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In some steps of the survey, when I fill in a form and click "next", it jumps back to the first page.

This has happened three times now, every time at a different point: First on the third page (IIRC; been a long day), then a few pages later, then again a few pages later.

The choices I made on the page I was on before the reset happened are not saved; the previous changes are (which makes it annoying, but not impossible to finish the survey.)

I'm on a stable connection (landline University DSL, fixed IP) and use the latest stable Chrome on Windows 7. Javascript and cookies are enabled.

This seems to have been reproduced by at least 2 users, one here in the comments and one in the blog entry.

Edit: It happened again, right before the finishing line. Devs: If you need debugging info, the E-Mail address I specified in the survey is pekka at gmx dot de - feel free to take a look. Also, I (sadly) have a static IP so finding me shouldn't be difficult.

Edit 2: I just realized this is a problem on SurveyMonkey's part and not on SO's. Still, I guess this is relevant for SO, so I'm leaving it open.

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How long are you taking between pages? –  Matthew Read Dec 14 '11 at 19:18
@Matthew never longer than 10-20 seconds. –  Pëkka Dec 14 '11 at 19:18
Also, why can't I win an iPad when taking the survey? Or a book? Or something? I'm sure that would drive participation way up. –  Pëkka Dec 14 '11 at 19:19
Why can't I win an iPad when asking or answering? :P –  Matthew Read Dec 14 '11 at 19:20
Repro'd, happened to me on the first three pages. IE8 Win7. –  Toomai Dec 14 '11 at 19:26
@Toomai: Oh, that's expected behavior, It's to check whether you are using IE or not. You can't lie. –  Steven Jeuris Dec 14 '11 at 19:39
@MatthewRead I thought you got a tablet over on Android for being the #1 user? –  John Dec 16 '11 at 4:51
@BobCratchit There was a Kindle Fire contest, but I didn't win. It was about answers, not rep :) –  Matthew Read Dec 16 '11 at 6:23

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I submitted the issue to SurveyMonkey and they repro'd several times on multiple browser types and didn't experience it. Their suggestion is to use a different computer or browser to see if that resolves the problem.

Sorry, that's not much of an answer.

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Ugh, that's really not much of a response (from them, I mean). But I managed to fill it in after all, so I'm marking this answered. –  Pëkka Dec 15 '11 at 19:24

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