[Theforum] moving ahead with the survey

Daniel J. Cody djc at members.evolt.org
Wed Nov 21 12:29:26 CST 2001

On Thu, 15 Nov 2001, Madhu Menon wrote:

> marks from words like "poor" and "excellent"? Exclamation marks are so 
> often misused... :(

> >So, before we get sidetracked on to many other issues and ideas here - as
> >we're famous for - anyone have final opinions or suggestions?
> lists.evolt.org -
> - Question 2 does not compute. You could rate one list as "excellent" and 
> another as "poor". This question needs you to "average" out the ratings, 
> leading to wrong results.

ok, i think i know what you're talking about.. and have put a rough lil
somthing up there, lemme know what you think
> - Question 5 should have a textarea for filling in more than one mailing list.
> Other
> - I wasn't even aware of the directory till a few weeks back. There are 
> probably others who'll go "huh? what directory?" We need a "not aware of 
> feature" type of choice
> - ditto for browser archive

i guess thats why we're asking(insert the 'what should we be promoting
more' thread here) 
> Demographics
> - No choices for:
> Usability
> Information Architecture

lumped these together if thats cool(it may not be :)

> Content creation
> (yes Virginia, people actually do these things :)
> - We need a distinction between "tools" and "skills". "Logo design" is a 
> skill, "Photoshop" is a tool (though you can be skilled at Photoshop ;)
> - "Font Identification / Selection" should be "typography"
> - The "miscellaneous" section is very vague. There should probably be a 
> "system administration" section.
> Essentially, I think we need to split the demographics into "Front-end 
> tools", "Back-end technologies", "Special skills", and perhaps "Job 
> profile". Without thinking too much of it, these is the IA I can think of. 

ok. any suggestions on what should go where or what to consolidate?


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