Author Topic: Do that survey!!!!!  (Read 2305 times)


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Do that survey!!!!!
« on: February 05, 2012, 08:03:43 PM »
Hello All!

I've read some of Demo's and Daveman's posts about the current survey that they're asking everyone to fill out.  I was interested in what this survey consisted of, so Daveman shared a link to it, just so that I could see the questions.

I now understand the importance of this initial survey, and why each of you really will benefit by completing it.  

FYI, it consists of 21 very brief, general questions about the POIS experience, and should take no more than 10-15 minutes - at the most - to complete. All you need to do is check off the answers as they apply to you.

Daveman has taken great care to assure anonymity in this survey. Only your screen name, a password (to access the survey) and the email address that you provided when registering for the forums are required.

This initial, general survey will foster more specific surveys as time goes by. For example, Daveman is working on a survey that is specific to niacin usage right now. I'm under the impression that there's a particular researcher -- a very reputable one -- who has contacted him about this!!!

Any upcoming surveys - which will likely be brief -- will connect data about POIS in an orderly, organized fashion.  The importance of this is MAJOR -- there  is no other repository of data on POIS - anywhere!    You men are the experts right now.

Between the NSF and SMF forums, there is a ton of information about POIS.  But it needs to be organized to be really useful.  

Researchers won't be able to use your POIS data unless it's organized and clear. (The hope is that they will be able to formulate scientific data for POIS, based on your data. I think this is Daveman's main point in asking you to complete this survey and any future ones).  

And -- YOU will be able to put some of the pieces of the POIS puzzle together more easily for yourselves.

It is definitely worth filling out this initial survey -- even for those of you who generally don't post, have never posted, or are extremely private about the POIS experience.  It is worth your while -- you have everything to gain and nothing to lose.

I needed some clarification about some of the questions, and Daveman did answer my questions.  Basically, for the few questions that ask you to rate a specific statement on a "1 - 5 " basis - you need to check off each of the specific replies - even if they don't apply to you.  You'll understand this when you fill out the survey!

As far as a time/effort commitment from each of you - you'll just be checking off those boxes -- no more than 10-15 minutes, tops.

For those of you who feel there is a language barrier, because the survey is in English -- you know that you can PM Daveman and he'll answer/explain the questions for you.

FYI -- I will never be privy to your responses.  Just letting you know! :-)

So go do it! It really will be a gift to all of you. AND IT'S CONFIDENTIAL!!

It 's the only way to go about fitting the POIS pieces together -- from the only source of solid POIS information anywhere -- you!

(I'm copying and pasting this into the NSF forum also.)
« Last Edit: February 06, 2012, 02:47:18 PM by Daveman »

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Re: Do that survey!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 09:48:04 AM »
I did mine. I'm curious to see how many of our members still regularly check the forums.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2012, 02:58:28 PM by Vincent Marcus »
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Re: Do that survey!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 06:52:57 PM »
I also filled in the survey.  :)
POIS since 2000. Very bad since 2008. I knew that I have POIS since June 2010. Desensitization since March 2011. I stopped with desens in July 2016. I have 50% less POIS. And only 1 day of POIS. Purified CBD works for me, but I am allergic for CBD.


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Re: Do that survey!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 10:53:20 PM »
I filled in the survey  :-\