[Theforum] Idea for new feature

spinhead evolt at spinhead.com
Tue Dec 4 11:36:44 CST 2001

I like the idea, but I'd be more inclined to use a 'recommend this article'
link than just recommending the whole site. As a recipient, if someone sent
me e-mail that said, in effect "cool site, check it out" I might, or I might
not. If someone sends me e-mail that says "hey, thought you'd like this
article" I'll probably go read it. Sounds to me more like personal interest
and less like spa'am.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Madhu Menon" <webguru at vsnl.net>
To: <theforum at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2001 4:05 AM
Subject: RE: [Theforum] Idea for new feature

> At 05:29 PM 12/4/2001, .jeff typed these words:
> > > Hey, why don't we have a "Recommend evolt.org to a
> > > friend" feature on the home page? And perhaps even
> > > thelist page? One way to get members to spread the
> > > word around, is it not?
> > ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><
> >
> >can you explain in more detail what this is and how it works?
> Ever been to http://www.recommendit.com ?
> Same concept. If people like the articles on evolt.org, they may want to
> tell other people about it. I often do this. When I see a site with lots
> information about [xyz], I mail interested friends to tell them about it.
> We just make it easier for users to do this with a link that says
> "Recommend evolt.org to a friend" (or something like that). That way, they
> don't have to bother firing up their email client to type out a mail, and
> if they had never thought of it, the link will plant the idea in their
> Example? Visit www.ciol.com (while I used to manage this site, the new
> design isn't mine).
> See that link on the second nav bar called "Recommend this site"? Click
> You get the idea :)
> Cheers,
> Madhu
> <<<   *   >>>
> Madhu Menon
> User Experience Consultant
> e-mail: webguru at vsnl.net
> _______________________________________________
> theforum
> It's functional, not aesthetic.

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