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Tue, Jul. 14th, 2009 08:45 am
Flipwhack metaloop

Completion of this Customer Service Feedback (Flipwhack Metaloop) Poll should take less than five minutes. In accordance with government man-hour waste reduction guidelines, if you can suggest ways in which this poll could be shortened or simplified, please post them line by line to Twitter.



Poll #1429518 Click Opera Customer Service Feedback (Flipwhack Metaloop) Poll

How satisfied are you with Click Opera? (1=dissatisfied, 5=satisfied)

Mean: 3.98 Median: 4 Std. Dev 0.85
1
3(1.6%)
2
5(2.6%)
3
37(19.6%)
4
92(48.7%)
5
52(27.5%)

In the time you've been reading it, has Click Opera got...

Better
37(19.4%)
Worse
21(11.0%)
Stayed about the same
133(69.6%)

How often do you read Click Opera?

Daily
72(37.3%)
Every couple of days
69(35.8%)
About twice a week
36(18.7%)
Less often
16(8.3%)

How long have you been reading?

Less than a year
38(19.7%)
A couple of years
101(52.3%)
Five years
54(28.0%)

Where are you physically based?

US
98(51.6%)
UK
30(15.8%)
Continental Europe
26(13.7%)
Asia, but not Japan
1(0.5%)
Japan
3(1.6%)
Other
32(16.8%)

Do you think Click Opera covers a broad enough range of topics?

Yes
86(44.8%)
No
6(3.1%)
Broad isn't really the point, is it?
100(52.1%)

Do you find entries about art and design...

Interesting
167(88.4%)
Boring
22(11.6%)

What do you feel about hostile, rude or challenging comments by Anons?

They annoy or dismay me -- anonymous posting should be disabled
13(7.0%)
They add to the debate; it's good to be challenged!
56(30.1%)
I shrug them off, and think Momus should too
76(40.9%)
Momus writes those comments himself half the time
41(22.0%)

Is Click Opera narrated too much from Momus' own personal perspective?

Yes, there are too many personal anecdotes, it comes off as self-serving
16(8.4%)
No, a personal perspective makes a topic more interesting
174(91.6%)

Tone...

The tone on Click Opera is too malicious, vicious and back-biting
9(4.8%)
The tone on Click Opera is too blandly benign and tolerant
17(9.0%)
The tone on Click Opera is fairly well struck
163(86.2%)

Is there too much promotion on Click Opera of Momus-related products, events and activities?

Yes, it's just one endless PR drive
31(16.5%)
No, I read Click Opera partly know what Momus is up to
157(83.5%)

Japanese topics on Click Opera are...

A reason I read
133(72.7%)
A turn-off
50(27.3%)

Sexy Japanese girls on Click Opera. Are there...

Too many
85(47.0%)
Too few
96(53.0%)

Overall, I find Click Opera's politics

To the left of mine
43(23.0%)
To the right of mine
27(14.4%)
About the same as mine
117(62.6%)

...

Through Click Opera I often learn about new and interesting things
181(96.3%)
I almost never learn anything new and interesting through Click Opera
7(3.7%)

If I found Click Opera annoying I would

Stop reading
167(89.3%)
Keep reading, but start making hostile and bitter comments
20(10.7%)

That satirical feed on Twitter...

I believe Momus writes Twit Opera
51(31.7%)
I believe someone else writes Twit Opera
110(68.3%)

Is Click Opera...

Tediously hip
61(34.1%)
Incredibly dated
13(7.3%)
Poised right on the cutting edge of the contemporary
53(29.6%)
So retro it's hip again
52(29.1%)

Click Opera should feature...

...more images of Momus wearing ridiculous outfits
126(68.1%)
...fewer images of Momus wearing ridiculous outfits
59(31.9%)

Should Click Opera slim down to a Twitter feed?

Yes, 1000-odd words a day is just too much for my available time and attention span
7(3.7%)
Come on, why shoe-horn an elephant into a thimble?
184(96.3%)

If I heard that Click Opera were to cease forever on the stroke of midnight, December 31st, 2009, I would be like...

"NOOOOOOOOOOO!"
100(53.2%)
"All things must pass, friend."
88(46.8%)

I sometimes worry that Momus spends too much time and energy on Click Opera when he could be...

Making new records instead
27(16.1%)
Placing this kind of writing with magazines and blogs that pay him
23(13.7%)
Writing follow-ups to The Book of Jokes and The Book of Scotlands
6(3.6%)
Working out in his personal gym, improving his muscle tone
15(8.9%)
Converting to Catholicism
11(6.5%)
Working for a charitable organisation in the Sudan
15(8.9%)

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rhodri
rhodri
Rhodri Marsden
Tue, Jul. 14th, 2009 06:59 am (UTC)

I think Click Opera should become a daily video blog, showcasing your efforts to literally shoehorn an elephant into a thimble.


