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Welcome to forms.code-rood.org

Welcome Code Rood Forms (powered by GNG forms, which stands for GNGForms is Not Google Forms), available at https://forms.code-rood.org . You can use this as an alternative to Google Forms so you do not need to use Google forms anymore! You can use this for any kind of form, two examples are when you need people to register for an event or when you want to send around an evaluation.

On this page:

  1. First you need to register a new account
  2. Make a new form by dragging & dropping the form elements you want
  3. Overview of a form, see the entries, share with another user who also needs to check the submissions etc
  4. Remember: DO NOT FEED THE GOOGLE
  5. Special thanks.

Register a new account

Go to https://forms.code-rood.org and make an account! Simply click “Publish your own form” at the pink 2 if you do not have an account yet. Or just log in at the pink 1:

Make a form

Navigate to the forms overview tab

First navigate to the “My forms” tab (1):

Here you see the forms that you have access to, currently none because we still need to create them (1), and a button to create new forms “New form” (2)

Click the “New form” button (2).

Build your form

Create a form consists of three steps, 1) building the form (selecting the elements), 2) typing a message users see when they submit an entry and 3) coming up with a URL that you can send to others.

First select the elements you want in the form. You can drag the elements from right to left or double click on them. Once they are added you can edit the elements themselves and add text or options. Below is an example for a sophisticated evaluation form:

Finish the form: submit message and URL

Type a text the user will read when they submitted a form in markdown. Markdown is really easy, it means lines starting with ## become headers, and with * become bullet points (see).

Also write the name of the form in the URL which you will send to those who need to fill in the form (can be something with the date like 2020-03 and then the name). This URL can be put on the website/Facebook event etc.

Then press the green preview button. Confirm the URL. Check if everything is correct and then make the form public!

Overview of a form

After you have created a form you are shown the overview page of the form where you can see the submissions, share the form with others (so they can also see the submissions) and update it.

You can also reach this screen through the “My forms” tab and then clicking on the form you want to check up on (that was still empty at the beginning of this page remember?)

All the options are:

  • View Log – see a timeline of who edited the form etc
  • View X entries – here you can check up on who submitted something to this form (And download an export of al submissions)
  • Public – you need to set this to true to go live with your form! Otherwise people who go to the URL you made and share will not be able to fill in the form!
  • Expire – here you can set a date and time till when the form is open
  • Shared – here you can add other users who also need to view the submissions etc (handy if more people need to check the submissions)
  • Restricted access – if you set this to true people need an account at https://forms.code-rood.org in order to fill in the form!
  • Edit form – if you need to make changes to the form.
  • Embed form – ignore this
  • Duplicate/delete form – to duplicate and delete the form

Do Not Feed The Google

Please do not use feed The Google. We all know Google tracks you non-stop, manipulates you (and voters and elections) through what they show as search results, sells your data to the higher bidder and works together with governments surveillance programs. But did you know Google invests in oil, and that Google sponsors conferences with climate change deniers (guardian, huffpost), and that Google even uses their power to actively quash ideas that Google doesn’t like.

Special thanks

GNG Forms is open source. This was developed by the tech working group of a Catalan collective.