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Do you feel that polls are over-used here on UO Stratics?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by GalenKnighthawke, Apr 23, 2009.

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Do you feel that polls are over-used here on UO Stratics

Poll closed Apr 25, 2009.
  1. Yes

    34 vote(s)
    57.6%
  2. No

    30 vote(s)
    50.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. GalenKnighthawke

    GalenKnighthawke Grand Poobah
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    So apparently you can't delete posts that have polls in them?

    Oh well.

    I've rethought this morning's weirdness....Just in time too; I was about to post a third poll!

    -Galen's player
     
  2. D'Amavir

    D'Amavir Guest

    Over used, no. Poorly used? Yes. Too many of them have answers too limited to actually get most responses and more accurate responses covered.

    Did you stop beating your dog?

    Yes or no?
     
  3. GalenKnighthawke

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    Funny, that's exactly what my third poll this morning was going to be.

    -Galen's player
     
  4. D'Amavir

    D'Amavir Guest

    Go ahead and check No for me then. heh :thumbsup:
     
  5. Harlequin

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    *Resists urge to make a poll to poll if there should be polls on making other polls* :D
     
  6. Perhaps someone can start a poll to see if the results of this poll are consistant with the current playerbases opinion.
     
  7. GalenKnighthawke

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    Can you imagine the weirdness if we were allowed to start polls other players could answer upon login?

    -Galen's player
     
  8. Maybe someone should start a poll to have this thread locked/deleted as spam?
     
  9. It Lives

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  10. Tek

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    Ironic.
     
  11. Pindershot

    Pindershot Guest

    QFT
     
  12. I assume that was directed at me.

    For the record, I have only ever started 1 poll on this forum.

    Thank you.
     
  13. Chiera

    Chiera Guest

    I voted yes. Somehow I got the impression a lot of the polls lately seem to target around the retro topic from slightly different angles. And after plenty of heated keyboard bashing they all seem to score at 50:50 in the end ;)
     
  14. GalenKnighthawke

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    The creator of this poll (me) completely disavows it and have since about 2 minutes after its creation. As stated.

    For those of you who insist on responding, I believe I made it so you can vote for more than one option.

    -Galen's player
     
  15. GalenKnighthawke

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    What's ironic? The poll itself, or the fact that I've rethought it but it won't let me delete it?

    Or both?

    -Galen's player
     
  16. Viper09

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    ...I think it's directed at the OP here.

    You know...starting a poll about whether or not polls are over-used.
     
  17. Ah! Well, the comment was directly under my post. My bad :)


    BTW...this must be a record. 17 replies to a thread and no one has told anyone to 'come to Siege' yet.
     
  18. FrejaSP

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    A thread is a thread, I don't see it get more annoying because of a poll.
     
  19. GalenKnighthawke

    GalenKnighthawke Grand Poobah
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    Come to Siege.

    Sorry, had to.
     
  20. lol

    Are you done ignoring me now? :p
     
  21. Petra Fyde

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    *muses idly. Should I lock all the polls or ship them all off to spiels and rants?*

    oh it's tempting, very, very tempting.
     
  22. FrejaSP

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    *Grab GalenKnighthawke with her/his neck and teleport her/him to Siege and leave him/her far from town in the wilderness on Siege*
     
  23. FrejaSP

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    *Steal Petra's ring of keys and hide it well*
     
  24. Let's let the voters decide...


    ...another poll coming up!!! :D
     
  25. Either one works for me. :thumbsup:
     
  26. Jhym

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    *shrug* None of us are forced to answer polls, just as I don't read 85% of the posts.

    So why in the world would anyone kick the thread?

    Galen should use polls more often, it would allow us to better understand his arguments.

    "Should Galen be happy about publish 59"
    "Yes"
    "No"
    "Galen is a ninny"

    Vote!

    :danceb:
     
  27. GalenKnighthawke

    GalenKnighthawke Grand Poobah
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    If it matters, the original poster (me) votes to lock them. If you leave them on S&R, people will keep posting in/answering them for awhile.

    Remember now, I did attempt to delete this within moments of its being posted, but didn't see an option for it. I figured it was the poll that tripped up that option.

    -Galen's player
     
  28. uoBuoY

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    Stratics' polls are a poor reflection of the people who read Stratics and decide to answer the poll.

    I would really like to see the Devs using dozens of polls on a new screen right after the UO login screen. One vote per account. This poll would be seen by everyone who currently plays the game and if people decide not to answer a particular poll, then the poll topic probably isn't important to the players.
     
  29. christy1221

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    I agree with you.

    I don't mind polls as long as they are good ones.
     
  30. Yes. They're poorly thought of and solve nothing. If there were technical polls that gathered accurate statistical data devs could use to benefit the game, now that would be something worth** (what was i thinking lol?!) polling over.
     
  31. Goldberg-Chessy

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    Was the OP some kinda pathetic inside joke?

    Cuz otherwise I am absolutely placing my vote for it as the worst post ever.

    Or maybe the OP is involved in some kind of contest to see who can create the most useless, I have no rl post ever? If so it again gets my vote :(

    Next Post: Do you feel that prescription drugs are over-used here on UO Stratics? - YES!
     
  32. Mistura

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    Yeah well Goldberg you made one of the most worthless posts in all of stratics history on the pre patch QoR thread so perhaps Galen just saw that and wanted to go one better?

    Seriously, read that thread from start to finish and if it doesn't make you cringe theres something wrong with your brain.
     
  33. I think it is obvious that some posters here have missed their meds, so I will say no to overuse. :)
     
  34. the 4th man

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    yaaa think??

    As of late it's the same old same old, just rehashed and worded differently.
     
  35. Tek

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    Viper is correct it was a general statement of the topic and not directed at anyone specific :)
     
  36. GalenKnighthawke

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    Ignoring the terms-of-service-violating personal attacks....The purpose of the poll, which most people have picked up on, was to mock the many polls in circulation at the moment that are all, more or less, made to agitate for a custom rules shard, and/or to promote the supposed superiority of the Felucca rules set.

    Within moments of posting this poll, I regretted it. My posting it was part of a recent change of tactics which I, for a lot of reasons, deeply regret undertaking.

    Not because I feel guilty or anything like that, but because the tactics I adopted just don't work well for me. For a lot of reasons. And, also, I'm just not comfortable with them.

    I'll go back to being me, instead of trying to emulate others' perceived success. I intend to remain outspoken and have no illusions that I'll make any new friends. Rather I just intend to use tactics that I'm more comfortable with, instead of those that have (sadly) worked so well for others.

    -Galen's player
     
  37. I think it was more about making an a$$ out of yourself.
     
  38. Petra Fyde

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    A general FYI

    Using $ to replace s and other inventive uses of numbers and symbols is considered circumventing the profanity filter and therefore a breach of the rules of conduct. On those occasions where no action has been taken the usual reason is that the profanity filter did not need to be circumvented because the word in question isn't filtered anyway.
     
  39. T'Challa

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    You owe me a new monitor.