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#263176 - 10/02/2003 15:55 Weatherzone Survey
Andrew Offline
Member

Registered: 07/11/2001
Posts: 566
Loc: Fig Tree Pocket, Brisbane.
Has any of the Weatherzone members completed the survey? Also what are your views on having lightning tracker overlays on regional radar images? I for one would welcome this if it happened.

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#263177 - 10/02/2003 16:18 Re: Weatherzone Survey
Andy Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 29/06/2001
Posts: 1018
Loc: Mid-North Coast, NSW
I didn't get a survey?

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#263178 - 10/02/2003 16:28 Re: Weatherzone Survey
Andrew Offline
Member

Registered: 07/11/2001
Posts: 566
Loc: Fig Tree Pocket, Brisbane.
Andy, The survey was sent in the form of an email.

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#263179 - 10/02/2003 17:14 Re: Weatherzone Survey
Fine Elsewhere Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 02/09/2002
Posts: 1877
Loc: Albany.W.A.
Hi Andrew, was the "survey" a document i received in my e'mails, that offered a chance to win a mobile phone and had a "weatherzone" tag to it? If it was - i would'nt go any further, i've had it up to my neck with e'mails that offer things if you complete them, & am also concerned that in the last 12 months i've had offers on weather related stuff from sites i've not seen. This is no reflection whatsoever on WZ security, but i do not trust the service provided areas, we left provider last year because of the same thing. Had to get an internation block put on our phone becos of a financial survey we "innocently/stupidly" took part in. If anyone offers me anything for "free" or a "chance to win" tied to a survey, i won't even open it. If WZ wants to do a survey, i suggest it be in the form of a thread, or locked thread like our polls - if anything is tired to MSN or the like it wont be openned buy me & i know a few others have learnt from similar experiences!
:cheers: FE

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#263180 - 10/02/2003 18:11 Re: Weatherzone Survey
David Simpson. Offline
Weatherzone Administrator/Moderator

Registered: 13/10/2002
Posts: 4932
Loc: Tasmania
FE the survey was by way of a linked URL contained within an email, no attachments, no free phones. I completed it and felt it was conducted very efficiently. With all surveys, the proof of the pudding is in the interpretation of results and action taken or planned as an outcome of collecting the info. 5 free SMS messages were given to people that completed the survey but participation was of course not compulsory.

Cheers.

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#263181 - 10/02/2003 18:18 Re: Weatherzone Survey
RickC Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 23/10/2001
Posts: 1597
Loc: Back in good ol' Whyalla, Sout...
I completed my survey about a week ago. I was wondering when someone would post up a thread about it, and when twc would publish the results.

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#263182 - 10/02/2003 18:18 Re: Weatherzone Survey
Fine Elsewhere Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 02/09/2002
Posts: 1877
Loc: Albany.W.A.
You r 100% right DS, it was not a mobile phone it was the 5 free SMS calls - sorry, but i would still reject anything offering free anythings - no such thing as a free lunch in my world - but i do give to charity. wink Old, careful & stubborn - youre right!! Anyway is "binned" now - may i suggest next time it is posted up before hand by a "weather god" or what ever they are!
:cheers: FE

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#263183 - 10/02/2003 18:22 Re: Weatherzone Survey
bigwilly Offline
Weatherzone Mod and Photog

Registered: 25/09/2002
Posts: 6543
Loc: Junee - just north of the 'Bid...
I havn't seen any suvey whatsoever.
But the idea of overlaying the lightning tracker onto the radars is an excelent one.

:cheers: BW
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#263184 - 10/02/2003 18:37 Re: Weatherzone Survey
Mark Hardy Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 23/01/2001
Posts: 2881
Loc: North Sydney, NSW
The Weatherzone survey was sent out as an email to the heaviest 10,000 users of Weatherzone. The email had a link to the survey form. Once completed you were directed to another page where you could register for a free trial of the Weatherzone SMS service.

The email was titled "Weatherzone survey, free SMS trial" or something to that effect. If you have your mailer set up to skip emails with these types of titles then you could have easily missed it.

The response to the survey was very good and thanks to everybody who took the time to complete it. We are studying the results and they will help determine future directions for the site.

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#263185 - 10/02/2003 19:47 Re: Weatherzone Survey
Rainlover Offline
Member

Registered: 12/02/2002
Posts: 4421
Mark, I received the email, but when clicking on the link, it came up with the "Cannot be found" page, i tried pasting the URL into another IE window, but still the error came up.

I really want to complete the survey, is there anything else I can do to be able to fill it out?

Rainlover laugh

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#263186 - 10/02/2003 20:54 Re: Weatherzone Survey
David Offline
Member

Registered: 10/11/2001
Posts: 3002
Loc: Melbournes SE
Quote:
The Weatherzone survey was sent out as an email to the heaviest 10,000 users of Weatherzone. The email had a link to the survey form.
I didn't get one and I am on here quite a lot. :rolleyes:

David smile

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#263187 - 10/02/2003 21:06 Re: Weatherzone Survey
teckert Offline
Weatherzone Moderator

Registered: 27/05/2001
Posts: 17701
Loc: NE suburbs, Adelaide, South Au...
Quote:
Originally posted by Rainlover:
Mark, I received the email, but when clicking on the link, it came up with the "Cannot be found" page, i tried pasting the URL into another IE window, but still the error came up.

