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Posted: 12:28 Fri 22-08-2003.
Snackspot concludes: despite many marvellously well-argued submissions, I'm forced to declare last week's Coke vs Pepsi debate a draw, as many voters found it impossible not to express preferences for (say) diet versions of one drink and normal versions of the other. Anyway, this week's topic should, in its own way, be just as controversial: now that Snackspot's been running for 6 months or so, is there anything you'd like to see changed? And in particular: Are you satisfied with only one snack sighting per day, or do you desperately hunger for more?

...To be honest, I've got quite into the habit of posting one sighting per day, though this does mean they might not appear on the site until a few days after you've submitted them. Plus, there are other general improvements I'd like to make (an RSS comments feed, a "Where to buy stuff" FAQ, an email address so you can submit via mobile phone). Still: do you think Snackspot should be updated more often, "when circumstances warrant", like the Drudge Report? Do you feel that the strict "must send photo" submission criterion is unfairly biased against people who don't seem to own a scanner or a camera? Or do you secretly suspect that I should give in to public pressure and turn every thread into a discussion of how delicious we imagine Pepsi Blue to be and when oh when will they launch it in the UK?


Posted: 14:58 Fri 22-08-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I'd like it to be something like 3 sightings each day.

I'm not sure why, but I think it may get more interest, as sometimes the site can go a bit slow on postings.

Still a top site mind you.

Sizzling Beef McCoys are out by the way;)

Posted: 15:02 Fri 22-08-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: One for each mealtime?
Posted: 15:03 Fri 22-08-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: maybe.

If you couldn't find the time, I could help somehow. And I think the Pepsi Blue topic has worn a bit thin now!

Posted: 15:09 Fri 22-08-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: About the camera issue- I don't submit pictures, but you find one anyway, so I don't think it's an issue. The only addition I'd make is an option to edit your posts, or, if not possible, don't have a limit between post times on one topic
Posted: 15:45 Fri 22-08-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: actually, people not sending photos is one of the main reason sightings get delayed. in fact, I might try doing a couple of sightings a day until I start running out of ideas.

the time limit between posting on the same topic seems to stop people accidentally posting the same thing twice, but editing old comments would require some sort of user registration (I also like the breezily spontaneous nature of a lot of the contributions...)

Posted: 15:48 Fri 22-08-2003 by "JT" # permalink comment
Comment: ther should be at least 2 a day
Posted: 17:05 Fri 22-08-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: you should be able to submit a sighting with out a picture and the pepsi blue topic will be 1000% better when they ever decide to launch it here
Posted: 18:56 Fri 22-08-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Ah but if I let you have sightings without pictures how do I know you've actually seen the product in the shops and not just read about it on a website somewhere?

(Also, what do I illustrate that sighting with? An "artist's impression"?)

You could scan in a shop receipt I suppose but it wouldn't really be the same...

Posted: 19:42 Fri 22-08-2003 by "Anna" # permalink comment
Comment: As someone who reads this site at least one a day (but who's never been arsed to post anything before), I vote for at least 2 sighting a day. You have to keep the pictures though - artist's impressions only allowed if they are really, really funny...

Oh, and I've never tasted Pepsi Blue or Mountain Dew... Am I the only one?!

Posted: 21:10 Fri 22-08-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: no, alex has not tasted pepsi blue but i have and i miss mountain dew
Posted: 22:12 Fri 22-08-2003 by "Nick" # permalink comment
Comment: Just on the subject of Pepsi Blue - It is out here in Canada and it is repellant. The supposed "berry cola fusion" tastes foul and reminisent of cheap 'Happy Shopper' fizzy pop. Don't waste any more time wanting the drink. Really.
Posted: 22:26 Fri 22-08-2003 by "sam p" # permalink comment
Comment: it may taste like crap to you but us in the uk are looking foward to the launch in the uk
Posted: 08:06 Sat 23-08-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm rather behind on Soft Drinks.

I've not had that new Lilt, American Vanilla Coke, Mountain Livewire, Dr.Pepper Code Red, dnL, Sprite Ice, Sprite Remix, Pepsi Cherry or Blue.

For the pictures, couldn't you send one from the 'net?

Posted: 12:04 Sat 23-08-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Posted: 14:19 Sat 23-08-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Anyway, this topic is about improvements, not soft drinks
Posted: 15:45 Sat 23-08-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: doh, i knew this would happen ;)

One more question: Do a lot of people read the site on Saturdays? Is it worth posting new sightings then?

(Oh and i'll eventually stick this in the FAQ, but: pics from other websites aren't as good because a) it's less convincing that you've actually tried the product, b) it's their copyright, and c) it makes it harder to tell when other sites then start using our pictures - eg http://www.foodlineweb.co.uk/FoodWeb/newsletter/aug03/product.asp which, hilariously, appears to have "borrowed" a digi photo i took of a walkers print ad...)

