Courtesy of EN CH1 talker –Big Matt–. Special thanks to him for heading this up & for the content creation.
For those that are not up to speed in what is going on in EN CH1, to place context on this photo, Then do look forward to the upcoming CBRC Film mock up. I think its going to be titled “The Crusades of CBRC 2014-2015” or something of this sort. Its been tough producing this 2nd film. The delay has manifested from the fact that there are so many good talkers & shows going on in EN CH1 right now that its been hard to just focus on a handful of people that are involved in this plot and it simply is such a time consuming process. Time is a commodity. Until then, pass this around & come to EN CH1 to tune in
Links of Interest:
Direct link to photo
last UPDATED on:Apr 26, 2015 @ 23:17hr UTC
PLUGMIND’S response to the recent slew of CB Radio Chat Bans. Unfortunately his response was short, sweet & vague.
Hello, all information about banning can be found here: http://www.cbradiochat.net/tc/
Best Regards / Pozdrawiamy
Users across the app are reporting,
in what appears to be, an unusual high volume of bansin the last few days. These bannings are not exclusive to one sole channel as users from both EN & US over multiple channels are reporting bans.
- Various randoms are coming up to EN ch1 & reporting numbers as high as 50-100 wiped out. **unverified
- Various randoms are coming up to EN ch1 & reporting entire crew was wiped out.
- Speculations consist of the trend/possible reason for bannings are centered on users involved in abusive racial comments.
- EN CH1’s DING DONG reports 3 devices banned. DING DONGS main comment on the matter was “F***ing SAMBOES man, F***ing SAMBOES”.
- EN CH1’s Pigeon reported banned. 🙁
- Leumm reported secondary device banned
- According to a comment left below, solo OK, silverbell , og b1tch from hell , og bad @ss outlaw 1 reported to be banned.
- PLUGMIND has been contacted for a comment. Nothing yet at the time of writing.
Although its difficult to properly gauge any realized decrease in user volume (related to sporadic weekend volume), at the time of writing EN is at 80 & US is at 70. It could be safe to say overall volume has been decreased when these Language channels usually sit just over 100.
There are also a report that a recorded message is being broadcasted, giving warning to users to follow the terms and conditions of the app. The public consensus regarding this recording can only be assumed that it is via Plugmind as it overrides any voice message being played. The recorded messages is said to be a female computer generated voice, spoken in English.
Is this trend in bans here to stay? It would only be proper to mention that back in the version 1.9.6 & beyond days, bans were occurring frequently. It was almost like it was expected to happen. After some, time these bans seem to completely stop.
In my humble opinion, the developer is really trying hard to “clean up” and refine the app to improve the apps Play store ratings. Unfortunately, when I say clean up and refine, what I mean is the clean up on community. This is a foolish and rash thing to do as the community is fairly resilient & embedded into this app. Not to mention, this EN community actually is the composition of the app. Where do I pull this theory from? Well, as any app developer would desire. Plugmind desires to increase his over all user-base opposed to a select group of die hard internet junkies, that thirst for a raw WWW connection to information & alt humor and the ability to launch some healthy banter.
Another issue we have is the search ranking of CBRC. (PLUGMIND should pay me to handle his search rankings but this is another story. jajaja) Long story short, its clear for a number of reasons that he would desire to “rank” for the search term Voice Chat. If you go to the play store and type in “Voice chat app”, CBRC will not show up on the top. You have to traverse quite far to find it. More people are likely to search “voice chat app” versus “CB Chat…”.
Another point to reinforce my theory is that I am sure a typical scenario for first time downloaders plays out in this manner. They will finally muster up the courage to key up for their first time asking “Is this thing working, is this real”, only to be told to F*** off and literally they F** right off. A few months back I noticed that the name of the app “CB Radio Chat ” on the Google Play store. Was changed to CB Radio Chat For Friends. This is an attempt to reshape the branding and face of the app, although what lies under this layer (inside the app) is a different story. ………………………………..**INCOMPLETE**
MISTER CORES response on the matter can be found in the comment below or HERE.
LINKS OF INTEREST.
CB Radio Chat Journey Into the Queue- Youtube
TURNER VERSUS JONES
The timeline of chickenlittle’s Zello channel.
Discover Zello 3 years Late
Create a Channel & Name It After Yourself
Market the Zello Channel to All Your CBRC Friends & Convince Them To Join. While Broadcasting it on CBRC
Make All Your CBRC Friends Your Zello Channel’s Moderators
And Then Ban Them All On The Same Day
In the most recent updates (Version 2.2.9 & Version 2.3.1), the community suddenly started seeing a rotating circle (like you would on a Youtube video that was still loading). Users have referred to it as a “Buffering Circle, “the loading circle” and “The Circle of Death”. Most users considered this to be a performance issue & or simply a negative thing.
Lets clear up some misconceptions. First off its called an Activity Circle. Android Official describes its purpose as “Progress bars and activity indicators signal to users that something is happening, in the background that will take a moment.”. Another way to elaborate is, indicators such as this one lets us know that the application has not gone unresponsive and/or the application is still working. We find this progress bars and circles everywhere in modern User Interface Design (ATM’s, DVD Rental kiosks, self-serve cinema kiosks). Secondly, its there for your psychology. Yes, as simple as that. We live in an instantaneous world, so when menu or something of this sorts does not open instantaneously, people get anxious & annoyed. The ironic part of all this, the feature is suppose to have the opposite effect. Give you something “active” to look at while you wait for those few seconds.
I believe that the fact the long time / regular users of the community are not accustomed to seeing this feature implemented on CB Radio chat. (Trivia of the day: It is included in Android’s latest software libraries by default).When version 2.3.1 was unleashed suddenly users are seeing it. Some seem to assume the app is working harder or at a lesser degree. Reiterating the point that in todays design age, indicators such as this one are the norm. So next time you see this, put your anxiety at bay, CB Radio Chat did not break. You too my young Jedi will get a blue button soon.
More articles and updates to come! We have a video in the works of Channels 1’s most recent total and utter blowout – Lushy,Jarhead,Gangaman versus Davy Jones, BingBong, etc .
Activity Circle – http://developer.android.com/design/building-blocks/progress.html