Mark2Cure’s Campaign for NGLY1 officially launches on Thursday, May 21st!Posted by ginger on May 15, 2015 in citizen science, crowdsourcing, mark2cure, open participation science, sulab | 0 comments
On Tuesday (just three days ago) we invited everyone on the Mark2Cure mailing list to jump in and try the new Mark2Cure campaign. In just one day, the first quest was completed. We’ve had a bit of a rough start with the spam filter blocking the majority of the contact/help requests, but we’ve manage to muddle through.
In case you have any doubts as to how valuable your contributions, questions, or criticisms are, consider the following:
- We didn’t know we were missing the contact/help requests until a user took the time to tell us (Thanks again, Judy)
- We wouldn’t have corrected an error in the diseases rules/example list if a Mark2Curator hadn’t posted to the Wikia forum about her confusion. (Thank you, Kathy!)
- A user suggested the use of the Wikia board feature over the wiki-style forums that we originally had, which has made the Wikia forums much more user-friendly
- The help requests about being stuck in a particular step of the tutorial inspired us to create the tutorial/training help board in the Wikia forum.
In short, we’ve got a tiny team working on this (basically it’s just Max doing ALL the coding), but thanks to your help, we’ve been able to fix/improve a lot of issues quickly (and thankfully prior to our official launch.) We’ve still got a long list of features to implement, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want/need suggestions. We’d love to hear your ideas, so don’t hesitate to post them in our forum (don’t be shy, you deserve the credit for your great ideas.)