emaginationFLow – Publish Imaginery, Crazy, Fiction and Silly Ideas

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eMaginationflow enhances your imagination by capturing and awarding for crazy ideas that occurs to us suddenly and generally gets forgotten.

Target Audience: All
Website URL: https://www.emaginationFlow.com/


PURPOSE
We have launched a beta version of eMaginationFlow with an objective to start adding users and publishing crazy ideas. So the main purpose here is to find out whether you can submit crazy, silly ideas on the listed topics. We are not looking for feedback on the look and feel or usability feedback at this round. Remember you will get paid for every valid crazy ideas submitted and published. The amount paid is displayed under the topic.

Here are few steps to guide you.

1) Visit https://www.emaginationflow.com.
2) Read the About page, watch the video to understand the service.
3) Read the Terms and Privacy Policy.
4) Register as a user.
5) Browse through the Topics and if you think of a Crazy, Silly idea – enter the idea and submit. Do not think too much. The more an idea is unreal, the better. But ensure your description is clear and can be understood.
6) Submit as many ideas as you can think of. Use miscellaneous topic if your crazy idea does not fit the topics listed.
7) Please share any feedback you may have or send email to [email protected] if you have any questions or find problems or have feedback.

24 thoughts on “emaginationFLow – Publish Imaginery, Crazy, Fiction and Silly Ideas

  1. 1. Ok.

    2. Done. I also read the FAQ to get more details.

    3. Ok.

    4. That was a little bit involved, but ok. Am I to understand that this is only a temporary registration? A message to that effect appeared when I signed in from my email account, but the fact that I had to choose a password and personalize a profile made it seem like the registration would be permanent.

    5. The first Crazy Idea I attempted to post got rejected by your spam filter. I was directed to report the error, which I did…Ok, my bad. I see now that I got confused. I thought I was submitting a Crazy Idea to a topic when actually I was submitting a comment under someone else’s Crazy Idea. May I ask what the incentive is for me to comment on or vote up someone else’s Crazy Idea?…Ok, now I’m heading over to the topics…Wow, these topics are mostly very open-ended! I thought they were going to be more like guided questions from specific businesses…Ok, I’m submitting a Crazy Idea. I’m surprised you’re asking me to affirm the privacy policy and terms of service again. I thought I had to do that already in order to register.

    6. Ok, I submitted three Crazy Ideas total. One thing I found frustrating was that I could browse through the topics and see that x number of Crazy Ideas had been submitted, but I couldn’t view those Crazy Ideas on the spot; I had to go to a different section of the site specifically for the Crazy Ideas and try to find the ones for that topic. Right now, you don’t have a lot of Crazy Ideas, but when you do, this will be very time-consuming for users. So, I suggest that each topic thread display the Crazy Ideas already submitted to it or, at the very least, a link to the relevant Crazy Ideas. Another thing I didn’t like much was the word limit. In one case, I felt the need to explain how my Crazy Idea was different from existing options, but I didn’t have the space.

    7. You made it very clear that you don’t want feedback on the look and feel of the site, so I’ll skip that and just concentrate on functionality:

    –The first minute of the video had more to do with the definition of imagination than the functionality of the site. You should be aware that some visitors won’t want to wait that long to find out what eMaginationFlow is all about.

    –Load times throughout the site were rather slow.

    –I guess this is technically “look and feel,” but I think it bears a mention anyway: there are a few grammatical errors throughout the site. I mention it only because it can affect whether or not your site seems professional and trustworthy.

    –Each topic thread was accompanied by three little icons. One of these was a magnifying glass labelled “Seeking” and accompanied by a number. I didn’t understand the significance of this icon.

    –As stated above, I found it frustrating that topics and Crazy Ideas were displayed separately. I could see that every time I was interested in a topic, I would have to exit it and locate the Crazy Ideas already submitted to that topic to prevent duplications before submitting one of my own.

    –As stated above, I didn’t love the word limit on Crazy Ideas.

    –I had fun thinking up some Crazy Ideas. However, I have to admit that it kind of rubs me the wrong way to think I might be selling off an original idea for one or two bucks so that some company can go on to make millions off it! guess it would be ok if I had absolutely no interest in pursuing the idea myself and just hoped someone else would do it, but I don’t know…I don’t think it would sit well with me to see someone else profiting hugely off my ideas.
     

