Thank you for your participation in the Community Polls thus far. We have a few changes that will be implemented and wanted to get your opinions on them for the next community feature.
As before, this is a trial and the system is still in flux. We will continue to monitor the response and progress of the polls for the forseeable future to see where improvements can be made.
Below are the new featured slot time options we have come up with. We would like to get your thoughts on these options or if you have another option to consider please post it below!
We have two different ideas to improve the quality of featuring from the community poll. We have heard that the 2 month timeframe we currently use is far too long and we have come down to two new options for featuring that not only cover the winner but also those items that came in second and third on the list, which both increase exposure and fairness of the system.
Limit featuring to:
3 weeks of the month - First place
2 weeks of the month - Second place
1 week of the month - Third place
To ensure we do not remove feature real estate from other featured slots, we would add additional featured slots to cover the second and third place slots. During the voting week we would have the first slot covered with the new voting poll as we have been doing the previous two months. This would allow for exposure for the majority of the month for the first place option while still giving time to the second and third place items.
Limit featuring to:
2 weeks of the month - First place
1 week each - Second place and third place
This method reduces the total time an item is featured to 2 weeks for the community poll and gives time to both second and third place.
In both instances, we will be reducing the overall time that an item is featured as some in the community have requested while respecting the community’s decision for most popular new content.
We understand that there have been some frustrations that have come up regarding the Community picks and we are keeping these in mind during this process. However, we do not believe that removing the picks will be the right choice in the long term. Instead, we would like to improve the system we have implemented. The interactions and dialogue we have had with you, our community members, has been invaluable to helping improve the marketplace. As stated before, this is subject to change based on your feedback. We want to thank you all for working alongside us as we make changes to improve the marketplace experience.