Edit: Survey is now closed. Thanks to everyone who took it.
As you may know if you read CN comment threads regularly or use Google to stalk random people you find on the Internet, I'm a grad student at the University of Texas (I know, I know) 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.
Since most of us engage in online discussions of varying levels of quality (and profanity, and lolcat concentration) most every day, especially during the season (and since the rest of you lurkers read them), I think this is a pretty relevant survey for us here at CN. And lest this seem spammy, I should note that the almighty Jon Johnston has given me permission to do a FanPost on this.
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.