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Re: Anonymous feedback

Posted by Dr. Bob on September 17, 2002, at 15:02:35

In reply to Re: Anonymous feedback on PBC and block decisions Dr. Bob, posted by Dinah on September 17, 2002, at 0:00:59

> Hmmm. I went to Open, and had to admit to being overwhelmed with a string of polls. My first suggestion would be to put a description in the title of the message. The message names are all the same and it's confusing.

They're not all *exactly* the same! :-)

> Can I ask what the purpose of the polls would be to you?

(1) To give posters an anonymous way to express their opinions. (2) To give me a way to get more (and perhaps different) feedback.

> Are you thinking that your response to poll results would be different if the respondents were anonymous?

My response to the results, or the results themselves? I guess either's possible...

> Are you looking for specific information as to the reason for people's objections?

Yes, that's the idea of the different options.

> Do you think that there are a number of posters who feel one way or the other but are shy about posting their opinions under their posting names? ... Would learning you were mistaken make a difference?

Yes, I think there might be. And being wrong is always a good learning opportunity. :-)

> Are you taking into account the small number of posters and lurkers on Babble who are signed up under Yahoo for Open? Do you anticipate that greater numbers will sign up?

Yes, I'm keeping that (and other limitations) in mind. I wasn't anticipating that, but it's possible.

> May I propose that before you spend a lot of time setting up polls for each PBC or block that you first do a poll on the feasibility of this project? Something like...
> Obviously, this poll would have to be conducted on admin as well as Yahoo, since it involves willingness to register at Yahoo.

But responding here wouldn't be anonymous, wouldn't that be an issue?

> I honestly didn't bother to answer the poll questions and don't think I will without further clarification on why they are preferable to free-style comments on Admin.

I wouldn't say either way is preferable to the other, and no one is obligated, of course, to do either.

Bob


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