It might be interesting to know what tools people are using.
You could ask who uses what to tag thair music and find out how many people use picard vs other taggers.
I would also like to know what picard plugins people use.
Stats on who uses the musicbrainz website as it is or customisze this with browser scripts.
You could make names optional. I’d guess that some useful data could be gained if the analysis is done matching survey results with user data.
Is MB understood by respondents to be separate from Picard?
Or does MB cover both?
Prior IT skill level would seem a major predictor of user satisfaction, especially MB database, Picard a bit less so… And number of edits contributed. A question about prior IT skill level could confirm or discount this. And help quantify the likely benefits, if any, from a far easier UI.
First of all, thank you for all your feedback and I’m sorry for responding so late.
Could you elaborate on what you mean by that?
“Improvement ideas” should cover that.
Might be interesting to know but seeing as this survey is mostly about improving MB, I don’t think it’s really within its scope.
Same applies to recommending MB to friends, maybe a more general question like “How happy are you with MB in it’s current state?” would be better?
Added a tagger question to the survey, the plugin question would also be part of a dedicated Picard survey (@samj1912).
It would make more sense for a Picard survey to be advertised in the Picard client so I don’t think it’ll be covered here.
I think this is a pretty difficult question, one one hand we want to gather as much data as possible but on the other we want to keep our user’s privacy. I feel that with an anonymous survey users would (rightly) be more likely to share personal data like age and country.
I like @CallerNo6’s idea, if interesting people pop up and they agreed to that, we could follow stuff up further.
I feel the question asking how easy it was to get started does kind of cover this. I’m not sure if IT skill level beyond a certain point does really make that much of a difference when it comes to entering data in MB, don’t you think?
[quote=“Leo_Verto, post:9, topic:183940”]Could you elaborate on what you mean by that?[/quote]You ask “How often do you use MB?” and I suggest that you should ask more specific with something like my two additions. If you like you can also add this two points to 1d
[quote=“Leo_Verto,]“How happy are you with MB in it’s current state?” would be better?[/quote]The same as above: I suggest that you ask more specific.
“I’m happy with MB” is more vague then something like
"from 1 = absolutely disappointet to 10 = greatest thing ever, don’t change one Byte”
@CatQuest suggested I allow multiple answers to the genre question so I’ve done that.
He also criticized the language selection because it misses a lot of languages. In hindsight, using the Wikipedia liste of languages by total number of speakers probably wasn’t a very good idea. Although I don’t have the data to prove it (after all that’s what this survey is for) I suspect the majority of our users live either in Europe and North America and I suspect we might not even see that many answers for some of the Asian languages I listed.
My suspicion is that the range of IT skill called for is vast. And largely invisible to those who possess the skills.
I should probably start a list collecting the IT skills required.
On another thread.
For the Improvement Section:
Perhaps instead of the ‘dislike’ question, we should ask, What are 3 things you find most frustrating about MB?
And then ask follow up question: out of those 3 frustrating things, which one would you want changed/implemented immediately?
The last page, perhaps for those that want to share other thoughts, we should leave a space for people to write in those thoughts, we haven’t captured, as well as include the optional space for email contact.
Other Comments/Possible Questions:
How would you describe MB in one or more words?
I like that idea but I don’t think doing it that way would be ideal for data processing, maybe asking the user to write the three things in the order of importance would work better?
Great idea, added!
@CatQuest Thank you for your feedback! I’m working through your suggestions right now. I figured out I could use the data validation feature to get number inputs so that solves the “How long have you been using MB” and age question in a more elegant way.
I added “Heard of but never use” as an option where applicable.
Section one is very much WIP but I like your suggestion about adding Last.fm.
We’re feeling the survey is coming pretty close to a point where we can release it!
Our plan is to launch it within this month
However we haven’t yet decided for how long to keep it open (I’d love to say forever but we need to start analysing the results at some point)
If you’re interested in this survey, please take a look at it before the release and see if there’s anything unclear/missing/otherwise noteworthy in it! Any feedback is really valuable and it will be hard to impossible to change questions once it’s been released out into the open.
Considering that this is for a planned UX experience, there are very few questions about the UI… It might be good to ask questions along the lines of “What’s are the worst aspects of the current user interface?” or “What single improvement to the UI would be most beneficial to MusicBrainz?”