[Baypiggies] BayPIGgies Member Survey 2006! Closes in 4 days! Make your voic

Stephen McInerney spmcinerney at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 28 01:58:09 CEST 2006

Hi Anna,

Actually it doesn't, I designed it and tested very carefully before 
launching to ensure that is not the case. The survey can be completed within 
(Questions marked (Optional) are optional: #3, 10, 11, 15, 20, 21, 22)

I think you mean that *within a compulsory question* (such as the massive 
question #14 'Interests'), all items must be checked, and yes that is an 
unfortunate limitation of SurveyMonkey.com. I agree that it would be useful 
if you could simply check what you're interested in, but SM won't allow it.  
I looked at alternative survey sites and all were inferior to 
Now that we have established what topics are of interest, we can refine any 
future survey to be more concise.

The rightmost column in most questions is equivalent to "Not at all"/ "I 
don't know" or "Not applicable", please talk to me offline about that.

This is the best I could do for the structure of the 2006 survey, for 2007 
anyone who has strong feelings on the survey 
content/structure/JavaScript/browser support is very welcome to
design and propose an alternative, in 2007. I had to work under very 
pressing time constraints that if someone did not take some urgent action 
like this soon, the group might continue to lose cohesion and eventually 
splinter or implode. The list itself is not a very efficient place to 
conduct polls or discussions of member opinions on organization - many 
complaints about that.
For 2006, we have already got several incredibly valuable conclusions:
such as the most representative poll ever of geographic preferences and 
topic interests.
For any 2007 survey, all your feedback is very valuable.


>From: "Anna Ravenscroft" <annaraven at gmail.com>
>To: "Stephen McInerney" <spmcinerney at hotmail.com>
>CC: baypiggies at python.org
>Subject: Re: [Baypiggies] BayPIGgies Member Survey 2006! Closes in 4 days! 
>Make your voice heard
>Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 15:35:50 -0700
>On 4/27/06, Stephen McInerney <spmcinerney at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > ============================================================
> > 2006 BayPIGgies Member Survey URL:
> >   http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?A=123951467E24825
> > ============================================================
> >
> > Please take a moment to fill in the survey. It will close Sunday 4/30 at
> > midnight.
> > Only 4 days left.
>The survey requires a response for each and every question or it won't
>let you go to the next screen. "I don't know" or "Not applicable"
>isn't given as an option.
>I quit out of the survey on the 3rd or 4th page (the really long one)
>because of that and won't be completing the survey. Too bad.
>It is fate, but call it Italy if it pleases you, Vicar!

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