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Do you want polls activated in Literature?

Discussion in 'Literature Poll forum' started by Gandalf the Grey, Sep 26, 2002.


Do you want polls activated or deactivated in Literature?

Poll closed Mar 22, 2012.
  1. Yes.

  2. No.

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  1. Gandalf the Grey

    Gandalf the Grey Jedi Knight star 6

    May 14, 2000
  2. Gandalf the Grey

    Gandalf the Grey Jedi Knight star 6

    May 14, 2000
    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?
  3. wild_karrde

    wild_karrde Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Oct 8, 1999

    Create a Census-like forum for Lit polls.
  4. Lord Bane

    Lord Bane Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    May 26, 1999
    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.
  5. skawookiee

    skawookiee Jedi Padawan star 4

    Feb 12, 2000
    I agree with Lord Bane. Polls always end up starting "(insert random Jedi here) vs (insert other random Jedi here)" threads. It's annoying.
  6. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 4, 1999
    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. . .
  7. wild_karrde

    wild_karrde Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Oct 8, 1999
    hahaha, this reminds me of the Quebec referrendum(sp?) :D

    This question is all messed up :p

    EDIT: Sure, go and change the name to save face :p
  8. Amidala Starkiller

    Amidala Starkiller Jedi Master star 6

    Dec 11, 1999
    I voted no.

    For some reason in the Lit board in invites spam.

    Keep them in EUC.
  9. stecm

    stecm Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 3, 2002
    As long as they don't degenerate into spam or as long as too many aren't posted, then why not have them?
  10. Thejedikiller

    Thejedikiller Jedi Youngling star 3

    Aug 26, 1999
    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.
  11. JediJSolo

    JediJSolo Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 11, 2001
    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?
  12. The Gatherer

    The Gatherer Jedi Youngling star 6

    Aug 2, 1999
    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.
  13. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

    Aug 16, 2002
    I agree with Gatherer.
  14. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Feb 5, 2000
    I like w_k's idea of a Census Lit forum.
  15. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

    Nov 28, 2000
    Yes. The poll system is a feature that can be very useful, when not abused.
  16. flying_fishi

    flying_fishi Jedi Knight star 6

    Mar 26, 2002
    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.

  17. Darth_Kevin

    Darth_Kevin Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Aug 30, 2001
    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.

    JADES_FIRE Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 3, 2001
    I agree with [hl=black] The Gatherer [/hl]
  19. Rebecca191

    Rebecca191 Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Nov 2, 1999
    I agree with The Gatherer too. Polls should be allowed, but heavily watched by the mods.
  20. jacesolo1138

    jacesolo1138 Jedi Master star 3

    Jan 27, 2002
    I agree with [hl=black]The Gatherer[/hl] we need to have them but they need to watched by mods.

  21. ChildOfWinds

    ChildOfWinds Force Ghost star 6

    Apr 7, 2001
    I'd like to see a separate forum for the polls.
  22. sith1137

    sith1137 Jedi Padawan star 4

    Dec 13, 2001
    i think they should be on, but under close watch.
  23. MariahJade2

    MariahJade2 Former Fan Fiction Archive Editor star 5 VIP

    Mar 18, 2001
    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.
  24. DashASolo

    DashASolo Jedi Youngling star 1

    Feb 28, 2002
    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.
  25. Jedi_Johnson

    Jedi_Johnson Jedi Master star 5

    Apr 6, 2002
    I think The Gatherer summed it up best. I agree.
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