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Pandemic Problems

Pandemic Problems

Cosmic-Waldo

Going to show this to my church tech team


sooondae

Lmao same


baergboy

I am the church tech team


FureyFists

Jokes on you... I am the church tech


Broclen

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GifsNotJifs

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realsmart987

When did Reddit get support for gifs in comments?


narielthetrue

*THAT’S* what all these blank comments I’m seeing are! Failed gifs. Damn, they worked last week…. Reddit added it in a while ago, but it’s on the individual sub to enable them I think


Rainbow-Dev

Well you can also just comment # and it’ll show up as blank, which is what I thought it was


Rainbow-Dev

#


MEScout

#


Diabegi

I was wondering why recently I’ve seen so many blank comments and people acting like nothing was weird


TrickiVicBB71

First time seeing these GIF comments. They'll be interesting to come across


Broclen

Very recently


cr125rider

Are you using the official app? Or web browser? The app seems to consistently be the worst way to browse Reddit, then the “new” website isn’t far off.


realsmart987

I was using the official Android app when I saw that comment.


tearfullink

Same


BatPixi

Browsing reddit on a Sunday morning 😅


quietoneintheback

Same here 😉


Asher2dog

Single tech checking in. Running the livestream and working with in-house audio system.


SemGamer143

Eyy same :D


Maomiao

Not yet.


Loreki

Get thee behind me ~~tech problems~~ Satan.


ArmyOfDog

We had a mic start giving feedback at church one day, when we had a guest speaker. As we were fixing the issue, our pastor took the mic from the guest speaker, prayed over it, while during that prayer, we fixed the issue, and the pastor got all the credit.


ChunksOWisdom

Same thing happens to doctors all the time


ArmyOfDog

What are you talking about? Doctors don’t run the soundboard. Idiot. /s


thememelordofRDU

Reminds me of this meme: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor/comments/covgb5/lamo/


Burn_Stick

uffff I can feel the pain. ​ But actually if anybody the Lord should get credit.


ArmyOfDog

No, no. It was me. I turned down the fader that resolved the issue. Unrelated, I see you have a burn stick. Are you requesting Hermit Challenges?


darkest_hour1428

Yes but clearly God guided your hands and wisdom, and only through prayer did that happen. Thanks pastor!


Burn_Stick

>Hermit Challenges what's that?


ArmyOfDog

It might be too convoluted to properly explain, but I’ll try. I can tell you it’s a running joke from a group of professional Minecraft players. Most specifically the players, Grian, Iskall85, and Mumbo Jumbo. They play on a server called Hermitcraft. Hermit Challenges was a series of jokes and dares and pranks amongst the players on the server. Mostly the three I’ve mentioned. You could request a challenge by placing a “burn stick.” Which just meant you’d place a campfire. It was all very funny. It happened in season seven. Google the player names along with “Hermit Challenges,” and you’ll find them, if you care to watch. It’s all on YouTube.


ToddlerOlympian

Lectionary tie in and everything!


stouffers3

You guys have a team?


Broclen

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Wrong-Giraffe

You guys have technology?


martijnfromholland

Our iMac with propresenter just decided to stop working mid sermon. Another time the projector didn't work. And another time the device that connects the iMac to the projectors stopped working. A lot of things can go wrong


Rgdastidar_123

*just admit you folks ain't faithful enough 😏*


CrimsonKing21

This is the first time I've seen an emoji italicized and it is sending me. It just adds to the smugness omg


Rgdastidar_123

👁️👅👁️


martijnfromholland

Damn, you have to be faithful to project at church? I shouldnt be projecting then.


QuercusSambucus

We went to a church in a barn once, where the pastor insisted that the whole congregation spend 20 minutes praying for the projector remote to be fixed. The pastor told a story about how when he was in college he prayed for his toilet to unclog, and his roommate roasted him for not getting a plunger. Finally an old lady asked if they could pray for something real, like her friend in the hospital.


gloatingfern

Aside, but how do you italicize an emoji?!


annotipoxx

Are you on PP6 or 7? My church has been too hesistant to go to 7 fearing issues


thebbman

PP7 has been great for us. Been on it for a long time now. We wanted lyrics on stream and PP7 makes that easier.


martijnfromholland

P6. And my church is the same


ninj4

Been a church tech for a decade. Pro7 finally puts the “pro” in ProPresenter. A game changer for sure but does feel on par with other “Pro” level apps for technical complexity and training required.


Cornet6

ProPresenter 7 can sometimes be buggy. But in my experience, they fix the bugs pretty quickly. Some of the features (looks, NDI support, audio routing, etc.) have been very useful for my church throughout the pandemic. I couldn't imagine using anything else at a time like this. That being said, my situation is probably unique since I attend a small church. A larger church, especially one with multiple tech volunteers, might be more reluctant to learn a new software.


Shiftyeyesright

It's always the Macs. We have a convoluted setup involving a Mac as well, and it is the fussiest machine in the whole building. If you switch one of the inputs in a way it isn't expecting, everything goes completely sideways. The service was once delayed by 15 minutes because this happened during morning rehearsal and I couldn't figure out how to fix it.


