A Suggestion on New Publications

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Preston Davis | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jan 26 2013 6:59 AM

Greetings, 

 

I just made a book suggestion by sending an email to suggest@logos.com ("Chronological Aspects of the Life of Christ" by Harold W. Hoehner). After submitting the email I received a "confirmation" email. But that is (apparently) as far as it goes. As it stands now, we have NO IDEA if a title was approved, denied, unavailable (license restrictions, etc.) . Consequently, without appropriate feedback, one might (out of  frustration) repeat the request of that same title.

IMHO, we need more feedback on book requests than just a confirmation of receipt of the email.

It would be really useful if ....

  1. There were some web-based interface
  2. wherein I could recommend a title and...
  3. others could see the recommendation and...
  4. Up-vote the recommendation such that...
  5. Logos can gauge the community interest in the title and ...
  6. Based on interest add the title to prepub. 
  7. If interest is high, logos could post a "status" message indicating that the title is (for example "Under Review", or "adding to prepub"), such that...
  8. Members would know that the book was added and if not, why not.

This would eliminate duplicate requests and provide (much) more relevant feedback on book suggestions.

My $0.02.

Because of Calvary,

Preston Davis

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 26 2013 8:01 AM

Preston, 

some of what you ask for is existing on this very site in the sub-forum "suggestions" ( http://community.logos.com/forums/28.aspx ). That forum is monitored by Logos, but we only very rarely get status updates.

Maybe you want to have a look there.

Mick

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 26 2013 8:38 AM

Preston Davis:
This would eliminate duplicate requests

I may be mistaken but I believe Logos uses duplicate requests to gauge the level of interest a certain title garners. Our suggestions are not commitments to buy a title. A suggestion is nothing more than a "suggestion." I have seen a couple titles emerge on the Community Pricing or Pre-Pub lists right after a suggestion for it was made but i suspect they were already on the planning board.

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Preston Davis | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 26 2013 3:59 PM

As both a Web developer and an avid user, I've seen the success of this type of system.

See example here: http://tutspremium.uservoice.com/forums/176094-course-request

 

Be sure to note the filters at the top (including the status filter). Much more intuitive. Has nothing to do with the fact that they are suggestions. Suggestions are implied. This is just better "suggestion management", if you will. Wink

 

Because of Calvary,

Preston

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 26 2013 4:26 PM

Preston Davis:

As both a Web developer and an avid user, I've seen the success of this type of system.

See example here: http://tutspremium.uservoice.com/forums/176094-course-request

Logos has a UserVoice forum, but it currently is not being used for resource requests, just feature requests:

http://logos.uservoice.com/forums/42823-logos-bible-software-5

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 26 2013 10:12 PM

Rosie Perera:

Logos has a UserVoice forum, but it currently is not being used for resource requests, just feature requests:

http://logos.uservoice.com/forums/42823-logos-bible-software-5

Noticed User Voice link for Logos.com feedback and suggestions => https://logosdotcom.uservoice.com/

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 8 2013 9:37 AM

Rosie Perera:
Logos has a UserVoice forum, but it currently is not being used for resource requests, just feature requests

Correct, but https://prepub.uservoice.com/ and https://communitypricing.uservoice.com/ were created for that very purpose some time back.

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