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sbroddy
Level 7

Can we have a new genre please ?

'Talk- Progressive' is already one of the genres. Can we please have "Talk- Conservative' as a genre as well ?
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alanmc
Level 7

Re: Can we have a new genre please ?

According to precisely where you live, I am of the viewpoint that such descriptions truly do have a totally different connotation -

As a volunteer moderator for Radio Roku I have actually received abusive PMs from users who failed to accept such 'approved' genres.
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sbroddy
Level 7

Can we have a new genre please ?â€

So ? In the UK 'conservative' may be a dirty word. However, 'progressive' is a dirty word as well to many. Anyways, over in North America, 'conservative' ain't so bad. But this is no reason to fail to categorize a certain viewpoint. If 'conservative' bothers you, then how about 'Talk- Right-wing' ? Let's do this now.
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dupondt
Level 7

Re: Can we have a new genre please ?

sbroddy,

and who will decide if a station is "progressive", "conservative", "right-wing", "left-wing" or whatever you prefer as genres? In the end it would be up to me to do it, and from what you have written I think that my understanding of "conservative" might very much differ from yours.

Genre descriptions containing judgmental adjectives thus are neither practical nor meaningful, so like Alan I never have liked them.

Greetings
dupondt
(Radio Roku Moderator)
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sbroddy
Level 7

Can we have a new genre please ?

Now I am confused. Mr. dumontp, you listed in your reply that 'progressive' is a judgemental label, so you wouldn't use it. But, it already is one of the RadioRoku Talk categories. So, what gives ? So, if 'Progressive' is allowed, why wouldn't 'Conservative' be allowed ? 'Progressive' in North American lingo basically means liberal, free-thinking, open-minded, democratic (as in Democratic Party, which is the main left-wing, liberal political party in the United States), which are all judgemental labels. Now, I know that the Sirius and XM satellite radio providers in the US categorize political talk channels into 'Right' talk and 'Left' talk. Maybe this is what can be done here.

Regards...
sbroddy
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sbroddy
Level 7

Can we have a new genre please ?

Hello Mr. dupondt. Sorry for misspelling your handle. But further to my latest reply, if it comes down to this, get rid of the currently existing category 'Talk- Progressive' which certainly denotes liberal, left-wing political thinking in the US and Canada and just have a 'Talk- Political' category. But hopefully, it shouldn't have to come to this. I'm beginning to sense that in Europe that 'Right' and 'Left' are hate terms and this is why there is reluctance on the part of moderators in Europe to change in this regard. In North America we don't hate those who disagree with us- we would much rather just have opponents change, but we woudn't hate them if they didn't.
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dupondt
Level 7

Re: Can we have a new genre please ?

Mr. sbroddy,

over here in Europe, "right" and "left" are by no means "hate terms". These attributes simply reflect the fact that traditionally the more or less "conservative" parties have their seats on the right wing of the parliament, whereas the "socialists" and/or "social democrats" sit on the left side (always viewed from the seat of what you would call the "Speaker" which we call the "President of the Parliament").

According to the viewpoint of most Europeans, the Democratic Party of the United States would not be considered a left-wing or liberal party at all.

Over here in Europe "liberal" designates something completely different from "left-wing" or "progressive".

"Talk-Progressive" was introduced as a genre when Radio Roku was started. Personally I have never assigned that attribute to a station, but have not removed it when it was attributed to an approved station.

In addition to what I stated in my earlier post I have never liked the idea of having sub-genres such as "Talk-News", "Rock-Classic" or "Electronica-Dance/DJ".

Finally: As the volunteer moderators do not have the privileges to add Genres, Languages or Countries to the Radio Roku database the decision to introduce a new Genre is exclusively made by Roku.

Greetings
dupondt
(Radio Roku Moderator)
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alanmc
Level 7

Re: Can we have a new genre please ?

Much Ado About Nothing Smiley Wink
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dupondt
Level 7

Re: Can we have a new genre please ?

And presumably "Love's Labour's Lost", too Smiley Wink
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jdc1947
Level 7

Re: Can we have a new genre please ?

Now 'that' certainly will confuse certain gum-chewers Smiley LOL
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