New members and surveys

Discussion in 'Site Support' started by cyberknight, 6 Aug 2018.

  1. cyberknight

    cyberknight Legendary Member

    Location:
    South Derbyshire
    Yes i know you dont have to click on them or fill them in but is their any chance of people just joining to post another survey for a school/uni project and then vanishing ? Minimum post count before they can post a survey maybe ?
     
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  2. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    On 3 Wheels
    It will be the lecturers telling them to post on social media as 'research' and as such should be accepted.
     
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  3. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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    You can always put that section of the forum on ignore.
     
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  4. What section? ;)

    (I did just that only recently)
     
  5. Bollo

    Bollo Chaaaaaa!

    Location:
    Winch
    I’m in two minds. I’ve no problem with students asking for help if the need is genuine. Even then, there’s a difference between them asking for input to a problem and just expecting you to solve the assignment for them. I see this quite a lot on the software developer sections of stackoverflow.

    My feeling is that if it’s a genuine student asking a reasonably sensible question then let it ride. If it’s some Kickstarter project or, heaven forbid Indigogo, them show them the door marked feckoff.
     
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  6. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    On 3 Wheels
    If there is a question that asks "How much would you pay for this product" I always check the lowest option. :whistle:
     
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  7. Gary E

    Gary E Perfection on wheels

    Location:
    Hampshire
    Whenever I see a survey on here I click on the OP's profile link to see when they joined the forum. If it becomes obvious that they've joined simply to get their survey filled in I tend to give it a damned good ignoring. Does that make me a bad person? :unsure:
     
  8. SpokeyDokey

    SpokeyDokey 61: old body, head still feels the same. Moderator

    No. :smile:
     
  9. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    Location:
    Scotland
    That doesn't address the matter of these post & run people wasting the time of those who are good enough to answer their questions or provide advice.
    It's basic courtesy to hang around at least long enough to thank contributors for their input, even if it wasn't what you wanted to hear.

    See https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/new-indicator-system.231301/

    OP hasn't been back since the day he posted and has probably done the same to other cycling forums.
     
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  10. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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    Atop a Ti

    For sure I understand that.
    But if people are happy to answer them then surely it's not a problem. I fill them in when I can be bothered.
     
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  11. MossCommuter

    MossCommuter Guru

    Location:
    Irlam (Salford)
    Isn't it a lesson in the process of creating the survey, collecting the data, crunching the numbers and presenting the outcome afterwards more than actual product research for an actual product? I always assume the proposed products or services are imaginary.

    I always assume they're mostly kids and as frustrating as some of the surveys are I bear that in mind before openly criticising.
     
  12. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    Worse still some of them are 'Design' students xx( having worked for many years as a Contractor trying to turn 'designs' into reality :rolleyes: :banghead: :evil:
     
  13. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    That one I think made it to pre-production. Unless there were more than one person working on indicators.
     
  14. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    Location:
    Scotland
    Which was that? I know brightspark failed to get funding.
    Was it winglights?
     
  15. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    The one that displayed an arrow indicating which way you were going.

    Maybe that was as far as they got. Display/demonstration model.

    Suprised at the number of times they've come up.
     
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