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From Stack Overflow's Annual User Survey 2012: "Have you visited / Are you aware of Stack Overflow Careers?" Yes or No.

I'm not sure what the expected answer should be for anyone (like myself) who is aware of, but has never visited Stack Overflow Careers.

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Isn't that splitting hairs? If you have visited, or are aware of Careers, click "yes". If you have neither, click "no." –  Pëkka Dec 15 '11 at 16:01
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@TheP.G.RepMiningCo. It reads as if it should be two separate questions to me. –  Dan Neely Dec 15 '11 at 16:04
    
@Dan I guess they don't care about the distinction - they just want to know whether you've heard of it –  Pëkka Dec 15 '11 at 16:05
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@TheP.G.RepMiningCo. In that case, I'd call it badly worded; since if you've visited it you're aware by definition. –  Dan Neely Dec 15 '11 at 16:07
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@Bobby: I know about Careers, but have never visited. Therefore, my answer to the survey question is "No I haven't and yes I am" which isn't covered by ()Yes or ()No. –  Josh Caswell Dec 15 '11 at 19:54

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The answer would be "Yes" =)

The implication of the question is that if either is true (you've visited OR you're aware), answer yes. Otherwise, answer no.

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Ah, the logical "or." My favorite. If the question reads "Have you visited SO careers or is the sky plaid?" the answer would still be "yes" :) –  David Dec 15 '11 at 16:18
    
@David Haha, indeed! I think the fact that the "/" is implying the "or" is likely the cause of the confusion. –  jadarnel27 Dec 15 '11 at 16:20

I do understand the question asked. Some won't - and I guess that is much like the rest of SO. Questions can be good or bad, but reacting to poorly written surveys shouldn't be any different to any other question on SO; ignore it if you don't get it.

A feature request for flagging bad surveys, maybe? ;-)

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With a poorly written question you can leave comments asking for clarification, or edit to make it clearer for others. For the survey posting on meta is the closest equivalent. –  Dan Neely Dec 16 '11 at 13:57

If you are filling out a survey (to my knowledge, for most surveys) they want someone who's opinions have not been altered by other peoples opinions. If you are taking this survey in order to gain something free, I would say no. If this is a legitimate survey that you are required to take for some sort of job or something, I would say yes.

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It's from the official SO 2012 survey. Edited the question to make that clear. –  Dan Neely Dec 15 '11 at 16:34
    
@DanNeely Personally, I would honestly fill out an SO survey –  Gabe Dec 15 '11 at 16:36
    
What makes you think my intent was otherwise? My confusion was over how to map objective values (my use and awareness of SO Careers) onto the provided answers; not what the 'right' answer to a subjective question should be. –  Dan Neely Dec 15 '11 at 16:44

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