spencerto wrote:We felt confident that we could publish this data in a "beta-like" nature because of the technical ability of our audience and encourage your feedback during this pilot phase.
Letting the STSs know this data is currently published in a "beta-like" nature is important communication that has not occurred. Nobody knew it was a pilot or that feedback was expected. What do you think the probability is that STSs will know this even after you have posted in this thread? It is quite low if the data showing the number of views this thread has now and may expect to have over the next thirty days. Compare that to the number of stakes and you get a good picture of how many STSs do not know what is going on.
How feedback should occur is not known is evidenced by earlier posts in this thread. Assuming the STSs know what method should be employed to provide feedback is going to result in a significant loss of feedback opportunities. Unless it is made known through communication sources outside the forum there is going to be a very small number of STSs providing feedback.
This lack of communication and assuming the target audience will pick up on it somehow should be re-evaluated and appropriate communication measures taken to ensure the entire target audience knows
what is going on. Sending an e-mail to all STSs with this information would be appropriate.