Sandusky's only local TV station

nick
Mar 23, 2010

I don't know if you've noticed, but we've got a new video player, with a whole new "Video" page on this site.

It was a lot of work for us, but we're excited about it because it gives us both some new storytelling options and some new usability features. It gives us both a single page to watch all our video and the ability to embed videos right in the text stream of individual stories, something that I think is the next step in online storytelling. Plus, we think it's easier to use.

But all that doesn't matter unless our users -- you -- like it.

So tell me, what do you think?

Comments

Anonymous

Finally a new column! Nick, what took so long?......Geez.

As for the new video, yeah, it's ok, but I certainly wouldn't compare it to a TV station! That's REALLY stretching things.....ALOT!.............

Anonymous

Before I answer any more of your questions, answer some of mine. Remember this?

" Others have asked you to remove libelous information from these comments. Look below for your best example; I should know - I mistakenly took my own part in posting unsubstantiated nonsense about the Dr. I notice that many pleas to remove libelous information, that themselves appear on this very comment board, are ignored. Why is this? Don't you think you should be consistent, and look into ALL these pleas equally? Wouldn't it make sense to comply with this request coming from the likes Dr. Baumgartner since she does it without anonymity, here on the comment board, and instead of immediately threatening legal action, politely asks you time after time to watch what's being posted about her? Can you please do more than 1 response every week and half? Can you please tell us the REAL number of phone calls from angry public officials you receive over these comment boards? Can you tell me why Register writers can crank out story after story with not much more than rumors with no new information day by day, and yet these public comment boards demand a level of journalistic integrity not held by the Register staff? Can you tell me why some honest-to-goodness opinions (phrases that start with "I believe" or "IMO") are deleted, since opinions and beliefs cannot be legally miscontrued for libel? "

Anonymous

Thanks, Nick!!

-Bob Carter

Anonymous

@ tt:

You ask some excellent and poinent questions. Just don't expect any of them to be answered because this is the SR you're dealing with.

Crackhead

i know there is alot of controversy with regards to this newspaper. there are many questions that you would like answered. however, due to the fact that they have been working so diligently on this newfangled t.v. thing. nothing will be answered, completed, nor finished until this gadget is fixed. it sure does inhale a whole bunch of bandwidth when changing screens though. i'd like it turned off, really. oh well another feather in their cap for yet another job well done.

Anonymous

I think the SR needs to use the real TV studio that's collecting dust and provide public access TV.

Anonymous

Hey Nick,

I think as some of the others that you need to establish a form of accountability for posters. Instead of running the blogs like a pre school function, when are you going to make everyone sign up with a user name, and valid email? It's obvious the poster 4 posts below isn't who (it) says it is, yet it goes on other stories making non contributing allegations using peoples real names. Either way it's all good since your security measures there are rather remedial and it has been proven in the past it can be breeched for ip addresses.

Anonymous

Oh boy! The usual cast of control freaks and OCD suffers are back to posting their list of “DEMANDS.” LOL.

Mr. White, best wishes for future success with your new video toy and SR as a whole.

Crackhead

avoid all issues to set up a t.v. system that is all for advertising. what a crock. thanx for some good comments.

Crackhead

i told you not to mess with him. where oh where has the baxter getting his house in order story gone? i didn't run a search yet but it's gone from the week in review...

Anonymous

Why not use the TV station and equipment you have on the 3rd floor and have a real tv station. You could feature local news, public access, and other things. Or, do you guys keep renewing the license so that you have no competition?

By the way, the ads on the video player are a bit annoying, but expected.

Crackhead

where's the baxter story?

Anonymous

Just finished checking out your videos. Great job, good work. I like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous

Go to the bottom of this page. Click on Viewpoints, it is under April 13.

Crackhead

thank you.

Anonymous

Sage, if you're going to diagnose OCD sufferERs, than maybe you should use your MD to see each one personally so that your statement will not be a basis for libel. For someone who hates this blog's comments and commentators, I see you're still here. Of course, there's a story of another troll that lived under what he considered HIS bridge, harassing any that would dare use it until someone put him in his place. Do you claim ownership of these comment boards, like the OTHER TROLL? If so, you're the one to which we should direct complaints regarding the "cleaning up of this whole website. If these blogs and boards aren't your property, are you a masochist? (See how I went and asked, instead of just labeled, and possibly libeled, you?)

Anonymous

If the audio file of the OHP KKK investigation is available, how come we do see/hear anything from the city about the police chief investigation? Isn't all of the public employer investigative work paid for by taxpayers subject to the Freedom of Information Act or the state's open records statues? Apparently the OHP did not plead attorney/client privledge like the city law director... It is very helpful to have access to audio and video files available thanks to the hard working an newly committed SR staff who are attempting to fulfill the promise of the Fourth Estate!

Anonymous

I agree with previous poster about signing in or having some kind of control so people can't post ridiculous posts. There's got to be a way to get that done.

