Community Signal Q&A

So far, every episode of Community Signal has been me (Patrick) with a guest. Listener Jenn Lebowitz suggested that we try something different: a Q&A show, where listeners submit questions and I answer them. We’re going to give it a try! If listeners like the idea, this is something I’d love to do periodically.

If your question is time sensitive or you need an answer, please contact me directly instead. Q&A submissions made via this form will go into a queue that we’ll hopefully use to select a handful of questions for an upcoming episode and (if people like it) future episodes.

If you have a question that you would like me to answer on the air, please fill out the form below.

A Few Quick Notes About Your Submission

You are welcome to remain anonymous. In the form, the only field required is the one asking if you’d like to be anonymous. However, even if you want to remain anonymous on the show, please consider leaving a name and email address so that I can privately contact you in case I have any follow up questions related to context.

If you choose not to be anonymous, I’d love to mention your company, a website and your Twitter username, so that’s why I am asking for them here.

Once again, this question will be read on our podcast and featured on our website as long as those things exist, so once it’s out there, it’s out there, and we won’t be able to take it back. Please only ask questions you are comfortable having in public.

I reserve the right to edit your submission. I don’t want to change your meaning, but we may need to adjust it due to content, length, self-promotion or something along those lines.

If you have any questions about this form or how the Q&A episodes work, please don’t hesitate to ask me.

If all goes well, we’ll receive many submissions, which also means that we won’t be able to use all of them, due to a lack of time, because the question was too vague, didn’t fit the focus of our program or I felt it wasn’t one I could answer well for our audience. Hopefully, we do use yours, but regardless, I am grateful that you took the time to read this and that you are thinking about submiting a question. Thank you.

Q&A Submission Form

About You
Even if you\'d like to remain anonymous with regard to your question, please consider entering a name and email address below in case I have a private follow up question for you. But you don\'t have to.
Your Question

You can enter your question in the text box below or upload an audio clip. You don\’t have to do both. That said, if you wanted to upload an audio clip and then provide greater context in the text field, you can do so.

For audio clips, please upload a .wav or .aiff file (maximum 25 MB). This helps us produce a show that sounds great. You are welcome to mention your name, company, one website and one Twitter username. If you go beyond that, I may edit it out due to excessive self-promotion. You can also leave those items out of the clip, in which case I will introduce you on the air, prior to your question being played. When recording audio, please be aware of the length of your audio clip. Details are good, but in most cases, the clip probably doesn\'t need to be longer than a minute.