As extremely observant BCB regulars and/or Google stalkers may have deduced, I'm a grad student at the University of Texas studying journalism and the Internet. As part of one of my projects I'm running a survey on online discussion quality, and I'd really like for you to take it.
Before you jump down to the comment section and type "Spam!" I should tell you that Kyle's given me permission to do a FanPost on this. Since most of us engage in online discussions of varying levels of quality most every day (and the rest of you lurkers read them), I think this is a pretty relevant survey for us here at BCB.
Here's the link to the survey. It's really quick and painless - 5 to 10 minutes, max - and it would be hugely helpful to me, and maybe even fun for you. If you're so inclined, go ahead and pass it on via Twitter/Facebook/email/smoke signal, too.
If you have any questions about specifics of the survey or the study as a whole, feel free to email me at markcoddington(AT)gmail(DOT)com. Thanks a bunch for your help.