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28 July, 2004: bbc.co.uk and h2g2 Praised for 'Stickiness'

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The H2G2 Editors

The current issue of WebDesigner magazine (issue 96) features a cover story on 'How to Make Your Site Sticky' that you might like to pick up. On p28, having discussed all the issues about how to make visitors compelled to return to sites thanks to its design, content and interactivity, it highlights 'Three of the Best'. The BBC (bbc.co.uk) is listed at number one, and we're very pleased to see that h2g2 is highlighted as a good example of what the BBC offers to visitors.

What's interesting about this is the writer's comments here:

'Given a budget of millions, a staff of thousands and some of the hottest hardware and talent around, you might end up with a site like the BBC's. It's hard to sum up just how many aspects of the BBC site make it a starting point for people's browsing - the unparalleled news coverage, the user-driven Douglas Adams-inspired h2g2 or perhaps the local activism of iCan.'

We at h2g2 are pleased that our site gives the impression that it has a budget of millions and a staff of thousands (three, actually), but we're reassured that they've recognised the inestimable talent of our wonderful community. Good, eh?


28 July, 2004: bbc.co.uk and h2g2 Praised for 'Stickiness'

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Post Team

smiley - biggrin

shazz smiley - thepost


28 July, 2004: bbc.co.uk and h2g2 Praised for 'Stickiness'

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egon

Aye. smiley - applause


28 July, 2004: bbc.co.uk and h2g2 Praised for 'Stickiness'

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Traveller in Time Reporting Bugs -o-o- Broken the chain of Pliny -o-o- Hired

Traveller in Time smiley - tit on his head
"Congratulations I would say."


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Geggs

Given the imbalance in numbers, that must surely mean that the talent hereabouts is particularly incandescent.smiley - smiley

Oh, and smiley - applause as well.


Geggs


28 July, 2004: bbc.co.uk and h2g2 Praised for 'Stickiness'

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Red (and a bit grey) Dog

I'm going to add being "sticky" to my list of life achievements smiley - winkeye


28 July, 2004: bbc.co.uk and h2g2 Praised for 'Stickiness'

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Amy the Ant - High Manzanilla of the Church of the Stuffed Olive

Congratulations! smiley - bubblysmiley - cheesecake


28 July, 2004: bbc.co.uk and h2g2 Praised for 'Stickiness'

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Orcus

smiley - cool

smiley - ale all round I reckon. smiley - cheers


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Hati

smiley - ok


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jaz'd(ace & yada yada *sigh* chocolate yada)

smiley - cheers


28 July, 2004: bbc.co.uk and h2g2 Praised for 'Stickiness'

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Noggin the Nog

smiley - smiley


28 July, 2004: bbc.co.uk and h2g2 Praised for 'Stickiness'

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Martin Belam

many congrats


28 July, 2004: bbc.co.uk and h2g2 Praised for 'Stickiness'

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fords - number 1 all over heaven

Everyone should be giving themselves a pat on the back, well done the h2g2 community! smiley - biggrinsmiley - bubbly


28 July, 2004: bbc.co.uk and h2g2 Praised for 'Stickiness'

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Kerr_Avon - hunting stray apostrophes and gutting poorly parsed sentences

Why does 'sticky' always make me think we sound like grubby four year olds?

smiley - ale


28 July, 2004: bbc.co.uk and h2g2 Praised for 'Stickiness'

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paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

I guess I'll stick around a while longer.

(I Can't remember whether I've been here three years or four. I think I'll stay at least until I figure it out smiley - winkeye)

Anyway, YAY!!!!


28 July, 2004: bbc.co.uk and h2g2 Praised for 'Stickiness'

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Secretly Not Here Any More

Surely every single researcher who comments in PR, has a volunteer badge or edits an entry must count as 'staff' in that context as we create the content?

Well done everyone!


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Demon Drawer

Rmoves treacle from keyboard.

smiley - bubbly

smiley - ok


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fords - number 1 all over heaven

But surely that's not fair on the people who write entries or upstanding members of the community, both on social and more formal levels? smiley - erm


28 July, 2004: bbc.co.uk and h2g2 Praised for 'Stickiness'

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Zak T Duck

"Three of the best"

Yep, that's Natalie, Jimster and Paully smiley - smiley

Congrats guys smiley - bubbly


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Secretly Not Here Any More

I sorta meant anyone that ever contributed anything to the site.


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