APOD Assessment Poll: Novelty

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Have you seen this video before?

No, this was the first time.
853
64%
Yes, it is all over the Internet.
458
34%
Maybe, since all Internet content seems similar to me.
20
2%
 
Total votes: 1331

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APOD Assessment Poll: Novelty

Postby RJN » Tue May 20, 2014 8:54 pm

Thank you very much for your interest in Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). We very much appreciate the time you have given us viewing our images and reading the explanations; your dedication drives us to keep doing the site. APOD will likely be asking other questions in the near future; your responses will help us better understand viewers like you, and will allow us to improve what we do for you.

Please select the option that best reflects your opinion on the poll statement listed. Please leave any comments you may have on this topic below.

Thank you!

(The APOD video referenced can be found here.)

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll: Novelty

Postby BDanielMayfield » Tue May 20, 2014 9:44 pm

I tried pulling up up the video using my iPad device but all I get is a "Not Found" error message.
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Re: APOD Assessment Poll: Novelty

Postby geckzilla » Tue May 20, 2014 9:59 pm

That's because it will be tomorrow's APOD.
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Re: APOD Assessment Poll: Novelty

Postby Beyond » Wed May 21, 2014 4:33 am

Yes, I've seen it before. I almost posted it in Stream of Stuff, in the Open Space forum.
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JMPB

Re: APOD Assessment Poll: Novelty

Postby JMPB » Wed May 21, 2014 7:46 am

Saw it on the Bad Astronomy blog at Slate magazine

gcal

Re: APOD Assessment Poll: Novelty

Postby gcal » Wed May 21, 2014 12:16 pm

I hadn't seen this video before, and am a little disappointed to see it here. This video belongs on http://epod.usra.edu/ or http://weatherpictureoftheday.com/. I come to APOD for the Astronomy. Other than occasionally straying from astronomy, the crew at APOD does a great job, and I visit every day and learn something.

cptn apod

Re: APOD Assessment Poll: Novelty

Postby cptn apod » Wed May 21, 2014 1:03 pm

not really space related content..you should have posted it to the espod site.

CW3

Re: APOD Assessment Poll: Novelty

Postby CW3 » Wed May 21, 2014 1:21 pm

Saw it on weather feature on WashingtonPost.com, but I don't mind seeing it repeated here.

Rusty Brown in Cda

Re: APOD Assessment Poll: Novelty

Postby Rusty Brown in Cda » Wed May 21, 2014 2:23 pm

The CBC here in Canada had a brief glimpse of it on the news channel.

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll: Novelty

Postby hughhyatt » Wed May 21, 2014 2:59 pm

I hadn't seen it anywhere on the Internet, but I did see a portion of the clip on a TV news show, probably on Al Jazeera, BBC American, NBC News, MSNBC or CNN.
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Nicabod

Re: APOD Assessment Poll: Novelty

Postby Nicabod » Wed May 21, 2014 4:42 pm

New to me, and glad to have seen it. I surely don't want to rain (or hail) on your parade, but do tend to agree that this was pretty much off-topic. You've had terrestrial sky phenomena such as sundogs before, so this was not utterly OT, though. It was so unusual, dramatic, and rather scary, however, that I surely can't complain.

Your scope seems to be that of what can be seen in the sky, but with meteorological phenomena having much less emphasis.

Surely, there could be no harm in an occasional link to extraordinary items that you think your followers might find interesting.

Nexus 7 2 here (love it!); video rendered just fine. One eye is nearsighted, which helps a lot.

I love APOD, and have its icon on my home screen. Also liked your inventive topical robot filter.

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll: Novelty

Postby NightHymn » Wed May 21, 2014 6:19 pm

Weather IS Astronomy, you lovely moaning dudes! 8-)
I'm very thankful for APod, so interesting and fascinating.
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jebgreen

Re: APOD Assessment Poll: Novelty

Postby jebgreen » Wed May 21, 2014 7:15 pm

Saw a still shot of this elsewhere, which was impressive; the video really shows the power of this weather system. Thanks for posting it!

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll: Novelty

Postby skater314159 » Wed May 21, 2014 7:30 pm

I've been loving APOD since 1995! My dad had it as the homepage on his computer at his office, in his lab, & at home. When I went to college, I also kept it as my homepage as it feels like home to me! :D

I enjoyed seeing this video because I'm also a weather geek, and I didn't see it anywhere else on the internet. I would like seeing more videos like this - or really videos about any aero/astro topics! :ssmile:

Just wanted to give you guys a shout out!

~Megan

thurstong

Re: APOD Assessment Poll: Novelty

Postby thurstong » Wed May 21, 2014 8:18 pm

no, I didn't see it anywhere else, and am glad that you posted it, because I likely wouldn't have seen it anywhere else some other respondents suggested.

I like the fact that you include other 'sky stuff', not just space, so, my vote is 'keep it up!' Always a treat to open your mail every day! Thanks!!

dartu

Re: APOD Assessment Poll: Novelty

Postby dartu » Thu May 22, 2014 4:05 am

LOL the cheesy spambot prevention question made my day! I like that you're not all nebulous and clusters. A smattering of moon surface, Mars rovers, aurora, cloud formations. It was pretty awesome to see this video of the cloud formation, and the people scramming from being under that monster. I once asked a geographer: more power in a storm or a nuclear bomb? And she said, trust me on this. All that much water up in the air and winds and lightning and rain falling for such a long time. The storm is bigger, hands down, thousands of times over. That's one of the precious things of your site: the humbling of our humanity in the face of the universe. Thanks and thanks!

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll: Novelty

Postby Rafael_Cordeiro » Thu May 22, 2014 3:02 pm

I saw it before on the I F*cking Love Sience Facebook page, but i do apreciate the extra explanations given here on the APOD... and i didn't mind watching it again, it's an amazing video!

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Re: APOD Assessment Poll: Novelty

Postby Rothkko » Thu May 22, 2014 6:38 pm

gcal wrote:I hadn't seen this video before, and am a little disappointed to see it here. This video belongs on http://epod.usra.edu/ or http://weatherpictureoftheday.com/. I come to APOD for the Astronomy. Other than occasionally straying from astronomy, the crew at APOD does a great job, and I visit every day and learn something.

si el curiosity en marte, u otro curiosity en otro planeta hubieran grabado algo parecido, sería apropiado para APOD?
If the curiosity in Mars, or another curiosity in another planet they had recorded slightly similarly, would it be appropriate for APOD?


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