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What motivates you to answer questions posted online?   [Edit]

Survey period: 23 Nov 2009 to 29 Nov 2009

What is it that drives you to answer questions online?
OptionVotes% 
A desire to help your fellow developer42258.53
It's a way to say 'thank you' for help you received online38353.12
You just like answering questions20528.43
You hate seeing a question unanswered7810.82
To build your online reputation14820.53
You are competitive and want to answer more than anyone else294.02
You hope that, if you answer a question enough times, it won't be re-asked.425.83
Perceived, potential or actual financial gain243.33
You never or rarely answer questions online17424.13
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

View optional text answers (47 answers)


 
GeneralSurvey period!!! Pin
newCP25-Nov-09 17:39
MembernewCP25-Nov-09 17:39 
GeneralIsn't it obvious? Pin
Lutosław25-Nov-09 0:16
MemberLutosław25-Nov-09 0:16 
GeneralGood desire to help other developers... Pin
koolprasad200324-Nov-09 0:15
professionalkoolprasad200324-Nov-09 0:15 
GeneralRe: Good desire to help other developers... Pin
Natza Mitzi25-Nov-09 0:24
MemberNatza Mitzi25-Nov-09 0:24 
GeneralRe: Good desire to help other developers... Pin
koolprasad200325-Nov-09 18:36
professionalkoolprasad200325-Nov-09 18:36 
GeneralIt's a good way of establishing what other developers are up to. Pin
sucram23-Nov-09 19:08
Membersucram23-Nov-09 19:08 
GeneralI used to... Pin
Jeremy Falcon23-Nov-09 6:56
professionalJeremy Falcon23-Nov-09 6:56 
QuestionRe: OT ... Pin
Chris Meech23-Nov-09 8:45
MemberChris Meech23-Nov-09 8:45 
AnswerRe: OT ... Pin
Jeremy Falcon23-Nov-09 8:55
professionalJeremy Falcon23-Nov-09 8:55 
Generalshowing off how much you know Pin
ed welch23-Nov-09 1:09
Membered welch23-Nov-09 1:09 
GeneralRe: showing off how much you know Pin
Viral Upadhyay23-Nov-09 1:47
MemberViral Upadhyay23-Nov-09 1:47 
GeneralRe: showing off how much you know Pin
Jason Barry23-Nov-09 2:44
professionalJason Barry23-Nov-09 2:44 
Would this not fall under the "You are competitive and want to answer more than anyone else" option?
GeneralRe: showing off how much you know Pin
LePoete23-Nov-09 2:53
MemberLePoete23-Nov-09 2:53 
GeneralRe: showing off how much you know Pin
W Balboos, GHB23-Nov-09 4:50
mveW Balboos, GHB23-Nov-09 4:50 
GeneralRe: showing off how much you know Pin
PIEBALDconsult23-Nov-09 2:58
professionalPIEBALDconsult23-Nov-09 2:58 
GeneralOne of my reasons is: Pin
Harry Neethling23-Nov-09 1:07
MemberHarry Neethling23-Nov-09 1:07 
GeneralRe: One of my reasons is: Pin
Natza Mitzi25-Nov-09 0:28
MemberNatza Mitzi25-Nov-09 0:28 
GeneralMy Opinion.. Pin
Sundeep Ganiga22-Nov-09 19:02
MemberSundeep Ganiga22-Nov-09 19:02 
GeneralRe: My Opinion.. Pin
PIEBALDconsult23-Nov-09 4:46
professionalPIEBALDconsult23-Nov-09 4:46 
GeneralRe: My Opinion.. Pin
Sundeep Ganiga24-Nov-09 18:50
MemberSundeep Ganiga24-Nov-09 18:50 
GeneralRe: My Opinion.. Pin
PIEBALDconsult25-Nov-09 3:37
professionalPIEBALDconsult25-Nov-09 3:37 
GeneralRe: My Opinion.. Pin
Sundeep Ganiga25-Nov-09 18:44
MemberSundeep Ganiga25-Nov-09 18:44 

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