Discussion in 'Comments & Feedback' started by W1zzard, Oct 1, 2008.
good idea. like it.
Will these always focus on USA and or World events? or will they include things like tech etc? just trying to figure out the scope this will cover.
I think its a pretty cool idea. Why not, also I think it looks a little better with that space filled.
good idea, if there are some important to vote for ...
we have no idea yet on what questions we will have in the polls. it will probably either be hardware related, or something that most people have an opinion on
o well thats sound i like it and i agree with the above looks better with that space filled.
It would be interesting to do my graphics card poll on the frontpage.Its interesting to see how the state of play is over a possibly larger number of people than mine did.
I like the idea of front page polls.
As far as questions, you could start a thread that asks people for suggestions.
I personally like the idea of it being tech related and not political or current event.
Since those type of topics are always relegated to GN and do not appear on the front page recent posts lists, it seems inappropriate that we should have that type of stuff in polls on the front page.
Just my 2 cents.
EDIT : After reading the first response in the thread I can see you will start many firestorrms with hot topic polls.
I like the polls! As for topics, the amount of votes will tell you what topics forum users are interested in.
yeah i can see the stressed out mods doing a mutiny and asking for more money
Good idea, interesting to see where people's opinions lie.
yeah i think that the polls should just have anything....even polls with what ppl think about about new games now stuff..wither they like it or not
I would like to see the polls stick with tech/hardware related topics.
I think software (apps, games, etc.) polls would be interesting also.
Could be intersting and useful to see people opinions on newly released games and such.
We get money?
I don't like the poll options though. There should be an option that reads "Third Party Candidate" or "Someone Else", because some of us care but don't like Obama or McCain. Also, political polls like this one tend to pander to the U.S. members, and make the rest members feel left out.
Not a big fan of it myself. Makes the forum look like it has the "CLICK ME, YOU JUST WON A FREE XBOX 360, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD CLICK ME!!!!!!!!!" type ads. I usually associate the polls with those types of ads, and never click them. I mean, it's a tech forum, who cares about the president?
As long as there software/hardware related id say go for it.
i would feel left out if it was just hardware and such... i don't know much about comps...only joined for crazy pic thread ..maybe others ppls views on different thing happening around the would and some computer related polls?? for example like stocks...kids shooting ppl randomly and how is effecting everyone being scared to death to walk the streets..i donno...just something different once in a while??
Did you notice a prime difference between the "thread W1z started" and some threads that crop up in GN? There tempers are lower, people go "you're so wrong..." but haven't resorted to forum carnage (it's relatively calmer, though it could do just a little better).
The whole idea is to shake up the community and tweak its participatory spirit, also for the forum staff, it's a great experiment to see how the community reacts to changes, order, how calm can it be in an "official" debate....so that tomorrow when we start things pertaining to hardware/gaming/software/all things tech, we're a bit more seasoned both as a community and the staff. Also like W1z said, we're starting off with things almost everyone has an opinion on.
I think its a great idea, also gets people communicating and this is the hottest thread on the forum right now - i see no one getting banned. Like Btarunr said its almost like because its "official" its calmer.
It also teaches everyone how to go about with pretty-much every debate, official or not. You have seen those countless GN threads go to hell. Draw some positives out of this one, so that we could make GN a much better place.
A few days late to the party here, but I for some reason love front-page polls on forums. Like others have said, I think they should stay tech/hardware related. Software is ok too I guess.
Talk about a never ending source of polls....
What is that saying about opinions and rear ends again???
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