Discussion in 'Literature Poll forum' started by Gandalf the Grey, Sep 26, 2002.
There has been some question of whether polls should be allowed or not. I?ve put them back on for a limited time for people to gauge how they?re handled this time around. Having seen how polls are currently being used, should they be allowed to remain?
Create a Census-like forum for Lit polls.
I think polls should be approved by the Lit Forum mods, and should be turned off the majority of the time. During relative lulls, like we'll probably see this winter, where traffic is lighter than around a movie release, I think having them on to promote conversations isn't bad.
On the whole, however, I think people abuse them and they clog the front few pages.
I agree with Lord Bane. Polls always end up starting "(insert random Jedi here) vs (insert other random Jedi here)" threads. It's annoying.
Well, there are ground rules. No vs polls, no favorite character/ship/jedi polls. Look at lit now -- it's hardly out of control, and polls *are* open.
Do you want polls activated or deactivated in Literature?
This is not a yes or no question. . .
hahaha, this reminds me of the Quebec referrendum(sp?)
This question is all messed up
EDIT: Sure, go and change the name to save face
I voted no.
For some reason in the Lit board in invites spam.
Keep them in EUC.
As long as they don't degenerate into spam or as long as too many aren't posted, then why not have them?
I like Lord Bane's idea about mod approval before any poll thread can be started. It will keep them to a minimum, yet allow well deserving polls to be seen.
Generally speaking, I?d like them active. It undeniably creates a lot more pruning work for the mods, but things don?t always get out of hand, and they are very beneficial sometimes. They also promote more cordial discussions, in my experience?
Yes, but it needs to be heavily watched by the moderators.
Polls tend to invite spam, be repititious and redundant.
However on the other hand, a poll can be very thought provoking and interesting. That is why it is cool to have them.
I agree with Gatherer.
I like w_k's idea of a Census Lit forum.
Yes. The poll system is a feature that can be very useful, when not abused.
I think that if someone comes up with a good poll idea, they can PM a mod, who can then put it in if it is sensible Otherwise... polls = schpam.
I understand that at times the polls get out of hand, but I think they're fine now and I'd like to keep the polls until things degenerate to the point of stopping again for another time-out.
I agree with The Gatherer
I agree with The Gatherer too. Polls should be allowed, but heavily watched by the mods.
I agree with The Gatherer we need to have them but they need to watched by mods.
I'd like to see a separate forum for the polls.
i think they should be on, but under close watch.
As long as the polls are monitored, I don't think they need to be moved. The one thing about polls that bothers me is the occasional use of socks to direct the results. Too bad there isn't a way to prevent that.
No, can we create a poll only part of the literature forum. something similar to the Authors and Artists forum, just all polls. If you want people to vote then tell them about your poll in the other forum.
I think The Gatherer summed it up best. I agree.