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When was the last time we had a Mefi survey? Given the growing number of members, it would be interesting to learn how the demographics have changed (or stayed the same).
posted by Krrrlson to MetaFilter-Related at 11:29 AM (60 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

(Disregard if we had one and I missed it.)
posted by Krrrlson at 11:30 AM on August 29, 2007


Ah -- finally found the link to the one survey I remember.
posted by Krrrlson at 11:33 AM on August 29, 2007


Q: 20% of Americans can't identify the US on a map. Why do you think that is?
posted by hermitosis at 11:34 AM on August 29, 2007 [2 favorites]


I think that a survey of that caliber is a lot of work and time, and is best volunteered for than asked for.
posted by shmegegge at 11:36 AM on August 29, 2007


i'm the new paleocon.
posted by quonsar at 11:38 AM on August 29, 2007


A: Because 64.2% of statistics are made up on the spot.
posted by solotoro at 11:42 AM on August 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


When was the last time we had a Mefi survey?

And the choices are....
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 11:43 AM on August 29, 2007


I personally believe...that U. S. Metafilterians are unable to do so ... because some people out there in our nation don't have MetaTalks and I believe that our other sites like such as in BoingBoing and the Google everywhere like such as and I believe that they should our meta over here in the gray should help the blue or should help South Africa and should help the Google and the other posters so we will be able to build up our future for our children.
posted by mattbucher at 11:43 AM on August 29, 2007 [19 favorites]


What would you want to see on a survey? Been a while since I looked at that previous one you linked, but what works and what would need changing, etc.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:43 AM on August 29, 2007


About eight inches.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 11:44 AM on August 29, 2007


I like pie. Make sure I'm on the list for free pie. Mmmmmm, pie! Banana cream is good, but so are most other fruit pies. I'd even accept a tart of some sort. But remember, when you think of pie, think of me.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:51 AM on August 29, 2007


About eight inches.

And that's when you fold it in half, right?
posted by chrismear at 12:04 PM on August 29, 2007


So is pie the new cake?
posted by dersins at 12:05 PM on August 29, 2007


No, cake is the new Jello. Pie is the new ice cream.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 12:07 PM on August 29, 2007


I thought favorite-whoring was the new jello.
posted by dersins at 12:10 PM on August 29, 2007 [2 favorites]


'And that's when you fold it in half, right?"

No, how would you fold an 8" high stack of porn CDs??
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 12:12 PM on August 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


No, how would you fold an 8" high stack of porn CDs??

very carefully.
posted by Stynxno at 12:16 PM on August 29, 2007


But remember, when you think of pie, think of me.

mmmm, hair pie.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:23 PM on August 29, 2007


20% of Americans can't find the US on a map? Huh. I thought it was 1 in 5.
posted by houseofdanie at 12:40 PM on August 29, 2007 [8 favorites]


We asked 100 Mefites, "Name a reason a man might send his wife flowers."
posted by yeti at 12:56 PM on August 29, 2007


"He had anal sex with some chick from the Newlywed Game?"
posted by Rock Steady at 12:59 PM on August 29, 2007


"That would be in the butt, Bob."
posted by maudlin at 12:59 PM on August 29, 2007


*scowls at Rock Steady for stepping on her joke*
posted by maudlin at 1:00 PM on August 29, 2007


I am filled with cheese and then rolled in crushed nuts.
posted by loquacious at 1:02 PM on August 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


If I were to participate in your survey, I would lie about everything.


It's the right thing to do.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 1:02 PM on August 29, 2007


someone buy me a surveymonkey account, and i'll do it. i love doing shit like this. i don't love paying for it.
posted by misanthropicsarah at 1:04 PM on August 29, 2007


Q. Banana cream pie is to boy batter cake as Peter O'Toole is to...?
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 1:06 PM on August 29, 2007


*scowls at Rock Steady for stepping on her joke*

Hee. Never doubt my speed at buttsecks jokes.
posted by Rock Steady at 1:07 PM on August 29, 2007


We asked 100 Mefites, "Name a reason a man might send his wife flowers."

He's having an affair! DTMF!
posted by EndsOfInvention at 1:28 PM on August 29, 2007


a/s/l?

LOL ROTFLMAOL&*&^%! Dude this channel suxors...oh wait, I've Got Mail! :)
posted by jamaro at 2:43 PM on August 29, 2007


a, then c, then b, then d. Repeat until survey is complete. I'm more/almost interesting that way.
posted by From Bklyn at 3:56 PM on August 29, 2007


I'm 24" tall*


*when lying on my back
posted by eyeballkid at 4:14 PM on August 29, 2007


Yeah, I'm white.

