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November 2, 2011

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HypePoints – Don’t Just Like. Hype.

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HypePoints - startup Featured on StartUpLift

A new and fun site for people who like to give.

Target Audience: Anybody who enjoys sharing and giving to others.
Website URL: http://www.HypePoints.com


Feedback sought:

  • Visit http://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?
  • What do you find bothersome? What do you like?
  • Are you inclined to sign up for a free account? If not, why?
  • Do you wish you had HypePoints to share with your friends and family? If not, why?
  • Are you at all interested in purchasing HypePoints? If not, why?
  • How can the Help and FAQ pages be improved?
  • Did you send HypePoints to anybody? If yes, how did they react?
  • Please share any additional feedback/comments you may have.

About HypePoints:

HypePoints is a new and fun way to share and are designed especially for people who like to give. One HypePoint is worth one penny (USD $0.01). HypePoints are perfect when you want to do more than just “Like” something on Facebook. There are two ways to get HypePoints. You can buy HypePoints starting at $10 for 1,000 HypePoints, or you can wait until somebody sends you some HypePoints. Every time you share HypePoints, it is shared on your Facebook wall and a friendly email is sent to the person you have shared with telling them they have HypePoints waiting to be claimed in their account. We will send at least 100 HypePoints to all StartUpLift members who create a HypePoints account so that you can better test our service.

       
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  1. [1]
    Deborah Porter
    Nov 2 2011
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    I learned absolutely nothing from viewing the home page of Hypepoints. It was completely nondecriptive with no explantion of what the website was about. If I was only to view the homepage I would have no interest in it at all because I do not know any information on the product. Nor was I motivated to delve further into the site because it was not visually stimulating.

  2. [2]
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    Points: 1117
    Rank: Level 8
    Has Helped 25 Startups
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    Nov 2 2011
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    Visit http://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?…
     

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  3. [3]
    zuzubil
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    Points: 25
    Rank: Level 2
    Has Helped 1 Startups
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    Nov 2 2011
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    Visit http://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?…
     

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  4. [4]
    rosepetalpink
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    Points: 75
    Rank: Level 3
    Has Helped 3 Startups
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    Nov 2 2011
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    Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page.  What do you think the site is about? I…
     

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  5. [5]
    Darian, HypePoints creator
    Nov 2 2011
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    Great feedback and you hit on a lot of points we are think of ourselves too. Thanks! We were curious if the name would be self-explanatory enough for people to get the idea on that alone, but it doesn’t seem as if that is so. As such, I appreciate your idea to put some more text on the top page such as, “SHARE HYPE POINTS WITH FRIENDS AND EARN REDEEMABLE HYPEPOINTS FROM FRIENDS:

    A Facebook App is in development so another great idea there. Thanks again! We will also look at how to improve the FAQ based on some of your ideas too.

    I would really be interested in hearing some of your feedback and ideas after you have had a chance to receive and share some HypePoints. If you sign up, we have lots of free HypePoints to give away especially for our StartUpLift testers, so just create an account if you haven’t already and we will start putting some free HypePoints into your account over the next few days and weeks if you want to keeping using them that long. This will also help us see how others react to receiving HypePoints.

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    Darian, HypePoints creator
    Nov 2 2011
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    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We realize not everybody is into a paid site, but we are seeing if some people are. It will be very easy for us to make this a free site later if we need to. 🙂

    One question I have is if you would be more willing to use this service if you could buy HypePoints for only $1? Or, do you prefer a free site only.

    Finally, I am guessing that maybe you would be happier to receive some free HypePoints? Part of the HypePoints idea is that some people like to give and some like to receive. If you sign up for an account, we will be more than happy to pump some HypePoints into your account to see if that is more fun for you. We would also be very interested in hearing about your experience after you have had used some HypePoints. Thanks again for your help and hope to see you at HypePoints.com soon.

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    Darian, HypePoints creator
    Nov 2 2011
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    You and several others have mentioned the need for more text on the home page, so that is one of the first things we will consider how best to fix. Thank you for helping us with that!

