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#1 Sep 13 2013 at 10:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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So what's the best way to make a forum poll?

Do you keep it simple, yes no questions, and pray no one wants to answer "maybe"? Do you add in lots of options for everyone's flavor? Or does it just get pointless when there are 20 different responses? Are there times not to add a poll? Do you even bother to? Does the poll even need to be on the same topic as the original post? Should there always be 4 choices? Obviously that's the forum default so it's correct; yes? no? maybe?

What if you don't like polls? Do you ignore them? Complain? Give random answers from all your sock-puppets until the results are meaningless? Does everyone poll need an "other" option? Or do we simply ignore those special snowflakes who can't fit into a normal category? Is there a reason for all the questions? Why can't you make a decision on your own?

What say you?

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Edited, Sep 13th 2013 1:45pm by Xsarus
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#2 Sep 13 2013 at 11:05 AM Rating: Excellent
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I usually put in a couple responses and tell people to suck it up and pick one. I don't care about your special snowflake scenario that's "Sorta A but also a little B but not too much B..." etc. Sack up and click a button.
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#3 Sep 13 2013 at 11:05 AM Rating: Good
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This poll is lacking an "all of the above" option. I want beer, bacon and boobies!
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#4 Sep 13 2013 at 11:09 AM Rating: Good
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This poll is lacking an "all of the above" option. I want beer, bacon and boobies!
You forgot butter, which is always needed because eventually, we want to throw something at cars.
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#5 Sep 13 2013 at 11:20 AM Rating: Good
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What if you don't like polls?
Joph seems like a likeable chap.
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#6 Sep 13 2013 at 11:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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It depends. If you want a more scientific accurate poll, you can't add any "fun" options. Also the "Other, please explain" option seems to skew things sometimes. I on the other hand tend to like to include multiple random options for no apperent reason.
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#7 Sep 13 2013 at 11:24 AM Rating: Excellent
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#8 Sep 13 2013 at 11:34 AM Rating: Good
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This is so much to be sorting out!
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#9 Sep 13 2013 at 11:47 AM Rating: Good
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someproteinguy wrote:
So what's the best way to make a forum poll?
Rule 1 is not to ask the pollsters for polling advice - skew much?
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Do you keep it simple, yes no questions, and pray no one wants to answer "maybe"?
Maybe.
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Do you add in lots of options for everyone's flavor?
Only organic flavors.
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Or does it just get pointless when there are 20 different responses?
I was under the assumption it was all pointless.
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Are there times not to add a poll?
When someone dies.
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Do you even bother to?
I do, but I'm not telling where.
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Does the poll even need to be on the same topic as the original post?
No but it should be in the same thread.
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Should there always be 4 choices?
Is pluto a planet or just a big rock. What's fact one day is fiction on another.
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Obviously that's the forum default so it's correct; yes? no? maybe?
The forum is always correct, if not the whole thing implodes.









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Part II

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What if you don't like polls?
Do you believe in karma?
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Do you ignore them?
maybe
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Complain?
Perhaps
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Give random answers from all your sock-puppets until the results are meaningless?
That wasn't me.
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Does everyone poll need an "other" option?
Yes, that's why flea was invented.
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Or do we simply ignore those special snowflakes who can't fit into a normal category?
Everyone of us is a special snowflake!
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Is there a reason for all the questions?
Good question.
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Why can't you make a decision on your own?
Too many variables.
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What say you?
Not much, you?
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#11 Sep 13 2013 at 12:40 PM Rating: Excellent
I really miss the ability to add secondary polls to a thread with different options.
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#12 Sep 13 2013 at 12:42 PM Rating: Excellent
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Yeah but you're an admin so you can just go ***** with the origional options!
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#13 Sep 13 2013 at 12:45 PM Rating: Excellent
true. I voted for beer, as I really like beer, and am planning a trip to San Diego, where I will import a whole bunch of interesting bottles. What should I get?
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What should I get?
Gonorrhea
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true. I voted for beer, as I really like beer, and am planning a trip to San Diego, where I will import a whole bunch of interesting bottles. What should I get?
All the beer.

But really between Stone, Alpine, Port Brewing, Ballast Point, Green Flash, Alesmith and all the other great breweries in California it's **** hard to go wrong. My priorities would probably be barrel aged Speedway stout by Alesmith, Ballast Point's Sculpin IPA and Stone's Enjoy By. Anything by Firestone Walker or Russian River would be cool too.
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I'm going to assume you're talking about an Alpine different from Alpine I get here, cause that **** is nasty, unless drank almost near freezing temperatures.
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Sir Xsarus wrote:
true. I voted for beer, as I really like beer, and am planning a trip to San Diego, where I will import a whole bunch of interesting bottles. What should I get?

Gbajibrau
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Sir Xsarus wrote:
true. I voted for beer, as I really like beer, and am planning a trip to San Diego, where I will import a whole bunch of interesting bottles. What should I get?
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I'm going to assume you're talking about an Alpine different from Alpine I get here, cause that sh*t is nasty, unless drank almost near freezing temperatures.
Alpine from California.
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#21 Sep 13 2013 at 5:23 PM Rating: Good
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Fuck beer. that's all you talkk about.
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Because beer is delicious (I would also advise against having *** with it, no matter how delicious it may be.)
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
I want beer, bacon and boobies!


Preach it, brother!
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
I want beer, bacon and boobies!


Preach it, brother!
Pretty much your 3 favourite things in this world aren't they?
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