Thanks for voicing your perspective. I appreciate you for making an effort to address the issues that exist with the 3Speak video hosting platform.
It's good to know that you have awareness of the people who are developing and monitoring 3Speak, because I personally haven't had much luck reaching them. I've stated my disappointment with the fact that 3Speak videos do not display at all in the hive.blog website, where we see the following error: "Unsupported
And the other point that I expressed to our Hive Open Mic ( #openmic ) community is that 3Speak's required advertisements feel overwhelming to me as a viewer - especially when the ads are appearing right in the middle of a song. That feels rude, to me. The equivalent is like listening to live music in a pub, and a salesperson interrupts with a sales pitch. The ads make me want to skip the videos entirely.
Anyhow, I think we're seeing that many of us are greatly appreciative of our Hive playground, for expression and connection, and this gratitude is what drives us to do all we can to keep Hive thriving. I believe it has been almost a year since 3Speak stopped working on Hive, and so I think the issue is too great to ignore at this time.