Re: Seeking Online Help Surveys Advice

Subject: Re: Seeking Online Help Surveys Advice
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:56:26 -0800

How could they send prizes without identifying information?

I see no problem with a company whose products I use conducting a
non-anonymous survey. They already have my information as a registered
user anyway.

On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 6:49 PM, Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au> wrote:
> One more way to stop people giving you useful information: make the
> survey look even faintly like an exercise in harvesting personal
> details for your mailing list.
> Just yesterday this email arrived:
> Subject: Just Launched: Adobe Tech Comm Product Survey 2015!
> ---
> Participate in the Adobe Tech Comm Product Survey 2015 and shape the
> future of industry leading tools.
> Receive the exclusive survey report from Adobe & stand to win exciting
> prizes!
> 27 Questions. 15 Minutes. 23 Prizes.
> It was clearly from Adobe, not a scam - tick.
> It looks like they want to base their product enhancements on input
> from working TWs - tick.
> There's also a slight chance of winning one of a pretty good selection
> of prizes - tick.
> They send a summary report. Might be interesting - tick.
> Looks like it shouldn't take too long - tick.
> It's 2016, you idiots - attention to detail! cross.
> So apart from that last very minor nit I'm in a good frame of mind and
> start the survey.
> On the first page, _every _identifying question is required, including
> my full name and email address and the name of my organization. Bzzzt!
> No survey responses for you, Adobe.
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