META: Should we be allowed to have polls with only one choice

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yes, obviously this is a great idea 17
no, in my opinion a one-option poll well actually hold up yes on second thought this will obviously rule 10


she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, 24 November 2017 22:48 (one year ago) link

We should have only one choice of poll

fake pato is kind of racist, dude (darraghmac), Friday, 24 November 2017 22:49 (one year ago) link

I want a pony.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 24 November 2017 22:55 (one year ago) link

This is not a pony.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 24 November 2017 22:55 (one year ago) link

well actually, hold up, on second thought, yes

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 24 November 2017 23:00 (one year ago) link

we should only have polls where Bodak Yellow wins every time

josh az (2011nostalgia), Saturday, 25 November 2017 03:22 (one year ago) link

Yes, but the system should automatically add a second option which is “fuck you”

El Tomboto, Saturday, 25 November 2017 03:29 (one year ago) link

i've wanted this for years - first suggested it on Ideas for ILX five years ago. basically to give the possibility of doing a pick-only-five type approach. at this point i actually think it's a bad idea as it would lead to every single album that's ever been polled being re-polled. which might actually make more interesting and representative results but would also lose the clarity of "seven ilxors are clearly insane" and the basic sense of how large the interested population in fact is.

gimme the beet poison, free my soul (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 25 November 2017 03:33 (one year ago) link

what kind of a goofball poll is this

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 25 November 2017 03:58 (one year ago) link

i've wanted this for years - basically to give the possibility of doing a pick-only-five type approach.

...?

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Saturday, 25 November 2017 09:02 (one year ago) link

Think doc c has misread(?) "just one choice" in the title & interpreted the thread as meaning "should the current system of only being able to select one option when voting be allowed (no it shouldn't, let's change it)?"

Whereas I assumed it meant "should we have polls which only HAVE one option to vote for (yes we should, let's implement that)?"

sonnet by a wite kid, "On Æolian Grief" (wins), Saturday, 25 November 2017 09:23 (one year ago) link

ya

Tho ranked polls would surely return ilm to the very top of the list of interesting and valuable sites on the internet

fake pato is kind of racist, dude (darraghmac), Saturday, 25 November 2017 09:26 (one year ago) link

the horror, the horror

who says no to mentals? (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 25 November 2017 09:48 (one year ago) link

We should get rid of polls as currently implemented. Mark S is right.

We should create a new poll system that allows ranked voting and up to 200 options, but requires voting periods of a minimum of 30 days, and only allows polls to be created by the following process:

1- poll subject and description entered
2- 432000 second waiting period
3- poll appears on moderator interface
4- mod approves poll only after appropriate “nominations” thread is observed/submitted via MRF
5- once poll is approved, original poster gets a link to their login email, which allows them to put in the voting options (including links! and graphics!) and submit the fully formed poll thread to new answers

El Tomboto, Saturday, 25 November 2017 13:36 (one year ago) link

I mean that’s the serious thinking person’s use case for polls here. As implemented currently, they’re good for the occasional laugh, but that’s about it.

El Tomboto, Saturday, 25 November 2017 13:38 (one year ago) link

oops

gimme the beet poison, free my soul (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 25 November 2017 13:52 (one year ago) link

6- Ban original poster, scrap poll

fake pato is kind of racist, dude (darraghmac), Saturday, 25 November 2017 14:11 (one year ago) link

at this point i actually think it's a bad idea as it would lead to every single album that's ever been polled being re-polled

for this very reason, it seems inevitable that the polling options will eventually change and this will happen. the id of ilm will demand it

however, on this 'only one choice' idea of JCLC's, i wasn't sure at first, but it's actually a really good idea and it should happen

Karl Malone, Saturday, 25 November 2017 16:09 (one year ago) link

we should only have polls where Bodak Yellow wins every time

― josh az (2011nostalgia), Friday, November 24, 2017 7:22 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

brimstead, Saturday, 25 November 2017 18:48 (one year ago) link

The only one option poll challenge will be who can poll something so terrible, at the right time, that it actually gets 0 votes - and then one-upping each other for how long you can set the voting period and still get 0 votes in your inane 1-option poll

El Tomboto, Saturday, 25 November 2017 19:13 (one year ago) link

You're just describing current ILM polls, I don't understand

who says no to mentals? (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 25 November 2017 19:37 (one year ago) link

Tombot otm

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Saturday, 25 November 2017 21:34 (one year ago) link

all polls must include bosko balaban as an option

mookieproof, Saturday, 25 November 2017 21:41 (one year ago) link

The only one option poll challenge will be who can poll something so terrible, at the right time, that it actually gets 0 votes

that's silly -- you can do that already. Just start the poll on a sub-board hardly anyone reads and make the title really boring

sarahell, Saturday, 25 November 2017 23:37 (one year ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 30 November 2017 00:01 (one year ago) link

I refuse to let this travesty of a poll dampen my hopes for a pony.

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 30 November 2017 04:03 (one year ago) link

yes, obviously this is a great idea

k3vin k., Thursday, 30 November 2017 04:27 (one year ago) link

I agree! +1 vote for Aimless' pony

StanM, Thursday, 30 November 2017 07:12 (one year ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 1 December 2017 00:01 (one year ago) link

WTF stet you heard the ppl let's get this sorted

moyesery loves kompany (darraghmac), Friday, 1 December 2017 00:03 (one year ago) link

glad to see good sense prevailing

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, 1 December 2017 01:09 (one year ago) link

What, in general?

Mark G, Friday, 1 December 2017 07:07 (one year ago) link

i'm in favor of zero-option polls as well as polls with negative, imaginary, and complex numbers of options

crüt, Friday, 1 December 2017 07:32 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

√-1 votes for cruts optionz

godfellaz (darraghmac), Sunday, 9 June 2019 23:18 (three months ago) link


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