In MSDN Flash Poll #1 I asked what “inspired” you to fill our online polls. Clearly, based on a number of comments, “inspired” was a poor choice of word. I shall be more careful in future. Still, with a good number of people taking the time to respond, this is how things stand as of today.
So what have we learned? A large proportion of people (and I sometimes put myself in this category, particularly with retailers under the illusion I “owe” them something) simply respond in order to mess with the results. Thank you for being honest.
A small number of people responded “never” which is something of a contradiction I think. A few of you have been threatened to fill out an online poll. Weird. Most of you will fill them out occasionally or often, I assume based on the “pain threshold”.
We also had a number of comments on the poll – thank you to all those people that left them:
Thank you for all your responses. I’m interested in hearing whether you think the poll is a good idea. Should it be “on topic”. Should we be more flexible? Perhaps some topical / trivial questions such as the World Cup question in this issue? Are there any questions you’d like to see asked? Please leave a comment here or drop me a mail.
Now, did they really pick "Incorrectly" because that is how they do answer polls, or did they just pick that option to mess with your results?
In theory no-one should ever pick that answer if you think about it :)
That's a bit like the "fork in the road, one person always lies, one always tells the truth" puzzle :) Mike