• P (unregistered)

    TRWTF is error description and text are mismatched.


    ************** Yep! An attempt was made to use a different submission...And failed. Fixed now - Mark

  • Simon Clarkstone (unregistered)

    Something confusing is happening with those captions. I don't know what the Amsterdam one is supposed to refer to, and the 5-minute overview is on the wrong image.

  • Old Geezer (unregistered)

    Your images do not match your text.

    Your "Maybe I really DO need the five minute overview" text is shown with the "Yes Minister" image, (should have been with the ACADEMIA image),

    your"Altough (sic) we did make it to Amsterdam in time I wonder how fast we were going?" is shown with the ACADEMIA image, (and has no real associated image),

    and your "Yes Minister" image has not associated text (although it is fairly obvious as to what the text should have been).


  • Jaloopa (unregistered)

    The first one is a pretty standard thing in online surveys to make sure you're actually reading the questions

  • Mark (unregistered) in reply to Jaloopa

    I came here to say this :(

  • Vilx- (unregistered)

    Something's wrong with the captions, they don't match the pictures.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Vilx-

    Once in a while TDWTF is TRWTF...

  • LegacyWarrior (unregistered)

    The Arby's survey item actually makes a lot of sense. It can be a bit tricky to determine to quality of your survey data and protect them from inaccuracies. Activities that insincere survey-takers practice is to "straight-line" through the entire survey without reading it (commonly giving either the highest or lowest response for everything) or just answer randomly. Asking the user to select a specific answer lets you know that they are actually reading and comprehending your survey (at least with 80% confidence on a 5 option survey) and indicates they are giving you meanngful answers. Obviously you should use this technique with other metrics but it's a good start.

    This is far from a "WTF". Really scraping the bottom of the barrel, aren't we?

  • (nodebb) in reply to Jaloopa

    And here I was thinking it was meant to be a version of a Captcha embedded in the survey. It could very well be a type of question that is really asking, "Are you alive AND awake?"

  • Kleyguerth (github) in reply to Jaloopa

    Not only online surveys, any kind of survey, if long enough, has some kind of "attention span test", it might not be as obvious as "mark this as agree" though.

  • Joe (unregistered)

    Arbys is food you must agree

  • (nodebb) in reply to Kleyguerth

    ... and the validation question is always going to be an option that isn't on the edge.

  • Phelps (unregistered)

    This. If you don't select agree, your answers get weighted less because they know that you are just selecting strongly agree or strongly disagree to everything.

  • Scott (unregistered)

    The whole point of asking you to select "Agree" on the second question is to ensure people are actually reading the questions. If the person doesn't select that option the rest of their selections aren't very valuable.

  • (nodebb)

    Count me among the ones that don't think #1 belongs here.

  • MiserableOldGit (unregistered) in reply to Loren Pechtel

    Yeah, I thought it was a clumsy 'bot test, but there's plenty of other good explanations been suggested.

  • dysan27 (unregistered)

    Don't think the Amazon one counts. Depending on where you live Amazon does same day delivery. So it is possible to have that message and have it be true.

  • markm (unregistered)

    I've seen that question in the Arby's survey. It's a check on whether you're still reading the questions or just checking "Strongly Agree" all the way down. Another way to check is to reverse the sense of some questions, but I'd guess the executives would have nixed a question like "The roast beef was rotten".

  • löchleindeluxe (unregistered) in reply to Vilx-

    Are they? I just figured the dblcker had killed a picture (from context, another one of those "airplane rounding error, you'll be landing in -2 hours, we're flying at -500kn" pictures) and couldn't be arsed to investigate.

  • Tim (unregistered)

    Apparently Amazon offer same-day delivery under some circumstances, but maybe they don't offer it on a Sunday. If you ordered something early Sunday morning it would be perfectly true to say that you will get it tomorrow if you order within 29 hours.

  • Zander (unregistered) in reply to Tim

    Right, I assume that's what it's getting at but the presentation isn't great (could be "Order within X to get it on Monday")

  • (nodebb)

    It's nice to see a game developer with a realistic release schedule for once.

  • 🤷 (unregistered)

    TRWTF is that out of 27something comments, 14 are currently "held for moderation".

  • fintech guy (unregistered)

    Well, I assume 14 comments come from abroad and are put in quarantine. We have to wait 2 weeks to be able to read them.

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