i see lots of polls where the answers are very biased, support moderation of poll answers???
Edit: yes, i do know that my poll is biased, its trying to point out how stupid biasing polls can be
06-08-04, 03:57 AM
i cannot tell a lie... :(
but how does one get rid of poll bias?
i can see two scenarios for bias;
1) the author of the poll cannot include every possible option that you might imagine, just everything they think is necessary.
2) of course, sometimes bias runs deeper than that, but even if expressing your opinions means being a stupid loser, you still have the option of expression.
anyway, it's late and i'm rambling, so make of this what you can; polls don't mean ****. even when the majority does not share your opinion, it makes your point no less valid. just remember one thing: http://forums.matroxusers.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=47952
you can remove poll biasby giving moderators powers to change poll options
i dont get the link, it said i needed to register...
06-08-04, 09:27 AM
aww, damn it. forgot about that. i found it to be funny a story. see below;
A fly goes into a barn. He discovers a pile of fresh sh*t. The fly cant resist such a feast and he proceeds to gorge himself. Getting carried away with himself, he realizes he has eaten ALL of the pile. Unfortunately he is so fat he cant fly. Locating a shovel in the corner he procedes to climb up the handle. Once at the top the fly is confident that he can fly with a good high point to start from, so he jumps.............
SPLAT goes the fly....
Moral of the story.....
don't fly off the handle when you are full of sh*t
this is not directed at you, of course. i'm just sayin'.
but as for poll moderation, i guess giving moderators the power to add or change poll options would reduce bias. but suppose i had already voted and a new option was added? would i get to vote again? would everyone have to vote again?
and didn't i just *waste* fifteen minutes of my life trying to explain why polls don't matter? you can always express your views - i would argue more effectively - in writing.
06-08-04, 09:59 AM
As a general rule, almost every poll should have an "other" or "none of the above" option, in case the person voting doesn't agree with any of the other options.
Of course, that's up to the creator of the poll.
06-08-04, 11:42 AM
Seems moderators already have some editing powers. Wouldn't be surprised if they could edit polls too. If any one here thinks that anything other than a biased result can happen from any poll on this forum, from its original design to the small and pointed population that responds, to the immoderation that keeps some perspectives from participating (it happens sometimes), me thinks it is not safe to jump off the shovel.