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View Poll Results: Do polls suck?
Yes polls suck *ss 5 13.16%
Polls suck bad but not as bad as cars 2 5.26%
Polls might suck 6 15.79%
<whine> I don't know they're not so bad *not to be confused with Bush foreign policy 0 0%
I don't care..this is just another crappy poll 7 18.42%
I don't do polls 8 21.05%
Polls are annoying..like this one 5 13.16%
Polls are useful 8 21.05%
Polls are very informative and the world hinges on their results *not to be confused with the Clinton presidental plan of world domination. 2 5.26%
Polls are the coolest thing since the bicycle 7 18.42%
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Old 02-13-05, 12:46 PM   #1
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Poll on polls

I think polls suck. They mean nothing and signify nothing. Do you agree?
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Old 02-13-05, 04:50 PM   #2
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I think polls suck. They mean nothing and signify nothing. Do you agree?
39 reads and no votes - get the message?
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How about a "depends on the poll" option?
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How about a "depends on the poll" option?
I vote for this one. Pass the linquini.
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Old 02-13-05, 09:07 PM   #5
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What about,

"Polls are dangerous to run into."
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Old 02-13-05, 09:12 PM   #6
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I wonder what it would be like to try poll-dancing.
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I'd line up to see that - if it wasn't poll-vaulting.
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I'd line up to see that - if it wasn't poll-vaulting.
I can see we're polls apart on this issue.
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How about a "depends on the poll" option?
This is my vote too.
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I think polls suck. They mean nothing and signify nothing. Do you agree?
They're not so bad- once you get to know them. The just get a bad rap like the other Eastern Bloc nations do. Must be a residual Cold War thing.
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Best answer would be polls suck , but might be useful...
Public opinion need be known when it concerns public matters, being that representative democracy might not be representative, since it is corrupted by money.
Polls are manipulated by those commissioning those polls...Polls should be constructed by knowledgeable academics wanting a true measurement of public opinion. Not those asking it in a manner attempting to bring about their chosen result.
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They're not so bad- once you get to know them. The just get a bad rap like the other Eastern Bloc nations do. Must be a residual Cold War thing.
I agree. I just wonder why so many of those nations aren't Russian to change this.
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I agree. I just wonder why so many of those nations aren't Russian to change this.
Probably they're Poll-ish.
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INP trying to bait potential trolls into another hassle over the value of ethnic jokes.
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Pollers suck, polls don't.
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Two polls walk into a bar...
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I heard that one - one of the polls had a talking chicken.
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Polls here can give an idea about what cyclists think about issues, but they are by no means a definitive way to understanding. They are just 1 peice of the puzzle that has to be looked at carefully in order to try to understand an issue.
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I think you may be annoying.
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I think you may be annoying.
I think you may be right. At least I'm not bi-poll-ar
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Some are annoying. I stumbled on an irritating one just recently.
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Polls are only as usefull as they are designed to be. I find that the vast majority of polls on these forums are poorly designed. This means that while they may provide some information that can stimulate thought, they do not provide enough to draw conclusions from. Of course poll design is an art and the design of a poll can allow for a bias or an attempts can be made to make it fair. On these forums I find neither case, I find that they are typically not well thought out.

So I voted "they might suck' or however that option was phrased.

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I think polls suck. They mean nothing and signify nothing. Do you agree?
Polls are just the same as any other thread. Most people would probably say that this whole forum means nothing and signifies nothing.
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Polling is a science that can accurately measure almost anything at a given moment , should those commissioning the poll want public opinion and not want to mold public opinion..
Marketing and polling are used hand in hand as a tool of advertising to get you to think what they want you to think.
Whether it is Mountain bikes, tooth paste , or the president.
As to the merits of polling..It works..Either in finding a market for a product setting up an ad campaign to get you to do something..Polls are scientific and it unfortunately leads one to believe that too many people are like sheep.
There is a reason , next to my 'share the road' bumper sticker is a sticker saying "Kill Your TV."
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INP trying to bait potential trolls into another hassle over the value of ethnic jokes.
What? Do you think he should keep his humor in Czech?
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