Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Questionnaire Feedback

We're working up the questionnaire for the swap. Below are the questions from last time plus a few more. Please leave your comments as to what you think should be added, removed, or reworded. Once we've released the final version, please either (a) wait until the pals have been assigned to post your answers so they'll be easy to find and/or (b) provide a persistent link to your answers someplace very obvious (for an example, see my blog).
  1. What is/are your craft(s), & how long have you been doing it/them?
  2. Are you a vegan, vegetarian, veg-curious, veg-friendly or other?
  3. Is this your first swap, or have you done previous swaps before? What makes a swap enjoyable for you?
  4. What is/are your favorite color(s)? Do you particularly dislike any color(s)?
  5. Do you have any allergies (such as pets, foods, fibers or cigarette smoke)?
  6. Do you have any companion animals? If so, name(s) and type(s)?*
  7. Do you collect anything?
  8. Do you have a favorite vegan food, snack or dish? If no fav that's vegan (for those who aren't vegan), what's your favorite food? (Hopefully your pal can find a vegan version!)
  9. What are some of your favorite/least favorite tastes/flavors? (e.g. sweet, salty, chocolate, crunchy, smooth, tart, sour, spicy, thai, whatever - Help your pal get a feel for what kind of recipes you might like and/or never ever make.)
  10. What tools/supplies/accessories for your craft(s) are you wishing you had but don't? Also, what do you have TOO many of? (basically a wish and anti-wish list)
  11. Are you on Ravelry? What's your handle?
  12. What type of handmade item would tickle your fancy? What don't you like? (Keep in mind this swap is open to all types of crafters.)
  13. Is there anything else you would like your pal to know about you?
  14. What scents do you like/dislike?
  15. Do you prefer fall or Halloween or some other Autumn theme?
  16. Just for fun - tell your favorite Halloween or Autumn related memory.
*If you find out that you've been assigned a pal who is deathly allergic to animals and you have a house full of them, please let us know so we can shuffle the pals around.



Anonymous said...

I think it'd be helpful to have a question about past swap experience, maybe something like: "Is this your first swap, or have you done previous swaps before? What makes a swap enjoyable for you?"

Sharon said...

Question. If this is a magic yarn swap, is this really open to other crafts other than yarn type crafts? (this is regarding question 10)

Nicola said...

Just a question, as this is my first time! Is everyone paired up and they send gifts to each other, or would I send a gift to one person and someone different sends one to me?

Anonymous said...

Michelle - Thanks, good question, I'll add it!

Sharon - Since this one doesn't require a handmade component, I agree, we should probably ditch that question.

Nicola - I believe the way swap-bot does it is puts the names in a random list and you send to the next person on the list and the person above you sends to you.