• In-Game “Threads”

    Posted by on August 30th, 2008 · Comments (5)

    I recently ran a little survey here asking folks for feedback about being on-line during games and having potential entries here for them to use to “comment” during the game. Thanks to all who participated in the survey! Here are the results of it:

    How often are you also "on-line" during
    the time a Yankees game is being played?

    • 0% of the time = 7.4%
    • 1% to 25% of the time = 27.9%
    • 26% to 50% of the time = 20.6%
    • 51% to 99% of the time = 35.3%
    • 100% of the time = 8.8%

    If you’re on-line during a Yankees game, do you
    participate in an "In-Game" thread or discussion with other fans at a
    website?

    • Yes, most of the time = 11.8%
    • Yes, some of the time = 14.7% 
    • No, hardly ever = 27.9% 
    • No, never = 45.6% 

    If WasWatching.com had an entry set up before
    each Yankees game, specifically for readers to use during a game to share
    comments, discuss the game, etc., would you be likely to visit this entry during
    Yankees games, while you were on-line?

    • Yes = 39.7% 
    • No = 23.5% 
    • Not Sure/It Depends = 36.8% 

    If you answered "yes" to the previous
    question, how often would you visit such an entry at WasWatching.com?

    • Once or twice a game = 16.2%
    • Several times during a game = 14.7% 
    • The whole time the game was on = 2.9%
    • It depends on the game and/or activity at the site
      = 66.2%

    Based on these results, I’m thinking about kicking this off, on a trail basis, in September when the Yankees hit the West Coast. (I’m still mulling over how I would fashion such an entry for each game.)

    In the interim, I thought I would throw this out here, now, to see if anyone has some thoughts around it. All are welcome and appreciated. Please leave them in the comments section below.

    Comments on In-Game “Threads”

    1. rayblay
      August 30th, 2008 | 11:22 pm

      If you don’t mind having to moderate discussions and will be present for the entire game, put one of those Live Chat windows up in the post. They always work the best, even though it gets kind of slow when the moderator gets a lot of posts to look through. If not, it seems like the only way to work things out as discussions is in the comments section. Which is kind of annoying. I’ve got no ideas at the moment.

    2. August 31st, 2008 | 9:28 am

      Thanks rayblay.

      Actually, I’m almost never on-line during the games. And, I don’t expect that to change. So, the Live Chat window with me moderating, is not an option.

    3. hopbitters
      August 31st, 2008 | 1:35 pm

      I prefer things to be moderated as well, but I’d join in either way when possible.

    4. August 31st, 2008 | 2:41 pm

      Thanks hop! Anyone else have any thoughts, etc., towards this?

    5. September 3rd, 2008 | 11:14 am

      [...] If you have any additional thoughts/comments on having a place for “in-game” commenting here, please do share them (in this entry or the one we had on this recently.) [...]

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