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Moving Right Along
Time for some current news and an update on some of what is in store for Secret In The Dirt in the upcoming weeks and month. First as you have probably noticed we are now hosting our videos at YouTube. The idea here is simple. First the videos are going to be more easily shared throughout the web and will load faster for our friends in more distant parts of the world. Second and more importantly all of the video in The Vault are now shareable and embeddable. This makes them more usable now to everyone in forum posts, blogs and profile favorites and it also means that The Vault vids can be used not just in Secret In The Dirt but also pretty much anywhere that golfers talk golf on the web. The best thing a Dirter can do for The Dirt is to make sure that when you find a Vault Video you love whether here or at www.youtube.com/secretinthedirt please share it with your golfing friends.
Second we have brought Chat back to the site. I know that many of you were disappointed when we dropped the old solution but it was making use of the site unbearable on certain devices. The new solution I think you will find is much more robust and it also allows for the sharing of small files (currently up to 5MB) between users. One thing to note though is that if you are signed in on multiple devices or in multiple browsers and have a few instances of the site open you may not catch all of your chat messages because the chat syncs with just the instance that you open the chat session with.
Third, we’ve brought back Polls which we will use for fun polls in most cases but also to solicit your thoughts on new features for the site and so on. In the recent poll it is already clear that a mobile app and stats tracking are features that you would like to see. I can tell you now that we are working on both of those fronts and will have some new things coming very soon on both of those fronts.
The new Secret In The Dirt YouTube Channel is also going to give us many new ways to present and organize our videos and we are developing video content right now beyond just what you’ve come to know as our Daily Dirt video. This is going to give me a chance to get back in front of the camera much more often and I am looking forward to that very much.
Now for your viewing pleasure let’s checkout out one of my old favorites from The Vault streamed in for your pleasure from YouTube.
Hit ‘em straight,
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