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Sneak peak of 3 new products -- Help w/ feedback

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    247Sports family,

    We are a couple weeks away from introducing three new really cool products to the 247Sports Player Database.

    http://247sports.com/Player/Lorenzo-Carter-22968 (you can see these products in the image below)

    #1. Ranking History
    #2. Crystal Ball (version 1 of 2)
    #3. Skills (version 1 of 2)

    Here's a quick description of each:

    #1. Ranking History: Shows the "ratings" and "rankings" history for each prospect ... shows both 247Sports and #247Composite .. graphical illustration comparing 247Sports with the industry.

    #2. The Crystal Ball: Version 1.0 of the Crystal Ball allows any recruiting analyst in the 247Sports network (both National and team reporters) to predict where a prospect is going to commit and sign and records the prediction date. The product shows users the prediction from each analyst and also gives an overall prediction percentage for potential schools. ... Version 2.0 coming later this year will allow all 247Sports members to predict commitments and will earn reputation points, badges and free time for their predictions. ... Version 2.0 will also allow other recruiting analyst in the industry to make predictions and contribute to the analyst prediction.

    #3. Skills: The 247Sports national team has assigned 5 different skills for each position. The Skills that each player is rated on are specific for his respective position. Admins have the ability to add more than 5 skills -- especially useful when rating athletes and jumbo athletes. ... Version 2.0 coming later this year will allow 247Sports national analyst to craft a written evaluation as part of this product.

    Disclaimer ... when you view the images below, please note that the specs for the 3 new products are "very rough" right now. Most of the efforts with the product team is on functionality at this stage. They will begin cleaning up the look and feel and usability factors mid week, once the products are finalized.

    So, here's were we need your help and feedback. We are at a point where we are developing many different products/modules for the Player Database. This is a great thing, but we need to adjust our layout and prioritization of each area of the Player page.

    For example, as designers we need to place the features that are most used and most important near the top of the page and in areas that best satisfies our users. I would like to take some time to measure your feedback on which products you use most often.

    Please rate each product on a scale of 1 to 5 for most important to you:

    1 -- Don't use
    2 -- Marginal value, could live without it
    3 -- Solid value, occasional use
    4 -- Needed product, frequent user
    5 -- Great Product, use all the time

    -- Please rate each product below with a 1 thru 5:

    Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network
    Stats: (player stats)
    Bio:
    Player Tweets: Tweets from the player's Twitter account
    Skills & Scouting Reports (new product coming soon)
    The Crystal Ball: Commitment predictions from 247Sports & users (new product coming soon)
    Prospect Videos
    Prospect Photos
    Timeline
    School Interests Modules (list school, interest, offer, recruited by & visit date)
    Rankings and Ratings module
    Ranking History (new product coming soon)
    Industry Twitter (tweets from the entire recruiting industry)

    As always, we appreciate your feedback. We are trying to build and manage great products for you guys and your help is extremely appreciated.

    Thanks, Shannon

    247Sports and BOL updates: http://twitter.com/sbterry247

  • Please rate each product below with a 1 thru 5:
    Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network 5
    Stats: (player stats) 3 more if more/accurate
    Bio: 4
    Player Tweets: Tweets from the player's Twitter account 2
    Skills & Scouting Reports (new product coming soon) 5
    The Crystal Ball: Commitment predictions from 247Sports & users (new product coming soon) 5
    Prospect Videos 5
    Prospect Photos 3
    Timeline 3
    School Interests Modules (list school, interest, offer, recruited by & visit date) 4
    Rankings and Ratings module 3
    Ranking History (new product coming soon) 3
    Industry Twitter (tweets from the entire recruiting industry) 3

    And #2 above is a fun idea

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    Suck It Emmert!! and "Sorry for not being sorry for being a Penn Stater" - Philafan

  • Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network 5
    Stats: (player stats) 3
    Bio: 2, rarely look.
    Player Tweets: Tweets from the player's Twitter account 2, rarely look. I see the tweets I want to see on twitter.
    Skills & Scouting Reports (new product coming soon) 5. Brilliant idea, would like for it to include strengths and weaknesses though, kind of how ESPN does.
    The Crystal Ball: Commitment predictions from 247Sports & users (new product coming soon) 4. Could be a 5 if there isn't any bias when making predictions
    Prospect Videos 3. Usually just google their hudl film or youtube it. Occassionally look there
    Prospect Photos 4
    Timeline 4
    School Interests Modules (list school, interest, offer, recruited by & visit date) 4. Sometimes I feel they're inaccurate.
    Rankings and Ratings module 4
    Ranking History (new product coming soon) 4
    Industry Twitter (tweets from the entire recruiting industry) 3

  • Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network 5
    Stats: (player stats) 4 - if accurate
    Bio: 3
    Player Tweets: 2 - not really that important
    Skills & Scouting Reports (new product coming soon) 5 -
    The Crystal Ball: Commitment predictions from 247Sports & users (new product coming soon) 4 - This could be fun/interesting
    Prospect Videos 4
    Prospect Photos 3
    Timeline 3
    School Interests Modules (list school, interest, offer, recruited by & visit date) 4
    Rankings and Ratings module 3
    Ranking History (new product coming soon) 3
    Industry Twitter (tweets from the entire recruiting industry) 2

  • Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network - 5
    Stats: (player stats) - 3
    Bio: - 3
    Player Tweets: Tweets from the player's Twitter account - 4
    Skills & Scouting Reports (new product coming soon) - 5
    The Crystal Ball: Commitment predictions from 247Sports & users (new product coming soon) - 5
    Prospect Videos - 5
    Prospect Photos - 2
    Timeline - 2
    School Interests Modules (list school, interest, offer, recruited by & visit date) - 5
    Rankings and Ratings module - 4
    Ranking History (new product coming soon) - 3
    Industry Twitter (tweets from the entire recruiting industry) - 3

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  • Featured: - 5
    Stats: (player stats) - 5
    Bio: - 2
    Player Tweets- 4
    Skills & Scouting Reports - 3
    The Crystal Ball - 3
    Prospect Videos - 3
    Prospect Photos - 2
    Timeline - 5
    School Interests Modules - 5
    Rankings and Ratings module - 5
    Ranking History - 2
    Industry Twitter - 4

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  • Thanks, Shannon. You guys are doing an awesome job.

    Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network -- 5
    Stats: (player stats) -- 3
    Bio: -- 1
    Player Tweets: Tweets from the player's Twitter account -- 1
    Skills & Scouting Reports (new product coming soon) -- 5
    The Crystal Ball: Commitment predictions from 247Sports & users (new product coming soon) -- 4
    Prospect Videos -- 5
    Prospect Photos -- 3
    Timeline -- 4
    School Interests Modules (list school, interest, offer, recruited by & visit date) -- 5
    Rankings and Ratings module -- 5
    Ranking History (new product coming soon) -- 4
    Industry Twitter (tweets from the entire recruiting industry) -- 3

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  • Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network - 5
    Stats: (player stats) - 1
    Bio: - 1 (if "bio" is not including height and weight, 40 time)
    Player Tweets: Tweets from the player's Twitter account - 2
    Skills & Scouting Reports (new product coming soon) - 5
    The Crystal Ball: Commitment predictions from 247Sports & users (new product coming soon) - 5
    Prospect Videos - 5
    Prospect Photos - 3
    Timeline - 5
    School Interests Modules (list school, interest, offer, recruited by & visit date) - 4
    Rankings and Ratings module - 5
    Ranking History (new product coming soon) - 3
    Industry Twitter (tweets from the entire recruiting industry) - 5

    If winning was easy even losers would do it.

  • Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network 5
    Stats: (player stats) 2
    Bio: 2
    Player Tweets: Tweets from the player's Twitter account 3
    Skills & Scouting Reports (new product coming soon) 5
    The Crystal Ball: Commitment predictions from 247Sports & users (new product coming soon) 4
    Prospect Videos 5
    Prospect Photos 3
    Timeline 3
    School Interests Modules (list school, interest, offer, recruited by & visit date) 3
    Rankings and Ratings module 3
    Ranking History (new product coming soon) 3
    Industry Twitter (tweets from the entire recruiting industry) 5

    This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Lion_in_CBus 13 months ago

  • Thanks for the feedback, guys. For those of you who don't know, Shannon is the boss (the big boss). He thinks a lot of the Lions247 community and is looking forward to the feedback from you.

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    Follow me on Twitter @Lions247 sfitz@247Sports.com

  • Crystal ball enhancement....

    After the analyst name, have a success % shown as well - like "JC Shurburt [accuracy rating - 68%]" or Bob L [accuracy rating - 11%]

    first, it would help us know who to listen to, second, the analysts would have some competitive/bragging rights there, and third, it will help expose the homers who for instance (and not referring to any two people specifically here) always pick Pitt or tOSU....

  • Bumping this for those who haven't seen - the feedback in how you digest the information we put out is what helps us improve the content. If you can take a minute to rate the categories above, we really appreciate it. Plus, check out the new features that will be introduced, I personally think the ratings history will be a really cool feature.

    Thanks.

  • -- Please rate each product below with a 1 thru 5:

    Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network
    Stats: (player stats) 3
    Bio: 3
    Player Tweets: Tweets from the player's Twitter account 2
    Skills & Scouting Reports (new product coming soon) 4
    The Crystal Ball: Commitment predictions from 247Sports & users (new product coming soon) 5
    Prospect Videos 4
    Prospect Photos 2
    Timeline 5
    School Interests Modules (list school, interest, offer, recruited by & visit date) 5
    Rankings and Ratings module 4
    Ranking History (new product coming soon) 4
    Industry Twitter (tweets from the entire recruiting industry) 3

    This post was edited by The Heel 13 months ago

  • Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network 5
    Stats: (player stats) 2
    Bio: 2
    Player Tweets: Tweets from the player's Twitter account 3
    Skills & Scouting Reports (new product coming soon) 5
    The Crystal Ball: Commitment predictions from 247Sports & users (new product coming soon) 5
    Prospect Videos 4
    Prospect Photos 4
    Timeline 5
    School Interests Modules (list school, interest, offer, recruited by & visit date) 5
    Rankings and Ratings module 5
    Ranking History (new product coming soon) 5
    Industry Twitter (tweets from the entire recruiting industry) 3