weeks happy hour. As you know, we made the live version free to everyone for this week. We'd like to continue doing it this way the last week of every month, or at the least every other month. The reasons are pretty simple for us.
- It allows us to bring in special guests like the Bastian team and help them reach a larger audience.
- It helps us show off the benefits of subscription... which apparently is a drunk Tested team.
I think it went pretty well and this was one of our better shows. Right now we're considering putting the archive for this week's show up and available for everyone in the same fashion, but to be honest, we don't feel comfortable making that decision without you guys giving us the OK.
If you have a second and are a subscriber, please let us know your thoughts. I think we're all mature enough for this kind of feedback to not start into a war, really we just want to make sure we're delivering on the promise of extra content that you're paying for. If for some reason you think opening up these occasional shows to non-subscribers is a bad idea, we'll certainly go with your decision.
I'll also add that we've had more new subscribers added today than any day since the Big Live Live Show, so for us, it certainly makes sense to open these occasional shows up. If you have any thoughts on the matter feel free to let us know here, or if you feel uncomfortable about it, send me a personal email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE: Based on everyone's feedback I'm gonna tell Vinny to go ahead and put the archive up for all members. We're gonna adjust the chat so that all future free live shows are subscriber only for chatting, as we're still aiming these things as conversations between the community and the studio. We'll continue the conversation on how often we should be opening these up, but it's definitely not going to be more than once every month. Thanks for everyone's opinions.