@callen Is it? Is it asking Bo1 v. Bo3 format or Bo1 v. Bo3 in a vacuum? It doesn't say. Is there a follow up question about 2-team v. 3-team alliances? I can't see. Not only that, it doesn't really even ask which you prefer. It asks "Best of 1? Yes/no." I'm assuming that is asking if you prefer Bo1 to Bo3. It could be asking if you'll compete in VRC with Bo1, go to worlds with Bo1, etc. Even compared to Bo3 needs to be inferred, but the context and the follow-up questions helps with that. But, again, if I have to make assumptions like that to know what a question is asking, that's a problem.
No context? Is it Bo1 v. Bo3 in a vacuum or Bo1 v. Bo3 format (including different numbers of teams, 2-team alliances) as adopted by VRC? These questions do revolve around VRC, which is making this change, if you couldn't tell. Oh, look at that! Context!!! I don't know which context the question has, and even if it's one of those instead of something else requires an assumption. This is not about manipulating an answer, but about answering properly. I've already publicly stated I prefer Bo3 while preferring VRC's Bo1 format. So which answer do I give without knowing the context? And if you really don't feel there is context, go to a random person on the street and ask, "Best of 1, yes or no?" and see if they even understand what you're asking. Thank you for so clearly demonstrating that some people are blind to context, meaning they don't know for sure what they're even answering.
Separately, are people answering the question about the number of members on teams properly? The English is clear, but in a way that confuses a lot of people. For clarity, it's asking for the total number of members on all teams (i.e. added together), excluding those members who aren't on any team at all.
I think what you’re missing is that the ‘context’ you can’t see has already been established. Obviously people will know that it has to do with VRC, as the link to this survey is posted on the Vex Forums. We’re not just some random people on the street, so quite frankly that information is completely unnecessary to provide (if you don’t count the title of the survey already having Vex in its name).
As for your personal answer, it’s pretty clear that you should respond with what you feel is appropriate for VRC, as that is what the survey is about, and unless you have some extreme short term memory loss, you should already know that. Given this, please respond saying that you “prefer VRC’s Bo1 format.”
It’s clear. It’s simple. It has context given where the link was posted and the fact that it says Vex in its name. This isn’t the type of survey you’d hand to random people in LA on Jimmy Kimmel with a mic right next to them. I think you’re really over complicating this when in fact it’s an extremely simple process.