Too Many Polls?

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Are there too many polls om MR?

  1. Yes

    21 vote(s)
    58.3%
  2. Definitely

    15 vote(s)
    41.7%
  1. rdowns Suspended

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  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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  4. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    This should be a poll. :p :D

    Oh, and yes.

    Edit - haha, love it!
     
  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    #5
    Absolutely. Only certain people should have the ability to make polls... they're being used now for topics of discussion that don't warrant it at all.

    Saying that, they harm no-one. It's just that they rapidly become an irritant if used to excess.
     
  6. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    I love polls. Getting my voice heard. I vote in every poll I see, even if it is very stupid.:D
     
  7. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    #7
    I agree.
    Vote! Vote! Vote!
    Vote for this! Vote for that! Vote for that! Vote for what?!

    This is a kinda bias poll....
    Yes and defiantly?
    What is the purpose of this poll?
     
  8. 840quadra Moderator

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    #8
    I don't think there is anything in excess om Macrumors ;) .
     
  9. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Did this poll make you snap?
    If so, yes thats a bad one.
    But not ALL polls are bad. Maybe 50/50.
     
  10. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Without a doubt, hey not to change the subject but with a new powermac coming you still have that bank vault concept?
     
  11. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    #11
    Maybe somebody should start a poll to answer your question. :eek:
     
  12. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    #12
    I like most polls, but the one in Unorthodox's post is just stupid.
     
  13. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    #13
    I like the options for this poll- "yes" or "definitely". :D



    Are you trying to oppress any divergent opinions rdowns? ;) :D
     
  14. vniow macrumors G4

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    Agreed. They should be reserved for demis, mods and/or people of a certain post status, sort of like we do for the Marketplace and the Politicals.

    This happened before and the poll option was removed for several months. I think the current onslaught may be because the news threads have started including them.
     
  15. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    they don't hurt anyone, but i'll agree that one should have a certain post count in order to gain the ability to create one.
     
  16. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    True or limit it to the mods (oops) edit in response to
     
  17. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Interesting idea PlaceofDis. This suggestion of yours could have some merit to it. :)
     
  18. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    #19
    i'm not the only one who thought of it, vniow and BV both mentioned something similar.

    i'd say maybe a 100 min if not more. this way someone gets to know the forum and such before getting this ability to create polls and hopefully the number of pointless and unnecessary polls would be cut down as a result.

    i don't know, however, if this is possible with VBulliten, although i'm sure there is some way to achieve it.
     
  19. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Oops, you are right- I did not mean to steal away the credit that they both deserve. :eek:

    That seems reasonable. :)
     
  20. njmac macrumors 68000

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    #21
    I think there are threads that need a poll and don't have one. If you are asking people a question where there is a few choices I think having a poll is easier and can cut down spam.

    If I see a poll where my opinion is one of the options, I can vote without commenting and move on. Everyone wins :)
     
  21. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    #22
    Want to make a bet? :p

    Seems to me, it was a select few regulars that helped kill the Polls with Poll Wars last time.

    Look back in the archive and there should be a page or two of polls around the time polls were killed.
     
  22. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    #23
    Do we complain too much?

    • Yes?
    • Definitely?
    • Indubitably?


    Is this a good thing?

    • Same as above?
     
  23. rdowns thread starter Suspended

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    #24
    Just thought this needed a burrito, I mean, a bump. :rolleyes:
     
  24. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    #25
    Maybe there should be a separate part of the Community section, devoted to polls. That way we could easily remove them from our New Posts link, if we wanted. Of course, there are many other forums with polls, but it might cut the numbers back for people who don't want to see them so often. :)
     

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