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Poll Survey - Trip report, pics, updates & conditions (aka 'Stoke') threads.

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by Richard, Jun 13, 2019.

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I **USUALLY** take the following path to navigate to the Trip Report, Pics & Conditions thread

Poll closed Jun 27, 2019.
  1. (Desktop) Ski Homepage > Link direct to stoke thread in the Perisher box under Australian Resorts

    2 vote(s)
    1.5%
  2. (Desktop) Ski Homepage > Forum homepage > Perisher category > stoke thread

    13 vote(s)
    9.6%
  3. (Desktop) Ski Homepage > Active Topics/Newest Posts > stoke thread

    28 vote(s)
    20.7%
  4. (Desktop) Forum Homepage (bookmarked) > Active Topics/Newest Posts > stoke thread

    15 vote(s)
    11.1%
  5. (Desktop) Active Topics/Newest Posts (bookmarked) > stoke thread

    15 vote(s)
    11.1%
  6. (Desktop/Mobile) Via 'red flag' notifications or 'watched' threads when I'm logged in.

    8 vote(s)
    5.9%
  7. (Mobile) Ski Mobile Hompage > link direct to stoke thread

    3 vote(s)
    2.2%
  8. (Mobile) Ski mobile homepage > Active Topics > stoke thread

    29 vote(s)
    21.5%
  9. (Mobile) Stoke thread is bookmarked/always open

    7 vote(s)
    5.2%
  10. (Desktop/Mobile) Some crazy-ass pathway I'm not even sure of (detail below pls)

    15 vote(s)
    11.1%
  1. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    Along with the Observation and Prediction threads, the Trip Reports, Pics, Updates & Conditions threads (aka 'Stoke' threads) for the five major resorts are consistently among the most popular threads in the forums during winter.

    I'm trying to get a fix on how people find these threads and navigate to them. Specifically I'm trying to get a handle on how the regulars find these threads. Google analytics provides a little insight - but it does not discern between regular members and non-members.

    Take the time to read the different paths and choose the pathway you usually take.
     
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  2. Gimped

    Gimped One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    What's a stoke thread????
     
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    BlueHue One of Us

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    I assume you mean the trip report thread for each resort and I assume in the first few options with Perisher, replace Perisher with resort of choice? Based on that I have cast my vote.
     
  4. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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  5. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Link from email notification of a post.
     
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  6. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    ahh, nice one.

    Forum notification emails have busted 10,000 in one month for the first time in May.
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I can't even imagine how many notifications I would get!
     
  8. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    I click on red flag on alerts and come through there usually.
    Secondly, Resorts>Thredbo>topic
     
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  9. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    ta.

    I ran out of options in the survey to list that method. Wondered if it would rate.
     
  10. Gimped

    Gimped One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I just click on "newest posts" and they are usually on the first page.
     
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  11. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    Have now deleted one option and replaced with that one. You can vote now!
     
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  12. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    Ok - so that's same as 'Active topics'
     
  13. kylep

    kylep Cage rattler Ski Pass: Gold

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    When the year's new threads are created, I either mark as a 'Watch Thread' or I have participated. From there I go to 'watched threads'. I think this is often first found when last year's threads get a post to the new year's threads.
    Don't think any of your vote options cover 'watched' - unless you are counting as bookmarked

    My typical forum behaviour:
    1. View unread watched threads
    2. If time, view active topics
     
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  14. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think Team Bears blunder through most of the internet stuff.....but we look for alerts firstly and click on them is they are relevant to us.....
    As the winter starts ...we dive into different Resorts(Baw Baw.Lake Mt.Mt Buller etc......as a second approach ..
     
  15. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    ta. Didn't think of 'watched' but lets call watched threads the same as notifications - survey edited - you can vote now.
     
  16. Interruptedbyfireworks

    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I have the “Active topics” page bookmarked and added to the home screen on my phone, so I open it much like I open an app like Facebook/Insta. So I never see the homepage.
     
  17. J_busworth

    J_busworth One of Us

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    Snow/Weather (bookmarked) > Resorts > Thredbo/Perisher > Trip Report, Pics, Updates. Do this on both my laptop and iPhone.
     
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  18. Ramshead

    Ramshead One of Us

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    Usually via my notifications. The ones that say "someone replied to a thread" rather than they liked your post, because my posts are generally unlikeable

    Oh! Just saw an option for that. Ticked. Carry on.
     
