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Edited 4 years, 26 days ago

Poll: Are you more likely to view a poll than other forum items? (38 votes)

Yes 68%
No 32%

I've noticed that even when I'm not feeling up to forum perusing I still will hit all the polls and vote. That tag now allows me to easily skim the threads for the polls, making it very easy. I was wondering if anyone else did the same.

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#1 Posted by Nightriff (7122 posts) -

I look for threads that have few comments on and try and contribute, rather write a message than just click: yes, no, P4, Charlie Tunoku, PS4 only, etc

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#2 Edited by Wacomole (1164 posts) -

Much, MUCH less likely in my case.

EDIT: To elaborate, I'm less likely to view polls as opposed to other posts as a much of the time the subjects tend to be less interesting and sometimes downright off-putting.

Often, when I do go into a poll I tend to only leave a comment and not bother with the actual poll part.

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#3 Edited by YoungFrey (1363 posts) -

For me, I think part of it is that once a thread rolls on to page two, the number of people that will even anything to write is really low. But with a poll, your vote always matter as much as anyone elses. I'm also much more likely to take the time to respond to a post with very few comments.

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#4 Posted by ReCkLeSs_X (475 posts) -

I was just doing this... and found this poll.

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#5 Posted by pr1mus (4158 posts) -

I guess. I view every poll and i don't view every other threads. But then there are fewer polls than regular threads. See what you did? Now i'm confused.

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#6 Posted by YoungFrey (1363 posts) -

I'm not even saying I think polls are amazing. Just that most people don't have the time to examine every thread and try to get engaged. While the effort of hitting a pole and just voting is very low. So seeing which post is a poll will naturally lead to more polls (for better or ill).

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#7 Posted by 49th (3552 posts) -

No, I don't really notice the thing on the side. I guess I usually click on threads which are questions though, which is why I clicked on this.

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#8 Posted by jdh5153 (1097 posts) -

Nope. Don't really like polls, they never seem to have much purpose, just a bunch of random nonsense and people arguing. Or a bunch of posts "hey I voted for this one, that's all bye now".