I hear you, L13
. First off, thanks for the "attaboy". I greatly appreciate it.
I'd like to give this method a little time before making changes, but if we find we need to tweak it moving forward, we certainly will.
I'm hopeful that even with 3 choices, the % of the entire
voting population's "must haves" will become apparent by the number of people saying that they WILL use a feature, as opposed to just saying they don't mind if it's there.
For example, with the all the votes we have in so far, only two items have garnered more than 80% THUMBS UP:Ability to watch recordings when there's no satellite signal.
"Display only the channels that are in your current subscription package." HR20 manual, p.33. SEARCH results should not include channels a user is unable to record.
Compared to the other items that got more distributed votes, these two certainly stand out as "must haves".
Doug and I came up with a methodology we hope will make that distinction as clear as possible to D*, by the way we've chosen to weight and color code the results:
I'm very happy that you and others have grasped the concept that THUMBS DOWNS should be used VERY sparingly!
- An item that receives about 75%-80% THUMBS UP will be color-coded solid GREEN.
- An item that receives about 20% THUMBS DOWN will be color-coded solid PINK.
- Everything else that's not more than 20% THUMBS DOWN or 80% THUMBS UP will be color coded on a shaded scale. The more BEIGE it is, the more "neutral" the votes were.
I was worried I didn't explain it well-enough, or that folks would skip the survey intro and just start voting right away. +/- a few %, 20% THUMBS DOWN is the threshold I will use to remove items from the list, if that score holds for a couple of weeks or more. The operating theory is that if an item will incovenience 1 in 5 users or more, it shouldn't be on the list.
I'm hopeful that this simplification will help D* better choose items to tackle that have the most "bang for the buck".