People crash weddings; people crash parties. What’s to stop someone from crashing an exchange?
This is an interesting question that we hear from time to time. We’ve done some serious thinking and some research, and we’ve agreed on a few key points:
- Firstly, it’s reasonably doubtful that participants outside of those directly involved would take the time to seek out the exchange and interject themselves and their thoughts. If there’s nothing to be gained for them, then it’s highly unlikely they’d be inclined to try to crash an exchange which they have no vested interest in.
- Secondly, we’ll switch gears for a moment. Let’s say someone did jump in and include their own thoughts. If they did share some thoughts, there’s nothing to say that wouldn’t be a good thing. The leadership team has invited participants to engage with the goal of gaining a variety of ideas, insights, and perspectives. If it’s a good thought, it’ll rise to the top through rating and resonance among participants, regardless of who shared it.
- And finally, we generally ask a demographic question that helps us get a really clear idea of who is saying what. Our analysis will show any patterns and outliers that could possibly impact the integrity of the process and filter appropriately.