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Old February 27th, 2013, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Would it be possible to disallow polls in the Introductions area, at least?

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Old February 27th, 2013, 03:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmm... Good idea I think. I say there should be a required post count of 25 to post polls.
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Plus we need to get the phone numbers of these people. I want to talk to them.
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Old February 27th, 2013, 04:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hmm... Good idea I think. I say there should be a required post count of 25 to post polls.
I don't think that one is frivolous ... I think she was just confused.

Helping her might be a better option.

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Old February 27th, 2013, 06:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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No, but a poll in the introductions may not be best as a poll in sections like Android Lounge, and device sections is best.
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Might be annoying, but what's the harm?
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Many of the improvements in these forums are not in response to "harm." It's about making the way smoother for members, to over simplify.

A poll with repeating duplicate response choices in the Introduction forum does nothing for new members, I'd guess.

She was confused? So was I when I joined three years ago.

("I don't think that one is frivolous ... I think she was just confused. Helping her might be a better option.

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Did you PM her (or him)? Hope s/he got more than just mine. I saw no responses to the post, so I PMed link to the forum of her or his device and opinion about the screen repair, insurance, etc.
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Oh, I actually didn't see the poll, the link took me to an invalid thread bulletin page.
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Yeah, when the poll was removed from their post it broke the link (as tends to happen with polls we remove).
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How about a software change in polls that prevents duplicate responses?

How about a software change in polls that requires more than one response?

If those existed then this particular example would not.

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How about a software change in polls that prevents duplicate responses?

How about a software change in polls that requires more than one response?

If those existed then this particular example would not.

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I get the impression that a lot of the polls posted by new members, and this is a good example, aren't intentional. They accidentally hit the option to add a poll and so they try to just submit their post, but now the page demands they add a title and options for the poll, and they full it in with rubbish just to get the forum to accept their thread.

So, I think if we added more restrictions to polls, we'd see just as many of them but they'd just have four unique options rather than 4 duplicates.
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I get the impression that a lot of the polls posted by new members, and this is a good example, aren't intentional. They accidentally hit the option to add a poll and so they try to just submit their post, but now the page demands they add a title and options for the poll, and they full it in with rubbish just to get the forum to accept their thread.
Could be.

So... needs some tweaking... especially in Intros (as suggested in the OP ).
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Old February 28th, 2013, 12:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Default Re: We're seeing more frivolous polls

I think that the poll was humorous. She was basically calling herself on what she did.

What happens if you step on your phone?
Four choices of broke the screen. LoL

I found it clever and funny but that's just me.

I didn't think that there was any poll confusion, but if someone talked to her and I'm wrong, then I'm wrong.
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I laughed at it, too.

Trying to compete, but being taken seriously.

Frivolous (joke) poll:

http://androidforums.com/lounge/694399-passenger-side-door-panel-still-grey-primer.html
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