  2. Thanks for the valuable feedback.  You have already earned $4 for submitting those Crazy Ideas!  Below are some responses to your questions.

    Item 4: The registration is not temporary.  You can choose to keep the login and submit more Crazy ideas.  Or you can choose to remove yourself.  If you choose to keep the login, I would recommend changing your username to something other than “startupreview”.

    Item 5: Good question on whether there are incentives for comments.  We plan to implement a point based system where there would be additional points for comments.  Points will include various incentives.  Something like Yahoo! Answers.
    We are playing around with how specific or open ended a topic needs to be.  If we want free thinking it may not be ideal to provide too much narrow topic.  Said that we will try different approaches.

    Item 6: Good point.  There is a way you can see all Crazy ideas submitted to a topic.  Click Browse Topics.  With each topic on the right side there is “bulb” icon with number of Crazy ideas submitted.  If you click this link, you can see all the Crazy Ideas for the topic.  Obviously, based on your feedback this is not intuitive.

    Item 7: As explained above the icons provide short cuts to viewing Crazy Ideas for the particular topic and to submit.
    Good feedback on the UI.  Hopefully our next version will address all these.
    Regarding selling off original idea, I agree with your thoughts.  Internet is breaking many barriers on what we share.  Here are some of the thoughts on why one would want to share their Crazy Ideas.

    1. As you said, it popped in your head and you know you are not going to pursue it.  Why not stamp the idea with your identity, so in future if it does take off you would be seen as a original contributor to the idea.  How many times have we said”Oh, I thought about that idea few years ago…”.

    2. You can benefit from reading others Crazy Ideas. 

    3. We see this becoming a credential to your resume.  That you have x points on eMaginationFlow…, that you are the top contributor… – with would be a testimony to your out-of-box thinking and creativity.

    Thanks for Imagining the future…  We look forward to hearing more from you.

  3. 1) Visit https://www.emaginationflow.com.
    Visited2) Read the About page, watch the video to understand the service.
    Done. The video take longer time than usual to load. It’s time consuming. I suggest you could upload it in youtube and embed it into your site, as it may load faster. Some Visitor may lose patient to wait for the video. 3) Read the Terms and Privacy Policy.
    Done.
    4) Register as a user.
    Done.
    5) Browse through the Topics and if you think of a Crazy, Silly idea – enter the idea and submit. Do not think too much. The more an idea is unreal, the better. But ensure your description is clear and can be understood.
    Done. The process from browsing a topic and then submit an idea is simple.
    6) Submit as many ideas as you can think of. Use miscellaneous topic if your crazy idea does not fit the topics listed.
    I have submitted few of the ideas. There is no problem for me in submitting these ideas.
    7) Please share any feedback you may have or send email to [email protected] if you have any questions or find problems or have feedback.
    Like:
    -The objective of the site is a very creative concept. It become a ideas resource for the internet users. 
    -Visitor can easily get new idea from the site by searching on the site. 
    -The site is looks simple and user-friendliness. 

    Dislike:
    The site take longer time to load. 
    -When i first visit the site, I cannot immediately get what the site is about. I just realize that your homepage actually content a slideshow. I suggest you can make the next page button more clear on the slideshow. The thirds explain about how the site works, the font used is not clear, i hardly could read the ‘submit crazy ideas on various topics and win award’ you can use a more simpler font style.


     

  4. Very simple concept.  Video was simple and easy to understand.  But a little bit too much about the history of imagination and not enough information on the concept of what the website is about.  
     
    It was kinda hard for me to register for the site.  Every time I clicked the register button, it led me to a website for Turbo Tax or some kind of education assistance website.  You might need to get rid of that one advertisement or move it to somewhere else on the page.  I was finally after 3 tries able to register with the button on the top right of the screen.  You might want to have one main button that is easy to find if people want to register on the site.
     
    Got the confirmation email about a minute after registering.  No problems there. 
     
    Overall the website is not great, but it is a good idea.  Might want to add some more popular tags at the bottom of the screen. 

