[fr] Tentative avortée d'essayer Ziki, pour cause d'erreur 502 lors du sign up. En plus, formulaire à remplir trop long, ça ne m'encourage pas à ressayer demain...
Quick feedback about/for [Ziki](http://www.ziki.com/). I got an e-mail quite some time back inviting me to try it out. I discarded it at the time — the tone was a bit too perky and it almost made it sound spammish to me.
I tried to sign up just now because they are using [coComment](http://cocomment.com/) for their “latest comments” feature and I wanted to check it out. Unfortunately, sign up failed because of a 502 proxy error 🙁
It’s all the more unfortunate that sign-up process asks me to fill in a really long form with lots of mandatory info. On the first try my password wasn’t long enough, and I was really afraid I was going to have to fill part of the form in a second time, but all my valid info was preserved. But now, if I try and sign up again tomorrow, I know I’ll have that long form to fill in. What a turnoff.
Advice? Make sign-up minimal. Then encourage users to complete their profile.
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6 thoughts on “Ziki: Aborted Sign-Up [en]”
For me, it works. But it is still in version Beta 😉 Beta seems like a quality label in web2.0. (?) I prefer plateform as Linkedin.com for networking or Reonance in local.
Hello Stephanie – Our apology. The server was down for a few minutes and apparently this is when you tried to signup 🙁 Almost never happens though, so if you decide to give it another try you should be fine!
As for the sign-up form, we do understand your point. The reason is that to make your profile immediately relevant to other members (or outside viewers), we just need to have “some” information about yourself. However, we’ve tried to keep to a minimum the number of mandatory fields and balance the burden of signing-up versus mandatory information.
Regarding coComment, we don’t use it like this but our users can add their coComment feed to their Ziki profile in their “latest comments” category. On your Ziki you can aggregate all your digital content (as long as it has an RSS feed). Your Ziki is like your public homepage, giving a full picture of yourself at a glance. So quite a few Ziki members have added their coComment feed as it’s a popular service 🙂
Sorry again and we hope you will give us another try. Feel free to contact me for any questions. And keep telling us what you think!
We’ve worked a lot on the service. Feel free to give it a try again. We will be at leweb3 conference and will enjoy your thoughts on the service.
Also you’ll find a great screencast on the service to see a rapid overview of the service here : http://www.leblogdebezier.com/?p=54
We've worked a lot on the service. Feel free to give it a try again. We will be at leweb3 conference and will enjoy your thoughts on the service.
Also you'll find a great screencast on the service to see a rapid overview of the service here : http://www.leblogdebezier.com/?p=54</p>
Trying again today, a year later, and getting lots of 500 errors. Jinxed?