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25 Aug 2018 9:07 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian15 Feb 2018 7:38 p.m. PST

All polls should either be educational or funny.

True or false.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2018 7:44 p.m. PST


jeffreyw315 Feb 2018 7:51 p.m. PST


zoneofcontrol15 Feb 2018 7:57 p.m. PST

True: Educational or Funny. I'd even accept Educational AND Funny.

Stryderg15 Feb 2018 8:55 p.m. PST

False. They may also satisfy the pollster's curiosity, no matter how pointless it seems to everyone else. You don't have to respond, or even read them. Although, funny is a plus

Winston Smith15 Feb 2018 9:15 p.m. PST


Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2018 10:07 p.m. PST

You were supposed to ask who defines "educational" and "funny".

Personal logo FingerandToeGlenn Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Feb 2018 11:13 p.m. PST

I suppose we're not going to worry about identically distributed random samples of size 1024 or greater, right? Therefore, the answer is false for polls conducted on days not ending in Y.

Winston Smith16 Feb 2018 12:04 a.m. PST

What difference does it make after all these years?

Personal logo Dschebe Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2018 12:33 a.m. PST

All and none of the above.


Green Tiger16 Feb 2018 2:08 a.m. PST

Maybe there should be regular (annual?) re-runs of significant/useful polls. It seems to me that the pursuit of the new leads to some rather silly subjects?

legatushedlius16 Feb 2018 3:15 a.m. PST

All polls should relate to military or modelling subjects only.

Yet to see one which is funny, only tragic.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2018 3:18 a.m. PST

True but keep them to wargaming & history. I dislike polls of "your favorite song of..(fill in the blank with obscure band name))

jeffreyw316 Feb 2018 4:15 a.m. PST

Paul, I'm guessing the "favorite movie" polls fall under the "Funny" category?

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Feb 2018 5:13 a.m. PST

Wrong scale.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2018 5:37 a.m. PST

No opinion…

Vigilant16 Feb 2018 5:42 a.m. PST

+1 Zulupaul

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2018 6:11 a.m. PST


pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2018 6:32 a.m. PST

+2 to Zulupaul

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2018 7:31 a.m. PST

I don't game this period.

Legion 416 Feb 2018 8:25 a.m. PST

True … a little humor is good and of course educational is always a good thing …

MajorB16 Feb 2018 12:57 p.m. PST

None of these/no opinion

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2018 1:52 p.m. PST

Polls, like everything on TMP, can be taken or left.
So I'm with MajorB.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2018 1:02 a.m. PST


deephorse17 Feb 2018 3:22 a.m. PST

All polls should either be educational or funny.

This should reduce the number of polls by around 99% then.

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