posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:29 AM
My only response to this is that there is a reason that one line posts are not allowed. We on this site dont want to know who agrees with what, but
instead wish to deeply examine the nuggets of thought and information which are provided by the membership.
Merely knowing that one person agrees with a statement or approves of it in some way, does not educate or provide information on WHY , and it is this
level of detail which is desired from a poster.
In truth, I think this site needs to avoid becoming a glorified opinion poll, but is in danger even without the mechanic you suggest, of becoming
just that, due in part to some members forgetting that this site is about detail not vaugery , about specifics rather than ambiguity .
We need more prescision, and less uncertainty of meaning on this site, and I feel that while it might be handy for some , a poll would put us much
closer to the brink of utter confusion than anything else .