On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 04:55:03PM -0400, Ben Cotton wrote:
On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 4:39 PM Kevin Fenzi <kevin(a)scrye.com>
> If we just make it an essay with suggestions of what to include, I think
> it might be more engaging than just a sentence or two on specific
> Thinking about it from an editorial perspective, the questionnaire format
results in what will likely be more readable posts than a longer essay. The
current format does sometimes result in a sentence or two, but a lot of the
answers are a paragraph or two. So I'm not sure the end result would be a
much different amount of content; some people are going to give shorter
replies no matter the form. The other good thing about the current format
is that it makes the answers more directly comparable.
That said, I do like the idea of a more free-form response as a way to see
how candidates think. I suppose I can toss both at FESCo and let them make
the choice. :-)
I'd vote for Nirik's proposal over a fixed set of questions...