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01/29/2008  — 

108 Votes for NetScrap.com

Hello friends, here is a quick update on the voting trends on netscrap.com. Looks like the 'do nothing' camp has jumped ahead by 6.4% in the past few days. They're clearly trending higher lately. This trend seems to coincide with the dow dip (or is that dip dow? (sha na na would be proud)). Cause? Effect?

The Geo-breakdown tells an interesting story as well. Most of the 'buy beers' camp are in the bay area. This makes sense since they're the most likely to taste some of that beer. I've put a vague invite onto crush3r.com recently. Email me or post a note below if you want to be notified when it goes live.

Additionally, it seems like the folks outside the US are more interested in seeing a new feature as opposed to anything else. Personally, I find this refreshing. Let's pretend for a moment that there's a population of yet-to-be-jaded users floating around the net out there. Let's pretend that a few of those folks landed on netscrap.com and cast their votes for more scrap. End simulation.

Here's a sneak peek at the admin screen from vizu.

Is it possible that I've designed this poll in a way that naturally splits the audience unfairly? It seems like fans of the site will want a t-shirt as well as a new feature... some interesting reading ...

  • 23.1%: share some swag
  • 24.1%: launch a feature
  • 21.3%: buy me beer
  • 31.5%: continue lazyness quest

01/08/2008  — 

Vizu Survey on Netscrap.com

I posted the other day about NetScrap.com's 10 year birthday. As part of the preparation, I tossed together a poll to see if visitors have a preference.

The Vizu system is very easy to use to put together a poll. Click through a few forms to create questions, choices, add an image, choose colors... and poof! Vizu will spit out an embed code for your site. The poll that users see is a flash widget... which is a good idea. I think one of polldaddy's (the other big player in this space) shortcoming is the troubles that arise from the xhtml that ends up on your page. They recently rev'd their service, I'll check out polldaddy V2 sometime soon.

As for the success of the poll, Jim captured the sitchmo via IM...

jnourse: I say 'tshirts' -- my blert shirts are getting pretty tattered

EatGerbil: good call!

EatGerbil: where are we now?

jnourse: but, I'll help you write a new feature, too

EatGerbil: 12 votes!

jnourse: almost as many as dennis kuccinich

The actual launch date was 3/17/1998, which is amazing since that was St. Paddy's day. I suspect my favorite bar will be pretty jammed that night.

Stay tuned!