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Title: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: i_am_fabio on December 27, 2007, 03:02:27 am
.......is under construction.  ;D

There is still alot to add to it. My girlfriend and i are working to get it completed in our spare time. Hopefully when it is all done it will represent the station fittingly. But as for right now, it is up and running (half way completed, yet still cool to check out). So if you have a myspace make sure and add us as your friends (and leave a comment for all to see why you love ERR). And even if you don't have one, still go and check it out. I am learning more about this Myspace thing everyday. My girlfriend Jen is doing most of the work, i'm just suggesting bands and songs, stuff like that. So head over and see it. We have some cool ideas to make the page more "epic", hopefully we can get a couple of them on the page soon.

Any ideas and suggestions are welcomed. This myspace page belongs to all of us, so your ideas and input would be cool.  8) Hopefully this myspace thing will bring in a few more listeners....(i know that is where i discover alot of music)....and even maybe a few more faces to the boards here at ERR. The more music lovers the better.  ;)


Here's the Adress: http://www.myspace.com/epicrockradio


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: Kailef on December 27, 2007, 07:30:13 am
It looks great so far.


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: poison girl on December 27, 2007, 01:12:59 pm
Auuuuuuuuu I'm going to send request :D ;D


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: Creed on December 27, 2007, 01:34:06 pm
Nice, though personally I'd leave off the videos - the graphics alone will bog down slower computers like mine.  ;)

CREED
adds ERR as friend


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: amir on December 27, 2007, 02:24:15 pm
Thanks a lot Fabio, it's great. I ain't have a myspace account :(. Anyway, I checked it and it looked a bit strange, see the image bellow, it had big fonts, and things were a bit displaced. It could be because of Linux but I don't have any problem with other myspace pages. Making the page load faster is also a nice idea.


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: i_am_fabio on December 27, 2007, 03:51:09 pm
It looks great so far.

 8)

Auuuuuuuuu I'm going to send request :D ;D

Request Accepted.  ;)

Nice, though personally I'd leave off the videos - the graphics alone will bog down slower computers like mine.  ;)

CREED
adds ERR as friend

I'll try and eliminate  a couple of the videos if that will help.  :D I don't know much about this stuff....i just saw the videos and the bands made it easy to add them. I was trying to bulk up the empty looking page really.

Added.   ;) Leave a comment!  ;D

 
Thanks a lot Fabio, it's great. I ain't have a myspace account :(. Anyway, I checked it and it looked a bit strange, see the image bellow, it had big fonts, and things were a bit displaced. It could be because of Linux but I don't have any problem with other myspace pages. Making the page load faster is also a nice idea.

Alright, i made the font smaller and it looks a bit more uniform throughout the page. Also i am assuming you are noticing especially the Album of the Week title is a bit off.... :( I temporarily fixed it.  ;D I don't know, it just wants to push everything together. Jen will probably know how to fix this. I'll have her take a look. Again i'm clueless...this is  good learning experience for me.

How would i make the page load faster?? And thanks for the constructive criticism Amir. Appreciated. ;)


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: poison girl on December 28, 2007, 01:41:34 am

well,I put ERR in Top 12  :-*

but enlighten me - female, 22 years old... ::)


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: Kailef on December 28, 2007, 01:48:26 am
Hee hee, that's because Fabio's girlfriend is doing the page for us.  :-)  It's her account.


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: amir on December 28, 2007, 03:48:09 am
Hey Fabio, the fonts look nice now, the other point which might improve the page is its width, as you can see on my screen (1024x768 resolution) the page seems to be shifted a bit to the right side with a large gap in left and middle. I'm not familiar with myspace, otherwise I would help it out myself. Anyways, cheers :D


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: i_am_fabio on December 29, 2007, 03:53:03 pm
 ??? Mine doesn't look like that. Mine is all the way to the left side. Weird.  :-\ 

I have a question for anyone out there reading this.....how do you create a banner link? A couple bands that i have talked with said they would be willing to add our banner to their pages. And our listener friends could add it to their pages as well. The more links out there the more listeners we can get. But i need to figure out how to make the banner direct someone to the ERR homepage. Can anyone help?  :D


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: amir on December 29, 2007, 05:24:39 pm
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Mine doesn't look like that. Mine is all the way to the left side. Weird.
It could be because of my computer ;), if it appears OK for others.

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I have a question for anyone out there reading this.....how do you create a banner link?
I'm not familiar with myspace, but from what I know of web designing things, a banner is just an image (like the ERR image at the top of its main page). The only thing you need is to ask them to link it to the location you want (e.g. our website).

You can also find out by looking at how other banners are created, I just checked a few of them and they were from http://www.msplinks.com , so it might be that myspace has its own banner designing strategy.


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: trekman on December 30, 2007, 10:10:17 am
I think its a great idea for ERR to be on MySpace. Im sure or I hope that it will bring MANY more listeners here! ;D Im now officially a "Friend" ;) And ERR is in my Top 8 already and Im sure will move up!

