Prop8TrialTracker User Survey
This is a survey to help improve Courage Campaign Institute's Prop8TrialTracker.com. Please be open and honest!
Which of the following best describes you?
Trans (FTM, MTF, etc.)
Dating someone, but not long-term yet/"this is my boyfriend"/"this is my girlfriend")
In a long-term relationship ("this is my partner") but not legally recognized
In a domestic partnership
In a civil union
What are the biggest reasons you visit Prop8TrialTracker.com (P8TT)?
Choose as many as are applicable!
To keep tabs on the Prop 8 trial
To keep tabs on DOMA and related developments, including Courage Campaign efforts that seek to repeal DOMA or allied efforts to challenge it in the courts
To keep tabs on marriage equality, in the states, in the public sphere and internationally
To engage in dialogue/discussion with other P8TT users in the comments
To post links/video/information in the comments on LGBT-related topics that may be relevant to other P8TT users
To keep tabs on right-wing organizations such as the National Organization for Marriage
To keep tabs on California's FAIR Education Act and efforts to implement and/or repeal it
To keep tabs on other LGBT topics (equality in the workplace, the media's treatment of LGBT topics and people, corporate support for equality, etc.)
I like to keep up with the writers on the front page
I like to keep up with what news is posted in the comments
How do you feel about the quality of content on the front page (main articles)?
What do you like most about the content on the front page (the quality of the writing, the diversity of topics, the coverage of topics in which I'm interested, the guest posts, etc.). Please be as honest as possible.
What do you like least about the content on the front page (not enough posts, too many posts, not enough diversity, I don't like this one blogger's posts, topics on which I'm not interested, etc.). Please be as honest as possible.
What do you think about the frequency of front-page posts PER DAY on P8TT?
Just about right
What do you like or dislike about the blogging and commenting by Adam Bink, who writes most of the posts on the front page?
What do you like or dislike about the guest posts here (from commenters, from Good As You's Jeremy Hooper, LGBTPOV's Karen Ocamb, NCLR's Shannon Minter & Chris Stoll, Courage Campaign Institute's Rick Jacobs & Arisha Michelle Hatch, etc.). Please is open-ended so please be as honest as possible. Praise ("Love their stuff. Wished they wrote more!") as well as constructive criticism is valued!
What do you think about the number of different people blogging on the front page?
Not enough voices
A healthy mix
Too many different voices
If you answered "not enough", what do you think should be done to improve the number of posts?
Choose as many as are applicable
More guest posts from commenters
More guest posts from bloggers and/or experts in the LGBT community
Bring on another paid blogger or two
What do you think about the DIVERSITY of people blogging on the front page? Not enough, too much, just right, with regard to racial/gender/sexual orientation diversity?
What do you think about the diversity of topics covered on the front page? Too much focus on X, too little focus on Y, etc?
P8TT is always looking for new voices, and often receives guest posts for publication. Would you be interested in writing for P8TT on a topic of your choice, or posting breaking news as it relates to the Prop 8 trial?
Maybe. Tell me more!
When you come to P8TT, how often do you read the comments on a post?
What do you think about the quality of dialogue/discussion in the comments among members of the P8TT community (lots of fun, too vitriolic, healthy give and take, too focused on X, not focused enough on Y, etc.). Please be as honest as possible.
Have you donated in the past to sustain Prop8TrialTracker.com, Courage Campaign or the Courage Campaign Institute?
Prop8TrialTracker requires regular investment to maintain technical improvements, editorial content, and improve the site overall. As a user of the site, do you currently give or would you consider giving a small monthly donation to maintain the site?
I'm a monthly donor to Courage Campaign/Courage Campaign Institute
I'd consider becoming one. Tell me more!
No, not at this time
Have you ever taken an action intended to improve LGBT equality after it was posted on P8TT, such as signing a petition, making a phone call, chipping in to fund an action or something else??
(May only be applicable to some) Following the successful spring fundraiser, P8TT now retains technical staff on call to fix bugs and improve the site generally. While not every problem can be fixed, best efforts are always made to do so. If you reported a problem, to what degree were you satisfied with the attempts to fix the problem and responsiveness/courtesy of P8TT staff?
Would you be willing to be a volunteer to report site glitches and bugs to the P8TT staff as you see them? This would involve simply shooting a quick e-mail as you notice something.
What do you like/dislike about the design and layout of the site?
What did you LIKE about the site since in launched in January 2010 that is no longer here? This is open-ended and can relate to content on the front page, commenting experience, or anything else that comes to mind.
What did you DISLIKE about the site that you're now happy is improved? This is also open-ended and can relate to content on the front page, commenting experience, technical improvements, or anything else that comes to mind.
Overall, how would you rate your experience at P8TT?
Love it. Keep it up!
Do you have any questions that you'd love an answer to, problems to report, or just things that are on your mind? If so, please leave your question(s) and your contact information and one of us will follow up. This is open-ended, and thanks very much for filling out this survey. Your answers will help us improve P8TT.
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