On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 3:34 AM, Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
<zeesha...@gnome.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 2:09 AM, Felipe Contreras
> <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 1:20 AM, Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
>> <zeesha...@gnome.org> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 12:45 AM, Felipe Contreras
>>> <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Nothing is ever perfect, but having at least some results is better
>>>> than nothing.
>>>  Since you have repeated this assertion a few times, I must ask: What
>>> if the results are all wrong and we don't have any way of knowing
>>> that? Would those results still be better than nothing in your
>>> opinion?
>> What do you mean by all wrong? Let's assume that the results show that
>> 1000 people are not happy with GNOME. How can that be wrong?
>  Maybe they all lied? Maybe people who are satisfied do not want to
> or have time to take part in surveys and you only get people who are
> not happy into the survey? In which case, the results may show results
> that are not correct. i-e a significantly large number of participant
> say that they are very unhappy with GNOME but what if that number is
> nothing compared to the number of people who are very much satisfied
> with GNOME?
>  I didn't say this so far because it might sound like I am trying to
> make a joke but since you still insist on your assertions about the
> survey, I feel I must say this: How do you know people in general like
> to participate in surveys? It is my observation that most people do
> not like to do that, unless they have something to complain about. Now
> this observation of mine could very well be wrong but how do we know
> that? Do we do a survey to find out if people like to participate in
> surveys?

Are you serious? That totally and completely speculative and
unrealistic. Have you ever participated in making a survey? I have, as
I have explained, for the Git survey. In my experience, only the
people that want to help in some way do spend the amount of time
required to fill the survey.

But again, as I said, if there's no survey on Earth you could trust,
just ignore the results. Results by themselves cannot hurt you.

Felipe Contreras
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