Posted: 16:42 Sat 23-08-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: That said, I have got hold of some JacoBites and Spudz now, so you might get a mention if you submit your impressions of those before Monday

(geez, do I have to do *everything* round here? ;)

Posted: 17:15 Sat 23-08-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: well alex you were talking about soft drinks you dum-ass
Posted: 17:22 Sat 23-08-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I read it on Saturday, and Sunday.

bob..I merely joined in the conversation.

And I didn't buy the Jacobites!

Posted: 17:32 Sat 23-08-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: How about an open discussion thread to avoid digression
Posted: 05:07 Sun 24-08-2003 by "Phil" # permalink comment
Comment: I feel that sightings should be posted as soon as possible, creating an up-to-the-minute new food-and-drink site. As for no-picture sightings, they should be accepted, but not given the same clout as a picture sighting. Call them "Unconfirmed sightings".
Posted: 20:53 Sun 24-08-2003 by "K" # permalink comment
Comment: I hate to break it to you, but Pepsi Blue is so vile, there are almost no words to describe it. Imagine taking a really, really sugary boiled sweet of weak and ambigious flavor, melting it and then adding more sugar syrup and a bit of soda water and thats pepsi blue. However, this is just my opinion. If any of you are REALLY desperate to try the stuff, I can ship you some of it. Anyone who is interested can email me: genericmember(AT)aol(dot)com and we can work something out.
Posted: 01:25 Mon 25-08-2003 by "Adrian" # permalink comment
Comment: I think one a day is plenty - don't burn up all the material too soon. And as soon as any discussion starts to talk about Pepsi Blue, you should close the thread. Except that would mean there would only ever be two or three comments for each sighting. So that's probably a bad idea. I think the requirement for submitting a photo with each sighting is good. And I've had Pepsi Blue, and it was awful, and I don't think Pepsi sell it here anymore (Aust.). Also, could you do the Snackspot Face-off on Friday? I never get to see it until Monday, and I want to have the chance to say "First toast"...
Posted: 11:14 Mon 25-08-2003 by "Brad Brooks" # permalink comment
Comment: One a day is good. Any more and we'll all go mental with anticipation of the new crap to be launched. A RSS comments feed would be nice though.
Posted: 12:07 Mon 25-08-2003 by "JT" # permalink comment
Comment: pepsi blue, im going to visit my mom & pap on wedesday over in usa so when i come back in a month i will bring back as many bottles of pepsi blue and mountain dew as i can, see you all soon (1 month ) :) JT


Snack spot: when will you put my sighting on?????

Posted: 12:25 Mon 25-08-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Probably while you're on holiday, JT.

Hey, if they sell Pepsi Blue in France maybe you could organise a "booze cruise" - though you'd have to convince customs that all that blue drink is for your "personal use", of course

For more info than you could possibly require about the drink (including astonishing claims that it may "turn your stools blue"): http://www.spudart.org/pepsiblue/

Posted: 12:31 Mon 25-08-2003 by "Peter" # permalink comment
Comment: I think 2-3 posts a day is plenty, going down to one depending on how many sightings you have in store. Like Alex I also read it at weekends.
Posted: 14:40 Mon 25-08-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: OK, I'm going to try 2 sightings a day for this week and see how it goes. The main thing I want to avoid is running out so I can't put something new up at least once a day (or am forced to start using the *really* rubbish ones...)
Posted: 15:15 Mon 25-08-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: when you starting that "today:
Posted: 15:23 Mon 25-08-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: yeah that's the plan. by the way, i have a pic of wrigley's cinnamon eclipse if you've more to add to a "sighting" of it than this:


Posted: 16:11 Mon 25-08-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: snackspot, i submighed my sighting will you be able to get the picture, at the moment i have no camera?
Posted: 17:26 Mon 25-08-2003 by "Snackspot" # permalink comment
Comment: Yeah got it bob, thanks - any more comments on what the flavour is actually like? (eg is it the same as the cinammon gums you can sometimes get in the UK?)
Posted: 19:23 Mon 25-08-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: well it tastes a bit like big red gum and dentene gum wich you can buy in the uk, they have a very strong cinnamon taste
Posted: 06:16 Wed 27-08-2003 by "K"
(apparently posting from adsl-66-136-199-173.dsl.austtx.swbell.net) # permalink comment
Comment: JT - I am not selling it, its yours (or anyones) for whatever it would cost to ship it to you. The offer was not out of commercial interest, simply an interest in spreading the blues (ok, that was bad, sorry).
Posted: 21:44 Wed 03-09-2003 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: there is seriously something called jacobites? that rocks. and one sighting a day is great. but i do read at the weekends. and being like the drudge report is a good thing. more conservative book club popups please!
Posted: 20:28 Fri 02-01-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I have a suggestion. Is there any way you can clean up the search option? If you're searching for face off, a whole bunch of items come up involving the word face or off
Posted: 11:31 Sat 27-03-2004 by "tom" # permalink comment
Comment: i think that power rangers are great
Posted: 12:43 Tue 27-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: "Are you satisfied with only one snack sighting per day, or do you desperately hunger for more?" >>>> More ;-)
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