While watching the Sinbad episode Kuji, I saw an ad from Sy-Fy that said something along the lines of
You have listened to us, now we are ready to listen to you. Go to www.syfy.com/viewersvoice to voice your opinion
Well, I went there, and there was absolutely nothing in the survey that lead me to believe it was anything more than a demographic survey for the purposes of marketing to me. There was absolutely nothing regarding any of Sy-Fy's programming, past, present, or future, and the line from the advertisement "now we are ready to listen to you" in the context of the survey seems disingenuous without further context.
Now to give sy-fy credit, the survey did say that it was a registration survey, and did say that they would be sending surveys in the future. However, if I see another "survey" like this one, I will not be happy.
IMHO, SyFy should be a little more upfront about what they intend with these surveys because on the outset, it looks like they are not interested in hearing my opinion about their programming. Given Sy-Fy's general course over the past few years, my confidence in them is no greater after this "registration survey," and if future surveys look like they are purely marketing oriented, I likely will stop participation.
I'm sure the general tone of my post hear sounds negative; however, given sy-fy's past few years, would sy-fy expect any more?
I'll reluctantly urge those of you do not like sy-fy's current course to go through this registration survey (the URL in the quote is correct), and then wait to see if they really want to hear our opinions about their shows. If you are like me, I would expect that most of you would not like to be simply filling out marketing surveys, rather, we really do want a voice in current and future programming choices.