Re: GNOME user survey 2011

On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 7:40 PM, Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
<zeeshanak gnome org> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 7:11 PM, Felipe Contreras
> <felipe contreras gmail com> wrote:
>> Last time I suggested something like this the response was not so
>> great, but lately I've feeling that there's a lot of dissatisfaction
>> with GNOME 3. Why not find for good what people are thinking with an
>> user-survey?
>  Was it really necessary to start your mail with negativity?

Was it really necessary for you to point that out?

>> It would be great if some sort of notification would popup directly on
>> user's desktops, this way it can ensured that the maximum amount of
>> people are notified.
>  Assuming user is given the choice at first login if he/she wants to
> participate, it is indeed a good idea. Would you be providing patches
> for this?

Maybe. If people agree to apply them.

>> Otherwise, I think planet GNOME, reddit, twitter,
>> Google+ and so on should give plenty of feedback. Maybe also contact
>> Ars Technica, LWN, Phornix, and so on would help.
>  Those sites will surely get us plenty of geeks but as I said to you
> in person when I asked you to make this survey happen, there must be
> at least 10% participation from people who can't be put in the 'geek'
> category: ordinary people in non-technical professions. One way to
> check that would be to ask a few simple questions like:
> * How often do you use terminal/console?

 * What is that?
 * When I have no other option
 * I always have some open
 * Is there anything else?

I think that should be enough to distinguish geeks from "normal" users.

>  Also, most people are still on facebook so better advertise this on
> facebook gnome3 page too.


>  Other than that, the questionare you came-up looks good. :)

Thanks. Kudos go to the Git project, which has refined some of these
questions over the years.

Felipe Contreras

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