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Solution to the ATS Poll problem

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posted on Feb, 11 2010 @ 01:37 PM
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I've noticed a few threads that involve polls lately, and have seen many in the past, but there hasn't been a way to effectivly poll the ATS members without the tedious task of going through each post and calculating the yes' and no's. Well I think I have a solution, and forgive me if this has already been done...

After your opening to the thread where you lay out the question to be polled, follow with two posts, the first a "yes" and the next post a "no". Then explain to the readers that a star for the post will indicate their vote! Then the poster can feel free to post a follow up explaining their position if they please. So lets try it out...

POLL QUESTION

Do you believe Aliens have visited Earth in the last 100 years?

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posted on Feb, 11 2010 @ 01:37 PM
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For YES star this post



posted on Feb, 11 2010 @ 01:37 PM
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For NO star this post



posted on Feb, 11 2010 @ 01:38 PM
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That's quite a good idea as it happens


Nice way of getting round the no poll thingy


edit- but you can't star posts in here
you can have a flag instead


[edit on 11/2/2010 by Acidtastic]



posted on Feb, 11 2010 @ 01:41 PM
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Oops, I just realized you cannot star in this forum, can a Mod please move it to an appropriate forum that allows stars.

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posted on Feb, 11 2010 @ 01:42 PM
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reply to post by Acidtastic
 


Thanks, too bad I put it in one of the few forums that don't allow stars!

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posted on Feb, 11 2010 @ 01:59 PM
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This will not work. 1. The star system can be manipulated 2. It gives the person holding the poll an unfair advantage at collecting stars (meaning, points)

I think its best just to let people respond with their answers and allow proper discussion to flow.




Thread closed.



[edit on February 11th 2010 by greeneyedleo]



posted on Feb, 11 2010 @ 02:02 PM
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I'm gonna say the likelihood of us approving a system designed to do little more than glom stars for the thread author isn't going to happen.

All that would do is generate a blizzard of "poll" threads. Every thread is a poll of sorts, with a discussion involved.

[Edit to add]

^^ what she said.


[edit on 2/11/2010 by yeahright]



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