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Re: Strawpoll on proper usage of @debian.org email address

On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 03:00:23PM +0100, Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 10:55:30AM +0100, Michael Banck wrote:
> > > I further caution that it is dangerous to draw conclusions on the
> > > feelings of the project based on the unauthenticated responses of only
> > > a small minority of developers.  
> > 
> > More than 10% responded. AFAIK, that's way more than in any political
> > survey. On the other hand, the "samples" in political surveys are
> > usually better chosen to be representative.
> > 
> > Still, I think a significant number of DDs has responded in order to
> > make this strawpoll have a meaning.
> IMO the poll questions should have been less suggestive and allow for
> greater variation in answers.

Well, yeah, perhaps. FTR, it took me quite some time and several
revisions to figure out the questions as I presented them. I did not
want to pose too much questions, in order to not scare off people right
away. I don't argue that the questions could have been better, but as
you probably noticed this is a sensible subject and I guess somebody
would have always considered the questions suggestive, no matter how
smart they might have been. It's probably an intrinsic problem of the
issue. I agree that more answers would have been useful, though. 

But all that taken into account - majorities of more than 75% are well
beyond your typical signal/noise ratio or sampling error. YMMV.


<Sui88> 67% of girls are stupid
<V-girl> i belong with the other 13%

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