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Call to all bloggers - I need your help! (20 posts)

  1. roo_
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi all,
    I'll be as brief as I can. I'm a final year student at UMIST (http://www.umist.ac.uk) studying BSc Artificial Intelligence.
    My final year project is to extend blogs to better suit the needs of online communities.
    The first step is gathering information about what bloggers like and dislike. So, i've put together a SMALL SURVEY here:
    http://rooreleased.no-ip.com/blogsurvey/
    I think it'll take less than 3 minutes to fill out, and there's only 10 questions. It'll REALLY help me to build a solid set of requirements, so lets see that open-source spirit people :)
    Take care all, hope to include your feedback into my project.
    Roo_

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Done - and good luck with the project :)

  3. bre
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    me too, good luck!

  4. kodeiko
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Me too.

  5. midori
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    same here :) Good luck.

  6. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 9 years ago #

    How long will this survey be up? I'd love to add to it, but I'm really rushed today.

  7. Geoffrey Sneddon
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Done.

  8. ChrisBoulton
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I completed it too.. Hopefully its the kind of responses you were after.
    Regards,
    Chris

  9. dss
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Done. We'd love to know the results please.

  10. dkaye315
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    done.

  11. shadow
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hope it helps :)

  12. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Replied too. All anwers were honest, hope they are what you are looking for. I'd be interested in what the results are.
    Tg

  13. thejdog
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Finished it, good luck on your project. I'd also be interested in the outcome.
    jDog

  14. roo_
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hey guys,
    Firstly, let me thank everyone who responded! Secondly, apologies that I am only just replying to these comments, I have spent 2 days with my girlfriend at Alton Towers (http://www.altontowers.com) - yes, I had a great time :)
    The results are up in a _very_ crude format just for myself and my supervisor to monitor, here:
    http://rooreleased.no-ip.com/blogsurvey/results.php
    You're welcome to take a look, however, in the next few days i'll be writing a full summary and analysis of the results, so you guys can see what everyone thinks of blogs at the moment :)
    Thanks a lot again, and those of you who havent completed a survey yet, the survey is STILL OPEN!
    Take care,
    Roo_

  15. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I don't know about the others... but I usually am unhappy if in a result (summary?) of a survey I am "quoted" by name. For me the word survey somehow implies the anonimity. Am I wrong?
    (Not that there is anything to hide in my answers, it's rather a matter of principle.)

  16. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have to agree with Moshu about the anonymity, but then again, we didn't have to enter our names, did we? The fault's on us this time. Other than that, nice looking set of results!

  17. roo_
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Moshu,
    I can remove your name from the database if you would like? I have no problems with this.
    To be honest, the names are pretty much useless to me, and I only use them as a memory-jogger when trying to locate a specific "survey", its easier than remembering id numbers :)
    Anyway, an enhanced results page is up. Changes:
    * Can now view results by question.
    * Can now view results by person.
    * Added id number field.
    If anyone has filled out a survey, and has any problem with the data there, just drop a message here with the id number of your survey.

  18. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I would say, remove the names and web addresses, but leave the IDs, we all know how we responded. If we want something changed, we can lookup how we answered and give the ID, name & web addresss (the name & address would be used as a sort of validation, to prevent me from changing moshu's responses.) But then have a separate section that says "Thanks to the following for their participation...." then list the names & web addresses there.
    But then that's just me.
    TG

  19. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    TG, that sounds good :)

  20. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'd keep the URLs. They provide some validity to the survey. You always get some results that say "I love WordPress, I can use it well", and then their URL goes to a WP blog with the default CSS and one post. It's kind of nice to see what we've all done with our blog and to compare that to our likes/dislikes in the blog system.

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