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T + 72 Hours: Your Feedback So Far

So we’re 72 hours into the Jewcy beta test. Here are the highlights thus far: Anna Kournikova was the tawdry starlet of Jewcy's first weekend in beta. On Saturday we posted a triptych of Ms. Kournikova taking an inquisitive look … Read More

By / September 18, 2006
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So we’re 72 hours into the Jewcy beta test. Here are the highlights thus far:

Anna Kournikova was the tawdry starlet of Jewcy's first weekend in beta. On Saturday we posted a triptych of Ms. Kournikova taking an inquisitive look inside her bikini bottom, where—to her surprise and delight—she encountered a big spanking Jewcy shin. The image had hardly gone up before it incited a seat-ripping riot of negative feedback. Most of the frothiest criticism was delivered via e-mail and telephone (put it on the site, people! We can deal!). But on the Jewcy Feedback Wiki, Laurel Snyder diplomatically observed that the site was suffering from a “serious lack of estrogen.” An anonymous commenter followed up by stating that both she and “a bunch of female friends” agreed that the image was “gross” and that “no women will find that funny.”

Beta tester JJtown took off the gloves: 

I'm exhausted of hip Jewish content excluding women. Not only do you employ almost no female authors, you blazon your homepage with a blatantly sexist image of a major athlete in the hopes of looking ‘edgy.’ Tell me, Jewcy, what's interesting or edgy about Jewish creatives once again fashioning a literary boys club? Haven't we had enough of these over the centuries? I, for one, am sick of it. Take Anna's pudenda off your site and hire some female writers who are allowed to talk about more than their love lives. You're too smart for this shit.

Yikes!

Now Jewcy is quite willing to offend, when necessary, and we’ll have more to say about our alleged estrogen deficiency. But some of the Jewcy staff agree that the Kournikova image reflects something Jewcy is trying to get away from: empty provocation. If we’re going to offend, there should be substance to our offensiveness. Anna and her pudenda didn’t offer the substance. On Sund
ay, they came down.

Beyond Ms. Kournikova, your feedback has been largely positive. People think the site is aesthetically smashing. And SimpleLiquid expressed the consensus when he said “Dave Choe is a stud!” Dave, who is Jewcy’s founding art director, has made a legion of new fans among the Jewcy beta testers.

You’ve been similarly positive about Jewcy’s articles, though most of your comments have been of the "love the articles!" variety. A little too general. We suspect that people haven’t yet had the chance to really dig into the marrow of Jewcy's content.

Thanks for all your comments, and keep them coming! The more we hear from you, the better the site will be when we leave beta. The Jewcy Feedback Wiki is a fine place for comments, and if you find the wiki format a little confusing, you can create posts at the Jewcy Central Forum. And as always, you can leave comments to any piece of Jewcy content, including this one.

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