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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2012 3:09:33 PM
Tonight when looking at my profile, I saw a box that I had not seen before. It is a bar that says "Your profile is 80% complete" Then the line below the bar marking off that percentage says, "Complete your profile to unlock special badges, achievements, perks and more!".

Then there is a separation line and it says, "Write a Review".

Is this something new? And not only that, but I am confused by it. What (specifically) special badges, achievements, perks and more???

And since clicking on reviews I've written shows that I have written 14 of them, I am not understanding how writing yet another review could help me get to the (I assume) ideal state of my profile being 100% complete?

There is nothing else besides write a review that it says I need to do. Perhaps that would come up after I write yet another review, I don't know. But it is a little puzzling why they wouldn't just say what else I need to do. ?

Anyone else?

Kara
Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2012 4:28:57 PM


artinphotography, I've seen this little gem myself, although I didn't read on to the special badges part. I wonder if those badges come attached to dollar bills? I could get on board with that.

Maybe they're copying LinkedIn.

I like to write reviews of products I've purchased, because it means more good reviews will appear in the MP. Better still if they're my designs. Happy
Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2012 4:44:42 PM
I just checked and I don't see anything like that on my profile. Very mysterious!
Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2012 4:56:27 PM
Yeah I noticed that the other day. I only had to add my interests to my profile and suddenly I had a little badge of a head with '100%' underneath my profile pic next to my pro seller badge on my profile page. I don't know if anyone else can see it? Or what good it will do me?
Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2012 5:30:14 PM
I have some products that I can't really review because I purchased them for someone else and had them shipped directly there so I've never seen them.
Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2012 6:17:30 PM
Marian Cates wrote:
InvisibleIndustries wrote:
Yeah I noticed that the other day. I only had to add my interests to my profile and suddenly I had a little badge of a head with '100%' underneath my profile pic next to my pro seller badge on my profile page. I don't know if anyone else can see it? Or what good it will do me?


Bad news. Your profile is now 85% finished. It says, "Your profile needs some love."

And it's doubly bad news that I can see that on your profile.

Cheers,
Marian


Wait, what? Do you mean you can see on my profile that its 85% finished? Because when I go to it is says 100%... :S

I see the 100% badge on your profile, by the way.
Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2012 6:25:09 PM
I think that notice is for your own profile, not the person's profile that you are looking at. When I looked at yours, Invisible Industries, it says 75% complete, and that is what my own profile is up to.


InvisibleIndustries, I don't see the badge on your profile, only your proseller badge.

Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2012 6:59:29 PM
Listen Everyone, The box that reads Your profile needs some love!
is YOUR OWN BOX. Try siging out and going to someone page and looking. You will not see that anymore. What you are seeing is your OWN box with your OWN progress.Grin Grin Grin
Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2012 7:35:37 PM
Maz wrote:
I think that notice is for your own profile, not the person's profile that you are looking at. When I looked at yours, Invisible Industries, it says 75% complete, and that is what my own profile is up to.


InvisibleIndustries, I don't see the badge on your profile, only your proseller badge.



Yeah you're right. I can't see the badge when I am not logged in. Weird, I wonder why that is?
Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2012 2:47:07 AM
I guess I'm just destined not to receive any perks. My profile says it's only 45% complete, but I don't want to add links and my interests are my affair and nothing to do with my stores.

In fact, it used to say 35% complete, but that was before I went in and removed my age, gender and location. Go figure! xd
Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2012 3:11:25 AM
Ok, I've slept on it and this is still ridiculous (and on so many levels). I'm here to sell stuff, not buy stuff, and I don't believe in writing reviews of products of my own which I have bought - reviews should be written by an independent party.
Will we be effectively penalised if we don't write reviews, like stores and products etc., etc.?
Jane McIlroy wrote:
but I don't want to add links and my interests are my affair and nothing to do with my stores.
I completely agree.

Steve.
Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2012 7:00:56 AM
Steve, do you mean YOU deleted your post or it was deleted by someone else?

