Display "Off Air" stations in separate Directory view
Some stations go off of the air intentionally, but would like to retain their profile page. This way, their community would still be able to see the profile page and not a 404 page.
We currently de-list inactive stations. A future version of the Directory might have a toggle switch that allows listeners to include "Off Air" stations in their search results. Inactive stations would not be shown by default, but they would have an active profile page.
I think having a message indicating that the station is "off the air 'please try back later" is very much needed. The 404 message i have experienced is a deterrent to current and potential traffic to the station. As another suggestion maybe a toggle bottom directing to the calendar Thank you for the consideration.
Isn't there a different message that you can post, telling people that the station is not on the air, rather than a 404 message that the station does not exist? I am afraid that the current message causes confusion.
Can we find a better way to tell listeners that a stream is not available? when a station's status is "disabled" the Live365 website message basically tells anyone searching for our site that we don't exist. "Temporarily unavailable. Please check back later" might prevent sending listeners away for good.
Your error message has our stations when down looking like we are gone forever.
Instead would you please create a message saying we'll be back momentarily, sorry for the inconvience or check their social media page for updates. Especially with this being a server glitch on your side we were experiencing.
Your current error message says we don't exist & directing listeners to find a new station.
Ionut Sarghi Admin
"Prevent #404 "station does not exist" message during stream interruptions" (suggested by benson on 2020-12-23), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
Ionut Sarghi Admin
"Change Error Message Please" (suggested by Lizzie on 2021-01-07), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.