Digging through old e-mail, I came across this friends and family survey – so you see, we put SOME (wee bit of) planning into the creation of the old website
From: Gus Adapon email@example.com
Date: Tue Aug 10, 1999 8:56am
Subject: FONT SURVEY: If you don’t know the answers, just hit reply and tell me you’re alive!
Once upon a time (about a year ago, actually) I sent out a survey to my email distribution about what expectations one might have about an organization targetting new arrivals in ‘Korea’: the (fictitious) Korean American Professionals Association
The responses were pretty consistent – there obviously are those basic needs we all have when we roll into a new scene:
house job food play
(almost consistently in that order! Tho’ some of you yahoos put play on top) --> In short: “information” and “community” were clear themes.
Believe it or not, those responses eventually led me to embark on a website project that is (finally!) almost ready to go – oriented.org
So, we’re close… but there are some basic details that, well, we’re still trying to figure out yet.
Do me a favor? Hit your REPLY button (NOW!) and give me quick and dirty answers to this highly unscientific, but terribly relevant, survey.
[If you don’t know the answers, at least hit reply and tell me you’re alive!]
Which FONT style does your HOME computer have? VERDANA, ARIAL NARROW, or both? You can quickly check in Windows by going to your Start Menu, pressing ‘R’ and then typing ‘c:\windows\fonts’
Which FONT style does your OFFICE computer have? VERDANA, ARIAL NARROW, or both? You can quickly check in Windows by going to your Start Menu, pressing ‘R’ and then typing ‘c:\windows\fonts’
WHERE do you surf more: at home, or at work?
Do you PREFER Netscape, Internet Explorer (IE), or other?
(For those in Taiwan) Which do you prefer: the Taiwan News, the China Post, or the Taipei Times?[/quote]
Looking this over, I do NOT see how I saw “community” in that list of important things people need when you enter a new environment. All four seem pretty self-interested to me. Just fishing for confirming evidence, I guess.
That said, some of the forums that we started out with flat out died. Like the Movie forum. Of course, 80% of the traffic those first few months was Christine and me – pretending to be other people. Lot’s has changed, huh? We really had barely a grasp on what we were doing, huh? In fact, the most popular forum – then and now – is the Open Forum, which was defined as little as possible.