Friday, December 19, 2014
Usually its hard enough to get people to vote on anything as it relies upon them dragging that big heavy mouse all the way over to the vote board and then having to click on an option, but once again we have a vote booth busting poll about peoples feeling on whether or not Voice is a good thing.
The general trend was that Voice is a bad option in the new user hub, with 45 people voting for Bad and 23 voting for good. Then word got around and within a day it shot up to 70 voting bad and 65 voting good.
We have done this poll before, but because people feel strongly they tend to log quite a few other accounts to sway the vote in the way they feel.
We had considered this poll was over and yielded inconclusive results. So the voting board was moved up onto the wall and out of the way... and yet people continued to find it and vote on it, with it standing at Bad: 73 and Good: 74.
So, whilst none of us can decipher whether our visitors really think voice is either good or bad, what we have to agree on is that this topic is one that most people have a view on and one that some have strong reactions to. Strong enough to log multiple accounts to swing it.
Seems that this is one subject that just won't go away!
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Having London City 'Voice Enabled', has been a real eye opener and by and large, very successful.
With hundreds of people piling in to hear other regulars on voice for the first time, each eager to have their say and show the personality behind their avatar. We have had some splendid evenings and some extremely funny comedy moments throughout this trial.
Then as time progressed, the voice trolls would come and have some fun winding people up, talking in strange accents where you just know you're being recorded for another of those 'hilarious' YouTube videos, where the guy says bums and titties every thirty seconds and everyone else gets very cross and gives him the reaction he craves for his latest film.
But the show stoppers were the people who keyed their microphones and just talked. And they talk and talk and talk. Never stopping for an instant, never listening for a response, they drone. Incessant, indefatigable and without end ... and boring the arses off everyone who had the misfortune to encounter them. What's more, as people start moving away to give their ears a rest from this infernal slavering of gums, they get pursued for more ear bashing. It is true. Empty vessels make the most noise.
That said, the ability to have voice is sheer bliss, finest cabaret and a joy to have this opt-in and opt-out layer of entertainment... so long as you can opt out.
Here in London we want to keep the customer satisfied and we recently held polls, over three weeks in three bouts to ensure an accurate representation of feelings: 191 (46%) of voters thought Voice being on was Good and 222 (54%) thought it was Bad.
With the opinion poll being so close, clearly this is something we will review from time to time to ensure we are still representing the majority.
So it's the end of an ear ache as voice gets hobbled in London City(1) for now, but all is not lost. Last Sunday, we turned on our fifth region. It is attached to the hub area London City and it has Voice Enabled! It is not fully built yet, but the voice area is up and running and it is on the doorstep of the London City hub.
To use voice, just cross the bridge, there is a whole new region waiting to hear you. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City4/85/26/25
Bring your earplugs and see you on YouTube. More about the new region later.
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Friday, September 13, 2013
Round one voting results Good = 71 (47%) Bad = 79 (53%)
We thought we might collect a hundred votes over the course of the weekend, but 150 people voted within the first few hours and our opinion poll is first to 150.
We suspect a bit of skulduggery with the voting system, especially as people were paying others to vote certain ways and teleporting them in to vote!
So the first round of results are inconclusive, except to demonstrate that people have very strong views for and against this ability.
After 150 votes, the voting system stops polling people, so therefore a second round of ballots is required.
Get ready to vote for a second time.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Some strong opinions and everyone is being quite vocal about this one! Click the voting booth and have your say! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/94/233/24
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