Are pointless polls annoying?

The place to hang out and talk about totally anything general.

Well, are they?

Yes
4
19%
No
3
14%
Meaningless third option
9
43%
They provoke admin abuse
5
24%
 
Total votes: 21
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Are pointless polls annoying?

Postby Deepsmeg » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:49 pm

A wise^H^H^H^H man once said that they
complain about polls occasionally because they're completely unnecessary and add absolutely nothing to anything.


What's your view on this topic?
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Postby bert_the_turtle » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:02 pm

Mwahahaha.
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Postby Deepsmeg » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:18 pm

Touché
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Postby xander » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:26 pm

HA!

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Postby Sildaekar » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:52 pm

Meaningless third option because in a world where the third option was meaningful it would definitely mean something.
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Postby NeatNit » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:59 pm

Image
Damn missing pixel in 0-vote options...
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Postby MAdMaN » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:21 pm

NeatNit wrote:Damn missing pixel in 0-vote options...

I don't have their problem on either of the two browsers (Opera and IE) I have on Windows.
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Postby NeatNit » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:21 pm

huh. chrome here.

People still use Opera? :shock:
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Postby MAdMaN » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:25 pm

NeatNit wrote:People still use Opera? :shock:

It's got e-mail, IRC, Bittorrent, a download manager and extensions (more of an internet suite than a browser) so I don't need to use separate programs, leaving more room on my hard drives for games.
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Postby Colytic » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:41 pm

NeatNit wrote:Image
Damn missing pixel in 0-vote options...


Missing pixels in Firefox detected.

KERNEL PANIC!
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Postby xander » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:32 pm

NeatNit wrote:huh. chrome here.

People still use Opera? :shock:

Stab! Stab! Stabbity stab stab stab!

Opera fo' life, mutha fucka!

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Postby microchip08 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:34 pm

But Opera durn't respect t'freedoms! Mozilla seems to keep end-user privacy and security to heart; I'm less sure about any of the other mainstream browser developers.

As for polls:

microchip08 wrote:Previous polls:


Some of them were less annoying than others. I miss the weekly polls that started some interesting discussions.
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Re: f

Postby MAdMaN » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:48 pm

microchip08 wrote:But Opera durn't respect t'freedoms! Mozilla seems to keep end-user privacy and security to heart; I'm less sure about any of the other mainstream browser developers.

I don't see anything in the EULA that suggests they don't respect freedoms, privacy or security.
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Postby Colytic » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:50 pm

microchip08 wrote:But Opera durn't respect t'freedoms! Mozilla seems to keep end-user privacy and security to heart; I'm less sure about any of the other mainstream browser developers.


Mhm, well, ironically Mozilla track you on their site. But Firefox is indeed the best option privacy-wise. I use:
    - Adblock Plus with EasyPrivacy, EasyList, and Fanboy's List: more to kill tracking than to hide adverts, I respect that as a revenue stream but the developers do allow 'non-intrusive' adverts.

    - BetterPrivacy: kills Flash tracking cookies ('LSOs').

    - HTTPS-Everywhere: of course, uses HTTPS wherever possible.

    - DuckDuckGoPlus: with DuckDuckGo as my homepage. An anonymous search engine that also features shortcuts to sites (eg type in !yt to jump to YouTube).

But I'm getting a little of topic...wait, what is this topic anyway? Still, no cause better than that of personal freedom!
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Postby NeatNit » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:12 pm

I know I'm a dumbass for saying this, but I don't really care about my privacy in most sites. Except for the obvious like passwords, email* and bank account, I don't do anything online that I wouldn't want anyone to find out. Track me away; my life is boring anyhow.



* gmail.com has some well-known privacy issues, but somehow this doesn't bother me.


if I live my whole life with my privacy violated online, and this doesn't hurt me in any way, then did it really matter?

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