In the previous news post, I asked you questions about the direction of some MeetFighters features. I thank everyone who replied or voted! The summary of votes are below:
| Do you think a Workout Journal feature would be useful? || Votes || % of votes || Weighted % |
| Yes, I like it and would use it || 410 || 39% || 35%|
| No, I wouldn't use it || 558 || 53% || 59%|
| No, because I don't exercise || 75 || 7% || 5%|
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| Do you think the "Meetings" feature can be removed? || Votes || % of votes || Weighted % |
| Remove the Meetings. I don't use them. || 318 || 73% || 76%|
| Keep the Meetings, I like them as they are. || 108 || 24% || 21%|
| Keep the Meetings, I have ideas of how to make them better (comment below). || 8 || 1% || 1%|
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| Do you think the "Match Requests" feature can be removed? || Votes || % of votes || Weighted % |
| Remove the Match Requests. I don't use them. || 252 || 53% || 45%|
| Keep the Match Requests, I like them as they are. || 202 || 43% || 50%|
| Keep the Match Requests, I have ideas of how to make them better (comment below). || 15 || 3% || 4%|
I especially want to thank Vanman81 for his blog post and those who commented there. Let me summarize my takeaway from the results.
Match Requests Updated
The Match Requests are here to stay. I have updated the page and gave it a bit of a facelift. Observe the "before" and "after":
The most important changes:
- A visually cleaner aesthetic to the page itself.
- No need to open separate pages to view the details and send a message to the poster.
- The left side bar only shows the number of local match requests. (Match requests in remote countries are not so interesting, after all.)
- When posting a match request, messages are sent automatically to users in that country. (This can be turned off on the Administration page.)
The Meetings feature will be retired in a few months, unless I can come up with some way to make it more compelling. Ideas are welcome.
There were a number of votes both for and against the feature. I think there is synergy between this site's core goals and exercise. Martial arts and wrestling are sports after all. For now, implementation of the feature is postponed until a later date.
– Admin out.