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POLL: Define "Good Idea" for a Poll


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Personal logo Dasher Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member writes:

I don't have a problem with "frivolous" polls, in fact, I rather like them.
What I DO take seriously is good manners. This poll was not addressed to frivolous polls, rather to those all-too-frequent occurrences when someone asks a question in good faith or simple naivete and someone else responds with a blatantly derogatory insult instead of simply shutting up and finding a poll about something they ARE interested in.
In other words, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all."
It was to those people I directed the inquiry, simply put, that "If you think the poll in question is so lacking, what WOULD you approve of?"
It's been a while since I originally posed the question, and I've been away fom TMP for much of that time. Pleasantly enough, it seems the environment for idle curiousity and friendly musing has improved, and there are less of the sort of responses that troubled me enough to suggest the poll in the first place.
If true, then that's A Good Thing. :-)


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
genre issues
72
10%
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historical period issues
88
12%
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manufacturer issues
76
10%
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product issues
79
11%
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projects
61
8%
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conventions
46
6%
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other (explain)
25
3%
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all of these
111
15%
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all the good ideas have been used up
21
3%
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you're taking this far too seriously
148
20%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Personal logo Dasher Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member muses...

Simple question.

No drivel about "boobies" or Zardoz.

If you think the polls suggestion structure is being abused or is "stupid," then share your wisdom and enlighten those of us who can't seem to make a poll suggestion without someone sneering "Nyah, cuz it's STEW-pid!" or "Ridiculous suggestion!" or some other dismissive comment that serves only to identify those who are apparently incapable of suggesting anything worthwhile so instead spend their time tearing down others' ideas.

Sort of a "put up or shut up" kind of thing...

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