    If you go to HypePoints and sign up we will be more than happy to give you some free HypePoints so you can see how easy it is to send them. I think you might also be surprised at how personal it is after you have tried it as each HypePoints email is customized to the receiver based on why the HypePoints are being sent.

    Your feedback was very useful and helpful to us so thank you again for giving us a try. I hope to see you on HypePoints.com soon and look forward to any other feedback you might have at that time.

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    Darian, HypePoints creator
    Nov 2 2011
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    Many other testers agreed with you on the need to improve the top page, but your opinion seems to be the strongest. Message received and thank you for the honest feedback. We would be very happy to receive any other ideas you might have after you have tried the site one or two times. If you sign up we will be happy to send you some free points and you can perhaps get a chance to see if the site is fun or not for you. Just let us know… Thanks again!

  9. [9]
    ChristianaNoelle
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    Points: 100
    Rank: Level 4
    Has Helped 2 Startups
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    Nov 2 2011
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    Visit http://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is…
     

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  10. [10]
    Lostness
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    Points: 3082
    Rank: Level 11
    Has Helped 57 Startups
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    Nov 2 2011
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    Using Mac OS 10.6.8 with Safari and FireFox Feedback sought: Visit http://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more…
     

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    Darian, HypePoints creator
    Nov 2 2011
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    Hi and thanks for the feedback.  We would love to be able to allow people to exchange their points for gifts, and your comments may encourage us to do more thinking in that direction. We are also going to do some work on the front page. If you do change your mind and want to give it a try please feel free to signup and we will give you some free points to play with. It might surprise you how nice it is to share even if in a small way:) Thanks again!

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    Darian, HypePoints creator
    Nov 2 2011
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    Loved the idea to” Maybe let people know on the ‘How it Works’ page that Hypepoints is tied in with Facebook (instead of waiting to do it in the FAQs)”.
    I would send you some Hype for that suggestion if I had your email! 🙂

    It seems agreed upon that the landing page needs some work and we will get on that asap.

    Also really liked your idea for prizes.

    I would be very interested in hearing any other comments/ideas you might have after you had a chance to receive and share a little Hype, so feel free to sign up if you want and I will send you some free HypePoints.

    Many thanks!

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    llorenzo
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    Points: 202
    Rank: Level 5
    Has Helped 4 Startups
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    Nov 3 2011
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    Visit http://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the…
     

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  14. [14]
    Linda 27
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    Points: 25
    Rank: Level 2
    Has Helped 1 Startups
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    Nov 3 2011
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    What do you think the site is about? Honestly I had no idea, the only thing I could figure out…
     

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  15. [15]
    Darian, HypePoints creator
    Nov 3 2011
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    Thanks for the feedback. I liked your idea about improving the How it works page. We are also into incentives, so feel free to sign up and we will make sure you get a lot more than 100 free HypePoints! We will also give free HypePoints to any of your friends that sign up. It seems you really get the basic idea behind HypePoints so for us you would be a perfect tester. Like I said, if you sign up we will take good care of your HypePoints account. Thanks again!

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    Darian, HypePoints creator
    Nov 3 2011
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    Hi and thanks for trying our site! I would be very happy to hear how it went when you got an email telling you that somebody had sent you some Hype? It would also help if you could share that Hype with others, and we will be happy to send you as many points as you need! Thank you.

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    winnie295
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    Points: 25
    Rank: Level 2
    Has Helped 1 Startups
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    Nov 3 2011
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    Didnt care for the home page right from the start. I really had no idea what the site was about.…
     

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    candicedavis
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    Points: 75
    Rank: Level 3
    Has Helped 3 Startups
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    Nov 4 2011
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    At first, I wasn't sure what the site was about, but I was instantly thinking that it had to be…
     

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    Latasha
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    Points: 8628
    Rank: Level 13
    Has Helped 171 Startups
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    Nov 5 2011
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    Visit http://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?…
     

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    keychain53
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    Points: 54
    Rank: Level 3
    Has Helped 2 Startups
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    Nov 6 2011
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    Visit http://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the homepage. What do you think the site is about?…
     

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    Alirya
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    Points: 100
    Rank: Level 4
    Has Helped 2 Startups
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    Nov 6 2011
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    Visit http://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the homepage. What do you think the site is about?…
     

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    Darian, HypePoints creator
    Nov 6 2011
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    Thank you for the feedback. We are working on Homepage feedback now and should have that up in a week or so.

