SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SIGIA-L: IQ Test
Re: SIGIA-L: IQ Test
From: Jenifer Wells (jen_at_jenifer.net)
Date: Tue May 01 2001 - 12:19:41 EDT
On 4/30/01 5:21 PM, "Laura_Lipscomb_at_i2.com" <Laura_Lipscomb_at_i2.com> wrote:
> I refrained from taking it due to the amount of advertising on the site and
> the personal information required prior to taking it.
And Michelle Dopp <doppcom_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
> No problems until boom, you've gotta pay up.
> And the site never mentions it until you've invested
> your 13 minutes or less on the damn test. Unless you
> count the misleading banner ads and completely
> incorrect statement that the test is FREE. I went ahead and took it (giving
false information for address etc. but providing a real e-mail that I used
for things that are likely to wind up spamming me). When the sales pitch
came up, I closed the window, checked my e-mail, and got the result with the
score they had sent me.
I went and took it. I filled in false info for the name and mailing address,
and used the e-mail address that I keep for using when I think I might wind
up getting spammed.
I took the test (9 minutes, including an interruption by a co-worker that
took a minute or two), closed the window that urged me to buy additional
reports, checked my e-mail and the score was there (along with some more
urging to explore their premium consciousness reports).
And FWIW, it was the same within 5 points of every other IQ test I've taken.
The ad-heavy and upsell-oriented design reminded me of a lot of other sites
that are supposed to be entertaining diversions, like horoscopes, etc. I
wouldn't look to it for something serious, but then, I don't think about IQ
tests too seriously anyway.
Rants and raves: www.jenifer.net
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