Anonymous

tt, Discovered that you had an uncontrolable desire to correct my typo and also attempt to intimidate me eh? Could it be OCD?

Why do you think that you find it necessary to set up conditions in order to answer Mr. White's simple query?

Anonymous

Show me your MD, Sage, and then maybe you'll find that respectability you've been hunting for here (after all, even a blind squirrel occasionally finds a nut, right?) Also, I'm not trying to intimidate you: all along I've asked you about your need to post vitriol toward other posters...for posting here. Make sense? I agree: it doesn't.

If you're feeling intimidated, or scared, that's entirely your problem. If you're feeling intimidated, leave. Stop looking, stop posting (like you make fun of us for doing) Not only will you no longer feel intimidated, but you won't have to suffer all those "OCD suffers" that post here

All I'm doing is drawing a simple and rather obvious parallel to you and a likewise unsavory character in a child's fairy tale. I asked you several questions, rather reasonable ones, too, under the circumstances. You must work for the Register; neither you NOR Nick have answered in full any of my queries, so why should I answer yours' now?

The difference between my questions and Nick's, i.e. about his new toy, is that questions from myself and others to Nick concerning the integrity of this very publication and the municipal gov't. which seems to randomly receive the newspaper's support or ire are important. If you don't think so, do as you wish we'd all do, and leave all together. Is that simple enough for you?

Anonymous

The Norwalk Reflector recently started posters to register, and it has really cut down on the "out of control" comments.

Anonymous

ok did i miss something i dont see nothing to watch all i see is a link for red raven books

Anonymous

Good Morning TeeTee,

Don't you realized that Nick White is the new media web manager? He is NOT the publisher or editor, Doug and Matt make most policy decisions regarding content.

Take aim in the right direction and you might see better results. Also, when you attack individuals you're less likely to get a response, let alone a positive response.

There is too much negativity being posted here for many in the community to take this seriously. Decent civil dialogue just isn't present that often. Your expectations of the Register are high, and I'm sure for good reason. The SR is suppose to be a steward in our community for a lot of things.

You might want to read the "Discussion Guidelines" to study why certain posts are deleted. There is so much racism and hatred posted here that many comments are a no brainer to delete.

Lighten up a bit and try and more positive approach, you may see better results.

Good luck.

Anonymous

Does he not control that which is in his own blog? This expirement is bad enough, isn't it? Not all posts that have been deleted have been racist or otherwise hateful rants. If you'd been paying any kind of attention at all, you'd see that the Register has a eye-raising agenda it's imposing on what should be at most an only-slightly biased publication (as totally unbiased is unreasonable to expect of humans). Since you haven't been paying much attention, I think I'll kindly ignore your nuggets of "wisdom." Thanks all the same.

Anonymous

Calling this a TV Station is an insult to Tom Whaley, Butch Wagner, Emmanuel Irby and the rest of the Channel 7 team.

Bring back Trivia!

Anonymous

Was awesome. Bring it back, post haste! I would love to prank Tom again and get him all honked off. That was fun! And it was even better when you knew the answers, b/c Tom got some great prizes! BRING BACK TRIVIA NOW!

Anonymous

tt, Care to try for another turgid reply or can ya just answer the man’s question regarding whether ya like the new video player or not? Sheesh!

Instead of a futile effort attempting to control Mr. White’s blog, why not just start your own?

I’m proud of ya. Ya didn’t mention the typo in my previous post. The new medication to help control your OCD is obviously startin’ to work. You may have turned the corner. You’ll just have to wait and see.

Anonymous

Why are you such a beotch?

Anonymous

My goodness, I thought you didn't want to be intimidated. Or did you just need that long to take notes and formulate a response? I see your still in the libel/personal attack racket. How's that working for you? Why would I need to be conscious of all your typos? There are enough that you're self-conscious, right? I'm just find it incredulous that my opinion of this new toy is more important than my unanswered questions regarding the apparent loss of integrity of the staff of our only local newspaper. Don't you agree?

Anonymous

So sorry, that's "I just find it..."

Anonymous

Why are there x's on some of these stories and we can't comment because there is no code number when this happens?

Anonymous

Why is there a red "x" verification on some stories and on others, there aren't any? Why not have verification on all of the stories?

Anonymous

tt doens't like to answer other people's questions, especially the tough ones.

Anonymous

Yep, especially when I had documented facts to back up my claims and he just kept running his mouth (or, shall we say fingers) and could not back up anything he said.

Anonymous

I don't know. Usually I do provide answers to everything I'm asked. While I'll cede in "I Believe's" case, I don't think that whether or not this new toy of White's is any good is of any consequence in the face of many others. Before you puff out your chest though, I Believe, don't forget your rather amusing backpedaling in your "debate" (read: mostly monologue) with Common Sense. You're no master, either, and I'm not the only one who found your harassment of Common Sense (when you were begging him/her to come back and give you attention) to be somewhat commical. As for "about...," I wonder as to which comment you've chosen to post anything of consequence. It seems like you're only here working in tandem with "I Believe..." to bash me. Since you're obviously wrong about me, why don't you pick an easier target, i.e. someone equal to your intellect?