And Marian, I have liked other stores, liked products, written 14 reviews of my own products that I have purchased (and I agree with Steve that reviews need to be written by other people about our products, and I have written a review of the 1 product I purchased that was not mine). I have all the other sections of my profile filled out, so I'm not sure what the deal is. It is aggravating. I wish they would just put an announcement in the News section and tell us about it, what it is for, what they would like for us to do, what their envisioned end result/usage is and all that. And then we could decide whether or not it is worth us to invest more of our time doing that.

Kara
Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2012 7:13:14 AM
artinphotography wrote:
Steve, do you mean YOU deleted your post or it was deleted by someone else?
I deleted what I originally said, so that anyone who had seen it wouldn't assume it had been deleted by a mod or something, it would have probably been better just to delete the post.

Steve.
Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2012 7:23:59 AM
artinphotography wrote:
And then we could decide whether or not it is worth us to invest more of our time doing that
The whole process of creating stuff for Zazzle is just getting too long winded, cumbersome and 'glitch' strewn. I really wish they would put some serious effort into streamlining the whole process and stop giving us more hoops to jump through.

Steve.
Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2012 7:43:03 AM
Steve: re: your post - ok, gotcha. re: too many hoops - I agree.

Here's another hoop: My interests, social networking listing my other sites, other store likes and all that are complete (and have been). I then clicked on the Write A Review thing that now comes up under Your profile needs love, and the you are 85% done bar. So I have more of MY products in there that I can review. I just did 4 or 5 more reviews. Then checked my profile. Still 85%. So now the only products (all of mine) left to review are products that I have HIDDEN! I made a product, ordered 1 as a check to see how it came out. Made adjustments that I, as a designer, should make by using customize the product. Hid the old/bad product. New one is fine.

But now the old/bad product that I ordered as a quality check is now still in the queue to be reviewed even though it is a hidden product! And apparently, I can't get past the "Write a Review" and 85% stage of "Your Profile Needs Love" unless I review these old/bad now hidden products! If I knew the review would also be hidden from others, I'd go ahead and grimace and put in the time to do it. But I am thinking the review may come up under the link that you can click on to see Reviews of a store's products after you are in their store.

And do they REALLY want me to review old/bad products that I have hidden??? Honestly?

Kara
Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2012 8:09:56 AM
I saw it for the first time last night. I shook my head, said "What? Really? Ugh." Then I moved on. :/

Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2012 8:45:22 AM
Steve Crompton wrote:
artinphotography wrote:
And then we could decide whether or not it is worth us to invest more of our time doing that
The whole process of creating stuff for Zazzle is just getting too long winded, cumbersome and 'glitch' strewn. I really wish they would put some serious effort into streamlining the whole process and stop giving us more hoops to jump through.

Steve.

Exactly

Mine was 95% - I deleted my location and it went down to 90%. I've already got wishlists, have liked stores, and whatever else it said. I've done those in the past, I'm not doing it again, so it looks like I'm stuck at 90%. Do I care? Now, about the binders & search engine...
First place in "blue striped pillow" is still orange, notified weeks ago.
Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2012 9:01:21 AM
Steve Crompton wrote:
artinphotography wrote:
And then we could decide whether or not it is worth us to invest more of our time doing that
The whole process of creating stuff for Zazzle is just getting too long winded, cumbersome and 'glitch' strewn. I really wish they would put some serious effort into streamlining the whole process and stop giving us more hoops to jump through.

Steve.

I doubt they'll be streamlining the whole process since the more time we spend on Zazzle, the less chance we're gonna quit.
So far every change on Zazzle takes more time, instead of less.
Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2012 9:17:49 AM
the_art_shop wrote:

I doubt they'll be streamlining the whole process since the more time we spend on Zazzle, the less chance we're gonna quite
Every change on Zazzle takes more time, instead of less.

You're assuming that "we" have a value. Streamlining has nothing to do with us. The problem lies in keeping the customer happy. If searches deliver, the customer is happy. If quality is good, the customer is happy. That is where the energy should be diverted, and often misses the mark. "We" have no weight in this equation.
Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2012 9:32:47 AM
ruralfrance wrote:
the_art_shop wrote:

I doubt they'll be streamlining the whole process since the more time we spend on Zazzle, the less chance we're gonna quite
Every change on Zazzle takes more time, instead of less.

