Um, no.  Anyone who takes the survey has to have gotten the incoming link
from somewhere.  This listserv is the most likely source.  So, by your
definition almost anyone with the URL for the survey is a community

Self-defining as part of the community is about how people see their role.
Otherwise the survey could just list all those things you said and ask if
the person did them.

-Wilhelmina Randtke

On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 1:56 PM, Ross Singer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> To second Rosy's point, if you are unsure if you are 'part of the
> community' and you can answer yes to any of the following questions, you
> absolutely can say 'yes' in the survey:
> You are on the CODE4LIB mailing list
> You have attended a Code4Lib conference
> You have submitted to a CfP to a Code4Lib conference
> You tried to attend a Code4Lib conference but didn't register in time
> You have a registered account on
> You have a registered account on
> You have submitted to or read the Code4lib journal
> You follow
> You have been in the #code4lib IRC channel
> What I'm saying is that Code4Lib's "community" takes a lot of forms, don't
> feel you need to be a regular in the IRC channel or something.
> -Ross.
> On Nov 27, 2012, at 2:39 PM, Rosalyn Metz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > To our dear dear lurking friends,
> >
> > We would also like you to take the survey.  I put the "Do you consider
> > yourself a part of the Code4Lib community." question in the survey
> because
> > I  wanted to make sure that people that were part of Code4Lib were
> > separated from the random people that might take the survey -- like oh
> say
> > my mom (I'm not kidding, she would take the survey if she saw it).
> >
> > But then I was reminded that I once thought I wasn't part of the
> community.
> > I read the listserv all the time and then I decided to start a blog.  And
> > then I went to a conference where I gave a lightning talk.  And now
> Michael
> > Klein is yelling at me to come back to the conference and IRC chat room.
> >
> > So now my hope for that question is that folks like you -- who think they
> > are just a lurker -- will take the survey and respond no to the first
> > question.  Then maybe we can figure out a way to turn some of those nos
> to
> > yeses.
> >
> > :)
> > A former lurker
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 1:40 PM, Rosalyn Metz <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Ok Folks,
> >>
> >> I'm starting off small.  Let's do a quick survey of the community and
> see
> >> what the gender breakdown is.
> >>
> >> Survey Link:
> >>
> >> It should take 1 minute to fill out.  It closes at the end of the day
> >> Friday (midnight).  I'll share the results here on Monday when we're all
> >> back to work and can have a lively discussion about what they mean.
>  Expect
> >> a chart (I like charts in addition to surveys).
> >>
> >> Rosalyn
> >>
> >> P.S. can someone share on the twitters?
> >>