Admin Extras: Creating and troubleshooting Additional Questions

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Additional Questions is a premium feature that allows ten additional questions to be appended to Delighted surveys.

Additional Questions may prove a bit puzzling at first. In this article, we’ll show you how to set up these extra questions and then answer the five most common support issues new users encounter. 

This one-two punch should untangle things quite nicely.  

In this section:


Setting up Additional Questions

  1. Click on the Survey People link on the top of your Dashboard
  2. Click on the Gear icon under the Email, Link, or other platform
  3. Select Configure additional questions
  4. On the following page, select a question type, then enter and edit your question. Areas that are customizable include the question, options (i.e., options respondents can select), and survey scale labels (when applicable)
  5. Optional: Choose which respondent group to show the question to under the Who should see this question section. We use the score collected on the initial scored question to determine what score types (ex. for NPS that would be Promoters, Passives, and Detractors) will see each question
  6. When finished, click Save question (Saving each question as you go is really, really important!)
  7. Repeat for any other questions you'd like to add
  8. Once complete, click Turn on (Also very important!)

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Troubleshooting Additional Questions

Hey, but what if things aren't working? There are five mistakes that rookies can make. (Not that we are calling you a rookie… we mean that other rookie down the hall.) 

Here are five questions that our Customer Concierge team will ask as they get to the bottom of the issue. We’ll answer each one in turn:

  1. Did you set up the distribution platform first?
  2. Do you know where to access the Additional Questions configuration page?
  3. Did you click Save Question immediately after each question was added or edited?
  4. Did you Turn On (aka, Publish) your Additional Questions (and any question updates)?
  5. Did you add your Additional Questions separately into each platform in your distribution mix?

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1. Setting up the distribution platform first

Additional Questions are appended to specific distribution platforms.

After a distribution platform has been fully enabled, the Gear icon appears, giving access to the Additional Questions configuration page.

To launch the Additional Questions configuration page from an active platform:

  1. Open the target survey from the Projects menu
  2. Click the Survey people button
  3. Click on the Gear icon to the right of the desired platform
  4. Click Configure additional questions

The target platform must be fully enabled first before you can access its Additional Questions configuration page. You know when a platform is ready to configure when a Gear icon appears in its tile. (No Gear icon, no access.) 

In the below image, only the Link and Email platforms have settings Gears and provide a path to the Additional Questions configuration page.

Details on setting up each platform can be found in section 3 of the Help Center.

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2. Accessing the Additional Questions configuration page

After a distribution platform has been fully enabled, the Gear icon appears, giving access to the Additional Questions configuration page.

To launch the Additional Questions configuration page from an active platform:

  1. Open the target survey from the Projects menu
  2. Click the Survey people button
  3. Click on the Gear icon to the right of the desired platform
  4. Click Configure additional questions

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3. Clicking Save Question as each question is added or edited

If you enter or edit a question, and (accidently or on purpose) click out to another part of Delighted before saving, the question will vanish. It’s gone! Ouch. (Does this sound like a lamentable personal experience?) 

Click Save question before you leave any question page and avoid this mishap.

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4. Turning on and publishing Additional Questions

After you add your Additional Questions, you must choose Turn on in order to go live. This acts like the Publish button in some apps. If you don't “Turn on” their Additional Questions, Delighted will not display them! 

🎶The Turn on button lets you create and edit you Additional Questions without worrying about those changes appearing publicly before you feel that they are ready. 

If you go back in and edit your questions, they won’t display unless you re-Publish the changes. (The old Additional Questions will continue to be presented to recipients.) So, this bit is important: you must now hit the Publish button after each round of edits! Otherwise, your old, sad, mistake-filled questions will linger on and on. 

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5. Adding Additional Questions separately to each distribution platform

It’s all in the subtitle above. Questions added to the Link platform will NOT appear in Email sends and visa versa. This division allows questions to change based on each platform's uniqueness. (For example, the question, “How easy was it to navigate our Website?” doesn’t apply when interactions are limited to Email.)

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For a complete guide on how to create Additional Questions, head to our Help Center. There you can learn about question randomization, reversing scales, display logic, and a whole lot more.

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