PDA

View Full Version : Article: Twins Daily Reader Survey



John Bonnes
09-23-2012, 11:33 PM
You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.com/content.php?1056-Twins-Daily-Reader-Survey

snepp
09-24-2012, 01:35 AM
Done.


You should probably advertise this in the forum as well to get additional eyes on it.

Brock Beauchamp
09-24-2012, 07:59 AM
I moved this to the Twins forum so it will get more eyeballs. I just discovered that vBulletin doesn't have an option for global threads out of the box, which is a little face-palm worthy. Next time around, I'll be sure to install a plug-in that handles creating global threads that appear in every forum.

snepp
09-24-2012, 08:05 AM
I just discovered that vBulletin doesn't have an option for global threads out of the box, which is a little face-palm worthy.
Really? Seems like an odd option to pull considering it's been a staple of forum administration forever.



Next time around, I'll be sure to install a plug-in that handles creating global threads that appear in every forum.
Excellent. It would especially be nice for accessing the active game thread from any forum.

Brock Beauchamp
09-24-2012, 08:08 AM
Yeah, I'll probably make use of it for game threads, as well. Something to add to the list. I can't believe vBulletin doesn't have it out of the box.

TiberTwins
09-24-2012, 08:43 AM
Done! It was totally painless.

Seth Stohs
09-24-2012, 08:44 AM
Wow!! that literally took 30 seconds to do. that was as easy as it gets.

SpiritofVodkaDave
09-24-2012, 08:49 AM
Are you guys signed up with google anaylitics as well?

snepp
09-24-2012, 08:58 AM
Are you guys signed up with google anaylitics as well?

*checks NoScript settings*


Yep, looks like it.

John Bonnes
09-24-2012, 09:03 AM
snepp is right. :-) That's how we track our page views, etc.

Thanks again to everyone that take the time, however little, to fill this out. It's very important to potential partners, and is the kind of small thing that can really help the site reach more people.

Brock Beauchamp
09-24-2012, 10:12 AM
Are you guys signed up with google anaylitics as well?

Yep, but Analytics is pretty shoddy when it comes to demographics. They give you great information about location and technical specs of the user, but nothing about age/gender/etc. It's pretty obvious why they do it (Google has no idea who is actually sitting in front of the computer) but it's still lacking when we're trying to really dig into our target demos.

GCTF
09-24-2012, 11:03 AM
U.S. demographics?

Buncha racists.

powrwrap
09-24-2012, 11:05 AM
Did it. Easy Peasy.

Twins Fan From Afar
09-24-2012, 11:38 AM
Survey completed.
I guess I'm the "guy from New Britain" LOL.

Steve Penz
09-24-2012, 02:37 PM
Survey done. I hope to be cool enough one day that John will make reference to me when discussing the demographics.

COtwin
09-24-2012, 02:53 PM
Did I get the questions right?

SpiritofVodkaDave
09-24-2012, 02:56 PM
Are you guys signed up with google anaylitics as well?

Yep, but Analytics is pretty shoddy when it comes to demographics. They give you great information about location and technical specs of the user, but nothing about age/gender/etc. It's pretty obvious why they do it (Google has no idea who is actually sitting in front of the computer) but it's still lacking when we're trying to really dig into our target demos.

Quantcast is pretty good and they are free, I'd suggest signing up with them as they seem to hit demos overall quite a bit better.

John Bonnes
09-24-2012, 03:04 PM
Did I get the questions right?

No. But your answers were fine.

gunnarthor
09-24-2012, 03:11 PM
I really wanted to answer these questions but my hatred of the man refuses to let me do it.

Jim Crikket
09-24-2012, 03:16 PM
Survey done. I hope to be cool enough one day that John will make reference to me when discussing the demographics.

I wasn't sure if he was referring to me, but then I realized that I MUST be the only baseball-watching Jim in Iowa, right?

DAM DC Twins Fans
09-24-2012, 03:25 PM
Done--yes less painful than a visit to the MD or DDS

PseudoSABR
09-24-2012, 04:47 PM
No questions on my sexual orientation or my political identification? Pfft.

YourHouseIsMyHouse
09-24-2012, 05:46 PM
Took and please say no to "do you drink". The last thing I'd like to see is alcohol ads on here. :th_alc:

Brock Beauchamp
09-24-2012, 06:01 PM
No questions on my sexual orientation or my political identification? Pfft.

I filled in that part for you. I flagged your IP address.

