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Un-Official poll: Is thread-jacking to be frowned upon?

By AnsuGisalas ·
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Follow these guidelines:Peruse the three following zero-level parts of this thread; vote "+" on the one that applies.Try not to vote "-" , it will mess up the count

EDIT : Aaaand... it's (un)official, some people have been putting minuses elsewhere than the equalizer... naughty, naughty! It's not like I can't see who you are. Well, so I can't. But still, you know who you are, put yourselves in the corner and give yourselves a talking to .
I guess having each option be self-contained using both pluses and minuses will be the way to go.

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Option 1

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Un-Official poll: Is thre ...

Thread-jacking is BAD!

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Option 2

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Un-Official poll: Is thre ...

I don't mind Thread-jacking, but won't support it either.

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Option 3

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Un-Official poll: Is thre ...

Thread-jacking is GOOD!
Freedomofspeechthankyouverymuch!

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Equalizer

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Un-Official poll: Is thre ...

If you vote "+" above, you can vote "-" here, to keep my already heroically proportioned head from getting any bigger!
Hat makers will not thank you, but then sometimes wisdom goes before the needs of hatters.

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Interesting use of the Vote buttons to conduct a survey, AG.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Un-Official poll: Is thre ...

I also like the Equalizer post. Did you come up with this approach on your own, or are you adapting it from something you've seen elsewhere?

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Came up with it meslef

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Interesting use of the Vo ...

I thought about fixing that typo in the topic here, but hey, it's accurate.
After I put up the poll, the little devil-Ansu popped onto my shoulder and told me I that I'll get lots of pluses this way... you can guess what followed.
So I put the equalizer in, just so angel-Ansu wouldn't pester me anymore, I lasted for almost 13 minutes as you can see :)

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Indeed

by jasonhiner Moderator In reply to Un-Official poll: Is thre ...

We expect that users will use the +/- buttons to conduct polls, surveys, and votes. They can either provide the options like Ansu has or invite the crowd to provide the answers (within two hours, for example) and then have everyone vote on their favorite. Should be fun.

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Notice the "Top rated"

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Indeed

It seems it's not numerical after all... it's just plain weird. +1 wins over +3? EDIT: At the time of posting, BAD was at +1, And GOOD was at +3... apparently someone got busy with the minuses ... tsk. I guess we might extrapolate that it was the two people who voted BAD+.

And now it's fixed, yay!

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Threadjacking is normal

by NickNielsen In reply to Un-Official poll: Is thre ...

At least on TR. It's particularly common in those discussions about subjects where emotions run high. (Can you say Linux v. Windows? I knew that you could.) Some of the most useful (and revealing) information shows up in those maxed-out branches.

I understand where the PTB are coming from (particularly in the L v. W threads), but given that there no longer seems to be an easy way to follow off-topic discussions without inundating your inbox with alerts, I'm not so sure the "take it off line" option will always be a good thing.

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Ya, I know.

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Threadjacking is normal

I don't think we'll be able to help ourselves either...

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