The DSO overhaul questionnaire

The DSO website will shortly be relaunched, completely redesigned and moving to a new address. But before we do all that we want to know what you think of it now so that we know where to make improvements and changes. All those who complete and submit a questionnaire will be entered into a competition to win an impressive bunch of stuff including CDs, a DVD or two, posters, T-Shirts and other promo music and movie goodies.

Please spend a few minutes answering the following questions and press the 'submit' button at the bottom. The cut-off date for responses is 1 February 2001.

So we can build up a profile of our readers to make sure our content is tailored to you and your tastes, please complete the 'About You' section before beginning the questionnaire.

(NOTE: In order to be eligible to win the questionnaire competition goodies you should complete all the answers in the 'About You' section. Other than that, if there are any questions you cannot be bothered to [or can't] answer you may leave them blank, but please complete as many as possible.)

Please read DSO's privacy policy before completing this form. All data collected via this questionnaire will only be released to third parties in aggregated form  - no individual personal details will be passed on.

About You

Sex: Male Female

Age: under 15 / 15-25 / 26-35 / 36-45 / 46+

Salary p/a: Under £10k / £10k - £15k / £16k - £20k / £21k - £25k / £26k - £35k / £36k - 40k / £41k + / Full time student / I'd rather not say

List 5 of your favourite music artists:

List 5 of your favourite films:

List 5 of your favourite websites:

Which magazines do you regularly read?

Please enter your email address (this will only be used to enter you into the questionnaire competition, you will not be added to any mailing or subscriptions lists):


How regularly do you visit DSO?
Every week / Every 2-3 weeks / Every month / Less than every month

If the site was updated more frequently would you visit more often?
Yes /   No /   Maybe

What is your main area of interest?
Audio / Video / Both Audio and Video / Press


Please rate the following (1=bad, 2=poor, 3=okay, 4=good, 5=great)

Content 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

General design/layout 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

Site navigation/useability 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

Speed of access 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5


Please rank your level of interest in each of the following areas (1=none, 2=some, 3=lots)

Live reviews 1 / 2 / 3

CD reviews 1 / 2 / 3

Interviews 1 / 2 / 3

Promo Offers 1 / 2 / 3

Links to resources/labels 1 / 2 / 3

DSO project bands 1 / 2 / 3

Please specify any additions or changes you'd like to see to live or CD reviews (i.e. more, specific artists etc.):

Please specify any artists you would like to see either reviewed (live or CD) or interviewed:


Please offer any other suggestions, criticisms etc. on the audio section:

Do you ever use the reviews for reference later (i.e. to help you buy CDs of go to gigs)?

Yes / No / Might if there were more

We are considering releasing and selling an exclusive compilation CD featuring contributions from big name and new electronic music artists. What do you think of this idea?

Cool! Do it.

Bloody hell, not another compilation album. Don't bother.

Don't really care either way


Please rank your level of interest in each of the following areas (1=none, 2=some, 3=lots)

Film reviews 1 / 2 / 3

Book/Comic reviews 1 / 2 / 3

Anime reviews 1 / 2 / 3

Miscellaneous reviews 1 / 2 / 3

Interviews 1 / 2 / 3

Events calendar 1 / 2 / 3

Links 1 / 2 / 3

Dark Star Magazine 1 / 2 / 3

Please tell us what additions or changes you would like to see to film reviews:

Please tell us what additions or changes you would like to see to the interviews:

Please tell us what additions or changes you like to see to the links page:


Would you like to see articles on films added to DSO video?

Yes   / No / Don't care


Have you ever read/used this?

Yes No

Would you use the Events page more if it were more regularly updated?

Yes  No  Maybe


Would you like to see PDF versons of Dark Star Magazine back issues online?

Yes / No / Don't care

If there is enough demand, DSO may publish illustrated books or magazines on music and film related subjects or release CDs. Would you be interested in buying any of these?

Yes / No / Maybe


We are considering using advertising as a way of generating income that can be used to maintain the DSO website. Please check one of the following:

Sounds like a sensible idea, do it

Sounds like a terrible idea, don't do it  

Sounds okay provided its subtle/not too much

I don't really care

Did you know you can subscribe (for free!) to the DSO website?

Yes / No

If you would like to subscribe and receive free email updates, news, promo offers and the chance to enter exclusive competitions, please select from the following options:



Both (including Press)

Please enter your email address (required) This will only be used for your (free!) subscription and nothing else:

We are looking for writers to provide content for DSO. If you are interested in contributing please check here:

Yes I'm interested in contributing.

At present the DSO website is updated approximately every 2-3 weeks. How frequently would you like to see the site updated?

It's okay at the moment

More frequently than at present

Less frequently than at present

Please check if you would like to see any of the following on the DSO website:

Bulletin/chat board  /   Gig guide /   News /   Competitions

Streamed audio/video /   MP3 section /   Gig venue guide

Good music guide /   Good film guide /   Email newsletter

Anything else? Make suggestions:


What would you like to see more of?

What would you like to see less of?

Congratulations! You've reached the end of the questionanire. We know it was a bit long but the more feedback we get from you the better we can make the new site. Thanks for your patience, but don't forget to press the "Submit" button or all your efforts will have been in vain:

And if you've entered the competition - Good Luck!

Feel free to email a link to this page to anyone you think will be interested in DSO.

Competition goodies confirmed at time of going to press* are:

Cryonica Tanz Compilation CD

man(i)kin Sacrament EP CD

Greenhaus The Greenhaus Effect CD

Greenhaus T-Shirt

Flowchart bee gee EP CD

Body Weapon DVD (Region 2)

The Journal of Stephen Hadley novel

Front 242 gig poster

Gun Music stickers

*But could be subject to last minute changes!