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 Box Office Seer - Beta 
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All,

I need 10 people to beta test a new box office game. What you will need to do:

1) Login to the game with a google account
2) Make box office related predictions for 5-15 movies
3) Quickly validate that everything worked, and your prediction was accepted as expected.
4) Try to break things.

I estimate the total time to help at around 20 to 30 minutes a person. When the game starts for real, your predictions as a beta tester will no longer exist.

Why I need testers: At this point I need semi-accurate and relevant data (you don't have to put much thought into the predictions, just make them somewhat believable), and people using the site to ensure there aren't any major bugs I've missed.

Please PM me to offer your help or post here for public notoriety!

Karl

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Only one helper so far, don't make me beg.

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Now we're up to three. I promise, this won't be hard, and your opinion will help shape a new box office game!

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COME ON PEOPLE. HELP!

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i'll do it. just remind me what i have to do and when i have to do it.

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My Magnus!

Still need a few more.

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My Magnus!


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make him beg

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Would still like one more person if anyone's interested? Hoping to start at the end of this week, early next at the latest.

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Post Re: I need 10 beta testers for a new game
I would like to help but ive been very busy lately. Sorry.


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Instructions sent. I'm looking forward to everyone's feedback, crossing my fingers there's not too much wrong, I'd like to get this thing released to everyone in January.

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Could you place a link in the WOKJ site map? perhaps under SITE at the bottom..

I wouldn't like to go to another website for more predictions. I'd like it if all of my box office stuff was contained in one site (WOKJ).

Not now. I mean, when the site goes live.


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I went through How to Play section.

The first thing I want to change is the background and while the font is fine its has little less highlighted feel to it...sort of dull.

"Can I change my prediction" should be at the end of the page after you have explained scoring and specially penalty.

Scoring could do with one or two examples even, the text overall seems to cover the topic just fine.

Sub-sections for the three scoring components would be better.

I will put more comments later.


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There is a confirmed bug in the site: a user can't login if they don't have a profile image on Google. I'll fix this tonight, it should allow it and assign a default.

Magnus has expressed difficulty entering a prediction, I haven't been able to replicate the issue, I'll be taking an in depth look tonight. Magnus, if you have be more information (what movie, what you entered, what happened after) please let me know.

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Algren wrote:
Could you place a link in the WOKJ site map? perhaps under SITE at the bottom..

I wouldn't like to go to another website for more predictions. I'd like it if all of my box office stuff was contained in one site (WOKJ).

Not now. I mean, when the site goes live.


Yes, I'll do this.

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There is a confirmed bug in the site: a user can't login if they don't have a profile image on Google. I'll fix this tonight, it should allow it and assign a default.

Cool.

I'll try again tomorrow then.


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Post Re: I need 10 beta testers for a new game
I signed in today and put in a few predictions so far.

I was unable to enter a prediction for any of the Friday openers today.
I was unable to enter a prediction for Labor Day or Robocop.

The instructions seem fine to me. I was a bit more confused as to how the overall bonus will be applied year end or something.

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I'm using Internet Explorer 7!!!!! at work, which is where I do most of my internet browsing, so take my suggestions with a grain of salt that it might be on my end.

On the prediction pages, not all of the movie info is aligned correctly next to the movie posters.

Also, would you be able to include a "reminder" feature on an individual movies page? Like, say, for "About Last Night" I will enter my prediction now, but would like to get an email on Day 21 to remind me to predict if I haven't. Not an automatic set up, but to have as an option?

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I would like if the predictions would be in a pop-up window of some kind. Not sure how it's called but not a new tab, but a window that over the page and once you finish predicting you press the x and go back to the list of movies. It feels like too much clicking this way IMHO.

I can't see my predictions in My predictions.

Also a link to imdb page would be helpful if the movie info is to be kept at this bare minimum.


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_axiom wrote:
Also a link to imdb page would be helpful if the movie info is to be kept at this bare minimum.


I was also going to suggest this if possible.

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Went back and now I was able to enter predictions. But now I think I know what was wrong before. When I first logged in and tried to make predictions there were already some numbers entered in. I thought it was some kind of template numbers or maybe current average predictions, but this time the field for prediction was empty. Is it possible the system read someone's predictions and gave the values to me, but when I entered mine it refused to overwrite those numbers as obviously it was already handling some kind of data, just not mine?

Also how do you hide prediction?

And I think it would be cool if there was an automatic comma when you enter predictions. I looks a bit messy and I always need to count numbers to make sure I entered the correct sum.


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Bug Fixes
- A bug was fixed that caused users with no Google profile image to fail logging in.
- A bug was fixed that defaulted someone else's prediction for a movie into the prediction box.
- A bug was fixed in the user's score, it shouldn't calculate movies until they've been released for a certain amount of time, now it's working.

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- IE7 is not supported, the site should work, but may look weird. I just don't have the time or desire to making it look right in IE7.
- Reminder feature won't make the initial game. It's possible in the future it gets added. I've added it to the suggestions list so I don't lose sight of it.
- Prediction entering in a modal window won't make the initial game. It's possible in the future it gets added, I've added it to the suggestions.
- A link to IMDB isn't possible. If you tell me what additional information you'd like to see, it's possible I can add it. Some movies have more info than others, and the feed to update movie information has been off for some time, it's possible that once live more information will appear.
- You don't 'hide' a prediction. If you view someone else's page and they have predicted a movie that's not released, you'll see that they predicted, but the prediction will be hidden from everyone but them.
- I'll see what I can do about either adding or allowing comma's in the prediction box, will have to research.

Questions
- axiom, when I go to your player page, I see 7 recent predictions. What isn't showing for you?

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There are no known issues at the moment, site should be fully operational (though not totally finished).

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Question,

When I enter a numerical value for prediction the following error message is displayed.

"The prediction must be a number"

Any idea's ? what am i missing?

thanks


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