And I just have to say Fabio is a lucky man!! Im sure he knows what I mean. ;)

If I might make a suggestion. If its possible put a player on the page that places the same music that is playing now, here at ERR. Just like the one here (scroll down a little on the right side)      

  http://www.myspace.com/theloudestrob 


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: i_am_fabio on December 30, 2007, 12:46:08 pm
I think that a player that plays the station content would negate the whole tuning into the station part. I mean if you are on myspace and you can just listen on a page, then why bother to tune in to the station the way you and i would. Tht is why i think that a short but killer playlist will leave a newcomer wanting more....and thus, make them want to tune in. And yes i am lucky, it's kind like having a VIP membership to a concert. You get a little more access then the rest of the crowd.  :D  Hopefully i can wrangle us in some new listeners. After we get the banner/link working i think we will find our listener base growing.  8)


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: trekman on December 31, 2007, 04:15:43 am
Your right, I didnt think about it that way. But a player that played a few songs would get people here faster than someone listening thru MySpace. ;)


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: i_am_fabio on January 03, 2008, 02:42:54 am
What is everyone's take on ERR accepting friends (who are bands) on Myspace. Do you think i should strictly accept bands that would fit on the station as friends (or even almost fit on the station....you know extremely borderline)? Or should i accept most all as friends? Today i received a request from a band that sounded like they could be played on the FM rock radio station. It wasn't the worst thing i have ever heard, but i knew they have a very slim  chance of being played on ERR. I accepted them without thinking much about it. But then i thought maybe we shouldn't have friends (on myspace of course) who couldn't belong in the playlist. What do you think?

On one hand it is cool to enjoy many different styles of music, and it may be important to make alot of friends regardless of if they play the music we love here at ERR. But on the other hand....this is a station for Epic Metal/Rock. So maybe we should stick to that.  ???


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: Kailef on January 03, 2008, 04:12:47 am
My take on it is that we should accept friends that are (A) listeners of the station, or (B) bands that we play and/or plan to play on the station.

I don't really figure it makes sense to have bands we wouldn't play.

Then again, I'm such a noob with MySpace that I don't even really know what's all involved in that stuff.  Heh.


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: trekman on January 03, 2008, 07:20:52 am
Ive been on MySpace for a few years. Ive made a few friends there. But mainly I go there to find cool new music.  Personally Even if a band wont be played here (But they still rock) Id accept them. Its like the "Tune In Now" message you sent out, if I hadnt been a friend I would have never seen it. The more friends the more exposure. Because the people that do listen to those bands may follow the links back to the ERR MySpace page and start tuning in.

We all know (Sadly) Metal especially Epic Metal isnt as popular as we all wish it was. At least in the USA. Ive never heard of any stations that play it.  :( And I think getting new listeners here any way possible is a good thing. Anyone here that does have a MySpace page can just post a link to a New band they discover. And Kalief & Fabio can make the final decision. ;D

Thats just My Opinion, since you asked. ;D


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: i_am_fabio on January 03, 2008, 05:10:22 pm
Alright cool.  8) I agree with both of you.  ;D I guess that is why i asked your opinion. Like i said, on one hand it doesn't make much sense to display bands that don't belong on the station as our friend......but then again, thinking back to before i knew about these styles of music, i didn't even really know they existed.  Maybe making some friends that play other styles of rock may not be a bad idea in that regard. Maybe someone listens to bands that wouldn't be played on ERR, and they....like me a few years back.....don't even know stations or music like this exist.......how are they supposed to find out about it? So i could see both sides. Maybe i'll just decide as it comes along. If i think that becoming friends with a band could gain one more listener....then it would be worth it right? Every single person counts, and certainly everyone should have the oppurtunity to decide properly (meaning that they know what all is out there) what is good music and what is not.

And hey Kailef, have you received anything from Olympos Mons yet?? I sent you a PM. For those who are wondering what the hell i am talking about, this band,  http://www.myspace.com/olymposmons, sent Kailef some music to be played on the station. I think their stuff sounds pretty awesome. Definitely Epic! Hopefully we'll see soon what their made of....right here on Epic Rock Radio.  8)


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: Kailef on January 03, 2008, 05:24:38 pm
Yep, I got it last night!


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: i_am_fabio on January 03, 2008, 08:34:48 pm
Cool.  8)  I'll let 'em know. Rock On!!!


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: amir on January 04, 2008, 12:20:28 am
Cool work Fabio, I really like it, and you have tons of nice friends (bands) there, say Hi instead of me to Iron Savior ;D


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: i_am_fabio on January 06, 2008, 02:16:06 am
Cool work Fabio, I really like it, and you have tons of nice friends (bands) there, say Hi instead of me to Iron Savior ;D

I sent a comment their way telling them how much we enjoy their music here at our station. I also threw a special "you guys rock!" comment from you personally Amir. Assuming they approve the comment (some myspacers want to approve every comment sent to them before approving them to put on their page), it should be on their page here in the next day or two. http://www.myspace.com/ironsaviorofficial Rock On Amir!!!  8)


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: amir on January 07, 2008, 03:51:12 am
Thanks Fabio, the myspace page is looking fantastic. Thanks for the IS thing ;) Appreciated lots.