You're assuming that "we" have a value. Streamlining has nothing to do with us. The problem lies in keeping the customer happy. If searches deliver, the customer is happy. If quality is good, the customer is happy. That is where the energy should be diverted, and often misses the mark. "We" have no weight in this equation.

Sorry, I misunderstood. I was referring to: "The whole process of creating stuff for Zazzle is just getting too long winded, cumbersome and 'glitch' strewn" .
Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2012 9:56:10 AM
the_art_shop wrote:

I was referring to: "The whole process of creating stuff for Zazzle is just getting too long winded, cumbersome and 'glitch' strewn".


I agree with you guys on that.

Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2012 10:15:55 AM
dreamNwish_Photo_Art wrote:
the_art_shop wrote:

I was referring to: "The whole process of creating stuff for Zazzle is just getting too long winded, cumbersome and 'glitch' strewn".


I agree with you guys on that.


That's fine, but step back a minute and think "does that matter to Zazzle?"
I understand, but the point I was making is that it doesn't matter whether you quit or not. There are 'n' other zazzlers.
What you have to do is accept that it's frustrating, accept that individuals don't matter, accept (wrong or right) the glitches are there.
So, your "more time we spend on Zazzle, less chance we quit" really doesn't count.
I'm not disagreeing with you, just facing reality : ) Trust me, I've banged my head against a brick wall a few times : )
Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2012 12:05:25 PM
ruralfrance wrote:
dreamNwish_Photo_Art wrote:
the_art_shop wrote:

I was referring to: "The whole process of creating stuff for Zazzle is just getting too long winded, cumbersome and 'glitch' strewn".


I agree with you guys on that.


That's fine, but step back a minute and think "does that matter to Zazzle?"
I understand, but the point I was making is that it doesn't matter whether you quit or not. There are 'n' other zazzlers.
What you have to do is accept that it's frustrating, accept that individuals don't matter, accept (wrong or right) the glitches are there.
So, your "more time we spend on Zazzle, less chance we quit" really doesn't count.
I'm not disagreeing with you, just facing reality : ) Trust me, I've banged my head against a brick wall a few times : )


I have stepped back a minute and thought. I thought about what I wanted to say in reply to the quote.

The thing that I was agreeing with is that it's becoming "too long winded, cumbersome and 'glitch' strewn".

That's why I posted the quote in the manner I did, and that's why I replied to it in the way I did. I didn't say anything about the other comments on quitting or whatever....just agreed that it's becoming a bit much.
Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2012 12:21:51 PM
Just a comment on one of the smaller sub-issues within this thread. I haven't reviewed any products yet, but I do think it's valid to review our own. I have ordered my own products just to see how the colors come out, so there is useful information to pass on to others. When someone orders your design out of the zillions out there, they have kind of already given the design portion of the product a good review.

Edit: I guess I'm not one to talk - I just looked at my profile and I'm at only 45%!xd
Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2012 1:10:06 PM
I guess my profile is going to be woefully neglected and unloved. I'm not really interested in that aspect of Zazzle.
Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2012 1:28:44 PM

I wrote this in wrong thread first as had not found it here .I got his message on my profile the other day and wondered how often Zazzle does this to members and what badges or things it is refering to ?
The only badges I know of on here are for pro sellers And Despite trying to promote Etc On Facebook ,Pinterest ,Twitter,and now a blog on Tumblr I have not had much luck with sales lately or yet..to my knowledge ,Anything cannot be held back from me just because of someone feeling my profile needs love as they put it can it ? that would be a bit offhanded...as so working hard to promote and put out designs..

"Complete your profile to unlock special badges, achievements, perks and more!"
It says to complete my profile I must fave ,add to wishlist or review and It seems I do Fave and Add to Wishlist as much as Many Do or More so in many cases as I have noticed on others profiles ,as for reviewing I cannot do that as I have not purchased as yet and I expect there are plenty of others who have not either ...So much choice That I haven't known What To get ..
Well whatever I have done adding faves since the message appeared but it stays stubornly at 90% How much more do I need to do to have the message disappear ?
On The subject of sales I decided to add I have had minimum of 45 clicks and views on links I made for my products and 100+ on about a 1/3 of them even 233 clicks even on one of them yet no news on sales in late April or May .. what am I doing wrong I wonder?