  5. Thanks for the feedback.  Can you provide more details on seeing a “Turbo Tax” kind of page when you clicked on registration?  Which browser and version of the browser are you using?  What was the browser address/url that you are connected to when you click on registration button?
    Generally users find it very simple to register and submit ideas.  We are working on making the concept clearer and improving the look and fee. 

  6. I was using Mozilla Firefox to look at your website.  Every time I tried to click the register button a small pop up would come on saying Text Enhance and it wouldn’t let me register for the site.  I looked on the net and found it is kinda of a virus that I accidentally downloaded myself.  I think the problem is on my end and not with your site.  Good luck with your website.
     
    Keith

  7. 1) Visit https://www.emaginationflow.com.

    Done

    2) Read the About page, watch the video to understand the service.

    Done
     
    3) Read the Terms and Privacy Policy.

    4) Register as a user.

    Done
    Done. No issues with registration on website during the sign up process, but I went to my email and did not see an email right away. Then it said back on the site, “Have you forgotten your password?” but did not give me an option to recover my password or resend the confirmation email. I am stuck in between registration and this is frustrating.

    What I did not realize is that “Have you forgotten your password?” is a link and you would not know it unless you hover your mouse over it. This should be in the form of a button so there is not any mix up here.

    Also your buttons don’t look like buttons. They have a bottom border but there is no top border which could be overlooked. I have still not received a registration email to my Yahoo account, and I have checked the spam folder as well.

    6) Submit as many ideas as you can think of. Use miscellaneous topic if your crazy idea does not fit the topics listed.

    Could not register. Never received emails. I logged in through facebook and it immediately took me to “forgot my password” page, which was odd.
    7) Please share any feedback you may have or send email to [email protected] if you have any questions or find problems or have feedback.

    1. I think you could have a more professional looking brand Logo
    2. I don’t like the yellow on the homepage coupled with a sky blue and a dark blue. I think the yellow would go okay with the sky blue, but the two kinds of blues are clashing.
    3. I went to http://www.imaginationflow.com just for the heck of it and it is available. Why didn’t you go with the correct spelling over your “emagination” spelling? I think spelling it correctly would be more professional.
    4. I wish the photos were higher quality. There are many sources online to get free high quality photos.
    5. I tried registering with another email and logging in with facebook. Still no luck registering. I am using IE9 and not sure what is wrong.
    6. I was really wanting to participate and share ideas, but I am disappointed that the registration hurdle is too difficult to overcome at this time. I wish it was a lot easier!
    My immediate recommendation: Change the registration process where the person does not have to go back to their email to verify. Allow the user to create a new account and then it automatically logs the person into EmaginationFlow.

  8. Thanks for your valuable feedback.  Your password is the same as your username in the eMaginationFlow account.   Please try.  Remember you will also win additional cash awards for submitting valid Crazy Ideas.  Look forward to your participation.

  9. 1)      Visit https://www.emaginationflow.com.
    Done.
    2)      Read the About page, watch the video to understand the service.
    Done. I also read over the faqs page.
    3)      Read the Terms and Privacy Policy.
    Done.
    4)      Register as a user.
    The process was quick and easy and I liked that I could use Facebook as an option.
    5)      Browse through the Topics and if you think of a Crazy, Silly idea – enter the idea and submit. Do not think too much. The more an idea is unreal, the better. But ensure your description is clear and can be understood.
    I was able to post my idea with ease. I ran into some trouble when I tried to write more down and the site just went ahead a published my idea. I think that users should have a time limited (ex.10 minute) editing option in addition to the draft option that you have. I like I could add a picture or video to my idea. I would like to be able to have my posting name be other than my e-mail address.
    6)      Submit as many ideas as you can think of. Use miscellaneous topic if your crazy idea does not fit the topics listed.
    I submitted several ideas. I see that you want user to thoroughly explain their crazy ideas but with a 199 word count I find that to be a challenge for users whose ideas are extensive. How long does it take for your ideas to be published? Are there any reasons for an idea not to be published?
    7)      Please share any feedback you may have or send email to [email protected] if you have any questions or find problems or have feedback.
    I would first like to say this site is really cool and I like that there is a place for creative minds to be unleashed.
     On your homepage, I’m not too keen on the arrow pointing up to the idea or the look of the “e” on the top of the page. To me both of them look handwritten which I think takes from the look of your sites homepage. I like that you have a scrolling screen highlighting aspects of the site but I would like a clear cut description at the top of the page. I see that you have a text line description on the blue bar but I that the position of text should be eye level. I like that you put user ideas on the homepage making it easy for to others to see what the site is about and what others are writing. At the bottom of the page I think that the popular tags text box needs to extend the length of the page putting in more in line with the text box that is at the top of the page. I think it will look more uniform that way.

