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Looking for paid (US) interviewees to inform site improvements!

#1 Post by kestasjk » Wed Dec 22, 2021 4:10 am

Would you like to take part in a 60-minute remote, 1-on-1 paid research interview?

We are helping to organize a user research study looking at the game of Diplomacy, how people play the game online, and how people use our website. We’ll use the results of the study to inform upcoming improvements. This will be a paid study conducted by a third-party specialist.

If you are interested in being a participant, please see the details below and fill out this preliminary survey to be considered: https://www.tfaforms.com/4973421

Any information you provide will be treated as confidential and will not be shared outside of this research project.

This will help shape where webDip is going so I hope we get a wide set of people applying. Apologies that it’s only for people in the US; most of our user base is there, and it’s just not practical to be a market research company that can comply with privacy requirements in countries all over the world.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to: kendall.demann@watchlab.com

Edit: Updated for the new study link.
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#2 Post by Squigs44 » Wed Dec 22, 2021 4:45 pm

Fantastic to see the investment you and the rest of the team are putting into the site. Excited to see what comes!
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#3 Post by JRoz » Thu Dec 23, 2021 12:13 am

I'm not in the US but I'm happy to participate for free if that is an option. Would love to help inform site improvements
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#4 Post by kestasjk » Thu Dec 23, 2021 11:54 am

Appreciate it JRoz, definitely e-mail them and let them know
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#5 Post by mitomon » Thu Dec 23, 2021 4:20 pm

How much is that in webdip points?
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#6 Post by MajorMitchell » Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:40 am

Excellent research. I would like to participate & have the payment used as a donation to a worthy charitable cause. Yet I don't have those Interwebby skills, too old, so good luck
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#7 Post by MajorMitchell » Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:41 am

Send me the qusetionaire as an email attachment?
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#8 Post by Doug7878 » Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:38 pm

I have only one comment, and I give it freely :

In my dreamworld, the current GR for press and gunboat for all players would be listed by rank somewhere on the site, or through a link.
If the RR were included for each player on the list I would be in heaven.
If the number of finished games used in the calculation for each player were added, I would have reached Nirvana.
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#9 Post by Doug7878 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:20 pm

I lied. I have a second thought :
Should live games be counted in RR% ? I suggest not.
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#10 Post by Macchiavelli » Sun Jan 30, 2022 6:49 pm

I'm outside the US and don't want to get paid.

The biggest problem on this site by FAR is the mods.

You pause games when 1 player asks, then forget about the game for months. All the other players stop playing the game, and then you have 3 different mods starting, stopping and restarting that same game.

The result is 16 players who are now pissed off, bitter at the site, bitter at the mods, and are having their reliability rating destroyed because of a game they started months ago that was paused without asking them.

Mods habitually pause games without consent, then forget about the game, and then force players to either "play" the corpse of the game or have their reliability rating destroyed.

I've been on this site for 10+ years, since it was on facebook, and its taken a steep nosedive after Chris and Kosta left.

You need better mods. Everything else is small fries. Everything else is details.
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#11 Post by Octavious » Sun Jan 30, 2022 7:24 pm

If the researchers require something to balance out those who have selfishly demanded to participate without payment, I am willing to step into the breach and receive payment for no participation.
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#12 Post by Doug7878 » Sat Feb 12, 2022 5:31 pm

Under Search/Games/Scoring, to be able to choose "Ranked" (as in ALL ranked games) would be useful. Thanks for asking.
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#13 Post by Doug7878 » Sun Mar 13, 2022 11:20 pm

This great comment is from chluke:

I think players who abuse GR by abandoning losing positions, will continue to do so until the GR calculation itself (and not a separate side rating) is re-programmed such that the GR points contributed by a player at the start of the game are FORFEITED, rather than oddly and counter-productively being returned to the player on game abandonment.

The GR calculations for game pot and distribution among winners/drawers doesn't even need to change (I don't believe), as long as the abandoning players simple have their upfront contributed GR points deducted from their total GR rating upon game abandonment.

Players in the top 100 (and others) who have been abusing this loophole (to avoid GR deductions when in losing positions), would likely see their ratings drop very significantly, upon GR reprogramming which does not allow this game quitting loophole incentive.

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#14 Post by GracchusBabeuf » Sat Mar 19, 2022 10:12 pm

Another great feature would be able to create games with different lengths for build/retreat and orders phases.

Also being able to select whether or not the game progresses to the next phase when all orders are submitted as opposed to only progressing when the timer runs out would be excellent.

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