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

  • 247Sports

    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

  • On a tab so will give more complete opinion later....but the crystal ball sounds AWESOME. I think it will be good for some friendly blue board competition and will generate a lot of activity. Ranking history and skill set are both great ideas and a good touch, but crystal ball has some serious potential.

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  • HuskersIllustrated

    Nosfera2son

    4- Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network
    3- Stats: (player stats)
    4- Bio:
    2- Player Tweets: Tweets from the player's Twitter account
    5- 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
    3- Timeline
    5- School Interests Modules (list school, interest, offer, recruited by & visit date)
    5- Rankings and Ratings module
    3- Ranking History (new product coming soon)
    2- Industry Twitter (tweets from the entire recruiting industry)

    The Twitter feature is not big for me personally since I have a Twitter account that gets abused, but I think it's used quite a bit by folks without accounts.

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  • InsideMDSports

    BklynTerp

    Featured: 5
    Stats: 1
    Bio: 2
    Player Tweets: 2
    Skills/Scout: 3/4
    Crystal Ball: 3/4
    Prospect Videos: 3
    Prospect Photos: 2
    Timeline: 5
    School Interest: 5
    Rankings/Ratings: 5
    Ranking History: 3/4
    Industry Twitter: 2

    Same for me regarding twitter. If I'm on my computer my first tab is twitter and I have a list for football recruiting that I check fairly often.

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  • SpartanTailgate

    Jandy

    Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network
    1* - Stats
    1* - Bio
    3 - Player Tweets
    3 - Skills & Scouting Reports
    4 - The Crystal Ball
    4 - Prospect Videos
    1 - Prospect Photos
    5 - Timeline
    5 - School Interests Modules
    5 - Rankings and Ratings module
    5 - Ranking History
    2 - Industry Twitter

    * - For the items with asterisks above, I rarely check them b/c they have seemed to be quite inconsistent in the past. If I could count on these items being available every time I looked at a prospect's page, then I would purposefully visit the page more often looking for it.

    1. Stats: Inconsistently available.
    1.Example: Byron Bullough. http://247sports.com/Player/Byron-Bullough-17319

    2. Bio: it seems like the info reported here is inconsistent from player to player, and it isn't clear what I would look at this for.
    2.ExampleX: Jacob Hyde. http://247sports.com/Player/Jacob-Hyde-18359
    -vs-
    2.ExampleY: Mitch Parsons. http://247sports.com/Player/Mitch-Parsons-18543

    As an aside, just to throw out a suggestion, I think that a crystal ball icon should be developed within the "School Interests Modules" that identifies which school is favored by predictions. Different colors could be used, as well.
    For example;
    - Gold Crystal Ball: 247 analysts cumulative favorite
    - Gold Crystal Bar: favorite for at least one 247 analyst
    - Silver Crystal Ball: users cumulative favorite

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  • 4 - Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network
    3 - Stats: (player stats)
    1 - Bio:
    2 - 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)
    3 - Prospect Videos
    1 - Prospect Photos
    3 - Timeline
    5 - School Interests Modules (list school, interest, offer, recruited by & visit date)
    4 - Rankings and Ratings module
    4 - Ranking History (new product coming soon)
    2 - Industry Twitter (tweets from the entire recruiting industry)

  • BlueandGold

    Fuzz

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

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

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

  • These updates sound great. This site is getting better and better. Anyway:

    Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network 4
    Stats: (player stats) 3
    Bio: 1
    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 3
    Prospect Photos 3
    Timeline 5
    School Interests Modules (list school, interest, offer, recruited by & visit date) 5 (to me, the interest gauge is the feature that sets this site apart from the rest)
    Rankings and Ratings module 5
    Ranking History (new product coming soon) 4
    Industry Twitter (tweets from the entire recruiting industry) 2

  • Featured: 3
    Stats: 2
    Bio: 2
    Player Tweets: 3
    Skills & Scouting Reports: 4
    Crystal Ball: 4
    Prospect Videos: 1
    Prospect Photos: 1
    Timeline: 3
    School Interest module: 5
    Rankings & Ratings module: 5
    Ranking History: 4
    Industry twitter: 3

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  • 247Sports

    kitemac

    3 - Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network
    3 - Stats: (player stats)
    2 - Bio:
    2 - 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)
    4 - Prospect Videos
    3 - Prospect Photos
    5 - 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)
    1 - Industry Twitter (tweets from the entire recruiting industry)

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  • 4-Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network
    1-Stats: (player stats)
    2-Bio:
    2-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)
    4-Prospect Videos
    1-Prospect Photos
    5-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)
    5- Industry Twitter (tweets from the entire recruiting industry)

    This post was edited by OnMyLevel 13 months ago

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  • 247Sports

    GoingLightBarny

    Crystal has one "L," for what it's worth

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    kitemac

  • 247Sports

    GoingLightBarny

    don't be hate

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  • 247Sports

    kitemac

  • 247Sports

    GoingLightBarny

    true, but direck yo hate away from this playa.

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  • 4 - Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network
    3 - Stats: (player stats)
    3 - Bio:
    3 - Player Tweets: Tweets from the player's Twitter account
    5 - 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
    4 - 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)
    5 - Industry Twitter (tweets from the entire recruiting industry)

    Feedback - the Crystal Ball and Skills & Scouting Report sound amazing. They will be positive upgrades. Ranking history is also a good idea but I really like the other two a whole lot.

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  • 4 - Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network
    2.5 - Stats: (player stats)
    2 - Bio:
    2 - 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)
    3 - Prospect Videos
    3 - 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)
    3 - Industry Twitter (tweets from the entire recruiting industry

    This post was edited by Spolarbear72 13 months ago

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

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  • 4-Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network
    5-a stat breakdown every week for my school's committed prospects is a basic expectation for me-Stats: (player stats)
    2-Bio:
    3-would be higher if irrelevant tweets were not included-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)
    4-Prospect Videos
    2-Prospect Photos
    3-Timeline
    4-School Interests Modules (list school, interest, offer, recruited by & visit date)
    3-Rankings and Ratings module
    3-Ranking History (new product coming soon)
    4-Industry Twitter (tweets from the entire recruiting industry)

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

  • 5 - Featured: Articles/Updates from the Network
    2 - Stats: (player stats)
    1 - 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)
    5 - Prospect Videos
    4 - Prospect Photos
    5 - Timeline
    5 - School Interests Modules (list school, interest, offer, recruited by & visit date)
    3 - Rankings and Ratings module
    4 - Ranking History (new product coming soon)
    2 - Industry Twitter (tweets from the entire recruiting industry)

    PLEASE - FOR THE LOVE OF GOD - FIX THE PROSPECT SEARCH UTILITY. It is the one item keeping me from joining 247 full blown. The search feature is so anti user friendly and buggy, I must use competing sites to search for prospects.

    This post was edited by TigerChim 13 months ago

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

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  • Featured: 5
    Stats: 4
    Bio: 3
    Player Tweets: 1
    Skills/Scout: 4
    Crystal Ball: 3
    Prospect Videos: 4
    Prospect Photos: 2
    Timeline: 1
    School Interest: 5
    Rankings/Ratings: 5
    Ranking History: 5
    Industry Twitter: 1

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