Site Feedback - Not too happy with it

Last Update: August 18, 2015

Hey guys,

I just wanted to say that I've read from other people before that they aren't too happy about the responses they got from the site feedback feature, in the siterubix section.

I was lucky the first time I tried it, when I was still very new to WA.

Now that I'm in my 3rd month I am looking for some constructive feedback or criticism but both times I've gotten very poorly written answers that didn't help me out at all.

There should be a minimum answer of 100 words or something plus a certain level or rank that should be able to comment on each other site.

I try to give back valuable and constructive feedback to my community but often get back 1 liners as a result.

Slightly unfair if you ask me ;)

Just wanted to point that out!

Thanks

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pisces Premium
I don't know if "qualifying" someone will help you on this issue, some probably are wanting to "ask" and have to "offer" first to build credits... that is probably some of the reason, other times the site is so perfect, even I have a hard time giving any offer of improvement.
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3ss1m4n Premium
If a site is really good I usually tell them which bits I really liked. But I still make an effort to write it out nicely and not just a quick line saying: "really like your site keep up the good work" type of comment. I mean I obviously appreciate everything I get but I could use a bit more than that :D
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Kyle Premium Plus
Telling people what you like about their site isn't helpful, so this is part of the problem as well. It is constructive feedback that will lead to people being able to improve their site, you can let them know that overall it is good but here are a few things that they can improve upon...
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glodesigns Premium
Makes perfect sense. It is meant to be a critique and not to preserve their ego. Criticism is a good thing if it improves something and is not a judgement call.
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FHagstrom Premium
I have used the site feedback system only 1 time and it was to give feedback not get feedback.
I took the time to look over the site and wrote quite a bit in my response.
Perhaps in the future, WA will revamp the system similar to site comments where you will have to write a certain amount before your feedback is accepted by the system.
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3ss1m4n Premium
That's what I usually do when I give feedback. I take my time and write several points I feel are necessary to improve the site or which I found particularly good.
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lindasea Premium
You have this right "-) to write several points that are observations you have for improvement or that you found good is the goal of the internal WA feedback thread. I'ts feedback that serves a purpose. Why write anything at all if it doesn't serve a purpose. I have always felt that a pat on the back is only as good as that moment in time, and too many pats tend to morph one's perspective. I'm the person who didn't look for awards in my career, just wanted to do my job and do it well and see the results in the people I served.

I hope you will give the Site Rubix comment feature a chance to serve your needs. It has given me good comments that serve my site well, even though in a couple of instances the commenter had no personal need or experience with the subject of my post. The idea is to create activity on our website with this new feature, not get feedback on if the post is well written, or organized, or has enough images or not enough, or to move something here or there. or change the color of the font....or whatever.

I like to think of it this way....the comments left in the SiteRubix feature are meant to go into our websites and to boost our activity there, not comments on how we are doing with applying what we have learned.

I hope this is helpful.

Linda
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Mark1957 Premium
You're right Esteban, one liners are really disrespectful if you ask me so it's a pity that others have felt it ok to leave you just that.
Screams of "haven't read the post" and "copy and paste" to me....very poor!
Mark
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3ss1m4n Premium
That's exactly how I felt. Ah well just have to move forward I guess!

Thanks,
Esteban
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BelieveItYes Premium
I am sorry you got poor feedback ; my experience with the comment feature in the siterubix section is on the contrary excellent. I always receive more comments than I asked for and people have so far made the effort to ask questions or share relevant and interesting thoughts.

I agree that this is a take and give thing and when people decide to leave us comments they should do it properly or not do it at all... but nothing's perfect...

I hope you will be more satisfied in the future!
Cheers =)
Sarah
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3ss1m4n Premium
Hmm maybe I just got unlucky. Thanks for your insights :)

Esteban
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rog37 Premium
Understood :-)



In all honesty though, it is probably due to the fact that we are all working on building our sites and reputations that most of us just do not jhave there spare the time.

I notice that your name does not seem to appear anywhere... might that have something to do with it?

Roger
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3ss1m4n Premium
I guess we are all aiming for perfection but especially with tasks like these we should be taking the time to give and take. Otherwise the who concept is a bit pointless :)

As for my name I am a bit confused? It should be on my WA profile as well as at the end of every post on my website.

Thanks,

Esteban
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