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* 1. Please provide personal and website/blog details in the text boxes below. Note that no identifying information will be disclosed to any person other than the researchers. We only need this information so we can contact you if needed to clarify any answers, and so we can assess what sorts of moderation and evaluation options are preferred by different sorts of sites/blogs.

HOWEVER, IF YOU WISH TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS, YOU MAY USE AN "ANONYMISED" (BUT FUNCTIONAL) EMAIL ADDRESS ONLY. THAT WAY WE CAN AT LEAST CONTACT YOU TO CLARIFY YOUR ANSWERS.

* 2. Do you use any specific quantitative or qualitative measures to evaluate the “success” of your blog/website?

* 3. Which of the following best describes your site?

* 4. Briefly describe (if possible) the main objectives of your site/blog?

* 5. What quantitative tools (if any) do you use to measure successful achievement of your site’s objectives?

* 6. What qualitative tools (if any) do you use to measure success?

* 7. How useful have you found the measurement techniques you use for evaluating success?

* 8. What changes (if any) to the content, appearance or functionality of your site have you made as a result of your evaluation of the measurement techniques you use?

* 9. Do you require readers of your site to complete an initial registration process before being able to post comments?

* 10. If yes to 8), what effects (if any) have you noted since implementing this registration process?

* 11. Do you publish commenter behaviour and moderation rules on your site?

* 12. If yes to 10), which rules do you regard as the most important ones for facilitating fruitful and reasonably civil interaction?

* 13. Have you ever utilized IP address barring or other methods of excluding or suspending a reader’s commenting access?

* 14. If yes to 12), how effective have you found suspension or exclusion as a means of facilitating fruitful and reasonably civil interaction?

* 15. What (apart from aspects already mentioned) have you found from experience to be the key/s to optimizing reader participation at your blog or website?

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