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Old 09-05-2019, 04:40 AM
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When I find a lost disc, I take it to the outdoor shop at Solitude Resort in Utah, since that's where I mostly go.
But, since I'm technical, and built many apps, I was wondering what kind of appetite there would be for an app that could aid in getting your discs back.
It would basically be several tables with info on lost discs and found discs. Those who return discs to their proper owners have a chance at winning money or gear from the site from any ad revenue dollars or sponsors.

It's called Disc Golf Karma because I believe you get Disc Golf Karma when you return one, but a chance to possibly win a little gear or money.

If it were pretty easy to use from your phone, e.g. I'd love to know if anybody here might be interested to try it out.

-Brent
All I know is that we don't have a PIAS? around here to return discs. Or a pro shop of any kind at a course with a lost and found. I'm not on facebook so I don't know much about that for my area. But if I were to find a disc around here I could use this potential app to possibly win something or I could 100 percent win something by keeping the disc. I don't know man. I'm not an apps guys though. I just started scoring on the DGCR app this year. That's as far as I'm willing to go.
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Old 09-05-2019, 06:39 AM
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When I find a lost disc, I take it to the outdoor shop at Solitude Resort in Utah, since that's where I mostly go.
But, since I'm technical, and built many apps, I was wondering what kind of appetite there would be for an app that could aid in getting your discs back.
It would basically be several tables with info on lost discs and found discs. Those who return discs to their proper owners have a chance at winning money or gear from the site from any ad revenue dollars or sponsors.

It's called Disc Golf Karma because I believe you get Disc Golf Karma when you return one, but a chance to possibly win a little gear or money.

If it were pretty easy to use from your phone, e.g. I'd love to know if anybody here might be interested to try it out.

-Brent
As a loser-based app:
I already have all my discs loaded on Udisc. If the app could piggy back off that and, while playing, could choose the disc and say 'lost', the app would know exactly what I lost and where. As an add-on to Udisc, this could be awesome! Anyone playing that course could see of list of possible lost discs and what hole they are on. Although I see the lost disc list building up as nobody deletes the found ones.

But I don't see myself downloading ANOTHER app on the off chance I lose a disc. I like bright discs and I normally look until I find.

As a finder-based app:
I second the rewards issue - who is to stop people from being munchkins and taking advantage. But even if there is no reward, who is to stop people from claiming discs that arent' theirs?
Joe finds a disc - posts a lost disc on app
If he posts a pic, anybody can claim it and say its theirs. If he doens't post a pic, he gets bothered by 20 people asking "is it a _____"

Just throwing some thoughts out there.

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Old 09-05-2019, 07:41 AM
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If you don't pay the person who finds your disc a fair rate ($30/hour, $50/hour, more?) for their time and effort, does that make you a dick too? Or do you only swing one way with your dick pointing?
Ditto. Time is money. My time is worth something and so is anyone's who tries to return my stuff...which is why I never under any circumstance brand any disc of mine. Honestly, I don't want the responsibility "especially when its expected" of propitiation to the finder of my disc. Keep it, no debt no problem. And the reciprocal is true. However, I generally do return items within reason.

Furthermore, I don't know what the problem is in my area but at least 1/3 of disc found here have multiple numbers on them. That return policy sucks...

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Old 09-05-2019, 10:55 AM
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All I know is that we don't have a PIAS? around here to return discs. Or a pro shop of any kind at a course with a lost and found. I'm not on facebook so I don't know much about that for my area. But if I were to find a disc around here I could use this potential app to possibly win something or I could 100 percent win something by keeping the disc. I don't know man. I'm not an apps guys though. I just started scoring on the DGCR app this year. That's as far as I'm willing to go.
i had to look up PIAS. that's where i bought my first discs years ago .
I understand there are a lot of competing option for what I can do with a found disc. I'm thinking that you only get to look at discs that have your name and/or phone number on them. the app could send a code to confirm it.
this could work even for places with a shop. the app could do the texting for you.

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Old 09-05-2019, 02:00 PM
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Very good point. Thank you for your feedback.

I hadn't thought about community detractors in that way (how naive of me). I once read a book by David Silver called Smart Startups.

He mentioned that all 'communiteers' had to expect that challenge of community detractors and folks who live to game the system. That book also has some ideas around it, but I don't readily see how they would apply.

One thought may be that since the prizes were based on the popularity of the site, possibly from google ads themselves, sure, those two might get themselves entered to win, but it wouldn't guarantee it. It would only make it a possibility. Because of that, and maybe with a little captcha to stop bots, or perhaps some marshalling based on IP addresses, phone number or text message validation, that could slow down players that are gaming the program.

Maybe you are right though, maybe it wouldn't be all that popular.

If you have some ideas though, on how it might work nice, I'd love to hear them. I was working on an AWS lambda this evening to manage one of the tables on found discs. I'll think about whether it is worth it and about detractors a little bit more.
Maybe only allow users to register one lost disc a day? I doubt many people would go through the trouble of creating multiple accounts just for an increased chance to win something small.

I'd certainly use the app if it's free. But my uneducated guess is that most people who download the app would do so in case they lose a disc. And most people who worry about losing a disc write their number on their discs, negating the need for the app.

Still though, it would be nice if there was one end all be all lost and found that made it convenient for disc finders to get them back to the appropriate owner.

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Old 09-05-2019, 07:53 PM
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Maybe only allow users to register one lost disc a day? I doubt many people would go through the trouble of creating multiple accounts just for an increased chance to win something small.
That sounds pretty reasonable to me too. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-07-2019, 04:13 PM
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i wonder how to advertise it. through forums would be good, and at tournaments, e.g .
maybe it's just too big of trouble for people to use.

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Old 09-07-2019, 05:38 PM
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i wonder how to advertise it. through forums would be good, and at tournaments, e.g .
maybe it's just too big of trouble for people to use.

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Old 09-07-2019, 06:14 PM
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What stops two friends from "losing" and "finding" each other's discs 50 times a day?

I like the idea, not sure if it would be very popular though.
Oh so like a cheat the system to get free gear. Well to stop cheating the system have it to where one can only register 10 times a day with lost discs.
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Old 09-07-2019, 09:05 PM
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stop losing your discs, dammit! like my huskers lost to colorado today! be responsible and mind your $hit, by golly!
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