So weâ€™re now nearly a month into our new-and-improved incarnation here at The NewStandard, and while we appreciate all the positive feedback and congratulations weâ€™ve received about the new site by way of email and other correspondence, weâ€™ve also been taking a hard look at what works about the site and what doesnâ€™t. Weâ€™ve come to the conclusion that our reader poll is not eliciting the response we had hoped. With all but one poll failing to break the 200-response mark, we are left with three possible conclusions:
1) Our readers donâ€™t like polls,
2) Our poll questions stink,
3) There is something about the pollâ€™s design or set-up that deters people from responding.
In our estimation, only a tiny percentage of our thousands of readers feel compelled to participate in the poll. We just want to know what about the poll makes it so much less attractive to our readers than the rest of our content.
So please let us know: If you like the polls, what do you like about them? If not, please tell us what we could do, if anything, to make the polls more interesting, user-friendly and engaging. Or maybe you think we should just scrap the feature altogether and try to find something else. Whatever the case, weâ€™re counting on your input to help us improve the site, so please respond to this blog entry. Thanks!