[Evangelism] Re: Plone statistics

Jon Stahl jon at onenw.org
Tue Oct 21 02:09:49 UTC 2008

Nate Aune wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 9:57 PM, T. Kim Nguyen <nguyen at uwosh.edu> wrote:
> >
> > On Oct 20, 2008, at 6:38 PM, Nate Aune wrote:
> >
> >> Jon Stahl (cc'ed) has used Surveymonkey.com in the past to conduct
> >> surveys, mostly around the Plone conference 2006 in Seattle. I've also
> >> used this service and found it to be quite good. We could come up with
> >> some different surveys to gather statistics about things we would like
> >> to know about the Plone community. Maybe we could offer a prize to one
> >> lucky survey responder, and get sponsors to give something away to
> >> encourage people to fill out the survey. For example, Packt Publishing
> >> could donate a Plone book.
> >
> > Is there a reason why we wouldn't try to use Plone Survey instead of 
> some
> > crummy PHP app? ;-)  UW Oshkosh has been using Plone Survey 
> successfully for
> > some time now.  Dog food, etc.
> I'm all for eating one's own dogfood if it is the best tool for the
> job. I haven't looked at PloneSurvey for awhile so I'm not sure how it
> stacks up to Surveymonkey.com. I don't really care which tool we use
> as long as we can get relevant data out of it for analysis purposes.
SurveyMonkey isn't PHP (it's a service, not an open source app) and it's 
a LOT more powerful and easy to use for a complex survey than PloneSurvey. 

Whatever, use the tool that feels right. But I think you'll find SM a 
lot faster and easier.  For me, it would be a no-brainer.


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