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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.


#23 Re:First Survey Test

by SomeSmartAss

Monday June 7th, 1999 8:02 AM

You are replying to this message

"If I did implement a threaded version, it would be an alternative to viewing the messages flat."

Hmmmm.... Perhaps you could but a little button or link that says "reply to this posting" by pressing this, you get shoved down to the response form, and a <INPUT TYPE=HIDDEN> element gets filled in with the original postings "id".

the replys would then be shown with the original message's "header" (title, submitter's name and date of submition) info, as well as its own in the yellow box above each response.

An option to view messages in straight chronological order, as they are shown currently. or "pseudo-thread" where, while not indented or anything, the replys get listed directly after the messages they were reffering to, allowing people to follow the train of thought.

This would create difficulties with the current overflow format though... perhaps you could listing the latest postings, and the message they replied to (if any) in "pseudo-thread" overflow mode, so viewing the last 5 messages, could, concievably bring back 10.

bitch of a select statement either way...