Getting to know you November 27, 2008 / 5 Comments The Café is participating in the Blog Reader Project Survey. Please help us out by taking this survey. It will take about eight to ten minutes of your time. Thanks. Posted by Jim Naughton Category : The LeadTags : About this blog Comment Policy Our comment policy requires that you use your real first and last names and provide an email address (your email will not be published). Comments that use non-PG rated language, include personal attacks, that are not provable as fact or that we deem in any way to to be counter to our mission of fostering respectful dialogue will not be posted. We also ask that you limit your comments to no more than four comments per story per day. 5 Comments dutchfox November 28, 2008 Thought it would be harmless, so I started to do this “survey,” but stopped at the passport question (do I have a current one?). Huh? What does that have to do reading a blog? This is no innocuous survey. You think it’s not likely to offend or provoke to strong emotion among your readers? Why would Episcopal Café support such an initiative? Very strange for a religious blog. Who is actually behind this “survey”? Did you do your research? I’m not usually paranoid, but I’m suspicious about the real purpose of these kinds of information gathering. I think you should re-think your participation. Sure, it’s voluntary but this avid reader of the Café doesn’t buy it.- Jay Vos Editor’s note: The Blog Reader Project is well-known and widely respected throughout the secular blogosphere. It is used by all of the bloggers in the Advertising Liberally collective including the Peabody Award winning Talking Points Memo. The Cafe may, at some point, want to solicit advertising. Our preliminary research indicates that even seemingly Mom and Pop concerns want information above and beyond what Webalizer or Google Analytics can provide. Hence, the survey. Donald Schell November 28, 2008 I took the survey but couldn’t complete it because the ‘next’ button froze two or three pages in. After I made several tries to move on, and it wouldn’t, I exited, thinking I’d simply return, skip the questions I’d already answered, and continue, but because I had begun and chosen to exit, and because it recognized my computer, it said I’d already taken the survey. Donald Schell Donald Schell November 28, 2008 I do want to to support this effort of the Cafe. I’m going to use another computer to complete the survey (skipping what I’ve already done) donald Donald Schell November 28, 2008 tried again from another computer and got hung up at the same place at the bottom of the first page. I wrote our editor about it. I do think this project is worth support of Cafe readers, certainly would be glad to tolerate some reasonably consistent advertising to help pay for this important information source and locus of conversation, and so hope the glitch can be fixed and that many readers will take the survey. Donald Schell Malcolm November 29, 2008 I took the survey through the link at Seven Whole Days. Frankly, I was annoyed as all get out by the end of it. It should have said that those not citizens or residents of the United States need not bother. It would have saved me a great deal of time and aggravation. (And while I’m ranting, let me make the completely unrelated observation that the silly four-down game with the wimpy fair catch rule can hardly be considered real football. The real football season ended last Sunday afternoon when the Calgary Stampeders won the Grey Cup.) Hrumph. There. Now I feel better. –Malcolm French Comments are closed.