I’ve answered the survey (those questions I understood well enough to answer, that is).
No need for any social action in return. Just trying to help.
I agree with all the other improvement comments made here by others.
While answering, I took the liberty to write down a few comments and potential problems I’ve experienced with the survey.
I apologize in advance for the length of this. I’m fairly pedantic when proof reading. Please don’t take this as negative criticism, but as honest feedback that might help improve the survey.
I’ll try to put my comments below in spoiler tags, just so that this post isn’t huge and people can collapse it.
[spoiler]First, in general, I believe that the Fallen London gaming experience is vastly different than other games that this survey intends. FL is a game of short bursts throughout the day (minutes at a time) - for most other games you set a chunk of continuous time to play (an hour, 2, 4, whatever). This might make the results of the survey inconsistent.
Another general point: I believe it would have been better for the questions’ numbering to be continuous, and not restart from 1 for every page. Below, I’m marking my comments based on the page "percentage number".
Q2: "Do you identify yourself as a gamer?" "If no, then please specify".
Specify what, exactly? What I identify myself as in my life instead of "a gamer"? Seems really weird.
Q1: "Do you enjoy playing MMO games, or games in multiplayer or co-op mode?"
Only Yes and No are offered, which won’t be helpful for everyone. I’ve never liked any MMO, and I like just a little bit very specific multi-player games (but not others). And Fallen London is the exception to the rule, but it’s really not multi-player in the sense of other multi-player games I feel this survey is more about.
Q3 and Q4 are redundant if you answer "No" to Q2.
Q4: Two options make no sense:
- "we are not friends" is not a normal answer to a question which asks about your relationship with "a friend you have made"
- "Not Applicable" is weird here, since this question allows multiple selection (i.e. not mutually exclusive answers. I’d think that "Not Applicable" is the equivalent of not selecting any of the offered answers.
Q5: Why are the possible answers in a single line with the question? All other mutually exclusive multiple choice questions on this page (e.g. Q3 above) had all answers line by line.
Q1 and Q2
- As others have stated, the answer columns should either go from False to True or alternatively from True to false consistently for both questions on this page.
- "Not Applicable" shouldn’t be the last statement for each question - it makes no sense to assign any of the possible answers to this statement (e.g. "Not Applicable" with a value of "Possibly True"? What does this mean?). And how do you answer any of Q2, for example, if you haven’t made friends through a game?
Q4: Not sure what is meant by "if the means were available to you".
Q1: Statements 1 and 3 make no sense to me in the context of whether they are true or not for my relationship with my friends. These statements seem generally about my life, not about such a relationship.
Q2: Again, irrelevant if there are no friends made through a game, but no way to mark the entire question as not applicable.
Minor nitpick for this page:
In Q1, the answers are all capitalized ("Always True", etc.).
In Q2, only the first word is capitalized ("Always true", etc.)
Q2: Weird phrasing, asking explicitly to be "open and honest in your responding". As opposed to all other questions until now in the survey? :-) There’s nothing specifically sensitive about this particular question relative to all the rest.
- "I am aware of dryness of my mouth" - no idea if this is about how often my mouth is dry or about how aware I am of this if and when it happens.
- "I experience breathing difficulty" - confusing phrasing. Better to have either "I experience breathing-difficulty" (with a hyphen), or "I experience difficulty breathing". Also, there is a missing space in the parenthesis, after the comma).
- "I experience trembling (eg, in the hands)" - I believe that "eg," should be "e.g." (but I’m not a native English speaker, so I don’t know if "eg" is formally correct).
- "I feel that I was using a lot of nervous energy" - no idea what this means
- "I am worried about situations in which I might panic and makea fool of myself" - type: missing space between "make" and "a".
- "I feel down-hearted and blue" - really weird phrasing
- "I am aware of the action of my heart in the absence of physicalexertion" - typo: missing space between "physical" and "exertion". Also, again "eg," should be "e.g." Also, as in the first statement in this question, is this about my heartbeat, or about my awareness of it?[/spoiler]
Told you it was long :-)