    I received my email and I was not to keen on the one-time login. If I was a person who was not quick to check my email then what would happen after a couple of days of not checking it? I would much rather just be able to type a password in at the time of registration. If there were to happen what would be the process of trying to register to your site? A lot of times a site won’t let you register again using the same e-mail and that might be a problem for users and a hassle.
    I see that users can get paid but I don’t see much about how that is done. That is real appeal to your site but where are the details about it?
     Like that you have a video on your site but being that it’s not on the homepage users might not view it as much. I think that the narration of the kids is well done with the speaker crisp and clear in her speech. I really don’t like the being of the video something about really don’t grab attention. I think that the video starts to peak my attention around the 50 second mark. I think your site needs to give users a touch more direction into the process of what happens besides posting ideas. It almost gives off the impression that your only concerned about users posting their ideas for those companies you are partnered with.

  10. Thanks for your valuable feedback.  The award in cash is listed under each topic.  We are continuously reviewing the submitted Crazy ideas and you will/should have received emails if your Crazy Idea has been published.  For this initial beta version, the awards will be paid through StartupLift.  In future, we will have the facility to pay from our website.

  11. I went in and submitted an idea for a wearable shoulder camera.

    As far as the professional design of the website, I think if it had a more professional interface, that it would up the perception of your brand.

  12. Thanks.  The Crazy Idea you submitted is already out there.  We would recommend you quickly check your idea before submitting.  We look forward to hearing more from you.

  13. 1) Visit https://www.emaginationflow.com.

    ok
    2) Read the About page, watch the video to understand the service.

    ok doing that now….. cool.
    3) Read the Terms and Privacy Policy.

    done
    4) Register as a user.

    yaya5) Browse through the Topics and if you think of a Crazy, Silly idea – enter the idea and submit. Do not think too much. The more an idea is unreal, the better. But ensure your description is clear and can be understood.

    Ok, I have to think about this since it is going to follow me around, huh?

    6) Submit as many ideas as you can think of. Use miscellaneous topic if your crazy idea does not fit the topics listed.

    I will list one if you are lucky jajaja… wait… there.. I did it.  And nothing happened.. I can not tell if my idea was accepted by the system.  Click and nothing happens.  ahh wait.. there the page changed.. sorry about that.. well.. some kind of marker might be useful when there is lag like that.
    7) Please share any feedback you may have or send email to [email protected] if you have any questions or find problems or have feedback.

    cool site hope it works!

     

  14. I performed all the tasks outlined in the brief and submitted 2 ideas – one business idea that would solve a huge problem and one gardening idea.

  15. Using Mac OS 10.7.3 on Safari and FireFox


    Went to the about page (actually, clicked on the banner). I was brought to the video. The video voice over came across as amateur and the video was not overly effective in informing me about the site’s purpose/function or how it works.

    The About Page was more informative about the site and its purpose. Share ideas, businesses view those ideas, you get ‘paid’ for what you share.

     

    Terms Of Service are well written, complete, tedious (as all good Terms of Service are) and have been fully read by at least one person. My curiosity is how do you plan to enforce the TOS and its Rules of Conduct?

    The Terms of Service link at the bottom could be extended to say more than just ‘Terms’

     

    Signing up, I did so via email (not Facebook).Sign-up was east.


    Submitting an Idea was easy, though 199 characters seemed a bit on the low side.

    Submitted my first idea, received an error:

    “An HTTP error 0 occurred. 

    https://www.emaginationflow.com/taxonomy/autocomplete/1

    Not sure if it was related to your site, or my computer?

    This error happened twice before the idea was submitted. It only did the error for the first idea I attempted to submit. My second submission did not have the error problem.

