Should we have a forum devoted entirely to EU polls?

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

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Should we have a forum devoted entirely to EU polls?

Poll closed Mar 25, 2012.
Yes, this will do nicely. 12 vote(s) 29.3%
No, we don't need a forum just for that. 29 vote(s) 70.7%
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  1. Gandalf the Grey Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 14, 2000
    star 6
  2. Gandalf the Grey Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 14, 2000
    star 6
    If the majority votes yes, then this forum will be converted into a EU polls forum. If this happens, poll will be deactivated in Literature.
  3. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 1999
    star 7
    Just stand firm on the "No 'What's your Favorite _________'" poll rule in lit, and we should be fine with polls there. Plus with the 5-poll cap, it's not like a member could post an extraodinary amount of polls anyway. . .
  4. dp4m Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Nov 8, 2001
    star 9
    There's a 5-poll cap limit in EU Lit?
  5. anakin85 Jedi Knight

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    Jun 19, 2002
    star 2
    I agree with Mastadge. If the mods feel that a poll is trivial or just plain dumb, they should simply lock it.
  6. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 1999
    star 7
    There's a 5-poll cap limit in EU Lit?

    I think there's a 5-poll cap limit on every user. Every time I open a new poll in any forum, I'm told I already have 5 open and need to close one before I can open the new one.
  7. Balance_Point Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 10, 2001
    star 4
    I don't think a seperate poll forum would attract many visitors anyway, and IMO the system we have right now works just fine. Every time Lit gets too clogged with polls, the mods shut them off for a while, long enough for everyone to cool down again. I don't see much wrong with an on/off system like that, and as Mastadge pointed out, the limits that are already present help as well.
  8. dp4m Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Nov 8, 2001
    star 9
    Oh oh oh... I thought you meant there could be only 5 open polls in Lit, not that each individual user could have 5 polls...
  9. wild_karrde Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Oct 8, 1999
    star 7
    Isn't this a tad redundant?

    Anyhoo, as I said in the other poll, yes, an Census-like forum for Lit is the only way I'd like to see Lit-related polls.
  10. The_Standmaiden Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 28, 2002
    star 5
    I don't think it's really needed, they all seem to degenerate into debate threads anyway, and debate threads don't need polls on top.
  11. Amidala Starkiller Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 11, 1999
    star 6
  12. JediJSolo Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 11, 2001
    star 4
    We sort of tried that already with the EUC, although unofficially. Polls weren?t allowed in Lit, but any EU related poll was allowed in the EUC. That didn?t turn out too well, IMO.
  13. The Gatherer Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Aug 2, 1999
    star 6
    I don't think we need a seperate EU Forum for Polls.

    We already have the census forum (which I created).

    If polls are required, we can have them in either the Literature forum, or the Expanded Universe Community Forum.
  14. Darth Guy Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 16, 2002
    star 10
    I don't think we need a seperate forum for EU polls.
  15. MariahJade2 Former Fan Fiction Archive Editor

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    Mar 18, 2001
    star 5
    I don't think a separate Forum is needed. The polls never bothered me that much. Really, how difficult is it to move to the next thread if you don't like something?
  16. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2000
    star 6
    Yes, on a trial basis. If it doesn't seem to work, then no.
  17. chiss_man Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 1, 2002
    star 6
    We should try it for a month and see how it works out. If it becomes popular and not redundant, then have it on a more permament basis.
  18. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Nov 28, 2000
    star 10
    No. It's redundant. Keep polls in Lit, but regulate them.
  19. GRANDADMIRALAXLROSE Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 8, 2002
    star 7
    I voted yes, I say we need polls either in here or activated in the lit forum.

    Axl.
  20. Darth_Kevin Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 30, 2001
    star 5
    I voted no. We don't need a new forum. If polls get out of hand in Lit, they should be deactivated for short periods, just remind people that polls are only good in moderation.
  21. JADES_FIRE Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 3, 2001
    star 4
    I don't think we need a separate forum for polls. :D

    After all I think that a poll here and there lightens the mood occasionally. :D

    Also most Lit Forum regulars are a responsible sort of lot [face_shocked] and won't get to carried away. :p
  22. wild_karrde Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Oct 8, 1999
    star 7
    I beg to differ. Every single time they allow polls, it gets out of control very quickly. The longest it lasted was about a week.
  23. jacesolo1138 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 27, 2002
    star 3
    I don't think we need a seperate forum just for polls. If the amount of polls in the forum gets out of hand maybe there should be a seperate one but i dont think that'll happen.
  24. Darth_Kevin Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 30, 2001
    star 5
    I think part of the reason polls get out of hand is because they are deactivated for so long. If they aren't possible for 4 months at a time, then members joining since the deactivation think it's a new feature they should try it out, and a whole bunch of polls crop up. If we leave them on, they lose their "specialness" and they might peak every once in a while, but would probably reach some sort of steady state.
  25. Jedi_Johnson Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 6, 2002
    star 5
    I said no. Most polls seem to devolve into [insert name here] is better than [insert name here] If the poll is actually of use or is unique there shouldn't be a problem.
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