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seanz
12-10-2009, 02:45 PM
Should every new thread use the poll option to find out how formites feel about the thread topic or should people be able to express themselves in some other form, such as text?
:rolleyes:

switters
12-10-2009, 02:56 PM
can we limit the amount of text, at least in the bilge?

JimD
12-10-2009, 03:01 PM
Its a difficult question. Many things, such as batteries, have both positive and negative polls. In deed, they could not even function without simultaneously having both. And then there are planets, essentially big magnets, having both north and south polls, without which life as we know it would be impossible.

TimH
12-10-2009, 03:01 PM
I need more options in order to be able to answer.

TimH
12-10-2009, 03:32 PM
Why would someone dislike polls?

Are hundreds of posts of C&P conspiracy threads better than polls?

Duncan Gibbs
12-10-2009, 03:46 PM
Why would someone dislike Poles?

Ah dunno!! They make great vodka: Bison Vodka with the blade of grass in the bottle.... Mmmmmmmnnnnnh!

http://dlaird.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/zubrowka-bison-grass-vodka1.jpg

The Czechs on the other hand.... :D:D:D

seanz
12-10-2009, 04:17 PM
I need more options in order to be able to answer.

I used the maximum (10) number of options and even made it multiple answer.
There's no pleasing some people.
:p:)

seanz
12-10-2009, 04:31 PM
Why would someone dislike polls?

Are hundreds of posts of C&P conspiracy threads better than polls?

Not sure, I wonder if there's a way to find out?

:rolleyes::p

TimH
12-10-2009, 04:39 PM
a poll would be in order :)

skuthorp
12-10-2009, 05:01 PM
Bit like using a shotgun to kill a mossie.

switters
12-10-2009, 05:18 PM
Few are aware that this picturesque locale is home to a mysterious animal, a strange lake creature affectionately referred to as “Mossie”, or “Mosse”, in the English spelling, and “モッシー” in Japanese. The creature is alleged to inhabit the five lakes that ring the foot of Mt. Fuji.
http://www.cryptomundo.com/wp-content/uploads/mapfuji1.gif




mossie?

skuthorp
12-10-2009, 05:24 PM
Mossie - Mosquito.
A poll is such a blunt instrument. Those initiating them, at lest the professionals, already know what result they want and carefully construct the questions to achieve that end. I know. A brother has been writing poll questions for over 20 years.

I want a poll to find out why option 9 is so far ahead.

TimH
12-10-2009, 05:27 PM
Thats why I just ask yay or nay. Plain and simple with no bias.

I must say that I find the results of this poll interesting as well. A much more even distribution than I would have guessed.

Arent Polls fun!?! :)

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
12-10-2009, 05:51 PM
...d.

Arent Polls fun!?! :)

Polls aren't fun - even simple unbiased two choice examples can be mistaken for personal attacks.


Poles apart?

TimH
12-10-2009, 05:56 PM
even simple unbiased two choice examples can be mistaken for personal attacks.


You thought this poll was a personal attack against you?

purri
12-10-2009, 05:57 PM
Do the Herefords have a say in this?

TimH
12-10-2009, 06:11 PM
Do the Herefords have a say in this?

Nope. No cows allowed :)

seanz
12-10-2009, 06:24 PM
Do the Herefords have a say in this?

If the Herefords got a say vis a vis polling, that would be fine and if a Poll Dorset voiced an opinion, that wouldn't be baaad either.