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    Darian, HypePoints creator
    Nov 6 2011
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    Thank you for your feedback. Please feel free to sign up and we will provide you with free points as we would be very interested in seeing your additional feedback after using the full service.

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    Darian, HypePoints creator
    Nov 6 2011
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    Hi and thanks for the great feedback. We will use some of your feedback to consider how to improve the feedback. To answer your question, if a user does not accept your HypePoints, then they are returned to your account. Also, there is no charge to send or share points, only at the time of redemption.

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    Darian, HypePoints creator
    Nov 6 2011
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    Good points and we are considering the best way to address them all. Thanks!

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    Darian, HypePoints creator
    Nov 6 2011
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    Hi. HypePoints is a new idea and so we understand that a lot of people will have questions, which is why we are using StartUpLift to find out what those questions are. We also know that a small percentage of people will intuitively get it, and those are the people we are most interested in having test our site further. Since you seem to be one of those who get the idea right off the bat, we would be more than willing to provide you as many free points as you need to start helping us test the platform. Just sign up and we will start putting free points into your account that you can share with others. Any questions just let us know at info @ hypepoints . com. Thanks!

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    LynnR
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    Points: 75
    Rank: Level 3
    Has Helped 3 Startups
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    Nov 6 2011
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    Hello. For the first question: What do you think the site is about? The homepage taught…
     

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    flavinmcg
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    Points: 25
    Rank: Level 2
    Has Helped 1 Startups
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    Nov 6 2011
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    What do you think the site is about? My first impression of this site would be that you are…
     

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  29. [29]
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    Points: 154
    Rank: Level 5
    Has Helped 3 Startups
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    Nov 7 2011
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    Visit http://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?…
     

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    donella
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    Points: 125
    Rank: Level 4
    Has Helped 3 Startups
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    Nov 7 2011
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    Visit http://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think…
     

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  31. [31]
    Lynn Little
    Nov 7 2011
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    Visit http://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?

    I really cannot tell just exactly what hypepoints are or what value they have other than getting me on the homepage.

    What do you find bothersome? What do you like?

    That you have to buy hypepoints and can’t earn them somehow. I think if the concept was more integrated with other websites that hypepoints would be interesting.

    Are you inclined to sign up for a free account? If not, why? No. There just isn’t a lot of information as to why hypepoints are or why buy them. I might be more inclined if I received some free hypepoints for signing up/referring friends, etc.

     

    Do you wish you had HypePoints to share with your friends and family? If not, why?

    No. only if I thought the hypepoints have value with my other social networks. If I could unlock a cool house in Cityville or get a badge for my Facebook profile then I might consider it.

    Are you at all interested in purchasing HypePoints? If not, why?

    No. Without seeing that there is value to me for hypepoints, then I’m not inclined to buy any.

    How can the Help and FAQ pages be improved?

    The help page does explain a lot and covers many points like if you give points that aren’t received. I would probably put some text in there about what are the advantages of being on the home page. Is it a link to my website? Will I get money? What is the reward? Is hypepoints like tiping?

    Did you send HypePoints to anybody? If yes, how did they react?

    No I didn’t do this.

    Please share any additional feedback/comments you may have.

    Hypepoints is an interesting idea – especially if you want to reward the author of a good post or something else on the Internet. Still I’m not sure that I would go through a third party to tip someone when I could just as easily send them money through Paypal, too.