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: i_am_fabio on January 09, 2008, 09:21:15 pm
Thanks Fabio, the myspace page is looking fantastic. Thanks for the IS thing ;) Appreciated lots.

Check it out! They finally approved the comment. http://www.myspace.com/ironsaviorofficial   :D


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: amir on January 10, 2008, 01:03:19 am
WOW, saw it dude, great, appreciated man, wish you were around so I could get you a few beers or something buddy ;)


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: i_am_fabio on January 10, 2008, 01:08:01 am
i'll get a beer out of my fridge right now...and pretend it is from you.  ;D i was gonna get another anyways, but now it will taste alot better......since you dedicated it to me. rock on amir!!!


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: amir on January 10, 2008, 01:30:34 am
Great, dedicated beer is also awesome I guess :D


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: i_am_fabio on January 10, 2008, 01:45:34 am
you gotta new avatar.  :D is that you in the picture? rock on buddy!!! you make some great requests. i enjoy listening with you. always great music playing when you are requesting.  8)


On another note, if anyone has any pictures fromr at concerts or with members of bands , or even just rocking out wherever......we need some pictures for the myspace page. just thought it would be cool to get some pictures in the picture section. and maybe even a picture of the week. where a listener picture that rocks could be on the main profile page of the ERR myspace. I don't know, just thinking aloud again. But seriously, any Rock/Metal related pictures would be cool (even if it's just a picture of you rocking out in the kitchen).  8)


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: amir on January 10, 2008, 01:54:16 am
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you gotta new avatar.  Cheesy is that you in the picture?
Yep, that's me ;D , took it in summer , thought WTH, I will be the first one here to reveal myself :D

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i enjoy listening with you. always great music playing when you are requesting.
Me too, cheers man as ERR listening experience is always fantastic with you guys.


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: i_am_fabio on January 10, 2008, 02:23:52 am
the first to reveal yourself....LOL. with the cat already out of the bag. do you wanna add any pictures to the myspace page? I think it would be cool to have a picture or two of some of the listeners. i added a couple of me on there (from BARfest last May). so i guess we will all soon reveal ourselves  ;D. if you got a favorite of you rocking out, then let's get it on there.

I got a couple of pictures of me with the Vision Divine guys, maybe i'll try and get those on there too. Anyone else??   8)


EDIT: I added myself an Avatar.  :D That guitar is just so damn epic!!


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: amir on January 10, 2008, 02:49:40 am
Hey Fabio, couldn't find where your photos are on myspace page :( , could you please point me the direction.


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: i_am_fabio on January 10, 2008, 02:59:07 am
Hey Fabio, couldn't find where your photos are on myspace page :( , could you please point me the direction.

If you go to the profile, on the left side of the screen under the guitar image that is my new ERR avatar....there it has a button that says "Pics". Click on it and i_am_fabio will be the second revealed (i'm not the huge guy).  ;D


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: amir on January 10, 2008, 03:45:25 am
You made me make a myspace account lol, added you as a friend too I'm metalymer I guess, and man I saw your pic , nice.


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: i_am_fabio on January 10, 2008, 03:57:14 am
You made me make a myspace account lol, added you as a friend too I'm metalymer I guess, and man I saw your pic , nice.

HAHA!!! Did you have to create an account just to see the pics? i don't know much about it. well now at least you will understand the myspace stuff better so that next time i have a problem you will be able to help me.  :D rock on amir!!! i'll add you and send you a message tomorrow.  8)


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: i_am_fabio on February 01, 2008, 12:23:32 am
We are making a few new friends a day via myspace.  :D Lately i have been recruiting friends (or potential listeners/supporters) one person at a time. I think it's really making a difference. I have already had alot of people say how awesome the station is, and that they are glad i shared it with them. And today a new friend of ERR "Justin", posted a bulletin for all his friends to see. And this is what it said.....

CHECK OUT THIS AMAZING RADIO STATION ONLINE!!!!

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h80/jennipoo5/errbanner.jpg)

they play all my fav. music. it really rocks!

Pretty cool eh?  8) I think it's awesome! Hopefully we find more great friends like him. He also put the ERR banner on his page to show his support.  ;)

And for anyone that has a page or website that they would like to throw the ERR banner on it, that would be awesome! Just head over to the ERR myspace page, scroll down and on the right hand side....there is a code under the banner, just copy and paste.  ;) It'll bring whoever clicks it right to the station mainpage. Rock On Friends!!!


Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: Metal Bed Head on February 12, 2008, 04:56:14 pm
I'm definitely spreading the word!



Title: Re: "Epic Rock Radio Myspace Page!!!"
Post by: i_am_fabio on February 15, 2008, 03:52:06 pm
I'm definitely spreading the word!



Rock On MBH!!! It's awesome that you are helping spread the word about the greatness of ERR!  8)