Suggestion: Daily Poll

By treeski
Nov 11, 2009
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  1. Just wondering if Techspot ever considered doing some kind of daily poll on the front page. I think people naturally like polls, and it would be a good way to draw in more users and get people more active. There could also be a permanent forum section for users to suggest new polls.

    Just a thought :D
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

  3. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 935   +164

    Something similar I guess. I was thinking that it would be a poll right up on the main home page, somewhere next to the news updates. That way, when a person comes to the site, they immediately have something to interact with.

    Also it would be a new poll everyday (or perhaps less often, depending on how many people participate).
  4. Flannelwarrior

    Flannelwarrior TS Rookie Posts: 131

    Pole as in Totem? Sounds like a good idea to me :p
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    I think he means Pole as in POLL
    I personally think the front page is full enough, with articles and comments and news and everything
    Maybe take some of the clutter away
    Or add a POLL and ask others what they feel :D
  6. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 935   +164

    Lol alright, alright. Fixed. Yes I've been talking about POLLS! ;)
    I was up all night last night writing a German paper. My English is allowed to suffer! (Even if it's my primary language...)
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    You fixed the Title?

    How did you fix the Title? It use to be that Members could not fix the Title, (except for inside the post - small Title area)
    Someone (moderator?) must have just fixed the Title as you were doing the spelling
    How strange :D

    I think it was Julio
  8. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 935   +164

    Yeah I didn't do anything with the title. I didn't even think about that one.
    Thanks whoever did it =P
  9. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,905   +543

    We used to have a weekly poll that ran on the sidebar, but was removed after the site redesign last year and hasn't been reimplemented until this day for no good reason. For now we are bringing back our Weekend Open Forum discussions every Friday to "poll" you on controversial or otherwise interesting topics every weekend.

    Thanks for the feedback, we might have the site-wide poll making a comeback some time in the near future.
  10. Flannelwarrior

    Flannelwarrior TS Rookie Posts: 131

    I'm pretty sure vB gives members the option to modify a thread they've created, even changing the title or deleting attatchments.

    Englisch ist mehr Schwer als Deutsch, oder?
  11. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

  12. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    imo; POLLS are usually poorly written and thus reap meanings results;
    eg: which is better? X or Y?
    Without a set of criteria, the question can not be answered in a meaningful way.

    You can therefore guess I personally disdain polls :blackeye:
  13. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 935   +164

    I disagree actually. The quality of responses depend just as much on the community as it does the way the poll is phrased.

    Regardless, I would have plenty of faith in the TS team for coming up with good polls. And if there is a section for members to suggest polls, well, obviously any poorly phrased ones can be filtered out :)

    I don't know, I just like to see what kind of opinions or preferences people have, and why. I'm a fan of the weekend open forums, but after a thread has racked up 25+ responses, I usually don't feel like reading through all of them. In addition, there are plenty of people who might lean one way or the other with regard to the poll, but might not be opinionated enough to comment. So in that respect, I like polls.
  14. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    I think jobeard was referring to Polls such as this member posts:
    Where its just like a Yes/No question
    Whereas the replies seem to have more substance at least ;)

    Ideally a Poll can have a bit more information about the thing(s) being Polled, so as others don't answer too generally, or even lead off topic.
  15. Flannelwarrior

    Flannelwarrior TS Rookie Posts: 131

    You're right, you can't. It changes the post title but not the thread title.
  16. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    Yes but you were right about that your post can be edited so forth :)
    So we are both right
    By the way I mentioned about the Topic Title in the: Introduce yourself forum: How To Post a New Topic
    Didn't you read it? :p

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