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Offline CaptainMurdoch

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Falcon Player User Survey for January 2018
« on: January 11, 2018, 09:44:48 PM »
Over the holidays, I started thinking about posting a poll on
FalconChristmas.com to get input from users regarding FPP configuration,
issues encountered in 2017, and future direction.  After thinking about it
for a little while, it became obvious that a simple poll on the forum
wasn't going to collect the information we wanted to get from our users.
The poll idea evolved into a survey which I have created to help us get
a better handle on the user base and their experience with FPP.

The survey should only take about 10-15 minutes at the most.  It is only
about 25 questions, a lot of which are dependent on earlier questions, for
instance, if you don't use BeagleBones to run FPP, the survey won't ask you
which capes you use on your BeagleBones.

The majority of our user base is silent.  The FPP v1.8 SD install media
file has been downloaded over 13,000 times, but we only have a few thousand
users on FalconChristmas.com.  There are so many places to get good FPP
support that we wanted a way to reach out to all users rather than a poll
requiring you to login to FalconChristmas.com.

If you are a FPP user, please take the time to complete the survey so that
we can better know which parts of FPP we should be focusing our development
efforts on and which features you would like to see added or improved.

In the nature of FPP being Open Source, the survey is being run using
LimeSurvey which is Open Source survey software.

To get to the survey, go to:

http://fpp.bc2va.org/limesurvey/

Click on the green box labeled "2018 Falcon Player User Survey".  The next
page will have a Captcha question.  The text says "enter the letters you
see", but it really means "enter the answer to this math problem", so if
you see "49 + 1 =", enter the answer of "50", don't enter "49 + 1 =" in
the answer field.

If you are interrupted, you can return to the survey and it should continue
where you left off as long as you return using the same web browser.  There
is no login/password, the survey uses cookies to track your position in
the survey.

Thanks for your help and thanks for using FPP.  The survey will be open
through the end of January and will close at 11:59PM on Feb 4, 2018.

The Falcon Player Development Team


(This post will be cross-posted to various forums and facebook groups)
-
Chris

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Re: Falcon Player User Survey for January 2018
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 07:12:28 AM »
This is great!   I've submitting my answers/comments.


Would love to see the tally after you've compiled all the totals.
xLights and Vixen3 for sequencing / FPP for scheduling and playing / Falcon controllers for pixels / homemade controllers for everything else

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Re: Falcon Player User Survey for January 2018
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 10:56:13 AM »
This is great!   I've submitting my answers/comments.

Would love to see the tally after you've compiled all the totals.

Thanks for taking the time to complete the survey, we've have about 140 responses so far, so we are getting some valuable feedback.

Once we've had a chance to sanity check the data and make sure there is nothing personal in the freeform text answers, then I would like to post the results in some form.

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Re: Falcon Player User Survey for January 2018
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 12:40:01 PM »
Not sure what is going on, but...


Went to take the survey.  Instruction is to "enter the letters you see here".  No letters are present, just numbers.
Entering the numbers as seen gets you a failed attempt.
Doing the math that is shown, works.


Perhaps a change to the prompt may be in order!?!


Survey has been completed.



« Last Edit: January 12, 2018, 12:47:41 PM by algerdes »
Sequencers: Vixen3 and xLights
Players: FPP and xSchedule Controllers:  Renards - SS24/SS16; E1.31 - San Devices E682 - Falcon F16, F4, F48 - J1Sys - DIYLEDExpress E1.31 Bridges.  Much more!

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Re: Falcon Player User Survey for January 2018
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 01:29:01 PM »
Not sure what is going on, but...


Went to take the survey.  Instruction is to "enter the letters you see here".  No letters are present, just numbers.
Entering the numbers as seen gets you a failed attempt.
Doing the math that is shown, works.

Perhaps a change to the prompt may be in order!?!

Survey has been completed.

I noted this in the announcement post.  I have tried changing that text, but it doesn't want to stick.  The prompt is part of the survey software, and not something I can edit through the config UI.  I even cleared the cache files on the web server but my change didn't seem to take effect.  I am still looking into it.  Sorry about the confusion.

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Re: Falcon Player User Survey for January 2018
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 04:45:08 PM »
Survey completed (from the perspective of a beginner with FPP).
Using LOR (mostly SuperStar) for all sequencing - using FPP only to drive P5 and P10 panels.
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Re: Falcon Player User Survey for January 2018
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 04:54:13 PM »
Survey completed (from the perspective of a beginner with FPP).

Thanks, all input is valuable.  :) That's part of the reason that the question about how long you have been using FPP also has a 0 years option.  That will allow us to correlate results by how long the user has been using FPP as well if we want to do any deep analysis.

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Re: Falcon Player User Survey for January 2018
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 05:21:48 PM »
Thanks Cap.   Another first year user has now completed the survey...

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Re: Falcon Player User Survey for January 2018
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2018, 09:56:45 PM »
Bump this thread, there are only a few days left, so if you haven't taken the survey and are a FPP user please take a few minutes to respond.  Once the survey is closed, the results will be posted on FalconChristmas.com.

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Re: Falcon Player User Survey for January 2018
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2018, 09:58:30 PM »
Just completed the survey, as a new member I think that posting comments can be intimidating. This is great way for new or timid members to give some feedback.


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Re: Falcon Player User Survey for January 2018
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2018, 10:01:18 PM »
Just completed the survey, as a new member I think that posting comments can be intimidating. This is great way for new or timid member to give some feedback.

Thanks for doing the survey.  I thought that the anonymity of the responses might help some who might otherwise not normally speak up.

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Re: Falcon Player User Survey for January 2018
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2018, 11:52:14 AM »
Once we've had a chance to sanity check the data and make sure there is nothing personal in the freeform text answers, then I would like to post the results in some form.


I'm looking forward to seeing the results  ;)

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Re: Falcon Player User Survey for January 2018
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2018, 05:26:15 PM »
Hi - just wondering if the results from the survey are available yet?

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Re: Falcon Player User Survey for January 2018
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2018, 04:30:58 PM »
Hi - just wondering if the results from the survey are available yet?

Not yet, I had an issue with the PDF exporter and some Real Life things.  I was finally able to get a PDF dump of the results and talked about this a little bit at the Expo last week.  I will get this sanitized and uploaded soon.  There are several of the highly desired items from the survey that are already in the v2.0 beta version of FPP.

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Re: Falcon Player User Survey for January 2018
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2018, 09:23:28 PM »
Not yet, I had an issue with the PDF exporter and some Real Life things.  I was finally able to get a PDF dump of the results and talked about this a little bit at the Expo last week.  I will get this sanitized and uploaded soon.  There are several of the highly desired items from the survey that are already in the v2.0 beta version of FPP.

Thank you - and I can appreciate that life can get in the way. Apologies, and I have tried to search for documentation relating to what's in the beta, but is that posted anywhere? I may not have been using the right keywords, or looking in the right spot - some of the talk about betas and alphas confuses me sometimes.

 

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