I really want to complete the survey, is there anything else I can do to be able to fill it out?

Rainlover laugh
Exactly the same thing happened to me RL.. I was a bit annoyed too as I wanted to trial the SMS service. frown

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#263188 - 10/02/2003 21:13 Re: Weatherzone Survey
Andy Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 29/06/2001
Posts: 1018
Loc: Mid-North Coast, NSW
So, is the survey now closed or can you still send it to me? As I use Weatherzone daily, I'm sure I would have made it into the top 10,000 users.
My spam filter would almost certainly have dumped the email straight into the deleted items folder because of the "free offer" content.

I'm not concerned about the free SMS offer but I would certainly be interested in completing the survey.

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#263189 - 10/02/2003 21:59 Re: Weatherzone Survey
Fine Elsewhere Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 02/09/2002
Posts: 1877
Loc: Albany.W.A.
OK, now i'm the dumbest & most computer useless person around, but:-
One: why can't the survey be posted up on the forum with a (click here) we copy into word file, file it out and e'mail back?
Two: Sent to the top 10,000 users - what am i missing here not 1,000 members but 9,000 other users?!? :cheers: FE

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#263190 - 10/02/2003 22:16 Re: Weatherzone Survey
Mark Hardy Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 23/01/2001
Posts: 2881
Loc: North Sydney, NSW
FE, the survey was not sent to Forum users specifically. The survey was sent to 10,000 users of the Weatherzone site (everything else except the forum). The forum has 900 odd registered users. Weatherzone has many many more than this. Less than 2% of Weatherzone users have used the forum. Conversely, it's possible there are some people here who use the forum a lot but do not use the rest of the site very much. These people would not have received the survey. The survey has not closed. You may still complete it and also have the opportunity to trial the SMS service.

For those who registered to Weatherzone with a Hotmail address, it's very likely you missed the survey. We have found recently that most emails to Hotmail are not delivered. Reasons unknown.

If you think you missed the email and want to do the survey, you can complete it by clicking HERE. .

You must be logged into Weatherzone (the site, not the forum) for the link to work.
You must also have been on the list of users who received the original email. The link will not work for any users except for the ones who were the sent the original survey email.

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#263191 - 10/02/2003 22:19 Re: Weatherzone Survey
Andrew Miskelly Offline
Weatherzone Webmaster

Registered: 15/11/2001
Posts: 3149
Loc: Mittagong, NSW
Guys,

For those who received the email but the URL was corrupted, the survey is at http://www.weatherzone.com.au/survey/survey.jsp . It is not yet closed - feel free to fill it out.

If you did not receive the email but think you should have you can check by trying to submit the survey empty. If you were not selected to take part it will tell you, otherwise it will complain about missing answers and you may go back and fill it out if you wish.

The selection process was an automatic one and was run weeks ago. It will of course not be altered. It's no big deal.

The selection process did not take into account use of the forums, but rather Weatherzone proper. There are alot more users of the latter than the former!

Many users have responded to the survey, many of those have participated in the SMS trial, many have enjoyed the service. There is no compulsion to do any of the above.

Andrew.

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#263192 - 10/02/2003 22:22 Re: Weatherzone Survey
Andrew Miskelly Offline
Weatherzone Webmaster

Registered: 15/11/2001
Posts: 3149
Loc: Mittagong, NSW
laugh Dah! Posted at the same time. I'll leave mine there as some of the details of yours are incorrect, Mark. The link will work, but you can't submit, etc. etc.

Andrew.

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#263193 - 10/02/2003 22:25 Re: Weatherzone Survey
teckert Offline
Weatherzone Moderator

Registered: 27/05/2001
Posts: 17701
Loc: NE suburbs, Adelaide, South Au...
Thanks Mark & Andrew. smile
Doing the survey now & looking forward to the SMS lol... cool

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#263194 - 10/02/2003 22:26 Re: Weatherzone Survey
Beachy Offline
Member

Registered: 31/05/2002
Posts: 511
Loc: Peninsula
FYI...The SMS messages were great thank you! But better use if I was on holidays away from the computer. I'm logged on so often I don't need the back up there.

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#263195 - 10/02/2003 23:52 Re: Weatherzone Survey
Fine Elsewhere Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 02/09/2002
Posts: 1877
Loc: Albany.W.A.
Thanx Mark & Andrew, PLEASE be assurred i was in no way criticising WZ or the survey, simply explaining why i had so ignorantly dismissed the previous e'mail - i think a few other (oldsters)might have reacted similarly. This thread has been very worthwhile for us users & i think/hope for WZ. As you will see by my e'mail address i am a Hotmail client - and it does full up with junk no matter what i try to turn off option!! I've also just entered survey by Andrews "click here" and everything worked perfectly. Also Mark thankyou for making the distinction between WZ & Forum - again it was none of my business anyway, & was a thoughtless comment on my part shocked Hope you get both helpful info from the survey & a smile from a few hopefully suggestions & challenges for Andrews computer program skills. wink Hard to beat perfection but good to see you keep trying! PS U might give Beachy my SMS calls laugh
:cheers: FE

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#263196 - 11/02/2003 00:07 Re: Weatherzone Survey
terrified Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 06/12/2001
Posts: 2131
Loc: Nowra nsw
Sorry to say ,i didnt get a survey either..