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    Darian, HypePoints creator
    Nov 7 2011
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    Thanks for all the interesting feedback. I think many of the things you mentioned describe what HypePoints might be in the future… it will just take us some time to grow the community and get there. In the meantime, we are happy to provide free points when you sign up so give it a try if you want. We will also be working to improve the site based on all the feedback we have received.

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    Darian, HypePoints creator
    Nov 7 2011
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    It is interesting for us that even though you do not think the site is for you, you can still see how others might use and/or appreciate it. We are working now to improve the top page so users can understand what the site is about from the beginning. Thank you.

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    Darian, HypePoints creator
    Nov 7 2011
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    42 is the new 22. 🙂 I appreciate that you are too busy for this and we will consider how to use HypePoints for business users in the future. For example, maybe you could offer an eBook online for 50 HypePoints. This might not be a lot of incentive, but also remember that when people send you HypePoints for your ebook that act will show up on their Facebook wall too, which adds promotional value as well as some small monetary value. Anyway, you raise some good issues and we will consider them. Thanks!

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    Darian, HypePoints creator
    Nov 7 2011
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    Using HypePoints for charities is something we are thinking about and it is encouraging that you thought of it too. Thank you for your feedback!

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    Darian, HypePoints creator
    Nov 7 2011
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    We are strongly considering moving the FAQ to a more prominent position and are going to try and improve the How it works page. We will consider your other inputs as well as we continue to tweak and improve the site from its simple beginnings. Thank you for your honest feedback!

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    ImpartialObserver
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    Points: 1356
    Rank: Level 8
    Has Helped 27 Startups
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    Nov 8 2011
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    What do you think the site is about? I was confused as to the purpose of the site, and…
     

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    Points: 154
    Rank: Level 5
    Has Helped 3 Startups
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    Nov 8 2011
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    Thank you for the reply and compliment about my age - I also hear that when people celebrate their 42nd…
     

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    gallenl
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    Points: 25
    Rank: Level 2
    Has Helped 1 Startups
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    Nov 8 2011
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    What do you think the site is about? The homepage did not contain any information regarding the…
     

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    Darian, HypePoints creator
    Nov 8 2011
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    I already missed my second 21st, but will remember that for my third! We agree that this concept can be stretched in a lot of directions, which is one of the reasons we are hopeful. Thanks again for the great feedback!

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    Darian, HypePoints creator
    Nov 8 2011
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    Thanks for the feedback. We are working on several areas, but mostly on improving the top page experience. More to follow…

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    Darian, HypePoints creator
    Nov 8 2011
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    Lots of great feedback! Thanks! I especially likes the part in which you ask us to consider the emotional aspect of this site, which we had considered but that we probably need to spend more time thinking about.
    I also liked the idea of showing and highlighting results and making feedback easier. Some important things for us to ponder. Thanks again!

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    Thunderbolt1003Fan
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    Points: 800
    Rank: Level 7
    Has Helped 28 Startups
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    Nov 10 2011
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    Visit http://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?…
     

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    Darian, HypePoints creator
    Nov 10 2011
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    Sometimes one’s biggest critic is also one’s closest friend. After reading a lot of comments and ideas, ir was your comments that have turned out to be the most useful as they sparked an idea on what we have to do next. Many thanks for taking time to write us and, even though you don’t really want to sign up, I would be very happy to send you free points if you do as a way to say thanks! Who knows, you might also find that you like our site and that you can assist us again in the future. Either way, thanks again for taking time to help up this time!

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    purplemuffin
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    Points: 75
    Rank: Level 3
    Has Helped 3 Startups
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    Nov 12 2011
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    Visit http://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site…
     

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    StartUpLift
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    Points: 5265
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    Nov 13 2011
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    Latasha has been awarded.
     

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    StartUpLift
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    Points: 5265
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    Nov 13 2011
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    StartUpLift
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    Points: 5265
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    Nov 13 2011
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    ImpartialObserver has been awarded.
     

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    StartUpLift
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    Nov 13 2011
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    donella has been awarded.
     

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    StartUpLift
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    Points: 5265
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    Nov 13 2011
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    Teresa Schultz has been awarded.
     

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