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There are currently 17 polls on the main screen for this section, which strikes me as overkill. I don't mind a couple of polls, helps debate, they're fun, yaddi yadda. But 17?!
Looking at them it looks like somebody went through an voted or responded on a lot of the old polls and spammed the section. Then other people begin responding, and the so forth. Let's try to cut down on it, otherwise they'll be less section traffic or mods will start locking threads. Both suck.
I'm going to have to put my money on 'chicken soup'.
Btw, I kinda agree with you mate...
"Pickles, the drummer, doodily doo. (Ding-dong, doodily, doodily, doo.)"
Also, you should google "garfield minus garfield". Awesome.
It's because voting on a poll bumps the thread back up on the first page, and everyone who searches through the forum and finds a poll usualy votes on it, thus, ancient polls resurface(like the if you where a guardsman poll from May 8th, 2006, 05:54) and stick around aslong as there's new people to vote for them.
Wow, just scrolled down a bit.
Only 3 non-poll threads on the first page? One of them being this one? Oh deary me.
Saying that, it might be amusing to try and persuade a moderator to (temporarily) put a poll in both of those ones.
The name refers to facial hair, not playing style.Originally Posted by A news vendor's stand, London, June 1940
I AGREE WITH KAISER! POLLS ARE ANNOYING AS F@@@.
I seriously get miffed whenever I see necro polls. Shouldn't have to happen, and please for the love of god,
don't start one unless you really use common sense and be original.
Just consenting with the rest of the seniority around here. =/
-HONORABLE MENTIONS IN BLITZKRIEG PAINTING COMP-
"THAT I.G. GUY WITH THAT OVERDEVELOPED TRIGGER FINGER"
I'm going to be annoying and disagree with everyone, because I happen to like polls. The ONLY downside seems to be necro polling, which would be easily fixed if end dates are made for the polls. I wonder if the mods or admins could change the default end date of a new poll from "infinity" to "60 days" or something like that?
In the defense of polls, they are a quick at-a-glance way to see how the IG community here feels about things, without having to read through pages of possibly-redundant arguments (or in some cases, constant agreeing). At the same time, having a poll doesn't hurt the discussion potential of a topic at all. In fact, I would say it stimulates more discussion as overall trends in opinion become visible, even from members who might not be brave enough to go all-out and post an opinion contrary to the Whoever's opinions.
Of course, some polls are just dumb. But that goes for all threads. The trick is to let the dumb ones die out and the good ones rise to the top of the list. I definitely think it would help if end dates were set at a default across the forum.
Also, just because the IG forum has more polls than other sections doesn't mean we're doing something wrong. I think it's funny. For at least a year now the IG section has always had an unusual number of polls running. I wonder what it says about the IG Commander's psyche?
EDIT: Good point stonehambey. I think I'll start doing that.
Tyranids: 2500 pts
Imperial Guard: 1000 pts
Witch Hunters: 1000 pts