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

  • Lucky

    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

    This post was edited by Lucky 13 months ago

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

  • Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network - 5
    Stats: (player stats) - 2
    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 - 3
    Timeline - 4
    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) - 4

    And is there anyway to better keep up with combine numbers and add them to the player cards like ESPN does?

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  • I like it a lot. I remember there was a thread on tBB a while back about what everyone wanted (don't know if it was started by a regular poster or employee) but the overwhelming majority of people wanted the "skills" feature and I'm glad you are incorporating it. Everyone always asks Luke or the National Analyst "what are this kids strengths" so I think it will be good to have what his strengths are right on the profile. I also like the "Crystal Ball" feature so fans can see what the experts think. Overall I like it a lot.

    Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network-4
    Stats: (player stats)-3
    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)-4
    Prospect Videos-4
    Prospect Photos-2
    Timeline-4
    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 has been edited 3 times, most recently by secrocks2000 13 months ago

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    The Crystal Ball: Commitment predictions from 247Sports & users (new product coming soon) --5
    Prospect Videos --3
    Prospect Photos --3
    Timeline --4
    School Interests Modules (list school, interest, offer, recruited by & visit date) --4
    Rankings and Ratings module --4
    Ranking History (new product coming soon) --5
    Industry Twitter (tweets from the entire recruiting industry)--3

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  • Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network 3.5
    Stats: (player stats) 4
    Bio: 4
    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 4
    Prospect Photos 3
    Timeline 4.5
    School Interests Modules (list school, interest, offer, recruited by & visit date) 4
    Rankings and Ratings module 4
    Ranking History (new product coming soon) 5
    Industry Twitter (tweets from the entire recruiting industry) t

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  • I use everything, really would just want to add stuff, not remove anything.

  • Too lazy to give you a full breakdown like others.

    Obviously the content/stories is the number one draw for anyone here.

    The new products sound great especially the crystal ball 2.0 functions.

    I'd like more uploads of highlight videos. Seems like we have to go off site quite a bit to get HL videos.

    I like the timeline as well.

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    Beatings will continue until morale improves

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

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    The future.

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    Stats: (player stats) - 4
    Bio: - 3
    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) - 5
    Prospect Videos - 3
    Prospect Photos - 2
    Timeline - 2
    School Interests Modules (list school, interest, offer, recruited by & visit date) - 4
    Rankings and Ratings module - 4
    Ranking History (new product coming soon) - 4
    Industry Twitter (tweets from the entire recruiting industry) - 4
    Frankie Hammond jokes - Way too played out.

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

    This post was edited by TampaJack 13 months ago

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  • I'm in NYC right now on vacation so I can't rate all that stuff but I love the idea of the crystal ball

    Will be funny watching all the predictions change through the year

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  • Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network 5
    Stats: (player stats) 4
    Bio: 4
    Player Tweets: Tweets from the player's Twitter account 4
    Skills & Scouting Reports (new product coming soon) 4
    The Crystal Ball: Commitment predictions from 247Sports & users (new product coming soon) 4
    Prospect Videos 3
    Prospect Photos 4
    Timeline 4
    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) 4

  • -Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network 5
    -Stats: (player stats) 4
    -Bio: 4
    -Player Tweets: Tweets from the player's Twitter account 4
    -Skills & Scouting Reports (new product coming soon) 4
    -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 4
    -Ranking History (new product coming soon) 4
    -Industry Twitter (tweets from the entire recruiting industry) 3

  • Humble bragging MFer... I mean, I just got back from the Bahamas but you don't see me posting that up here on GatorBait...

  • I like everything I just read and this site as a whole. Keep up the good work. Love it.

  • Dude...you have a chance to gran a drink while you are in the city?

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