The last damn time I ever take a Chowhound survey!
Just took a survey from Chowhound that popped up when I was moving to my "Follow" tab to check on some old threads.
They asked my EXACT age (not a range).
They list Male ahead of Female in "Gender?" REALLY? Are most of your readers here Male? And when did M come before F in the alphabet?
Finally, they ask "Which TV shows (presumably CBS shows?) for the fall I was familiar with." TV shows!!! Not a word about food!
NOTE: That, my friends, is the first and last survey for Chowhound/CBS that I will ever do.
Yes. Please TPTB at CH, remove this survey. I practically went cross-eyed trying to respond, which is why I bailed on it. Now, please stop the damn pop ups asking me to take it!
It's NOT short.
It has nothing to do with CH.
It's trolling to a captive audience.
And last, really?
Eh, thought better of my reply.I gotta stop replying early in the morning before finishing that first cup of coffee or late at night when I'm tired and too fuzzy to think clearly.
Listen, the survey does have to do with Chowhound if certain criteria is met. Providing phony info probably just hurts this site. It costs nothing to use the site and providing info that might help advertisers pour money into the site and get profitable results ... well, doesn't that help us all? It keeps Chow/Chowhound alive
I'm assuming that people are talking about that focus group tab. No one was forced to click on it. If you don't want to provide correct info, just don't complete the survey. \
It would have been nice if it had been less mysterious in the beginning with a little intro paragraph saying what they were looking for and if you didn't qualify would you answer some questions for whatever reason.
Sorry, alkapal, my original reply had to do with your comment and then figured it would just annoy some.So I changed it to comment on some other poster comments in this topic.
i didn't provide phony info (nor did you suggest i did)…but apparently i didn't meet any criteria except those that would lead to me being asked about the CBS fall lineup. i didn't go to the "focus group" tab…i saw that but that is different. that has to do with san francisco people, right?…and it is at the top of the page. this survey was a chowhound pop up that i was talking about.
i see that the SF focus group tab has disappeared (at least from my page).
The M coming before F thing doesn't surprise me, it's in keeping with most forms I've ever filled out, irrespective of whether they were for things used primarily by women.
Men, after all, are the default human standard and women the second sex. How would we stay in our place unless we were continually reminded of that? /sarcastic rhetorical question.
I "fell" for the survey too. Disappointed that it had nothing to do with our CH experience, but rather the new CBS TV shows. Not surprising since CH is owned by CBS. Guess I won't respond to any more CH surveys. If I want to respond to CBS TV surveys, I'll open CBS.com not Chowhound.com.
I really fail to see why this is worth getting worked up about. If you don't wish to take a survey, simply click "decline".
Unfortunately, since you decided to make a big deal out of nothing, anyone with a computer can now know that you are an old feminist who doesn't like CBS. We appreciate that info. Cheers.
All in good humor,
wow -- you know SO much about me! that is AWESOME. you must have ESP!
ooh, small thing -- a logical flaw -- (forgive me) eh…. i THOUGHT i was taking a chowhound survey. 'cause that's what it was billed as. i like chowhound, and i thought maybe they cared about my little old opinion. about CHOWHOUND.
;-). nice feministic smiley face.