You are more altruistic than I can ever be.
Every time I go through a nameless fast-food drive-through (too often, based
on my girth), they offer me a chance to win $1,000 if I complete a survey.
I never take those surveys.
a)If, for example, 10,000 people take the survey and the payout is $1,000,
that means on average I get $0.10 for taking the survey. Not enough.
b)I have no evidence that payouts are ever made. For all I know, the fast
food chain offers everybody $1,000 and pays nobody (no way to verify).
A "chance to win" isn't tangible. My stance on those things is always
"reward first, then I take the survey".
On 8/7/07, dpgirago@stripped <dpgirago@stripped> wrote:
> Having a moment of altruism, I started doing the survey only to find that
> it wouldn't let me advance to the next page (from either page 1 or page 2,
> can't recall). I kept getting an error of "an answer is required of this
> question" even when I had provided one. No good deed goes unpunished
> > So I was gonna take this "survey" (I don't need or care about the book,
> > just wanted to help you out) and honestly, it's more like a "quiz" --
> > needless to say I didn't do it.
> > :-|
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Jay Pipes [mailto:jay@stripped]
> >> Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 2:33 PM
> >> To: mysql@stripped
> >> Subject: 2007 MySQL Community Survey - Got Ten Minutes to Spare?
> >> 2007 MySQL Community Survey - Bribe Included
> >> I've created a survey on SurveyMonkey that I am hoping to get
> >> a bunch of
> >> responses for. The survey will help the community team identify how
> >> (in)effectively we communicate development and other goals
> >> and also what
> >> features you, our community users, most want in future versions of
> >> MySQL. So, hey, give us ten minutes of your time and help us
> >> make MySQL
> >> better.
> >> A Blatant Bribe for Participating
> >> And for those who need a bribe, we'll be giving away two Apress books
> >> (each) to 3 random survey takers. The survey is anonymous, but if you
> >> would like to go into the drawing for the books, just include
> >> your email
> >> address in the very last question...otherwise, just leave it blank.
> >> Link to the 2007 Community survey:
> >> http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=ONCdTFPxjyq55NAUBUJ_2fvQ_3d_3d
> >> Thanks much!
> >> Jay Pipes
> >> Community Relations Manager, North America
> >> MySQL, Inc.