Kerboq

Systems fail wether you want it or not


lawsofrobotics

I work in theater tech, and had to pivot my theater to digital really quickly at the start of the pandemic. What I learned, looking at the tutorials and equipment reviews and stuff, that there were exactly three groups of people that did livestreaming before 2020: large churches, gamers, and camgirls. Strange bedfellows


Wrong-Giraffe

I’m about to pitch my Onlyfans evangelistic outreach ministry to the church board.


holeeey

Onlyfaith 🙏


ThePlumThief

Honestly it's pretty weird that this incredible technology was so limited to those three.


lolturtle

Accurate! Lol


Burn_Stick

well that's pretty much when anything goes wrong.


_belteshazzar

this just happened to us today...


MmkayMcGill

Service starting in 7 minutes 🙏🏼 Lord, please watch over our tech team, Amen


thebbman

YouTube cut for a minute. First issue in several months. I blame this meme.


ToddlerOlympian

Us as well.


reddyu2319

Running livestream audio right now and everything’s going fine. Don’t jinx it for me.


Broclen

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twisty10000

Cross posted to [r/ChurchSoundGuys](https://www.reddit.com/r/ChurchSoundGuys?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share)


Broclen

Nice ![gif](giphy|8xgqLTTgWqHWU)


Nx0Sec

TFW Dennis Raider the BTK serial killer was caught because the 2.5” floppy he sent to the police to taunt them contained a signature from the church he was a tech at


Russkovsky

For us it's a mic that's cutting in and out


WeatherWrestlingGuy

https://i.imgur.com/VJ9czN7.jpg


Luk3yboy99

When the video audio doesn’t play


Dragmore53

As a church sound engineer who had this happen today, this is hilariously topical!


CthulubeFlavorcube

"I'm just going to Zoom with God directly." - Possible Heretic


taciturd

We’re so thankful for the livestreams though 💕 for our immunocompromised brothers and sisters


Star_Playz

I am the Church Tech. At 15 somehow


ThePlumThief

If you get really good at your A/V skills you could be pulling up to 6 figures a year as an A/V tech for concerts/corporate events. Eventually if you start your own A/V business you could be making even more. Just letting you know because i wish somebody had told me when i was younger lol


Star_Playz

Ooo alright thanks. Also im more running the cameras but i also know bits and pieces here and there


ThePlumThief

Try and pick up as much as you can. I always wish i'd learned more about camera operating/streaming, but even just being well versed in sound and lighting has given me sooo many opportunities. If you can learn all three (camera/streaming, lighting, and sound) you'll be a very wealthy man and you'll be able to pick and choose whatever gigs you want. Even with what i know now i'm making $20/hr and they want to bring me on full time at 80k/yr with benefits, and i'm 25 with an associate's degree doing a job i love. My biggest regret is that i didn't start learning this stuff sooner since i had no idea it was a career path.


Star_Playz

Alr i gotcha. Appreciate it man


martialar

Meanwhile the viewers at home find another live streamed service on YouTube, end up liking it more, and eventually leave to go to the other church


ThePlumThief

"Do not click that other link, the devil takes many forms!"


Burn_Stick

Live stream? We don't do this here


Shiftyeyesright

oh hey it me


thomasb_64

Our stream sometimes goes down every 10 minutes and sometimes doesn't go down for weeks


ieatchesebuger

Pure panic mode


Broclen

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ToXiC_Games

“Praying to the machine spirits is not working!”


ktsteve1289

We moved into a new building in January. While running through the system with the installers I asked what was the worst case scenario plan? My boss said this building and equipment is x-dollars and brand new and I won’t need to do anything. Anyway, I got them to show me how to hard patch a camera feed into the server if like everything except the Internet went down. 4 months later the building got hit by lightening that morning!!!! Camera gen lock is fried, two of three cameras are toast. Still got the service online. Apparently the “ground” was installed improperly.


omegarisen

Or you could, you know, go to church


Shiftyeyesright

Ooh, look at Mr. Fancy Pants, who still isn't under lockdown restrictions and can attend services in person! /s


Broclen

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Broclen

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Howling_HeartBeet

This is so good


ronomaly

Mevo?


OSCgal

Is that Gamera?


StorybookNelson

Goodness. I've been proud of myself for just figuring out how to turn down the mids to get rid of consonant feedback, and we're not even streaming. Lol


lymeandcoconut

I helped run the sound system for my youth group when I was like 15-16, and the reason I got so stressed out when a problem occurred was because I knew the youth pastor was going to yell at me for it. 🙄


Educational_Shoober

"Tech Team" consisting of one man who checks in on a 13 and 15 year old just before and after the service.


Horsepro123

As a member of my church’s tech team, I can say that this is very accurate.


fubarspeaks

I would LOVE to see the flag football at the Church picnic...


Mrjennesjr

I relate to this on a spiritual level. Our computer is possessed I swear.


canfullofworms

This was my team today!


Rodney_Copperbottom

This image looks like it was borrowed from "Twisted Kaiju Theater" on the Neo Monster Island website.


Broclen

Thanks for that info ![gif](giphy|Pnh0Lou03fv92J4puZ)


Jtdm93

Our team is just our guy who helps out in the alter


Joannagobo

kaigens sure they love it