Have You Taken Our Quiz?

Gabby
By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2013-08-06 08:09:20 -0500
Started 2013-03-12 14:21:30 -0500

You may have noticed a quiz that pops up in your posts here. The one on neuropathy. It is a pretty good set of questions to help you know if what you are suffering with is neuropathy, one of the most commonly discussed complications of diabetes. It's just 10 questions and leads to more information on neuropathy. Check it out.


18 replies

Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-03-15 00:53:15 -0500 Report

This is a quiz that is by Diabetic Connect that just helps folks see if they should be talking to their doctor. It is not a sales pitch or a pop up. It's just a way to que in on what may be going on. Then it leads to more articles here on the site about neuropathy. I guess I used the word "pops up" in a poor way. My apologies.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-03-14 20:00:02 -0500 Report

I find the pop up annoying. I won't take it. I think the quiz should be an icon we can choose to click on to participate. There is nothing worse than a pop up as it seems to force people to read or participate in something to get rid of it.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-03-15 00:54:03 -0500 Report

It is just a banner ad on the side of the page or the upper corner. It doesn't interfere with your use of the site.

Lentyl
Lentyl 2013-03-12 16:23:20 -0500 Report

I don't do the quizes because, in my estimation, they are skewed.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-03-14 20:01:05 -0500 Report

Lentyl I agree with you 100% they are just like surveys. They are skewered to get the responses they want based on how the question is asked.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-03-15 00:55:23 -0500 Report

We were just trying to help members here find out if they should address it with their doctor. It is a tool to help with a topic that comes up quite a bit among our members here.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-03-15 11:11:02 -0500 Report

I can understand that Gabby, people use this site for medical advice rather than contacting their doctors. However, rather than a quiz, why not have a banner that advises everyone to talk to their doctors about medical issues?

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-03-12 14:30:35 -0500 Report

I had seen that pop up but always at an inconvenient time. I thought it was something I had done wrong and needed to change something.

Really having the quiz just pop up at irregular times (from my perspective) is irritating and intrusive and I am not likely to respond positively.

I will take the quiz (I see the advert on the right side at this time) soon as I post this reply.

James

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-03-12 15:00:57 -0500 Report

Just finished the quiz. What I said about the quiz that popped up randomly was mistaken.

This Quiz was different than that one. The Q on foot problems was confusing in that it just said problems and didn't define what they meant by problems until I answered "yes" and was told in the reply that they meant foot ulcers and things like that. (which I do not have).

Of course it concurred with my Dr's Dx that I have neuropathy. LoL!

locarb
locarb 2013-03-12 15:28:42 -0500 Report

Ditto. In fact, I don't find these things helpful at all. I have to remind myself, though, that we have new people here frequently (at least I would like to believe that) and people experiencing new symptoms every day. Hopefully it will help them. I have to tell you honestly though, other than a "blog" or bulletin board that I've posted to on occasion, I don't find this site particularly useful.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-03-15 00:51:03 -0500 Report

I'm sorry to hear that you don't find the site useful. What are some things you would like to see us do differently or things we can do to improve your visits here?

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-03-12 15:39:24 -0500 Report

Well Lo, I really enjoy myself here.

I find it useful because of my ADHD and not being able to think of stuff on my own. I find for myself, that the interaction here keeps me mentally sharp, and brings questions to me that I would never have thought of on my own, questions that I never would have considered.

It works well for me. I am sure that it is not for everybody.

Lentyl
Lentyl 2013-03-12 16:22:43 -0500 Report

Good for you James. I agree with you wholeheartedly! This is the best site that I've seen and I've looked around.

Tony5657
Tony5657 2013-03-14 08:34:05 -0500 Report

James & Lentyl,
I totally agree with you both. Thanks & a tip of my hat to all who make this great site possible!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tony5657 in New Braunfels, TX

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