Project Creator (Quick) Tip: Hyperlinks99.9% of the internet uses hyperlinks. They let you create a link like this instead of like this: http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/11084. The obvious benefit is that with the hyperlink, someone with even the slightest curiosity can go to your link with a click of the mouse and without the hyperlink they have to copy and paste the url into a browser.
This is most commonly found as an issue in projects that have video content. I often see phrases like:
Check out a video of my project here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjE7SUuamD4
When they could be saying
Check out my video here!
Which do you think is going to get the most click troughs? If that video or link is going to get you supporters you have to make it easy for the audience.
How do you create Hyperlinks?
Hyperlinks are incredibly simple to write, just follow this example:
<a href="link">display text</a>
Whatever you type in the quotes for href="" will be link that the hyperlink will go to.
Whatever you put in between > and </a> will be the text that shows up.
So writing <a href="http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/11084">Corellian Defender</a> in your project would create the hyperlink Corellian Defender which will go to http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/11084 when clicked.
Note that you cannot type a hyperlink (or any html) into a comment on a project. This is to protect Cuusoo users from scripting attacks (which is a much larger topic and one unrelated to Cuuso). So I cannot explain to people how to use hyperlinks in their projects....so I am doing it here.
Purdue Pete EffectAlthough it is nearly impossible to determine all the factors that might cause a fluctuation in projects support, it is clear that a large swath of the "best" projects received a boost in support last week.
The best projects tend to be stable as a group. The Cuusoo regulars who are going to support the projects already have, as they have high visibility. Sure, a project or two tends to encounter a vein of new supporters and gets a jolt but that would be one or two projects, not a "swath."
One effect could have been the review Cuusoo did of the top six projects but this article is on the Cuusoo page and thus likely only to reach Cuusoo regulars.
One also cannot ignore the impact that the staff pick of the week has on project support but that is rather limited in scope, last week was aircrafts and this week its projects based on games.
That leaves very few options but to assume that Purdue Pete is the influencing factor.
Many were upset by the "how little" the support of Pete fans spilled over to other projects but it is clear from this report that Purdue Pete did bring in support for other projects.
Approaching 1k MilestoneNo projects crossed the 1k milestone this week but Transforming video game accessories has surpassed the Rhino.
Support Level: 980
Support Level: 953
Support Level: 942
The next review is December 3rd, 2012...that is 32 days from today. Any project that does not make it to the December
3rd deadline will have to wait another 3 months to even get started.
Don't like how slow a project is going?Give it some indirect support to help speed things up. This link has plenty of examples how.
Days to 10K (& 1k)I am testing out a new feature, the 1k report to go with the 10k...next week I will break them up into two reports (probably) but for now, here it is, integrated with the 10k. Expect more analysis changes in the next few weeks.
Not on the List? First, I tend to cut off projects after a certain day count, usually 10k. Additionally, I only monitor projects that have at least 200. Projects less than that are a little too volatile for proper assessment. Finally, I track several weeks worth of data to get these numbers, so you might not show up until your project has been post 200 for a few weeks.