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From:Daevid Vincent Date:December 4 2007 2:32am
Subject:RE: MySQL Customer Survey :: an exercise in frustration
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Well, there was some other parameters with a special "XDHFSKL324234234"
style code at the end, which I figured was tied to me directly somehow, so I
didn't want to post that -- for exactly this reason below. *wink*

The survey was emailed to "us". 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Sansom [mailto:chris@stripped] 
> Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 1:54 PM
> To: Jeremy Cole; Daevid Vincent
> Cc: mysql@stripped; 'MySQL'
> Subject: Re: MySQL Customer Survey :: an exercise in frustration
> 
> At 13:19 -0800 3/12/07, Jeremy Cole wrote:
> >I just finished it.  There were 56 questions, not counting the final 
> >"give us your name" stuff for the prize.  Most of the questions were 
> >mandatory.
> >
> >This seems to be a "fill out the form" type of survey system rather 
> >than a self-adjusting system based on the answers to your previous 
> >questions.  Many of the questions asked were for things I had 
> >already said I didn't use...
> 
> I didn't have any intention of doing this survey, but my interest was 
> piqued by this little firestorm that's flared up around it. I was 
> curious to have at least a quick look at it, so I did this...
> 
> >>To take this survey (please note that Zoomerang is the tool 
> we use for our
> >>surveys), please go to: http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi
> 
> ...which is immediately redirected to the rather incomplete looking 
> <http://www.zoomerang.com/survey-start.zgi?p=> which, sure enough, 
> simply returns the message: 'Cannot take survey, invalid URL, please 
> check that the URL is correct and try again.' This has happened in 
> two different browsers on my Mac (OmniWeb and Firefox) and that's 
> enough for me - and I'm /definitely/ not firing up my Windows box 
> just for this purpose!
> 
> It does all seem a little unsatisfactory, doesn't it?
> 
> -- 
> Cheers... Chris
> Highway 57 Web Development -- http://highway57.co.uk/
> 
> Anyone who is disturbed by the idea of newts in a
> nightclub is potentially dangerous.
>     -- Frank Zappa
> 

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RE: MySQL Customer Survey :: an exercise in frustrationDaevid Vincent3 Dec
  • Re: MySQL Customer Survey :: an exercise in frustrationMichael Dykman3 Dec
  • Re: MySQL Customer Survey :: an exercise in frustrationJeremy Cole3 Dec
  • Re: MySQL Customer Survey :: an exercise in frustrationJeremy Cole3 Dec
    • Re: MySQL Customer Survey :: an exercise in frustrationChris Sansom3 Dec
      • RE: MySQL Customer Survey :: an exercise in frustrationDaevid Vincent4 Dec