If it could be re-sent be much appreciated..

Craig

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#263197 - 11/02/2003 00:16 Re: Weatherzone Survey
Fine Elsewhere Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 02/09/2002
Posts: 1877
Loc: Albany.W.A.
Hi Craig just click on the address in Andrew Miskelly's second line & it will open up really easily - IMO very worthwhile doing!
:cheers: FE

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#263198 - 11/02/2003 00:45 Re: Weatherzone Survey
terrified Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 06/12/2001
Posts: 2131
Loc: Nowra nsw
Gday F/E..

Thanx for the help mate re the survey.. :cheers:

If i read through all the posts properly,i should of noticed it, confused

Thanx F/E..

Craig :cheers:

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#263199 - 11/02/2003 10:05 Re: Weatherzone Survey
Harry Spotter Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 14/11/2001
Posts: 1955
Loc: Springwood, Brisbane
Definitely love the idea of a lightning tracker overlayed on a radar image!

Marty.
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#263200 - 11/02/2003 17:30 Re: Weatherzone Survey
Overshoot Offline
Member

Registered: 19/08/2001
Posts: 2158
Loc: Wahroonga, North Shore, Sydney
I got the email but the link in it was invalid.

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#263201 - 11/02/2003 20:02 Re: Weatherzone Survey
Dave-Wx Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 27/08/2001
Posts: 4950
Loc: Heritage Park, Brisbane, QLD
Feedback: I got the survey just fine and I'm on a hotmail address. Can't remember if it went into my junk mail though - for those in the know, my Junk Mail setting is at Exclusive.

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#263202 - 11/02/2003 20:05 Re: Weatherzone Survey
Fireman Offline
Member

Registered: 20/09/2001
Posts: 414
Loc: Queanbeyan NSW
I did the survey yet the link to the free SMS didn`t work?

Would like to try the SMS, any idea of how I can? As I have done the survey, it won`t let me go back in now...

FM :cheers:

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#263203 - 12/02/2003 21:27 Re: Weatherzone Survey
RickC Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 23/10/2001
Posts: 1597
Loc: Back in good ol' Whyalla, Sout...
Hey TWC guys, just one thing I forgot to put on my survey - under features that I would like provided - I wouldnt mind being able to control animated satpics in the same way as animated radars- ie being able to choose the number of frames, the frame rate or being able to stop and go back and forth through the frames as I please.

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#263204 - 12/02/2003 22:21 Re: Weatherzone Survey
Thunderstruck Offline
Lightning man

Registered: 10/05/2001
Posts: 15023
Loc: Seaford Meadows, SA
Hmm no mail yet, but im not too fussed about it laugh Weatherzone has done good all round laugh

TS cool

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#263205 - 12/02/2003 23:16 Re: Weatherzone Survey
Andrew Miskelly Offline
Weatherzone Webmaster

Registered: 15/11/2001
Posts: 3149
Loc: Mittagong, NSW
FM,

Just hit the link to 'Weather via SMS' at the top of this page and then follow the link for existing users.

Andrew.

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#263206 - 13/02/2003 20:44 Re: Weatherzone Survey
Metar Offline
Member

Registered: 27/03/2001
Posts: 1467
Loc: Melbourne
Just did it yesterday.. takes about 10mins to do it seriously. Not a bad little questionaire very well done. lol... just bought a 90 pack about a week before i'd even seen this as i haddent updated my emil addy in the profiles laugh
Cheers WZ

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#263207 - 13/02/2003 20:53 Re: Weatherzone Survey
Andy Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 29/06/2001
Posts: 1018
Loc: Mid-North Coast, NSW
One of the things I thought about putting in the survey (but forgot until after I hit the "submit" button) was exploring the possibility of having private weather stations upload data to Weatherzone. Something along the lines of Weather Underground, but an Aussie version. So long as there was a disclaimer that the data wasn't quality controlled, it could be a useful way to get data from places where there are no "official" stations.

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#263208 - 13/02/2003 22:44 Re: Weatherzone Survey
Kirk Offline
Member

Registered: 23/05/2001
Posts: 2239
Loc: Natalia Cooper Fan Club - Pert...
That would be a fantastic idea, how great would that be if people from all around the world could be looking at your current condintions online or even on the TV. As there are not a heap of people with a weather staion then this might work out well, that should seriously be looked at. Maybe even a small segment on the Tv saying some local condintions from local weather stations around Australia. As long as they didnt show temp readings of 45c when its only 35c or something. That would be exciting, esp to the people who have one!

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#263209 - 22/02/2003 18:02 Re: Weatherzone Survey
RickC Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 23/10/2001
Posts: 1597
Loc: Back in good ol' Whyalla, Sout...
Another thing i wouldnt mind if TWC would oblige is a map of the absolute sea surface temps.

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