You are too?
posted by klangklangston at 4:21 PM on August 29, 2007


First!
posted by blm at 5:18 PM on August 29, 2007


I just want to know what percentage of MeFites can't resist the smartass answer, and how that's affected:

1)when it's anonymous
2)when the smartass answer is an actual option, and
3)when there's a text box where you can fill in your own.
posted by Many bubbles at 5:28 PM on August 29, 2007


and hosted from Uranus writes "Q. Banana cream pie is to boy batter cake as Peter O'Toole is to...?"

Robert Carlyle
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:49 PM on August 29, 2007


I nominate cortex for organizing and running this project.
posted by Meatbomb at 7:16 PM on August 29, 2007


Well, this went swimmingly. Tell you what -- if someone can impart to me some technical knowledge as to how such a survey might be organized, I'll give it a shot. Anyone? Bueller?
posted by Krrrlson at 7:45 PM on August 29, 2007


We banned Bueller, actually.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:58 PM on August 29, 2007


Bueller? Bueller?
posted by Jimbob at 8:00 PM on August 29, 2007


As mentioned earlier: SurveyMonkey.com
posted by blue_beetle at 8:33 PM on August 29, 2007


I am more than just a DATAPOINT you know.
posted by exlotuseater at 8:35 PM on August 29, 2007


i am a whole series of them.
posted by exlotuseater at 8:35 PM on August 29, 2007


posted by and hosted from Uranus Q. Banana cream pie is to boy batter cake as Peter O'Toole is to...?

A: Michael Jackson.
posted by fandango_matt at 11:14 PM on August 29, 2007


Pls save this comment as favorite thx!
posted by Koko at 6:47 AM on August 30, 2007


I like u. Do u like me?

Y

N

Maybe
posted by BitterOldPunk at 9:47 AM on August 30, 2007


I like you, BitterOldPunk. I just don't like like you.

Krrrlson, for what it's worth I'd be happy to help put the idea together.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:00 AM on August 30, 2007


exlotuseater : I am more than just a DATAPOINT you know.

I am not a number!

*looks at profile*

*sees 15055*

Fuck.
posted by quin at 11:04 AM on August 30, 2007


I'd be very interested in participating in the design/analysis.

QuestionPro
's lowest-cost rate is $15 month with unlimited responses. SurveyMonkey caps you at 1000 responses for $19.99.

If anyone can register through their non-profit org, QuestionPro is free.
posted by desjardins at 11:37 AM on August 30, 2007


I'd also volunteer my web space for this. I could write the HTML forms on the front end, but I don't know how to program the data collection on the back end.
posted by desjardins at 11:38 AM on August 30, 2007


Ah yes, the survey. I remember sufficiently little about doing it that I could be persuaded to run it again, if people liked the way the last one worked.

We'll need to find a better way of verifying people are MeFi users than the string on the userpage hack though, as that seemed to cause lots of confusion and userpages were actually broken for some users (has that been fixed?)
posted by fvw at 11:46 AM on August 30, 2007


I've stayed the same.
posted by StickyCarpet at 2:15 PM on August 30, 2007


Maybe we'd better ask people if they want a survey first. Who'd be willing to volunteer to do that?
posted by Floydd at 2:21 PM on August 30, 2007


A: Michael Jackson.
.
**raises pint glass in memoriam**
posted by exogenous at 3:08 PM on August 30, 2007


Average guy, Im just your average guy
I'm average looking and I'm average inside
I'm an average lover and I live in an average place
You wouldnt know me if you met me face to face
posted by Kafkaesque at 3:27 PM on August 30, 2007


I volunteer to take it and give smartass answers!
posted by Many bubbles at 5:37 PM on August 30, 2007


I like data.
posted by Arturus at 6:52 PM on August 30, 2007


Ah yes, the survey. I remember sufficiently little about doing it that I could be persuaded to run it again, if people liked the way the last one worked.

I was hoping you'd show up! Anyway, I volunteer my help, although my web experience is limited to front-end stuff. If you want to run the survey again and can think of something useful for me to do, my email is in my profile (note: I'll be away for the next week).
posted by Krrrlson at 7:09 PM on August 30, 2007


Can I answer the survey please? Can my sock puppet participate as well?
posted by Meatbomb at 9:03 PM on August 30, 2007


"Almost everybone responding"
"Almost everybone responding"
"Almost everybone responding"
"Almost everybone responding"
posted by tehloki at 12:00 AM on August 31, 2007


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