Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



741 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 46


Topic # 108372 29-Aug-2012 08:02 Send private message

Just a few comments on the Geekzone survey that popped up this morning.

1) Its polite to tell the user approximately how long the survey would take. Some of them go on and on and on. I would have abandoned the survey if it wasn't Geekzone.
2) Shouldn't NZ be in the list of countries in the pick list at the top? The majority of users who fill it out will have to scroll down to NZ
3) Whats with the US specific voting question?

Just saying!

Create new topic
BDFL
51186 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5381

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 678563 29-Aug-2012 08:14 Send private message

Thanks for the comments. We CrowdScience for the survey. It's a US company (can't find a New Zealand company for that, sorry). We pass on the suggestion about the time used to fill it in.

Yes, already suggested them that it would be good for us to select which countries go on top.






2054 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 128

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 678573 29-Aug-2012 08:51 Send private message

Yeah. The back to school shopping questions seemed a bit irrelevant along with the "Who are you going to vote for in the upcoming elections". The US elections that is.

I was impressed that they had put an option that I could tick to say I was outside the US for the election question. Some surveys seem to think that no-one exists outside the US!




OneplusOne, Galaxy Tab S, 2talk, Pebble Steel

My views (except when I am looking out their windows) are not those of my employer.

2579 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 264

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 680946 3-Sep-2012 16:29 Send private message

I actually contacted Crowd Science directly to give them from feedback on the survey. They decided I was clearly trying to sign up to use their service and sent me some sales info.

Not convinced they're interested in my feedback, and unfortunately the survey the way it is written now is a pain in the proverbial so I just reject it now.

BDFL
51186 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5381

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 680954 3-Sep-2012 16:46 Send private message

Sure, I've passed this on as well. But it's supposed to be done once only and takes less than a couple of minutes. Surely something we can do?

I will be removing it soon anyway, because I've reinstated Quantcast tags, which are silent but still provide some demographic information for New Zealand.




2579 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 264

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 680980 3-Sep-2012 17:43 Send private message

Actually, I have done it once. You mean it wasn't supposed to occasionally re-challenge me to do the survey?

BDFL
51186 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5381

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 680981 3-Sep-2012 17:45 Send private message

Not, unless it is a new browser or you've cleared the cookies...





1210 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 198


  Reply # 681088 4-Sep-2012 01:34 Send private message

freitasm: Not, unless it is a new browser or you've cleared the cookies...



Yep, get it every time but then again, I clear cookies every time the browser closes too Tongue Out

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Smoke billows from Auckland mall after "explosion" - Westfield West City
Created by freitasm, last reply by hio77 on 27-Feb-2015 19:33 (41 replies)
Pages... 2 3


So, what made you join geekzone?
Created by DarthKermit, last reply by TLD on 28-Feb-2015 23:40 (68 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Why does Lightbox have a suicide wish?
Created by dafman, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 1-Mar-2015 19:37 (43 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Leonard Nimoy, Mr Spock dies at 83
Created by freitasm, last reply by freitasm on 28-Feb-2015 22:20 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Has my desktop got Wi-Fi?
Created by beenz, last reply by dclegg on 26-Feb-2015 15:43 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


The Evil that is ISIS
Created by networkn, last reply by joker97 on 28-Feb-2015 22:47 (201 replies)
Pages... 12 13 14


The debate over foreign drivers and testing
Created by timmmay, last reply by Handle9 on 28-Feb-2015 21:09 (73 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Spark Open Term Plan Changes? (27/2)
Created by taneb1, last reply by funnyfela on 28-Feb-2015 15:03 (37 replies)
Pages... 2 3



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.