Please rate the Advertising you've seen on Stack Overflow
The way that question is presented is a bit
out-of-whack, in my opinion. It provides a ratings scale on a question that would be better answered with
How can I
strongly disagree that "I click on ads that inerest me"?
That doesn't make much sense.
Or, how can I
strongly disagree about the fact that I use an ad-blocker? Either I use one or I don't.
These are YES/NO questions. How can you rate a yes or no answer?
Perhaps a better way would be to ask, "How often do you use an ad-blocker" and allow the user to say, "Very Often", "Often", "Sometimes", "Never", etc.
Or, maybe the question would be better split into parts in order to provide better information:
- Do you use an ad-blocker?
- How often do you use an ad-blocker?
- How often do you click on ads that interest you?
- Do you appreciate the advertising on SE?
What types of purchases are you involved in?
Ah, this is another one! You are given a checklist of things to choose from, such as "hardware", "servers", etc. and then, and THEN there is
consultant - honestly, I've never seen a
consultant for sale in Best Buy! Ha ha!
I think that is a bit strange, no?
Which of the following best describes your occupation?
I think this question should allow you to choose multiples. What if I am the "back-end developer" AND the "front-end developer" AND the "customer support" AND the "web-developer".... The question asks what best describes you, but all of those best describe me. Sometimes we IT guys just plain do everything, especially in the smaller operations.
All that being said, I actually kind of enjoyed taking the survey! If, whilst using my ad-blocker, that is a way I can give back to Stack Overflow, then I'll fill out the survey next year too.