ya, i'm with you on simplicity and leaving out detailed, specific questions for later responses. a good example was a questoin about 'have you ever attended a codefest?' well, i can tell you off the top of my head who *has* attended one(of the three), so maybe thats a bit specific. just thinking out loud here, thanks for the reply joel :) .djc. On Wed, 7 Nov 2001, spinhead wrote: > So, we're on a fact-finding mission. Good point. We oughta figger out where > we are before we try to go somewhere else. > > Repeating myself, but in this context, I strongly feel that this first > survey should be as simple as possible for those taking it, and for those > analyzing it. Too many essay questions might be off-putting from either > perspective. Why not a simple, direct (and, yes, perhaps too leading) survey > for the first pass, which we could augment and clarify with further more > in-depth surveys?