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What is the Main Deterrent to Participation?

There are lots of reasons why members participate in Road Tests and Design Challenges and there are lots of reasons why they don't.

This poll explores what seem to be the main deterrents. What is the main reason you do not participate?

Or if you participate in some, why not more?

Poll Results
  • I have more important things to do with my time. I don't perceive the rewards to be worth the effort. (3%)
  • I am not confident my level of expertise is adequate to complete an impressive project. (45%)
  • I do participate in proposals, but have not been successful yet. (21%)
  • I cannot afford the expense or do not have the tools to execute a complete project. (3%)
  • The topics do not match my interests. (5%)
  • The schedules never seem to align with my availability. (3%)
  • I do not want to publish my proprietary ideas. (3%)
  • I am not permitted to blog about company technology. (3%)
  • Other. Please explain in the comments. (16%)


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