[somewhat off topic] straw poll
petercon at microsoft.com
Thu Sep 10 13:33:57 CDT 2015
Asmus, this came out of a friendly conversation meant to understand what kinds of topics do or don’t seem interesting to people, and how people might react. There was real interest in getting some indication of list sentiment. I certainly don’t mean to cause offense, or get too off topic. But I won’t push this if it’s felt to be that — I am certainly willing to follow the sentiments of list members on this and any whether any other topics are appropriate.
From: Unicode [mailto:unicode-bounces at unicode.org] On Behalf Of Asmus Freytag (t)
Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2015 11:23 AM
To: unicode at unicode.org
Subject: Re: [somewhat off topic] straw poll
On 9/10/2015 11:04 AM, Peter Constable wrote:
I was having an offline discussion with someone regarding certain topics that may show up on this list on occasion, and the question came up of what evidence we might have of sentiment on the list. So, I thought I’d conduct a simple straw poll — respond if you feel inclined.
This whole exercise strikes me as off topic. :)
The questions are framed around this hypothetical scenario: Suppose I were to post a message to the list describing some experiment I did, creating a Web page containing (say) some Latin characters — not obscure, just-added-in-Unicode-8 characters, but ones that have been in the standard for some time; that my process for creating the file was to use (say) Notepad and entering HTML numeric character references; and that my findings were that it worked.
Q1: Would you find that to be an interesting post that adds makes your participation in the list more useful, or would you find it a noisy distraction that reduces the value you get from participating in the list?
Q2: If I were to send messages along that line on a regular basis, would that add value to your participation in the list, or reduce it?
Q3: If 50 people (still a small portion of the list membership) were to send messages along that line on a regular basis, would that add value to your participation in the list, or reduce it?
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