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.

To get started, click here. To view the results, click here. Send any bugs to this address.

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.

#18 Re:First Survey Test

by SomeSmartAss

Sunday June 6th, 1999 11:39 AM

You are replying to this message

"I don't want the possibility of anyone getting a negative score for their hard work."

Fair enough, but using the current system, where "1=extremely negative" and "10=moderate assesment" a score under 10 still effectively means "this Sucks!" 9 just sucks less than 2.

I think you need two systems of mesurement, one that actually ranks the given selections (1=like the least" "20=like the most"); a "contest mode" where the 1 doesn't nesesarily means it sucks, just that all the other ones are better. The other one, like the current system, should allow for opinions on the indevidual selections; a "wishlist mode".