ATS 2011 User Survey
We're launching our new survey and polling system, Opinion @ AboveTopSecret.com
, with a long-overdue survey of our visitors and members. After
a long search, with lots of testing and trials, we've finally settled on a robust survey system hosted on the ATS servers. Our priority has been a
core web application that preserves respondent privacy while offering a robust and user-friendly list of question and answer options.
This first survey/poll, the ATS 2011 User Survey
, will help us
better understand who visits ATS, what our visitors do online, and what everyone would like to see from ATS in the future. The last time we ran a
survey like this, it was 2007, so a great deal has changed since then.
Why Are We Asking Demographic Questions?
The first page of questions seeks to understand some core attributes of the people who come to ATS. As we continue to grow and face the challenges of
funding future initiatives, we're also looking to both improve the quality of ads that appear on ATS, while also reducing the overall quantity. Armed
with some basic demographic information, it will be much easier for us to accomplish those goals. If you're uncomfortable answering, don't respond.
What About Privacy?
We opted to purchase a system we can host (and it wasn't cheap) so that we can perform surveys and polls of a quality and ease-of-use that is
compatible with the current "best in class" running on the Internet now. This way, our survey/polling system is running on our domain, and no data is
ever accessible by a third party. In fact, we're not even running analytics on the survey pages.
Answers to the survey and poll questions are never associated with individuals, and instead, are tallied as aggregate totals. Any data stored that
might be specific to an individual users is limited to the surveys or polls used, and nothing else.
No "private" or "behind the scenes" data will ever be shared with any third party. Results will be posted online for all to see, and that is the only
means by which anyone (including potential advertisers) may view results.
So help us understand our users by taking the ATS 2011 User
, and take a peak at our new system. In the near future, we'll be running polls and other surveys that are specific to hot topics and
important ideas that emerge here on the ATS discussion forums.
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