Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Testing a Ticker

Discussions over on crowdfunding (in "Reprise: Why do you donate?") indicate that patrons appreciate progress meters for various reasons.  For instance, you can see your donations ring up when you make them, see how close donations are to a given perk threshold, and/or see how a creator's progress toward their goals (financial, word count, etc.).  This can encourage people to participate more, which is good.  Some of these widgets update automatically (like ChipIn), while others must be updated manually.



This is a sample ticker such as I might use for a Poetry Fishbowl, made on TickerFactory.  If it actually works, you would be able to see progress toward the $150 goal (free series poem) and the $200 goal (extra fishbowl on poetic series).  Swim, fishie, swim!  I say "if" because I've tried these things a few times before, and they tend to crash on me.  I figured this would be a good time to try again.

If I can get such a thing to work ...

Poll #1763999 Poetry Fishbowl Ticker

Would you be interested in a Poetry Fishbowl ticker?

Yes, I want a ticker. Swim, fishie, swim!
14(73.7%)
Don't know.
1(5.3%)
Don't care.
1(5.3%)
No, I don't want a ticker. Ick.
0(0.0%)
Something else I will explain in a comment.
3(15.8%)
Tags: cyberfunded creativity, fishbowl
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