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Are most polls started just to use the poll function?

Yes
6 (15.4%)
Yes, dear
6 (15.4%)
Only a crime if they knew they were HIV positive
4 (10.3%)
They should be locked up
3 (7.7%)
I don't know who infected me
4 (10.3%)
I've never infected anyone
4 (10.3%)
I don't know, maybe from round the back with a mallet
4 (10.3%)
I just dream about being on a nude beach with others.
8 (20.5%)

Total Members Voted: 15

Author Topic: Are most polls started just to use the poll function?  (Read 1398 times)

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Offline HIVworker

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Are most polls started just to use the poll function?
« on: August 03, 2006, 09:57:42 AM »
Well?
NB. Any advice about HIV is given in addition to your own medical advice and not intended to replace it. You should never make clinical decisions based on what anyone says on the internet but rather check with your ID doctor first. Discussions from the internet are just that - Discussions. They may give you food for thought, but they should not direct you to do anything but fuel discussion.

Offline MSPspud

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Re: Are most polls started just to use the poll function?
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2006, 10:05:17 AM »
Hey, I like the poll function and totally plan to use it in the future when I need advice from a post; like "should I, or shouldn't I"...

I think it's just gotten a bad wrap...  well, that and having polls with ridiculous choices (see above).

Offline jkinatl2

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Re: Are most polls started just to use the poll function?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2006, 11:31:50 AM »
:)

I cannot imagine a situation, other than voting on the simplest of issues, where it would be the best of all possible worlds to utilize the poll feature. I mean, this is a discussion board, yes? Where we can, you know, talk about stuff beyond a simple yes or no.

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Offline JR Gabbard

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Re: Are most polls started just to use the poll function?
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2006, 11:46:47 AM »


   BUSTED!!!   ;D

   But seriously, I thought it would be the best format for the thread I started yesterday.  I still think that today.  It did seem to generate some controversy, but I like controversy, don't cha know.....

J.R.
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The fourth, the fifth,
The minor fall, the major lift,
The baffled king composing Hallelujah!

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Offline MSPspud

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Re: Are most polls started just to use the poll function?
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2006, 12:26:00 PM »
Sometimes people's answers from a discussion dance around an issue so much that you cannot pin-point what they really think.  At least a binary yes or no gives the answer in short... then followed by discussion if they so choose.

Offline jkinatl2

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Re: Are most polls started just to use the poll function?
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2006, 12:34:25 PM »
I see your point. Hate that dancing <g>

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Offline Lwood

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Re: Are most polls started just to use the poll function?
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2006, 03:28:52 PM »
Id agree that theyre of limited use in a discussion Forum but I think as long as theyre carefully worded they can be usefull when clear cut answers are wanted something like " How do You Pay for Your Meds?"   A) ADAP B) employer insurance & Copay C) Self Pay D) Medicare  or E) Mel Gibson is a bigot and an ASS HAT

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