Polling and Polls in General

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digov
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Polling and Polls in General

Postby digov » Fri Aug 26, 2005 9:20 pm

Hey All!

When you create a poll with multiple options (whether it be 2 or 20) the option which receives the highest amount of votes wins the poll. I just wanted to point that out in case it wasn't clear.

That is all.
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Postby Dalar » Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:00 pm

And with all polls, they aren't 100% accurate. You have people who don't bother to vote because they don't think they'll matter, people who don't see the vote because they don't visit the voting booth, or people who just don't like voting.

As for the poll you're hinting at, if I wanted to, I could have gotten a handful of the WoW players from this MUD to login to vote in my direction. Why? Guess why they're playing WoW.

Cyric may have won the poll by a small margin, but then again, the poll was gone before I even thought of IMing people to come back just to vote. Also, if the gods are aiming for a 58% satisfactory rating of active players without considering all the people who have left over the years, more power to them.
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Postby Ruxur » Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:12 pm

is 46/54 Really a win?
Cofen group-says 'wtf, why am i missing a cursed khanjari?'
Alendar group-says 'i r rednek i can only afford the monitor i have mud on and the broken monitor under it'
Nonox tells you 'i think someone casted 'power word gay' on pril'
Malacar ASSOC:: 'must... mp...soon...underwear...cringing...at...oncoming...onslaught...'
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Postby Dalar » Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:17 pm

56% out of 44 posts.
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Postby Nekelet » Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:01 am

Are you happy with all the area changes implemented?
Yes
56% [ 25 ]
No
43% [ 19 ]

Total Votes : 44


Key word: ALL. No, I'm not happy with ALL of the area changes.

If you want a clearer picture, rephrase to "Are you generally happy with the area changes implemented?", or go with a 5 way strong yes to strong no as is often used in public polls.

Black and white gets muddled with all of the grey thats bound to exist with a very strict question like the original poll.

(Yes, I'm aware of the irony with my stupid knee-jerk poll - the lack of a dissenting option was supposed to be humorous point about the validity/interpretation of Dalar's.)
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Postby Lathander » Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:02 am

While we are all in the voting mood, make sure to go to this thread and vote mightily!

http://www.torilmud.org:8080/phpBB2/vie ... hp?t=15946

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Postby Dalar » Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:07 am

The way Cyric worded it, it sounds like he assumes the silent majority is happy with "all" of the changes his sphere makes, so I added it.
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Postby Nekelet » Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:52 am

I read it differently. To each his own.

Sad thing is, I don't even disagree with you (and others) on many of the game related things you post. It's all in the presentation.
But, I've already said what I had to say elsewhere. No point kicking that ranger anymore, so...

See ya in-game.

-Nek.
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Postby Cyric » Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:58 am

Dalar, please don't misrepresent what I say to further your own goals of anarchy. This BBS must come under control...right now it's an embarrassment to any newbie that might wander by. If you have nothing nice to say, then don't say anything at all, please.
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Postby Dalar » Sat Aug 27, 2005 2:10 am

It was intended to show you that your silent majority is very close to a minority. Take it for what you want; I hope you realize that your silent majority of current players is hanging by a thread.
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Postby Cyric » Sat Aug 27, 2005 2:12 am

And this is also locked. You seem intent to push the envelope as much as is possible.

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