    My third submission I saved as a draft, left the site, loaded back up onto the site, and went to ‘my drafts’ and submitted it. It submitted without any problems.

     


    Providing Feedback on Other Ideas: I had no difficulty in posting feedback on other users ideas.




    Other Feedback: 

    Site was slow in loading pages. This made  me wonder if the site links worked or if the page links were broken. Other sites I ran in parallel to see if it was issue with my connection revealed that other sites I visited loaded quickly.

     

    I want to make a number of comments on the look and feel, and some user ability aspects of the site (honestly, there was nothing on the landing page to make me want to stay on the site or even look around), but, in following the directions given above, I am guessing that once you work out any issues that exist with submitting ideas, you will be looking for feedback on the esthetics of the site.

    Also, how long can one expect before his/her idea is submitted? I noted that the most recent one is a week old, and that many people (those who tested the site above) have submitted ideas, but none are there, obviously. Knowing how long one can expect before their idea reaches the site is something that people would like to know. 

  16. 1) Visit https://www.emaginationflow.com.
    2) Read the About page, watch the video to understand the service.
    3) Read the Terms and Privacy Policy.
    4) Register as a user.
    5) Browse through the Topics and if you think of a Crazy, Silly idea – enter the idea and submit. Do not think too much. The more an idea is unreal, the better. But ensure your description is clear and can be understood.
    6) Submit as many ideas as you can think of. Use miscellaneous topic if your crazy idea does not fit the topics listed.
    7) Please share any feedback you may have or send email to [email protected] if you have any questions or find problems or have feedback.

    I absolutely love this website. On the beach scene, the first line should be in yellow or orange, not blue, but I love the graphics, the pictures, the free flow of ideas.

    Sadly, the one flaw is that when you click on the various links, getting there is a very slow process.  Submitting an idea is also very slow. This is something that maybe the Web Designers can fix. 

  17. 1) Visit https://www.emaginationflow.com.
    Browser is Mozilla Firefox.  Took 2 seconds to load.  7 seconds on lunascape, 4 seconds on internet explorer.  I love the banner on the top.  When I first got to the page, I looked to see what the first thing that would catch my attention and it was the banner that flashes different pages. 
    2) Read the About page, watch the video to understand the service.
    The about page was a little harder to follow at first.  As I read on, I began to understand what you are saying.  Many of the best ideas come from the simplest people.  Therefore I feel that it is important to simplify the language of the “about” page so that even a child can understand, while not seeming to watered down for an adult.
    The voice over on the email was a little distracting.  I think it took away from it.  If there was some type of background music, I think that it might help some.  Also when she said the word “available” she was cut off and it makes it sound weird.  These things may turn some customers off and make them feel that the company is not professionally set up because they don’t think that the quality of the video is up to par.  This website is about crazy futuristic ideas.  I would have liked to see more excitement in the video.  That would have helped more

    3) Read the Terms and Privacy Policy.
    The terms seemed to be pretty straight forward.  There are a lot of terms.  The thing I have always wanted to see would be a shortened version offered on the top that allows a person to get the main views but still have the full legal description below

    4) Register as a user.
    registration page is straight forward.  I love the fact that someone can use their facebook to register. Registration was ok.. Email came fairly quickly.  Instructions on the email was pretty good.  Like mentioned before, this is a crazy silly website.. Where are the crazy silly pictures to go with it.

    5) Browse through the Topics and if you think of a Crazy, Silly idea – enter the idea and submit. Do not think too much. The more an idea is unreal, the better. But ensure your description is clear and can be understood.
    It was fun reading the website.  It make me think of a couple things.  Once you read what other people posted, you may think of something extra beyond what they were thinking or just a little different.  If you post every idea, you never know what you can come up with. 

      Please share any feedback you may have or send email to [email protected] if you have any questions or find problems or have feedback.
     
    Overall I think this is an innovative website.  The ability to talk about the things that would make a business so much fun and fit perfectly with what you as a consumer would like is great.  If a business adopts this idea I think it would be neat to have the person responsible the first person to try it out whenever possible, or send video or pictures showing them their idea in action

  18. Thanks for your feedback shirazeh.  We are working hard in identifying and fixing the slow performance on the website.  Meanwhile, please continue submitting your Crazy Ideas!

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