Add the option of showing free form (text entry) answers to QuickSurveys. This feature is needed for us to be able to collect data without steering the participant in a specific direction. Questions like: Why are you reading this article? or What is the first word that comes to your mind when reading this article? etc. need an initial data collection in the form of free form entries.
@JKatzWMF , @atgo Could you give us the reasons for why you made this decision? If you already have the infrastructure for logging a categorical survey response, adding a text field response seems like it should not take a lot of effort. If you think it would be more appropriate to discuss this in person, lets schedule a quick meeting tomorrow to discuss.
@ellery @leila the decision was made yesterday because @dr0ptp4kt estimated the change size as a 'medium'. The team is already stretched this quarter with regard to our goals and adding new features to the tool is not part of our goals, so prioritizing a medium task feels irresponsible when there isn't an obvious candidate for something that will NOT get done as a result. That is why, at this point, I do not feel comfortable promising that the team will get to it. That being said, your work in this area sounds very interesting and valuable to us--happy to discuss more.
- How would this free text field fit into the survey? Does it appear at all times or does it only get revealed when the "other" option is clicked?
- Currently clicking a button sends the survey - how would the UX work for the other field? When would it send?
- Is their a limit to the size of the other field?
- What happens if a user enters more than the limit? e.g. writes a huge essay - do we prevent them from sending the data or do we throw it away silently. If the former we'll need to think about how that looks from the users perspective.