I have also read now what others have said about this frustratingly slightly annoying box saying give our profiles some love and I too do not wish to really give so much away about myself ,some things do need to be kept private and does any one purchasing our designs really want to know what we read or watch ,I don't get time to read myself to sleep etc when I am tired after a long day looking after my autistic son doing chores and designing on here !
I have been liking things and stores as I know that cant hurt it might surely link some of us together so a viewer of a profile sees some design or visits a store they may otherwise miss and we have all herd the saying if you scratch my back I will scratch yours if we have lots of likes on our stores etc it looks better than none !
Posted: Monday, May 28, 2012 12:59:32 AM
ruralfrance wrote:
dreamNwish_Photo_Art wrote:
the_art_shop wrote:

I was referring to: "The whole process of creating stuff for Zazzle is just getting too long winded, cumbersome and 'glitch' strewn".


I agree with you guys on that.


That's fine, but step back a minute and think "does that matter to Zazzle?"
I understand, but the point I was making is that it doesn't matter whether you quit or not. There are 'n' other zazzlers.
What you have to do is accept that it's frustrating, accept that individuals don't matter, accept (wrong or right) the glitches are there.
So, your "more time we spend on Zazzle, less chance we quit" really doesn't count.
I'm not disagreeing with you, just facing reality : ) Trust me, I've banged my head against a brick wall a few times : )

I know Zazzle doesn't care if an individual sk quits. For every sk there are ten others, right!
I'm just saying that from a business point of view, in my opinion it's not in Zazzle's best interest if everyone would quit after a couple of months.
Because it's the ones that stick around that start creating lenses, facebook pages, twitter, all this is free promotion for Zazzle. They're also the ones answering all the questions on the forum, which also saves Zazzle on a couple of fultime employee salaries.
It's also for the overall of a company much better to have as a majority a steady group of people working for them. The company will for instance be much more valuable if they're trying to sell it.
Posted: Monday, May 28, 2012 2:54:58 AM
To get back to the original topic about profiles, I wonder if there's actually any benefit at all in keeping them up to date, since we're told that most sales come either through the marketplace or from outside promotions anyway. Is it really any more than an ego trip to tell the world our life history on the profile page?

Of course, maybe I'm just old and out of touch with what buyers are interested in... Sad
Posted: Monday, May 28, 2012 3:05:36 AM
I have to say I did fall for the review a product thing. I was pleased with my product, so I see not harm in that. Then, below the review there was a statement that said 85% of reviewers had taken a survey. Well...I did the survey and it took me to a place that rates websites. The whole thing, and this is only my opinion, is starting to look like it has something to do with improving Zazzle's rating as a venue. (Of course, I have never done a review before, so that survey thing could have always been there!)

Doing that survey may or my not be good, but, I did it and now, I am going to go back and unlink myself from the facebook permissions-to-link that I just did.

So...I suppose it is possible that they are planning to give some kind of kudos for all this effort. The problem I have about it is that there has been too little information from our leaders. This is not how they usually operate and that is the troubling part.
Posted: Monday, May 28, 2012 7:39:53 AM
Hi... I'm a newbie. I bet that it's just some feature for customers.... play a 'game', review products, make wish lists, be social on zazzle.... it's a customer thing, not a designer thing... unless you want it to be. Even as a newbie, I'm too busy making products and trying to figure out the promotional stuff.

Sounds good for customers, since they do sign up and have accounts, good for us if the customers are encouraged to review more, to like more stores, etc.

Also, there's likely a high crossover from people who come, design a shirt or two for themselves - and then go on to their day jobs - to customers... which if they explore zazzle much, that's what those people will primarily become, customers. Maybe this new profile 'game' is a way to get them more into the shopping aspect of zazzle. There's no reason for anyone who is designing a lot of products and investing a lot of time to get involved in purely customer designed games unless it is an SEO thing that increases the profile of your store on Google, eh?

I'm not going to fill out any of the customer oriented profile stuff. I don't want to be targeted and marketed to that way. Not a joiner. Stick out tongue

Cheers. Glad to be here.

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