When is the poll option going to come back?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Shrek, Nov 4, 2002.

  1. Shrek macrumors 65816

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  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    If you want a poll that bad, you can always submit your idea to the daily poll.

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  3. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Are you saying that individual contributors of this forum can't setup a poll? It would be good to have that option. :)
     
  4. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    they used to be able to, and probably will be able to again in the near future. however, once a month or so a few people go poll crazy and it forces arn to shut down the option for a while

    shrek, complain to the people who post all the ridiculous polls to begin with....
     
  5. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    Word!

    The option was there for people to learn through polls, and it turned into a game for some of the more childish people on the boards.
     
  6. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Why not just limit each person to 1 poll per day? ;)
     
  7. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    per WEEK and we'll talk. don't you remember the "Greatest Apple product of all time" BS that went on, or was that before your time?

    :)
    pnw
     
  8. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Was that fairly recently?
     
  9. diorio macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know, their still pretty sensitive about it. I got a thread locked and sent to the wasteland for even mentioning it.
     
  10. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    At another fourms i post at they created a never ending topic.
    It basically goes like so, one person posts a question, you post your answer and also post a question.
    So far that topic has 960 posts... LOL!
     
  11. diorio macrumors 6502a

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    There is a thread kind of like that. Dignan created "short movies" with has been going strong for a long time. I'm not sure what the post count is but it is up there.;)
     
  12. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    But the real question is: Is it still on topic?
     
  13. diorio macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know, I haven't looked at for a long time. My guess is no.:D
     
  14. job macrumors 68040

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    It's kinda like the Alien thread that got turned into a mass BS and spam-fest.

    Ahh, those were the days..
     
  15. vniow macrumors G4

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    Suprisingly, yes it is.

    It's the 'alien abductions in USA' thread which has gone waaaaaay off topic.

    The Avatars thread hasn't strayed too much though, save for a couple pages in German.[​IMG]
     
  16. diorio macrumors 6502a

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    Were you the spammer? I've heard things about how the words Hitman and spam were synonyms.:D
     
  17. job macrumors 68040

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    Just read meh sig... ;) :p

    I spammed my way to a 'tar in about one month..

    hehe..those were the days.

    ed: yeah, those pages in german were great.
     
  18. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    A few months ago... Someone (actually i think someone did it and then another person simultaneously copied it) whom i don't remember posted these polls constantly comparing products and having you vote... probably a dozen polls and then a poll that tied the winner together... by like the 10th poll, we were pretty sick and tired of it. i don't even remember what the winner was declared as.

    :)
    pnw
     
  19. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Any thread that is just a continuous posting fest is usually shut down immediately. The short film thread has stayed on topic, but has been around for months, mostly because a few members who keep going back to it and resurrecting it when something comes up that's of interest. But it will go days with nothing. The avatar thread is a simillar type.

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  20. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    As of November 4, 2002, the post count is officially at 929. And shockingly, its not really off-topic!
     
  21. arn macrumors god

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    Yeah... let's PLEASE not start long threads for the sake of a long thread.

    I actually dislike the "Word association" and "Longest thread ever" sort of threads. Those will be moved to wasteland.

    As for the other long threads... as long as they remain somewhat topical, it's fine...

    as dukestreet said... posting for the sake of posting is discouraged.

    arn
     
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