2019 Week 4 Preseason -- Video Show Q&A (8/29 TUE 10pm-11pmET)
We've moved to a new platform for the Q&A -- to Amazon's excellent 'Twitch' service. The past few weeks have been our maiden voyages and all has gone well. We're back there again today.
Key things to get ready for the show:
-- You don't have to have a Twitch account to watch on Twitch but if you want to participate in the chat or ask a question...you have to have an account. It's free -- just need a Username and Password.
If you have/make an account and you 'follow' our channel on Twitch, then you will get notifications the moment the show is starting up or if I randomly jump on at any point in the day for some reason (I will surprise you one of these upcoming days and only followers of the channel will know when it is happening).
You can also watch the prior shows if they are still housed there on Twitch. We plan to take them from Twitch to a private YouTube and then set up an archive page that you can go to any of our shows all season.
We have a show from the last two weeks still on there right now.
-- If you want to ask a question, not make a comment, but ask a fantasy/football question…please start out by typing @ffmetrics, which adding that at the start special-highlights your question in the chat when you post it. I can look for the highlighted posts for questions among all the other words.
-- Keep it clean and give me grace to catch up to all the questions. I'll be watching the games, making game comments, and answering questions at the same time...it's a juggling act. I plan to get to every question I can.
-- I may jump on 5-10 minutes prior to do an audio and video check, but we'll start on-time with any juicy notes I have to share and take questions.
Click this link and you’ll be taken to our Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/ffmetrics and then you just watch like tuning to a TV channel when it is showtime.
Old notes from our debut launch/why we switched to Twitch for now:
OK, Shindig has fallen apart on us. I like their format for Q&A’s, but their video and audio were becoming unreliable as time went on. So, we’re switching to a new, easier format.
When in trouble…call out to Amazon.
More specifically, Amazon owned mega-platform for video/live streaming – ‘Twitch’.
Some of you may be Twitch users. Most of you have heard of Twitch but might have not ever used it. It’s pretty simple. You don’t even have to have a user/password to access the show, but if you don’t have the user/pw set up…you cannot send me a question.
You can watch on computer or mobile device with EASE. All the kids are doing it!
Twitch is the home of the video game streamers. The largest platform in the world for it.
Because it’s so huge and ‘it’s Amazon’ we don’t have to worry about stability or support with Twitch. It’s about as reliable as it gets. And that makes my life easier. My YouTube star/son Nateson is an expert at Twitch as is my gifted tech support son (Jakester), so I have extra special help here…you’ll see some clean graphics, etc., already set up with more design and features to come as we see if Twitch will be our new home.
I have a link to the show/my channel ‘ffmetrics’ below. Click it and you’re ready to watch. Again, sign in/have an account if you want to ask questions/make comments. Setting up an account is easy…like 30 seconds tops.
I have little control (right now) over the questions/comments coming in with a Twitch stream. Twitch was designed, in part, to enhance audience participation. With our old format I had all the questions sent to me and I could bring them up one at a time for all to see while I answered. With Twitch…the comments and questions come as fast as they are sent…and they all get intertwined. It’s going to be new for me on how to handle watching football, keeping up with comments/questions, and you being able to see them. I have less control/things move faster on Twitch…we’ll see how I do.
Allow me some grace on keeping up with the questions. I’ll try to get to all of them, but my control is less than before. This will be a nice practice run to see how it goes. I may need to take questions in email instead and read them versus using their fast-moving chat section.
If you want to ask a question, not make a comment, but ask a fantasy/football question…please start out by typing @ffmetrics, which adding that highlights your question when you post it. I can look for the highlighted posts for questions among all the words.
If you have a question, gimme those particulars…scoring system (PPR, 4 or 6pts pass TD, etc.), special bonus scoring, lineup config special items, # of teams, dynasty/redraft, etc., that helps me answer the question.
The chat feature is great, but if anyone gets out of line -- I have the power to ban the user. Let’s keep it clean and friendly!!
Let’s see how this new world of Twitch works for all of us.
Click this link and you’ll be taken to our Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/ffmetrics
The show will be available on-demand with in 24 hours for your viewing/listening pleasure. We’ll set up a post to the show for you.