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« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2007, 03:53 »
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up to at least 52 voters so far.  it is looking good.

I will add the rest of the sites before the next months voting starts.


« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2007, 06:12 »
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Just a suggestion on the poll's design...

There are currently six sites and 10 performance options.  It would be easier to enter our opinions  with an equal number of choices, like six sites and six performance options or 10 and 10.   

« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2007, 06:21 »
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yeah i see where you are coming from, but there is going to be around 30 sites when they are all entered :)

I could put in more 'vote options' though ... that might be helpful when there are so many sites.  Not sure it will be the same number of sites, but i could easily put it up to 20

« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2007, 06:23 »
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Just a suggestion on the poll's design...

There are currently six sites and 10 performance options.  It would be easier to enter our opinions  with an equal number of choices, like six sites and six performance options or 10 and 10.   

At first, I thought the same thing, but now I like it with more options than sites because it allows us to show a gap that might exist between sites.

For example, Site A might be the best at something and Site B might be second best, but Site A might be twice as good as Site B.  With the current system you could give Site A a 10 and Site B a 5.

I hope that makes sense...

« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2007, 06:27 »
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yeah i see where you are coming from, but there is going to be around 30 sites when they are all entered :)

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I'm not sure that I would put in every site.  As almost everyone has agreed, the most important feature of a site is monthly income.  And most of the sites outside the Big 6 don't offer much of a monthly income (if anything at all).  I think that adding in another 25 or so sites would really complicate the polls but wouldn't add anything of interest.

I would add a few more sites, such as a few of the Up and Coming sites (LuckyOliver, 123RF, etc), but that is it.

Anyway, just my opinion...

« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2007, 06:48 »
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Giving a thought on the poll itself, I also think that 1 to 10 is a very broad range, 1 to 5 would be easier to use.

Earnings are quite important, but I think it doesn't put the other aspects so behind.  I mean, IS is my top earmer (not this month), but I do like StockXpert much better because it is a very good earner (my best this month) and has a much easier upload system. 

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2007, 06:57 »
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hmmm. good points.

I think i will keep at least 10, or maybe add more options.  I don't really see any disadvantage to having more voting options.  If you want to only use 5 options, like 2,4,6,8,10 you can.  The more specific people can rate the site in relation to each other the more accurate the poll will be.

Right now I voted dreamstime and fotolia earnings the same.  If the poll had 20 voting options I might have put one just over the other.

As for what sites to include - yeah it is tough.  Perhaps just including the 'up and coming' sites would be allright.  On the other hand, it is nice to know which new sites are starting to produce for people. 

If I had lots of sites on the poll it would be just as simple to 'not vote' for all the sites you didn't submit too.  Perhaps the top 15 sites could be on the poll.  that would mean we could include 5 of the new sites.

« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2007, 06:58 »
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Earnings are quite important, but I think it doesn't put the other aspects so behind.  I mean, IS is my top earmer (not this month), but I do like StockXpert much better because it is a very good earner (my best this month) and has a much easier upload system. 

I agree with you.  My point was that adding sites such as USphotostock, Fotomind, Photola, etc., etc. would just add confusion to the poll and wouldn't add anything positive.

« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2007, 07:04 »
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Earnings are quite important, but I think it doesn't put the other aspects so behind.  I mean, IS is my top earmer (not this month), but I do like StockXpert much better because it is a very good earner (my best this month) and has a much easier upload system. 

I agree with you.  My point was that adding sites such as USphotostock, Fotomind, Photola, etc., etc. would just add confusion to the poll and wouldn't add anything positive.


yeah, agreed.  But then what is a good way to find out when a site becomes good enough to add to the poll?  I may just put them at the bottom so it is easy to overlook them if you want.

« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2007, 15:51 »
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Maybe we can keep the "Big 6" in one poll and another for other existing and new sites?  And maybe this second poll could have a simpler questionnaire, about earnings and uploading only?

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2007, 17:33 »
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Maybe we can keep the "Big 6" in one poll and another for other existing and new sites?  And maybe this second poll could have a simpler questionnaire, about earnings and uploading only?

FWIW, I agree that a second poll would make more sense.

« Reply #36 on: October 25, 2007, 08:43 »
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Maybe we can keep the "Big 6" in one poll and another for other existing and new sites?  And maybe this second poll could have a simpler questionnaire, about earnings and uploading only?

FWIW, I agree that a second poll would make more sense.

yeah a second poll might not be such a dumb idea.

I would split the voting up some way or other.

What I had considering doing was have the voting for earnings on one page and have all 20 or so sites listed - with the sites you had voted on previously nearest the top.  Then voting for "upload process" on another page and so on....  hmm i`ll have to think about which would be best.

HOWEVER for a solution to the `overall` catagory I think i had an idea.
Perhaps scrap the user vote for the overall catagory and just have a site calculated one.
The site calculated value would be visible to the voter, and when viewing the results the user could change the weights of each of the catagories - so if he wanted the upload process score weighted heavier he could!!  So that way it would default to a nice value - what i think is important... and if the user thought someone else he could easily change it for his purposes

« Reply #37 on: October 27, 2007, 10:07 »
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I've tryed to vote but...
"Query 34 failed: You have an error in your SQL syntax;...."

« Reply #38 on: October 27, 2007, 11:08 »
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I've tryed to vote but...
"Query 34 failed: You have an error in your SQL syntax;...."


try again now - i have been working on the poll a bit today trying to get it a bit more finished for next month.

« Reply #39 on: October 27, 2007, 11:43 »
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"Query 34 failed: You have an error in your SQL syntax;...."

SQL has been a problem in our lives lately.  :D

« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2007, 12:00 »
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Works :-)

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