It's that time of year again! We'll post the survey soon and ask for feedback, but right now we're looking for suggestions for new questions we should ask. So, use the answers to suggest a question you'd like to see answered by SO users.

  1. Take a look at last year's questions & results here. Basically all those questions will already be on there, slightly amended.
  2. Suggest a question in multiple-choice format as an answer. This can either be choose one or choose many, but it must be multiple choice. Include what some of the options should be (and feel free to suggest other ideas in the comments).

Other useful links: the blog post results, and the Meta feedback from last year.

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    So what is it you're primarily looking for. Who the users are, or how they perceive/use the site? – Bart Dec 3 '13 at 21:41
  • @Bart Anything that'd make an interesting blog post. So probably more about who they are as devs and less about their perceptions of SO/SE. The survey covers what we want, we're looking for what other people might be interested in seeing. – David Fullerton Dec 3 '13 at 21:42
  • Regarding the "How do you use Stack Overflow" question, I suggest you consider making the choices more consistent in terms of whether they include a purpose (first two do, third one doesn't). I also suggest dropping the "I know the answer to" qualifier on the third option as being unnecessary unless you're referring to "upon first reading" and trying to factor out the case where someone has to investigate/study before answering, in which case you might want to be more explicit. On a perhaps related point, I primarily answer questions so that I can learn (i.e. by studying and/or explaining). – Peter Alfvin Dec 3 '13 at 23:27
  • I see someone put a "suggest you modify question X as follows" response in as an answer. If you'd prefer I do that with my previous comment let me know. If you want others to do likewise, you might want to broaden your question accordingly. :-) – Peter Alfvin Dec 3 '13 at 23:28
  • Are open-ended questions allowed? I'd like to ask about difficulties/hurdles faced in projects. – Mike G Dec 3 '13 at 23:37
  • @mike As the format is multiple-choice, I am not sure that an open-ended question (or "other" box) would be allowed. – user206222 Dec 3 '13 at 23:52
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    I'm amused by the number of posts from SE employees. Either it's a slow day at SE HQ or the employees are crying out (craving) for attention :) – slugster Dec 4 '13 at 0:36
  • @PeterAlfvin Add yours into mine (I've made it CW - it would have become CW after enough edits anyway), then flag your comments for removal. (Unless you want yours to be separately voted/commented on). – slugster Dec 4 '13 at 0:37
  • It would be a lot more fast if there were some hotkeys to navigate the list of questions/answers to skip long questions and those I'm not interested in. – user1306322 Dec 4 '13 at 7:11

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Do you think that Jon Skeet's reputation will eventually cause an integer overflow and crash the site?


Do you mine or own bitcoin? (select all that apply)

  1. I don't own any bitcoins
  2. I am currently mining
  3. I own between 0-5 bitcoins
  4. I own more than 5 bitcoins
  5. I sold my bitcoins way too early
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    6. All I own are bitcoins, and this lousy T-shirt. – user102937 Dec 4 '13 at 0:43
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    7. What are bitcoins? – Bernhard Barker Dec 4 '13 at 0:54
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    ಠ_ಠ You're fired. – Kevin Montrose Dec 4 '13 at 5:13
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    Sounds like legit question dunno why so many oppose it. – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Dec 4 '13 at 7:31
  • "Do you play MtG?" 1. I do a draft every Friday; 2. I wish I could do a draft every Friday, but I live in UK; 3. I am fired – Sklivvz Dec 4 '13 at 9:39
  • @Sklivvz Is there something wrong with doing a draft every Friday if you live in the UK? Yes, you're fired, because it's not L5R. – Bernhard Barker Dec 4 '13 at 11:01
  • @Sam per your request, leaving you a notifying comment. – Pops Jul 23 '14 at 17:07

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