Anonymous

To "I Believe":

Do you really have so much trouble staying on a topic that you "hunt" people down on othe sites to comment to them? In our last conversation, I asked if you were stalking me and you assured me you weren't. Now, I wonder if you do this to bloggers just so you can have the last word. Comin on to this forum just to resurrect a battle with tt is not very Christian. If this is how you promote your Christian values, it may be time to talk with your priest again.

Common Sense

I did not enjoy the videos prior to your new system as I did not want to "hear" all the chit-chat. I prefer to read the newspaper, not hear it. I still prefer to read everything her. It's just my opinion...nothing else.

Anonymous

To Common Sense and tt:

For the record: I have not posted anything under "I Believe" since April 18 on the other article (which is when I "buried the hatchet" on the whole issue). The person below is an imposter trying to either make me look bad or stir up trouble or both. This is one of the reasons why I think the SR needs to have bloggers register (no pun intended) or have sign in. Although it's not really ID theft, in a small way I feel as if someone has stolen part of my ID, and that pi$$es me off! I know it happens on this site more than it should (it's happened to me twice before).

I am done with "I Believe" as a user name (and have been done), so any further posts under that name just disregard because it's just some a$$ trying to start something.

Common Sense

to the real "I Believe":

When this happens to me, I write back calling myself the original Common Sense.
I am glad to hear that you did not seek out tt on another post.
I hope that we will meet again and may God bless you.
P.S. I'm sorry to be off-topic.

Anonymous

Come on Nick, it's been almost 2 weeks now that this column has been up. How about a new one. Come on Nick....chop, chop....let's get typing....

If you need some suggestions for a new topic, feel free to call me! :)

Anonymous

What happened to the Forums?

Common Sense

Now, there's a topic for the Interactive Media Director to really sink his teeth into this week. It is truly amazing how readers of this blog can find your topics without even trying and yet it takes you a considerable time to find a fresh start, say, every two weeks.

Anonymous

the player should only start when I press the play button. That would be best.

Anonymous

O Nick....Nick.....Nick........Where are you....are you.....are you........

Wow, it must be really empty in there. Over 2 weeks and no new column.

Anonymous

It's rather obvious that Nick is nothing more than a child in journalism. The main reason for this is Matt probably needed a playmate at the register. Matt probably pays Nick in tokens for Goofy Golf's Arcade instead of paying him with real money for trying to do a real job. Those of you that ask where he is at should remember as Nick is aquiring his insight to journalism, rest assured that Matt probably has Nick cleaning the toilets at the Register to justify his play thing. Something to ponder for sure!!

Anonymous

To think, we all could be collecting a paycheck from the Register, too. But of course, we'd have to stop coming up with relevant and thought-provoking material, and we'd have to stop any work that didn't entail simply sitting on our hind-ends. Nick, how do you do it? Sleep at night, I mean? Better yet, WHY do you still insist on being on staff when you do less than everyone else? (which is saying something)

Anonymous

You've got it all wrong buddy. Nick is the son of one of the paper's owners. He can't be fired, and thus doesn't need to do any work. If anything, he makes Matt scrub HIS toilet while he and Doug Phares are out drinking scotch. Nepotism at its best... yet again another good 'ol boy network in Sandusky.

Anonymous

Oh I get it, he was born with the proverbial golden spoon in the sphincter ani!! How sweet.

Anonymous

tt: Mr. OCD is still attempting to control the board huh?

Remember: YOU are the entertainment.

Keep up those wondrous "thought-provoking" comments and someday, yes someday; you might just collect a stipend for your performance in the theater of the mind.

Anonymous

Looks like the troll has come out of his cave again long enough to be a PUBLIC hypocrite again. You write with all the authority, skill, and timeliness of Nick White: are you two one and the same? Again, with the "OCD?" Weren't you put in your place the last few times you decided to trot out that old piece of libelous garbage? Don't you have any original material? If I "intimidate" you (read: put you in your place - AGAIN) here again, will you cry? You're such an easy target: ad hominenms without basis usually lose their sting quickly, by the way.

Anonymous

Your attacks also lose credibility, Sage, when you attack me personally and me alone. I'm far from the only poster here, and I'm far from the most frequent poster here. Is it possible that you're still smarting at something, Sage? How unbecoming.

Anonymous

WILL YOU PEOPLE STOP POSTING ON THIS ARTICLE! ! ! Don't you realize that if you keep posting, o'le Nick thinks he doesn't have to write another column. We need him to work, work, work and as long as we post, he won't do any work (because all he does for the SR is write this column).

- The Staff of Sandusky Register

Anonymous

Why did the comments criticizing Nick get deleted? Somebody's feewings get hurt?