Hey Dan (glad no stupid chipmunks lol) , I am actually conducting an acne survey for a huge science fair project. If you want to see it I can email it to you. Keep us updated on these surveys. Also, I wanna ask my mommy if she can get me a acne.org shirt.
I stumbled across your site back in 2004 while researching some info on Proactive. My husband and I have been Regimen devotees (and clear!) ever since. Because my husband does all the online ordering of your BP gel, I hadn’t been back to your website in four years. Imagine my surprise when I revisited you this weekend. I like what you’ve done with the place! You’ve been busy!
I watched a few of your video blogs from the past week. No wonder everyone loves you – you are so endearing! (The chipmucks, though? Not so much…)
Anyhoo, I wanted to recommend a book to you, both for your upcoming survey as well as your clinical trial. I’m sure the poli-sci books have similar info, because a statistically rigorous design of experiments (DOE) is the same regardless of field. However, you may get some value from reading about DOE theory from some math/statistics books (since there are different types of DOEs depending on the type of info you are trying to obtain). The one I used in college is _Statistics for Experimenters_ by Box, Hunter, and Hunter.
I’m not sure if the SF library participates in the “Link+” program… I know the libraries in Alameda County do, and the Santa Clara libraries have their own program. Through Link+, you can reserve books from libraries all over the state – including college libraries. There are 21 Link+ libraries who have this book.
I will be checking in a little more often now… very interested to see how your tests go. Keep up the good work, Dan.
Oh, and best of luck househunting! Trying to buy real estate in the Bay Area can be very discouraging at times, but *so* worth it when all is said and done. So happy for you – you deserve a lifetime of good stuff in return for your work on this site.
I agree, I think utilizing the massive number of people who visit the site (I was quite surprised at the number) for surveys would have incredible benefits. I can only imagine the huge amount of valuable data you could receive as a result; it may well lead to big things!
Good luck with the office upgrade!
30,000 a day, wow! These surveys are going to be extremely important in determining tons of stuff about acne. Why on earth would it take a year to design though?
You’re really an awesome guy, not many people would be so dedicated to solving so many peoples acne problems. Think of how many people have clear skin because of you now!
Awesome Christmas tree, Dan! You gotta get some decorations stat though. lol Those buildings look really nice also. The acne survey sounds awesome. That’s crazy that 30,000 people visit acne.org a day!!! I knew it was a lot, but didn’t know it was the much, and that number will only grow larger. Anyway, awesome video.
I’m game for a huge acne survey. We definitely need more questions answered about it. By the way, I’m loving the video blog. Keep up the good work!
P.S. I like the chipmunks!!!!!
Dan, do you have any estimate regarding when the spot treatment would be available? Are we still several months away? I’m excited to see what you come up with.
dude, that x-mas tree is barely a step up from charlie brown’s =P
good luck with the office search. hopefully, you’ll get a good deal in this horrible market.
ps- i was also surprised at the number of hits.
pps- is acne.org your full-time gig or do you do other work, aswell? just curious.
lol – we don’t even have a tree!
San Fransico sounds soooo nice. So much nicer than where I am right now, with snow and below zero temps! And I hadn’t realized we had THAT many people here visiting everyday, that’s so neat!
Way to go…hope you find a nice place.Just the right time to buy a house really.First time i am leaving a comment.Love your videos.
Was on BP regimen in ’04.Got good results,but got off it as it was taking way too much time and causing inconvinience.
Tried a variety of products meanwhile–face dip strategy(worked,but left stretch marks on my chin),clenziderm et all.
Finally,am back here…and have been using the AHA for last two months.In one word–AWESOME.I am not even applying any BP.Two times daily..generous AHA application.Not 100% clear yet,but feeling way too better.
SPOT-TREATMENT WITH AHA WOULD BE FANTASTIC.GET IT OUT QUICKLY,BUDDY.
You should of played the chipmunks!!!! Just for Collin!!!
I’ll take the survey, even if it took three hours.
The survey is deffinately a great idea. I suggest keeping it short and multiple choice because then more people would take it. Rather than thinking oh no.. this is going to take time to do.. they can just click a choice and submit very fast with promising results. For example you could have something like:
Does acne run in your family? – yes – no
At what age did you first experience acne? – 10 to 12 – 13 to 15 – 16 to 19 … etc….
This way not only It would be a nice little interactive quickie but we could also view results right after participating which would be like a small reward to our curiosity.
This sounds like an excellent idea, Dan. The survey that is. With that large of a survey, the data you can collect would not only be helpful and insightful, but it would definitely be accurate with around 30,000 people willing to help with the research.
And i second Sierra117.
1. Congratulations on the expansion. I bet it feels so good to go from the garage or spare room to a bigger site with more staff! How exciting. Darnit! Too bad I’m not in CA. I’d love to be an intern!!
2. Bring that survey on. Can’t wait!
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