TripHammered Survey Results

About 30 people responded to the survey over the course of a month, so this is by no means representative or scientific. But I appreciate everyone's efforts.

Okay, so people like the photos (no surprise) and Trip in his underwear (also not a surprise). The upcoming new design will address some of the formatting changes which you're asking for. Many nice comments, including a lot of people who apparently like my humor. I was also pleased to find that everyone who answered likes the simplicity of the site design and structure.

The most unexpected items were the great interest in captions (mine and reader-suggested), the request for a mailing list, and that a lot of people are still using 56K modems. I guess I didn't think that so many people haven't gotten to broadband. I'll set up a mailing list if people really want to be on it, but during the season I sometimes update four times a week! My friends don't want that much mail from me.

Number Crunching

Statistic Questions

Results

Comments

Do you like the photos?

no

yes

 

Do you like the individual episode recaps?

no

yes

Do you like the episode commentary?

no

yes

Pleasant surprise! I do ramble.

Do you like the Extras?

no

yes

Another happy surprise.

Do you like the kitten photos?

no

yes

Only the dog lovers said "no" to this one.

I want to see more or less photos

less

more

I want to see more or less episode commentary

less

more

Wow, you like me, you really like me...

I want to see more or less Extras

less

more

Yeah, gotta do something during repeats, right?

What do you think of the size of the photos?

smaller

larger

"Just about right," in other words.

Recent episodes on top/on bottom/does not matter

bottom

top

I'll address this.

Frames/no frames

no frames

frames

Working on a no-frames version.

Do you like photos going left to right in the recaps?

no

yes

So do I.

Do you like the amount of text with each photo?

less

more

Do you get my jokes?

no

yes

Another relief. Humor is so individual.

Do you like the external links?

no

yes

Good, because I like doing them.

How often do you visit the site?

rarely

often

Most people said "Two to four times a week."

Do you want to be on a Triphammered mailing list?

no

yes

Really? Well, all right...
Selected answers from the comment fields

Commentary Questions

 

Answers

Comments

What do you like about the site?    

• The great tongue in cheek humor

• FOOD CHAIN

• frequent updates, humorous recaps, a LOT of pictures!

• All Trip all the time.

• Everything

• The humour, the commentary and (of course) the focus on Trip!

• I can use one hand to type and the other to... well you know. [evaynote: This was from my brother helping me test out the survey. Thanks, Stinky, it works great!]

 

• "All Trip all the time"... that's ¡Trip! at House of Tucker.

• Several people wrote "everything." That's heartening.

What do you want to see more or less of?    

• As many screen caps of Trip as possible

• Your version of what they are saying in photo/scene (dialogue under photos).

• More captions (and by extension, more screencaps)

• I like lots of photos. Do you have new kitten photos?

 

• "More photos." I'll see what I can do. I have no more kittens to take kitten photos.

• "More captions." Wow, really? I can do that.

• No one wanted "less" of anything. Which is good.

What do you think about the photos?        

• There were more than a dozen requests for "More photos of Trip in his underwear" (and one who wanted Trip to keep his clothes on).

Other comments on the photos    

• all trip, all the time

• Hmm, good close ups would be nice!!!

• as long as we get some funny pics and great comments, that's all i really care about!!

 

• Hey, we discussed that slogan...

• If you can make arrangements with the directors to zoom in on Trip a lot, I'll happily post the screencaps.

What do you think of the site layout?    

• nice and clean, although the nice mouse-overs sometimes have to reload themselves for every page

• Brilliant

• great

• easy to navigate

• I feel comfortable here, in all ways

• I like the layout....it flows nicely

• I find that if I squint real hard, I can make out most of what is written on the screen. [evaynote: my brother again...]

 

• I know about the mouseover problem and I'm trying to address it.

• "I feel comfortable here" is one of the nicest compliments I've ever gotten. :)

What do you think of the layout of the episode recaps?    

• nice, visually appealing

• fine

• good

• a hoot

 

• The layout is a hoot, huh?

Other requests    

• Games would be really cool.

• How about a blurb on Moogie, he seems to be pretty involved.

• A review of Malcolm's progress over the first two seasons

• plug A4T's site!

 

• Games...yeah, let me go find my Tri-D Chess program

• Moogie is the best. He's gorgeous, brilliant, funny, sweet, an incredible tinker, a damn good designer, a Trek fan, a fantastic cook, and doesn't take any crap from me.

• Malcolm... Not a bad idea. Next reruns month. Or maybe later this summer.

• I've plugged you twice already. Any more and I'll charge you for advertising. :)

Anything else you'd like to say?    

• Your site is buckets of fun. I thoroughly enjoy it.

• Keep up the outstanding work!

• Your site is the first one I look up after a new episode is aired.

• Yours is one of my favourite sites.

• My favourite element is probably the random captioned photos on the History page.

• Eedevorshtebee Tenteedevorshteboo Eevortedeevore tedee bork, bork, bork! [evaynote: the Swedish Chef is a frequent visitor.]

 

• "buckets" :D That's awesome.

• The first site... *swoon* there's a compliment.

• Those captions are really popular!

Requests

What do you
want to see?

Results

Votes

Comments

Reader submissions

 

5

Hey, send it. I'll probably post it.

A way for readers to comment on recaps

 

6

Hey, send it. I'll probably post it.

Caption this image

 

11

I'll look into setting this up -- maybe a weekly contest?

BBS/Discussion board

 

3

 

Fanfic

 

4

 

Trivia questions

 

8

I can throw these in every now and then...

Reader polls

 

5

Too much fuss anyway.

Other characters' damage tote boards

 

10

If I tracked everyone, I'd have even less life than I do now...
Actual reviews     0 Reviewers are a dime a dozen anyway, right?
What everyone agreed on

Questions

 

Answers

Comments

Is the site layout clean or boring? Clean These were a relief. I have no eye for design, so I'm never sure if I'm presenting the web equivalent of a classified ad, you know?
Is the site layout easy or difficult to navigate? Easy  
Is the site layout consistent or inconsistent? Consistent  
Is the episode recap layout clean or boring? Clean  
Recap layout: The way they are now, like Links page, like Archer essays? Almost unanimous for "The way they are now." Good, because I like it too and I don't want to change it. :)
Bandwidth

What's your
bandwidth?

Results

Votes

Comments

No idea but it is really slow

 

2

 

Dialup modem slower than 56K

 

 

0

Dialup 56K

 

10

This was a huge surprise.

ISDN

 

 

0

 

DSL

 

4

See, this is where I thought everyone would be...

Cable

 

6

T1

 

 

0

 

T3

 

 

0

No idea but it is really fast

 

4