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  19. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator

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    This one on desktop, laptop or phone.
    (Desktop) Active Topics/Newest Posts (bookmarked) > stoke thread
     
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  20. LiveToSki

    LiveToSki One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    (Desktop) Forum Sports Bar (bookmarked) > Resorts > Mt Buller > stoke thread (which is pinned)
     
  21. Piste Again

    Piste Again Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    None of the above. I have the forums bookmarked (opening when Firefox starts). I scroll down to Thredbo and then look in the forum for the conditions thread.
     
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  22. Budgiesmuggler

    Budgiesmuggler A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I constantly have the site open in my phone google browser, so then click active topics > stoke
     
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  23. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's more like this for me:

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  24. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    active topics is bookmarked on desktop, laptop, tablet & phone. NFI which I use most. depends on the day. I voted desktop but could just as easily have voted mobile.

    I get notifications for new FC threads, but by definition that's normally non stoke threads
     
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  25. IAB

    IAB A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Australian Resorts --> Perisher --> Trip Reports
     
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  26. Richard

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    As I suspected, Active Topics is primary pathway, whether first or second click, with a myriad of other pathways of which none stand out.

    Active topics is an interesting mechanic as it serves as both navigation to popular knowns and as serendipitous discovery.

    Just reaffirms that the important element is the Active Topics button on desktop and mobile homepages.
     
  27. Jacko4650

    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Homepage > Active Topics > Perisher (or other) trip reports.
    Desktop 90/10 Mobile pre-season, 10/90 during season.
     
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  28. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates One of Us

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    I just head to the Resorts page then skirt around a little.
     
  29. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    Hmmmm

    Define ‘resorts page’ pls. Link is good
     
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  31. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ski.com is always a tab open on phone or desktop.

    I hit refresh or similar, check notifications, active topics, suspect I see it there for the first time, for perisher.

    If I am curious about another resort, or heading to another resort I would go via the resort forum.
     
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  32. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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  33. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    Take @skifree constantly calling PDF files ‘images’ for example ;)
     
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    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    nezumi One of Us

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    But what about ski.com.au? :out:
     
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  36. Ski Tragic

    Ski Tragic Hard Yards

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    Usually through active topics. Generally it's always on the front page this time of year
     
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  37. aazz

    aazz One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I just clicked on the 'active topics' link for the first time ever. Too much stuff in there for me.
     
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    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sometimes I get to trip reports for overseas resorts by clicking on the country (eg ‘Canada’) and seeing what’s there. They don’t always show up in ‘active topics’ if there has been no activity for a while.
     
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  39. J_busworth

    J_busworth One of Us

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    I have never been in the Active Topics menu until just then in nearly 2 years on the site. WOW, there is soooo much there and so many threads I wouldn't have even considered looking for. Thanks for opening my eyes!
     
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  40. nezumi

    nezumi One of Us

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    As someone who mainly stays in the Snow section of the forum and rarely ventures into the Conversation subject area, I know exactly what you mean!
     
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  41. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    <vadar>Join me on the Dark Side and together we'll rule the galaxy..</vader>

    Once you start to use Active Topics you'll never go back to the old way.

    Warning: You will be subject to DJOTD.

    (The upside of which is you will harden the fu*c up and likely get that promotion at work because you can better make difficult life choices.)
     
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  42. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    Yes, International trip reports are a different animal to the Australian 'stoke' threads, both in how they are discovered and the type of content they hold.

    This survey was about the stoke threads as they are very active right now. @Normo 's regular postings this last few years has generated a huuuuge following and have turned the Perisher stoke thread into the best snow report in Australia, bar none.
     
  43. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    Happy to Share! :D
     
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  44. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator

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    I'm surprised you didn't mention the survey in that thread :D
     
  45. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    damn, thought I did?
     
  46. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I know we can ignore people..However i'd like to ignore whole threads
    The AFL one for instance
     
  47. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    Drop into https://dev.ski.com.au/xf/ and see if that is a feature of XF 2

    u: forum
    p: friend
     
  48. Karicta

    Karicta A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Please
     
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  49. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    nup. not a new feature
     
  50. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have Ski.com.au Forums HERE book marked, then just head to >>
     
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