It should be possible to automatically select the 'other' question if you start typing in the box to the right of the other button. If you just type something in the box and try to continue, an error comes up for validation.
Instead of a "new idea" I think this is rather an overlook in the programming. Whenever you put an "other" field in a multiple choice, multiple answer question, the results for "other" won't show unless someone puts something in the text box. That is, if you check "other" but do not type anything in the text box, you won't see anything in the raw data. However, it shows in the single answer question. I asked the online ...more »
"Other" - allow multiple "Other" answer options in 'choose all that apply' question formats.
More then once we wanted to collect more then one other in a multiple choice question. For example, in a recent survey on shopping, we has a list of different store categories, and needed to collect the following Other fields informational use. DRUG STORES [ ] ~ [ ] Other Drug Store GROCERY STORES [ ] ~ [ ] Other Grocery Store MASS MERCHANDISERS [ ] ~ [ ] Other Mass Merchandiser CLUB STORES [ ] ~ [ ] Other Club Store ...more »