"Polls" in this forum? We have 2 options... (3 options, actually!- Proof Inside!)

Discussion in 'Games' started by jp-30, Apr 9, 2002.

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"Polls" in this forum? We have 2 options...

Poll closed Apr 19, 2002.
Keep them enabled, carry on as we currently are. 26 vote(s) 70.3%
Move Games related polls to "Census" Forum, and have an index thread here that points to t 11 vote(s) 29.7%
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  1. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    That's unlikely. We'll probably just have some guidelines for polls that need to be followed.

  2. Jedi-Corleone Jedi Youngling

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    But they won't be will they? It's like redundant threads, there's always gonna be a new idiot who doesn't read first, just jumps in.
  3. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    That is true.

    These boards need sticky topics. That stay "up".


    oh well.

  4. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    But they won't be will they? It's like redundant threads, there's always gonna be a new idiot who doesn't read first, just jumps in.

    Welcome to the internet.

    And redundant threads get locked as soon as I next log on. The same will happen for polls that don't follow the guidelines.

    I think it's a better compromise than disabling polls altogether.

  5. trekkie09 Jedi Knight

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    SC, real users (or men in that case) don't spell does'nt.
  6. trekkie09 Jedi Knight

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  7. Jedi-Corleone Jedi Youngling

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    Geewhizgoodiegumdrops. Aren't you just my hero(!)
  8. Jedi Bib Jedi Grand Master

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    Anybody else think its funny how the person that came up with the idea to loose polls was banned as soon as the choice is presented to us?
  9. Internet_Drama Jedi Knight

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  10. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Anybody else think its funny how the person that came up with the idea to loose polls was banned as soon as the choice is presented to us?

    [rolleyes.gif]

    You're here now. State your case.

  11. Jedi Bib Jedi Grand Master

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    I can't remember what the case was. But it seems the be a moot point anyway, so I may as well use the poll option to create dozens of irrelevant polls.
  12. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Or.. you could help with the FAQ entry on games polls guidelines, so that future polls in this forum are better thought out, and are less annoying to the masses.

  13. Jedi Bib Jedi Grand Master

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    Bah! I only cause destruction now. I'm an internet anarchist.
  14. Jedi-Corleone Jedi Youngling

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  15. Jedi Bib Jedi Grand Master

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  16. Jedi-Corleone Jedi Youngling

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  17. Jedi Bib Jedi Grand Master

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    I saw the movies SLC Punk the other night and now I'm BLODDY PISSED OFF AT SOCIETY! NO RULES!!!
  18. Jedi-Corleone Jedi Youngling

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    //smashes a picture of her majesty//
  19. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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  20. Aragorn327 Manager Emeritus

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    Erm....just made the other poll as I noticed there was about 5 polls or so in the top 8ish posts.

    Generally, there's a trend:
    1) No polls
    2) Lots of polls
    3) One or two really smart polls
    4) No polls, etc...

    Sadly, which some polls like "What is your favorite Star Wars video game? " polls don't have enough slots to vote to truly make this effective. They can get across general trends though.

    However, they aren't a problem, and many polls (unlike my latest) can get some discussion going.

    I really just made the poll as more of a joke, though I had checked this poll, and saw that it was locked at the time.
  21. Rabid_Balding_Ewok Jedi Master

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    I say mandatory caning for the creators of stupid polls. :D

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  22. Gingers_Ninja Jedi Knight

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    I second that.

    As one of the remaining british ambassadors on the forum, I feel it is duty to point out how much unneccesary junk is being posted up.

    I say it before, and I say it again, 'Polls are for newbies who have no idea what a conversational and debate thread means.'

    If something really needs to be voiced, surely a simple thread with a few dozen lines is easy enough to make.







    Oh, I'm a sock by the way.
  23. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    We are taking a break from polls until further notice. If you NEED one or have a reaaly, really, really good idea for one (and it's not already covered in an existing discussion thread), PM me with the idea and the various options and I will either create it here, or in Census, if it is deemed appropriate.
  24. Aragorn327 Manager Emeritus

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  25. deltron_zero Force Ghost

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    And I just started my first poll ever. Coincidence?

    [face_laugh]
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