Do you want polls activated in Literature?

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

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Do you want polls activated or deactivated in Literature?

Poll closed Mar 22, 2012.
Yes. 26 vote(s) 55.3%
No. 21 vote(s) 44.7%
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  1. Gandalf the Grey Jedi Knight

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    May 14, 2000
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  2. Gandalf the Grey Jedi Knight

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    May 14, 2000
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    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 Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 8, 1999
    star 7
    NO!!!!!

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

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    May 26, 1999
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    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 Jedi Padawan

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    Feb 12, 2000
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    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 Manager Emeritus

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    Jun 4, 1999
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    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 Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 8, 1999
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    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 Jedi Master

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    Dec 11, 1999
    star 6
    I voted no.

    For some reason in the Lit board in invites spam.

    Keep them in EUC.
  9. stecm Jedi Padawan

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    May 3, 2002
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    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 Jedi Youngling

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    Aug 26, 1999
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    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 Jedi Master

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    Jun 11, 2001
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    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 Jedi Youngling

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    Aug 2, 1999
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    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 Chosen One

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

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

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    Yes. The poll system is a feature that can be very useful, when not abused.
  16. flying_fishi Jedi Knight

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    Mar 26, 2002
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    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.

    ~monogpfm
  17. Darth_Kevin Jedi Master

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    Aug 30, 2001
    star 5
    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.
  18. JADES_FIRE Jedi Master

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    Dec 3, 2001
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    I agree with The Gatherer
  19. Rebecca191 Jedi Grand Master

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

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    Jan 27, 2002
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    I agree with The Gatherer we need to have them but they need to watched by mods.


  21. ChildOfWinds Force Ghost

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

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    Dec 13, 2001
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    i think they should be on, but under close watch.
  23. MariahJade2 Former Fan Fiction Archive Editor

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    Mar 18, 2001
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    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 Jedi Youngling

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    Feb 28, 2002
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    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 Master

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