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(Anonymous)
Tue, Jul. 14th, 2009 07:20 am (UTC)

This poll is rigged, since anons can't vote and there is no secret ballot. Momus, the one-man Soviet Union!


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god_jr
god_jr
D-L Alvarez
Tue, Jul. 14th, 2009 07:49 am (UTC)

I agree with rhodri's comment above and,
while it never crossed my mind, before reading this poll, that Momus might occasionally be writing some of the Anonymous comments, I could totally see him writing this one here.


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dermfitz
dermfitz
Dermot
Tue, Jul. 14th, 2009 09:33 am (UTC)

There should definitely be a greater 'what I had for breakfast' element. I'm all about breakfast at the moment. But that could be because it's 10.30am.


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(Anonymous)
Tue, Jul. 14th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)

i'm glad you realized that, too. it reads like some U.S. poll---yes, no, right, left, good, bad, etc.


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(Anonymous)
Tue, Jul. 14th, 2009 09:58 am (UTC)

Oh, the irony. The one place where so far you don't have a single reader is Japan.


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(Anonymous)
Tue, Jul. 14th, 2009 12:24 pm (UTC)

i'm in japan but can't bearsed with the poll


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faunflynn
faunflynn
Tue, Jul. 14th, 2009 10:32 am (UTC)
The structure of seeming.

I am definatly to the Left of Momus.


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(Anonymous)
Tue, Jul. 14th, 2009 10:25 am (UTC)

About our finally meeting up in Hawaii next week.


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(Anonymous)
Tue, Jul. 14th, 2009 10:32 am (UTC)

He has already financed me to invite me on last Friday.


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(Anonymous)
Tue, Jul. 14th, 2009 10:33 am (UTC)

Eddieもいなくなったし。。。。
そろそろ。。。。とLewisは思っていることろ。


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gubia
gubia
maureen
Tue, Jul. 14th, 2009 10:37 am (UTC)

Converting to Catholicism
8 (21.6%)


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parallel_botany
parallel_botany
Doña Nadie
Tue, Jul. 14th, 2009 11:39 am (UTC)

Well, that was a hoot.

• I had trouble with some of the answers because the options were too either/or, when I'm somewhere in the middle. Like, sometimes I think the Japan articles are quite interesting, and other times I find them a little tiresome. To be honest though, I'm not particulary interested in Japan, so your success rate with me is actually fairly high. My favorite Japan article in recent memory was the one about women's hairlines. That was great.

• Also, not all Anons are created equal, but I think there is a sufficient number of Anons who further and enhance the debate that they outweigh the ones who bring down the level of discourse.

• On the last question you should've written "Click all that apply." I didn't realize I could pick more than one.

• I could be totally wrong about this, but Twit Opera feels like an American to me.

• What did you have for breakfast this morning?


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(Anonymous)
Tue, Jul. 14th, 2009 11:57 am (UTC)

I thought this was another of your graphical jokes on the reader until I found that as a non-citizen of the blogosphere I cannot vote: and now I know that it is your joke upon the bean-counters and a select group of your readers get to play along at making happy statistics.

Anonymously yours,

Henry Wessells


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Tue, Jul. 14th, 2009 12:02 pm (UTC)

I shall count this as a dangling chad.


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(Anonymous)
Tue, Jul. 14th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
Click Opera Revisited

I've been reading Click Opera on a daily basis since its debut, and your imomus essays before then. Several months ago I also started reading Click Opera from the beginning; all the old comments, too. The posts, after they've had time to settle, are even better the second time through. I also spend more time on this second pass clicking through all the links and researching various people and things referenced within the posts. If Click Opera were to cease forever, I would certainly be in the NOOOOOOOOOOOOO camp. I don't care how uncool or fanboyish all of this makes me in anonymous eyes, but the blog is flat out the best online reading experience I've ever had.


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Tue, Jul. 14th, 2009 01:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Click Opera Revisited

And that's my motivation right there!

We may want to quote you when Click Opera is published as a 24,000-page paperback.


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anglerfish96
anglerfish96
anglerfish96
Tue, Jul. 14th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)

Too many binaries for an well-adjusted agnostic.

Funny but I can't answer it all in good conscience. Maybe.


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thetemplekeeper
thetemplekeeper
thetemplekeeper
Tue, Jul. 14th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
Yay! A poll!

That was (hopefully pointless) fun.

Apart from the lack of the option to answer "I do find click opera annoying, but that's part of the fun" and any way of suggesting it's about time you realised post-modernism is and always has been incoherent (please note, I understand this will never happen, though I prefer to think of this as willful ignorance :)), that was admirably thorough and as light as a leaf in the breeze. Please don't convert to Catholicism, though - at least, not if you're going to blog about theology: that would be even more annoying than your post-modernism.

When are your books actually released into the wild in the UK? I enjoyed the extracts from the Book of Scotlands a lot.

Best wishes,
Simon.


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