Posted by Cincaid (2958 posts) 1 year, 8 months ago

Poll: Would You Want a "Just show me the results"-Button on Polls? (84 votes)

Yes 45%
No 11%
Don't care 7%
Just show me the results 37%

One would think it would be easy to implement, no?

#1 Posted by MistaSparkle (2148 posts) -

The way it is now encourages you to participate which means, hopefully, more accurate polls.

#2 Posted by UlquioKani (1137 posts) -

The way it is now encourages you to participate which means, hopefully, more accurate polls.

Basically this. It like to see what the giant bomb community thinks about something.

#3 Posted by PenguinDust (12558 posts) -

While it may encourage participation it also skews the polls as members who are curious about the results but don't have an opinion either way are forced to vote in order to see the mood of the masses. For example, lets say you made a poll asking which of the two consoles you intend to buy first, Orbis or Durango. If you don't plan to buy either, or you haven't made up your mind yet, your forced to vote on one even though that's not how you actually feel. Yes, we can solve this by providing more options in polls, but adding a "show me the results" button, frees the poll creator from that one additional necessity to remember.

#4 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11306 posts) -

No. People need to take a stance on these things!

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#5 Posted by TooWalrus (13237 posts) -

I'd get behind a built in "other motherfucker" button, though.

#6 Posted by Snail (8617 posts) -

The way it is now encourages you to participate which means, hopefully, more accurate polls.

Lol, no.

It makes people that just want to see the results but aren't interested in voting just choose a random option in order to see the results, which makes polls a whole lot more inaccurate.

#7 Posted by MistaSparkle (2148 posts) -
@snail said:

@mistasparkle

said:

The way it is now encourages you to participate which means, hopefully, more accurate polls.

Lol, no.

It makes people that just want to see the results but aren't interested in voting just choose a random option in order to see the results, which makes polls a whole lot more inaccurate.

I think if the poll were important enough for you to want to click on the thread to see what everyone else thought, you would probably wanna share your input too.

#8 Edited by believer258 (11999 posts) -

@snail

said:

@mistasparkle

said:

The way it is now encourages you to participate which means, hopefully, more accurate polls.

Lol, no.

It makes people that just want to see the results but aren't interested in voting just choose a random option in order to see the results, which makes polls a whole lot more inaccurate.

I think if the poll were important enough for you to want to click on the thread to see what everyone else thought, you would probably wanna share your input too.

Nope. Sometimes I'm curious about something from a completely disinterested perspective.

#9 Posted by MistaSparkle (2148 posts) -

@believer258: But more often than not, I would assume people are coming from an interested perspective. Also, polls are more rare than your average post. I think it makes sense to have a 'show results' button if this forum was mainly made up of polls because then it would get annoying, but usually there aren't too many polls at one time, so I don't think there's a huge need for this.

#10 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

Yes please! I've been adding my own "See Results" button on my polls for a while, it would be nice to just have it built in.

#11 Edited by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

Yes please! I've been adding my own "See Results" button on my polls for a while, it would be nice to just have it built in.

#12 Posted by Jrinswand (1711 posts) -

Absolutely, yes. I've skipped a large number of polls because I didn't want to vote, particularly when the choices are between a bunch of stupid/offensive things.

#13 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19372 posts) -

Yeah. I can't believe that isn't a thing yet.

#14 Edited by WarlockEngineerMoreDakka (432 posts) -

@believer258: But more often than not, I would assume people are coming from an interested perspective.

This is a relatively dangerous assumption to make good sir. :P

Regardless of a person's knowledge or interest on a subject- do you have any idea how hard it is to resist the urge to randomly vote on every poll we have limited knowledge of and no informed or fully formed opinion on, just to see the numbers? D:

I know it is for me... >_>

Now, if the constant urge to see numbers wasn't a thing, then I would probably end up agreeing with you and say there is no need for a 'see the results' button.

But... As it is, I have to agree with Snail and Believer here. We don't know exactly how many people on this site vote on polls just for the sake of seeing numbers- but its probably a high enough number that we'll want to compensate. :P

#15 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4308 posts) -

I'd get behind a built in "other motherfucker" button, though.

I agree with this. The polls wouldnt be the polls without the other motherfucker option.

#16 Posted by MistaSparkle (2148 posts) -

@warlockengineermoredakka: I mean absolutely no offense in saying this, but I still think that the number of people who come in to a poll with legitimate interest far outweighs those who come in just to see numbers. Coincidentally, a poll could settle this, but not really because apparently people would just pick either option randomly just to see the results...

#17 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4690 posts) -

It would be nice.

#18 Posted by Snail (8617 posts) -

@mistasparkle

said:

@snail

said:

@mistasparkle

said:

The way it is now encourages you to participate which means, hopefully, more accurate polls.

Lol, no.

It makes people that just want to see the results but aren't interested in voting just choose a random option in order to see the results, which makes polls a whole lot more inaccurate.

I think if the poll were important enough for you to want to click on the thread to see what everyone else thought, you would probably wanna share your input too.

Nope. Sometimes I'm curious about something from a completely disinterested perspective.

Precisely. Sometimes I want to know what people think about, oh say, post-punk bands, and I know next to nothing about post-punk.

#19 Posted by Animasta (14713 posts) -

@toowalrus

said:

I'd get behind a built in "other motherfucker" button, though.

I agree with this.The polls wouldnt be the polls without the other motherfucker option.

third this.