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advocate16 May 2019 2:47 a.m. PST

3 months.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2019 3:20 a.m. PST

Only time sensitive ones should expire.

Though what does it mean to expire? If Bill hasn't picked an 2 year old one, has it expired already?

Do you mean delete the suggestion? I think I'd oppose that except for things like: who will win the World Series and that kind of thing.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2019 7:25 a.m. PST

I posted this so long ago I forget about it. Not as much of an issue to me as it was then.

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2019 10:21 a.m. PST

It is currently up to the discretion of The Powers That Be as to whether a poll suggestion is posted, and it is also up to Discretion of The Powers That Be whether the suggested poll's relevancy has passed.

If enough people think there need to be a poll mandating an expiration date, that is sad in its own right, and is putting a Band-Aid on depressed skull fracture.

Deucey Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2019 10:49 a.m. PST

Isn't this an editorial decision?

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2019 11:48 a.m. PST

3 months sounds about right. If the polls at least had some tangential connection to gaming, the time limit wouldn't be an issue. As it is, a 2.5 year old post on male singers is near the top of the poll list.

kodiakblair16 May 2019 1:58 p.m. PST

3 months sounds good.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian16 May 2019 3:44 p.m. PST

Though what does it mean to expire? If Bill hasn't picked an 2 year old one, has it expired already?

Current practice is to run four polls daily. Some will, of course, be continuations of other polls. One or more are taken from recent poll suggestions. If space allows, one poll is taken from the oldest poll suggestions.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian16 May 2019 3:46 p.m. PST

I posted this so long ago I forget about it.

It's only from last October. grin

Tommy2017 May 2019 4:59 a.m. PST

Only? Six months old is pretty stale for a web poll. I'm with those who vote for a three month limit.

Also, one per day is enough.

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