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bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
#1 posted October 25, 2017 at 12:31pm (EST)
edited October 25, 2017 at 5:10pm (EST)  
We had a number of surveys that only got a 2-3 qualification votes and thus got deleted. So, it seems that site usage for SC isn't high enough to sustain qualification. Clearly, SC is winding down, but it's not hard to keep it going for me (at this point).

So, I figured it would be best to remove qualification so that any new survey will just get released immediately. If things change, I could put Qual back, but for now it seems best to have new surveys go live immediately (as they did in the early years of SC).

You may notice that any "unqualified" survey selector (top row on user interface navigation) are not shown anymore as well. I tried to clean-up other mentions of qualification, but I may have missed something (let me know if you see something that's not right).

I may do some other things to simplify the site as it winds down. I turned off email reminders, for example. I'm going to delete the twitter account (which just posts new surveys). Phasing out subscriptions would seem to make sense too.

Let me know if you have any related ideas. Also, if there's something you may want from the site before it's shut down. I don't plan to shut it down soon, but it's coming.

The other, bigger website (gametz.com) I run shares a lot with SC (same server, related code). That site is also slowing down, but remains fairly active. So, it doesn't take much to keep SC going as long as that site is still going.
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#2 posted October 25, 2017 at 3:46pm (EST)  
smiley:::frown.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
#3 posted October 25, 2017 at 4:21pm (EST)  
You've done a great job looking after us all and keeping this community going as long as you have, bill. I have every faith that you will know when the time is right to turn out the lights.

love

But I reserve the right to cry when you do
LindaH
#4 posted October 28, 2017 at 11:36pm (EST)  
I will probably go through and look for old posts I made about my kids doing cute things.

Something that would be cool (but only if it's not too much trouble) would be for dates to be seen inside search results. That way if I'm saving old cute stories, the date is right there. No biggie if you can't, though.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
#5 posted October 29, 2017 at 3:52pm (EST)  
OK, I've added the posted date for comments to search results. e.g.

https://surveycentral.org/?A=Search&q=kids&Search=...
LindaH
#6 posted October 30, 2017 at 1:23am (EST)  
Thanks! That will make things easier.
FordGuy
#7 posted November 1, 2017 at 8:40am (EST)  
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they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#8 posted November 14, 2017 at 6:19pm (EST)
edited November 14, 2017 at 9:02pm (EST)  
I just thought of something. The year after SC closes down, the annual barf-survey guy is going to come here and find it gone. How sad is that?!
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
#9 posted November 14, 2017 at 8:22pm (EST)  
That is pretty sad.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
#10 posted November 14, 2017 at 8:27pm (EST)  
I think that the annual creation of that survey must be staving off some impending apocalypse. Goodbye barf survey, goodbye world. Why else would he be quite so... dedicated?
jettles Survey Central Subscriber
#11 posted November 15, 2017 at 9:35pm (EST)  
I am very sad........... I would miss this place if it goes away