A new SciCast ad campaign has created ~1,000 registrations per day for the past couple of days. That has doubled our forecaster community and created a lot of activity, which is great. But it also generated a lot of email notifications for users who had opted to receive updates for new comments, and more email is not always great.
After a dozen or so complaints and a review of some comments, we have disabled email notifications until we add some more controls.
We hope to release an update this week that:
- Requires a verified email in order to comment.
- Provides limited ability to flag comments as spam
- Offers participants better “opt-in” control for their inbox
We will announce the update — it should have some interesting new features as well.
Please pardon the dust as we adjust to greater activity, and consider doing a little coaching in the comment fields as you correct forecasts. Thanks!
Oh: some sample ads: