GROUP PROJECT - Help Us Rate & Discover the Best BYC Member Pages!

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by Nifty-Chicken, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

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    Project has been completed, thanks everybody!
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    About a month into the re-launch of BYC back in 2007 we realized our members wanted more ways to share their knowledge and pictures with the world so we created the BYC Page Creation Tool.

    Well, over the past few years there have been THOUSANDS of pages created by our members ! Some of these have been submitted to our chicken coop design section , but there are many fantastic pages that don't have a home yet. [​IMG]

    This is where you come in [​IMG] We need your help in helping us discover and rate these pages. It should be a fun project since you'll randomly shown one of the pages designed by a fellow BYC member.

    Not only will the project be fun, but we'll also be giving out free GFMs to the members that help us out the most. [​IMG]

    We're using a great service called Crowdflower that allows us to manage, serve, and keep track of all the reviews.

    NOTE: The main goal is for the members to quickly view the pages and help us determine if they should be added to various parts of the BYC Learning Center. I went through a bunch myself and found that once the page is loaded, it shouldn't take more than about 10 - 20 seconds to review the page (unless you get stuck on a page you find interesting and want to read the whole thing [​IMG] ) and then maybe another 10 - 20 seconds to answer the questions.

    Here is what we'd like you to do:

    1) Click on (link removed, project all done!)
    2) Enter your email address (this is just to make sure you don't get the same page more than once)
    3) You'll be given a page with a handful of links to BYC Pages.
    4) Visit the pages linked to from the form, answer the questions, submit your answers.

    This is going to be a big project, but once we get enough submissions the crowdflower system will tell us that the job / project is completed!

    Any problems, questions, or suggestions, post them here!

    Have fun!!!

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  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Cool! I'll do some for ya when I can find some time [​IMG]
     
  3. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Cool! This will be a long running project where people can help out when they have time. Stumbling upon a random member's page.... it's like digging for buried treasure! [​IMG]
     
  4. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

    Oct 31, 2007
    Maine
    Just completed assignment number 1. That was actually kind of fun!
     
  5. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

    Oct 31, 2007
    Maine
    So, here's the first question. I click the link, It opens a members page...now am I rating that one page only or am I supposed to be clicking on each page (of that member) available and rating them as a collection?

    eta: I hope that makes sense...
     
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  6. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    That was easy. JenEric...it's just rating 4 pages per assignment. It took me about 12 minutes to read/look over/rate the four pages on my first assignment.
     
  7. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Great question! Just rate that one page that is linked to from within the form.

    Cindiloohoo, you may be spending too much time having fun reading the pages. [​IMG] You should be able to tell really quickly if it is something we should consider adding to the Learning Center or not. (of course, if you find a fun page that you get stuck reading... that's your problem! ) [​IMG]
     
  8. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    I gave it a go. I just finished my first task.
     
  9. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Quote:Hey, some of them birdies are CUTE! I can't help it [​IMG] [​IMG] It is fun to see how everyone does the pages. I could blast through, but where's the fun in that?!?! Also, I am looking for helpful links within the page, I almost missed the first one because I thought it just looked like a personal page, but they had some great links within the text to brooder, and coop designs!


    ETA: I just finished 3 tasks, put the whip away Nifty [​IMG]
     
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  10. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Amazing!

    With just the handful of pages that have been reviewed, y'all have dug up some great coop pages that hadn't been added to the coop design section, and some other really good info pages!

    Great job!!

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