Usage Poll for the 2014 APOD Calendar

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Usage Poll for the 2014 APOD Calendar. Please check all that apply:

Poll ended at Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:09 pm

I printed out the calendar.
166
17%
I did not print out the calendar. (I kept it in PDF format).
199
20%
I had the calendar bound or stapled.
71
7%
I did not have the calendar bound or stapled. (I just posted the sheets.)
72
7%
I wrote appointments on the calendar.
69
7%
I did not write appointments on calendar (I just posted the sheets.)
65
7%
I gave the calendar as a gift
43
4%
I kept the calendar for myself. (And I considered it a gift to myself.)
219
22%
I completely reject your concept of time.
93
9%
 
Total votes: 997

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Usage Poll for the 2014 APOD Calendar

Post by RJN » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:09 pm

Last year, the 2014 APOD Wall Calendar was downloaded about 100,000 times to good review. We expect to release the 2015 APOD Calendar in early September and are now applying the finishing touches. To help the APOD crew create a useful product, please help us to understand how you used the 2014 APOD Calendar (if you did). If you have any comments or an interesting story about the 2014 APOD Wall Calendar, please share them below!

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Re: Usage Poll for the 2014 APOD Calendar

Post by gmoo92@outlook.com » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:12 pm

I forgot to do it . when I do remember , it will be for gifts .

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Re: Usage Poll for the 2014 APOD Calendar

Post by jlrsaba » Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:41 pm

I kept the pdf file for myself and printed out a few copies and bound them as gifts to folks who don't have easy web access. Also emailed the pdf file to a couple of family members and gave the url to several other colleagues and friends so that they could print out the calendar themselves. All of the above were well received.

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Re: Usage Poll for the 2014 APOD Calendar

Post by cowaro » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:45 pm

Put the dates on the calendar correcty, then I'll be interested in promulgation.The year shoud always precede the month and the month should always precede the day because nobody ever wrote time m:s:h or s:m:h and since the Date-Time-Group is correctly presented Y/M/D H:M:S (DOW)

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Re: Usage Poll for the 2014 APOD Calendar

Post by Mike140812 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:15 am

I was not aware of the 2014 APOD calendar until today; how was it advertised?
I will probably not use the 2015 APOD calendar because I like the three-month government calendar with the DOY on it.

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Re: Usage Poll for the 2014 APOD Calendar

Post by owlice » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:50 am

Mike140812 wrote:I was not aware of the 2014 APOD calendar until today; how was it advertised?
Well, APOD had a few links to it:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131118.html
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131124.html
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131126.html
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131201.html
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131203.html
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131209.html
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131215.html
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131217.html
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131222.html
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131224.html
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131230.html
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140122.html
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140128.html
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140203.html
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140218.html

It was advertised a few times on the APOD FB page, for example, in these posts:
https://www.facebook.com/AstronomyPictu ... 0853159713
https://www.facebook.com/AstronomyPictu ... 6020326863
https://www.facebook.com/AstronomyPictu ... 8817113250

It was tweeted by the APOD Twitter feed; here are a couple such tweets:
https://twitter.com/apod/status/418212341004513280
https://twitter.com/apod/status/403913644838105088 (243 retweets on that one)

A few others tweeted about it, too:
https://twitter.com/NoPayRetail2Day/sta ... 6181391360
https://twitter.com/NASAKennedy/status/ ... 2784007169
https://twitter.com/_jpope/status/417746192895078401
https://twitter.com/martin_english/stat ... 5773740032
https://twitter.com/jessicasuzette/stat ... 0147655680
https://twitter.com/ASTROPEQUE/status/4 ... 8842122240
https://twitter.com/Gooden_Uggla/status ... 6057677824
https://twitter.com/menkris/status/403916304207187969
https://twitter.com/MSAstro/status/403157381825458177
https://twitter.com/nightskynetwork/sta ... 9365414912
https://twitter.com/educamedia/status/4 ... 8315742209
https://twitter.com/Space_Lectures/stat ... 0033539072
https://twitter.com/larry_kunz/status/4 ... 1817017344

And reddit, Scribd, and a few different discussion forums mentioned it and had links to it, if Google results for "APOD 2014 calendar" can be believed.

I haven't and am not going to check all the foreign mirrors, but apparently, some number of them also posted links about the calendar.

Apparently, this wasn't enough; what other ways should it be advertised? (I'm not being snarky here... I really do want to know because others have also mentioned not being aware of it.) What else would help to get the word out about it?
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Re: Usage Poll for the 2014 APOD Calendar

Post by lewcook » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:21 am

I downloaded it, saw that phases of the moon WERE NOT shown, and never looked at it again. A shame too. Nice pix there. Knowing when the moon is bright or dark is the #1 use I get out of a calendar.

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Re: Usage Poll for the 2014 APOD Calendar

Post by geckzilla » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:47 am

lewcook wrote:I downloaded it, saw that phases of the moon WERE NOT shown, and never looked at it again. A shame too. Nice pix there. Knowing when the moon is bright or dark is the #1 use I get out of a calendar.
Heh, they were definitely in there.
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