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Our network has some structural problems. Information is too scattered and fragmented. I'd almost suspect it of being intentionally alienating, if I didn't have so much faith in the architects. This is a quick note, not a complete list...

1. We can't find contacts easily

--every other social network allows fast look ups through email.

2. We can't make friends easily

--see a comment you like? It takes three clicks to add the author as a friend...

3. We can't find anything easily

--our information is sorted by tags, and by power ratings, and by some other star system I've seen, but when I look up a new contact and want to review their evidence, I have to find one tiny link on the right side that shows how many blogs they've posted.

4. Everything we do, we have to do again

--Add a piece of evidence, then tag it, then go back and log it if it completes a mission, then go publicize it if you want it to be noticed... And apparently there's a wh*** parallel monitoring system for tracking the feeds of the people you choose to mentor..?

I love the purpose and potential for our network. But I have misgivings about its design.

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Comment by Shawn Ayotte on March 11, 2010 at 2:19am
As per your comments on my blog post, I would agree that there are some challenges. I would almost think that the creators didn't learn from the other social networks out there. The 3 points of those networks are: find your friends, see what they are doing (this system lacks that entirely), and give feedback on what your friends are doing (possible but complicated in Evoke.

The "Powers" seem somewhat superfluous to me. There is not really anything you can do with them, and the only real purpose seems to be to showcase how good you are at marketing yourself. I almost seems like this project lost direction somewhere along the way. It is just not... refined.

Though this is a new product. Perhaps subsequent iterations will more polished.
Comment by Wasserperson on March 11, 2010 at 2:28am
Glad I'm not the only one feeling that way.
I do like the way the powers encourage more specificity in praise.
Did you participate in the Free Space game?
It had a much simpler and more enjoyable interface... But it wasn't as equipped for long form storytelling.
Comment by Amos Meeks on March 11, 2010 at 2:36am
I agree with a lot of this, which is why I think that, for at least the time being, outside communities like wikis or Guilds would be useful and beneficial.
Comment by Wasserperson on March 11, 2010 at 2:50am
Hmmm... I've started a facebook group; I'm surprised there wasn't one already. I'll populate it with links to the challenges tomorrow, and see what use may come of it..!
Comment by Amos Meeks on March 11, 2010 at 2:56am
Great idea! If I could give you more points, I would!
Comment by Shawn Ayotte on March 11, 2010 at 2:57am
Once you get the groups going (great idea btw) post the info in a new blog post and we can give you points that way. Great idea.
Comment by Shawn Ayotte on March 11, 2010 at 3:12am
I really should have read that better. You should create a blog post about the Facebook group,so we can give you points. That made a little more sense.
Comment by Wintermute on March 11, 2010 at 3:14am
I agree, the social interface is clumsy and the points are kind of useless. I agree with Amos, Wikis and great. Im gonna join that facebook group right now!
Comment by Wasserperson on March 11, 2010 at 3:21am
Comment by Brian Ballsun-Stanton on March 18, 2010 at 2:12am
You should see my list of feature requests on the forums. Hopefully they'll open up the network RSN, but I've got little hope.


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