First Survey Test
Saturday June 5th, 1999
In preparation for our upcoming vote in the Mozilla Throbber Animation contest, we are testing our new survey code. The survey (and the contest vote) are open to mozillaZine members only, to limit "ballot-box stuffing".
In our first test survey, we ask you to rate some options for our talkback forums. Please be sure to choose a rating for all of the options - your submission won't be accepted otherwise. You will notice some incongruity in the labeling of the choices - this code was initially designed as a survey for "wishes" for Mozilla, and we haven't finished the move to a generic survey yet. Changes will be made before the next test. We will be performing another test of this code in a few days.
Important Note: I neglected to mention it, but the ranking is on a scale from 1 to 20, not 1 to 10. Please take note of this when you vote.
Update: The survey is back online - the code to disable multiple postings had been commented out! Sheesh. That made the results of the survey invalid. So, I've recreated the survey, and you can vote again, and hopefully this time it'll work.
I voted for threading as extremely essential. It's very hard to respond to someone if there are 20 messages in between. It is hard to follow other responses. In short it's a mess right now. Personally I like most of the slashdot model where you see the root responses in full along with the tree. I didn't like kovu's example because when I post something for the first time, I have to check everyone else's posts to make sure they didn't say the same thing. It's a nice compromise between flat mode and 100% thread tree.
Moderation? I just don't see a need for it. I've seen some pretty dumb posts in the polls section but that's probably because the polls are pretty stale.