Thrylos
09-24-2012, 06:59 PM
Good stuff :)
(one little note, 'cause some people are kind of sensitive; and I promise I am not gonna start that discussion again ;) :
It's always a good ideal when have race questions to use the current official US descriptors of race and ethnicity. Those in the box in the bottom right of the link here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_(U.S._Census)))

SpiritofVodkaDave
09-24-2012, 07:08 PM
TD Demo Predictions:
18-25: 20%
25-35: 40%
35-50: 30%
50+: Ofx, Chief and Oldladytwinsfan
0-9: Dankind

Sex:
Male: 97%
Ethnicity:
White: 95%
Boozes:
90%

John Bonnes
09-24-2012, 07:38 PM
I really wanted to answer these questions but my hatred of the man refuses to let me do it.

Meow, that's a shame. Your answers were supposed to go straight to Ilsa, a buxom Swedish masseuse. Better luck next time.

jm3319
09-24-2012, 10:06 PM
No love for students on the poll? I had to lie and say I'm employed working 40+ hours a week. Professional school at 50-70 hours a week sure feels like work, except having to pay for it rather than get paid. Maybe I was supposed to say I'm unemployed, not looking for work but that to me is far different than being in school.

Jeremy Nygaard
09-24-2012, 10:18 PM
Survey completed.
I guess I'm the "guy from New Britain" LOL.

I just assumed there was a city in Connecticut named "Afar". :)

glunn
09-24-2012, 10:26 PM
Done. Hope this helps.

Shane Wahl
09-24-2012, 11:33 PM
TD Demo Predictions:
18-25: 20%
25-35: 40%
35-50: 30%
50+: Ofx, Chief and Oldladytwinsfan
0-9: Dankind

Sex:
Male: 97%
Ethnicity:
White: 95%
Boozes:
90%

Haha, nice. Probably fairly accurate.

irb49
09-25-2012, 07:15 AM
I was unable to contribute to what I expected to be a worthwhile survey, as I was opted out by the title U.S. Demographics. This seems to be a very strange decision to discriminate against non U.S. residents, given that some 50% of pro baseball players (at least in the minor league teams) are from outside the U.S. Why was such an insular approach taken to gain information?

Badsmerf
09-25-2012, 09:27 AM
I was unable to contribute to what I expected to be a worthwhile survey, as I was opted out by the title U.S. Demographics. This seems to be a very strange decision to discriminate against non U.S. residents, given that some 50% of pro baseball players (at least in the minor league teams) are from outside the U.S. Why was such an insular approach to gain information?
non US residents are evil and here to steal all our moneys.

GCTF
09-25-2012, 10:14 AM
TD Demo Predictions:
18-25: 20%
25-35: 40%
35-50: 30%
50+: Ofx, Chief and Oldladytwinsfan
0-9: Dankind

Sex:
Male: 97%
Ethnicity:
White: 95%
Boozes:
90%

A classic BYTO pie chart would illustrate this much better.

GCTF
09-25-2012, 10:18 AM
I was unable to contribute to what I expected to be a worthwhile survey, as I was opted out by the title U.S. Demographics. This seems to be a very strange decision to discriminate against non U.S. residents, given that some 50% of pro baseball players (at least in the minor league teams) are from outside the U.S. Why was such an insular approach to gain information?
non US residents are evil and here to steal all our moneys.

I can't waits to gets my hands on yers.

John Bonnes
09-25-2012, 10:24 AM
Stupid survey template title that I pay no attention to......my bad.

twinsnorth49
09-25-2012, 11:01 AM
I was unable to contribute to what I expected to be a worthwhile survey, as I was opted out by the title U.S. Demographics. This seems to be a very strange decision to discriminate against non U.S. residents, given that some 50% of pro baseball players (at least in the minor league teams) are from outside the U.S. Why was such an insular approach to gain information?
non US residents are evil and here to steal all our moneys.

These days that's a little like stealing a kid's piggy bank. I'll settle for buying up cheap housing.

DAM DC Twins Fans
09-25-2012, 12:01 PM
TD Demo Predictions:
18-25: 20%
25-35: 40%
35-50: 30%
50+: Ofx, Chief and Oldladytwinsfan
0-9: Dankind

Sex:
Male: 97%
Ethnicity:
White: 95%
Boozes:
90%

Guess I throw off your numbers--I am 64 and Dont drink...but I am white and male.

ChiTownTwinsFan
09-25-2012, 01:30 PM
I'm sure I threw the demographics off the most on that one ... but hey, maybe you'll get sponsors from some girl places now.