Just a reminder…we’re still running the G.I. Joe Concept Case Survey, but it will wrap up on MONDAY. All responses will be gathered and sent in to Hasbro, even though they will also be running their own online polling somewhere down the line.
I gotta be honest… I was stunned at the turn out for Round One of the Concept Case Survey. I’ve always suspected that the online G.I. Joe community was fairly small, and while we’re obviously vocal and enthusiastic, I had my doubts about how many folks would be motivated to sit through a 10 minute survey.
Turns out over 1100 of you were, and I’m very thankful for that. Truth is, the more folks that vote, the more impact the votes have, and if Hasbro sees the fandom taking the time to let their voices be heard, the more likely they are to take our input into consideration.
I’ve been getting a lot of questions privately and in the comments about analysis for the Concept Case survey when it comes to the “Write In” section. Unfortunately as it stands, in order for Survey Monkey to perform a proper text analysis, I have to be on their “Gold” level platform, which you can only do by signing an annual contract to the tune of $300.
Now, I love getting this data together as much as the next guy, but I can’t swing that. But what I can do is take all of the individual responses and copy and paste them to an Excel spreadsheet. The only issue with that is it also gathers some other extraneous text as well. In the interest of trying to gather as consistent data as possible, I would love some assistance with the following:
Deleting every other row in an Excel spreadsheet. Any formula writers out there?
Comparing the write in entries to gather consistent numbers
This is not a small task. If you think about the fact that 1200 people took this survey, and there were 10 different write in sections (5 for figures, 5 for vehicles) you can appreciate how much data this is.
Granted, not everyone filled in all of the write ins, so that lessens the numbers a bit, but there is a lot of data there.
Anyone out there willing to assist? I think this could be a great community-building project. Either comment on this thread with some contact info, or drop me an email – justin AT generalsjoes DOT com and maybe we can all work together to get this data out to the community.
Thanks in advance! Round Two preparation is under way.
From one Convention right into another. Fresh off of our return to normal broadcasting schedule from the 2012 G.I. Joe Convention, the crew from What’s on Joe Mind immediately jumps to the next convention, this time the familiar ComicCon in San Diego.
With not much G.I. Joe news likely there, we bring in Arune Singh to talk about Marvel’s presence there and what we might expect from the House of Ideas. We also bring in Moira Hunger to talk in more detail about the IDW seminar at JoeCon and comic nerdery in general.
But it’s not all about Comics, there is a healthy helping of G.I. Joe talk as well. Check out our latest episode on our Podbean Page, or via the embedded players below. Show notes as always are after the jump.
Just a reminder that the Concept Case Survey is still accepting responses, so let your voice be heard! There has already been a fantastic turn out, and I’m very excited to be getting the response that we are getting in the survey.
For all of the survey details, including how long it’s going to run and the next steps, check out the Survey Page right here.