Being guilty of not having completed the survey myself, I am just going to throw this out there.
I know how frustrating it is to be constantly reminded to do it in threads when the subject at hand is seemingly unrelated or taking the thread off-topic.
But I also know, after some very cordial exchanges with admins, how important the survey is to those who are dedicating their time to managing this site, as well as to our hopes of future research.
While I may have publicly doubted the link between survey numbers and research dollars, my own experience in the social sciences should have taught me that comprehensive survey data gets scientists’ juices flowing. And there is no such thing as too much data, only too little. Even if it isn’t enough to push a major institution into launching a study, a significant body of data could spur some maverick future Nobel prize winning researcher into digging into it and unearthing something critical.
I have certainly been guilty of choosing to dedicate my time to rereading threads I have read dozens of times before rather than doing it, so I am sure there must be more like me out there, too.
So maybe those of us who haven’t done it should just do it this weekend. Half on Saturday, half on Sunday. Or be an absolute warrior and tackle the beast in one go, I double doggy dare you. And by “this” weekend, I mean whenever the next weekend is at the moment you are reading this.
And then nobody needs to be frustrated any more, or at least not with each other, only with those cunts at M*rck.
We will beat this, but we do so quicker by pulling together.