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Are pointless polls annoying?

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:49 pm
by Deepsmeg
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?

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:02 pm
by bert_the_turtle
Mwahahaha.

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:18 pm
by Deepsmeg
Touché

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:26 pm
by xander
HA!

xander

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:52 pm
by Sildaekar
Meaningless third option because in a world where the third option was meaningful it would definitely mean something.

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:59 pm
by NeatNit
Image
Damn missing pixel in 0-vote options...

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:21 pm
by MAdMaN
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.

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:21 pm
by NeatNit
huh. chrome here.

People still use Opera? :shock:

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:25 pm
by MAdMaN
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.

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:41 pm
by Colytic
NeatNit wrote:Image
Damn missing pixel in 0-vote options...


Missing pixels in Firefox detected.

KERNEL PANIC!

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:32 pm
by xander
NeatNit wrote:huh. chrome here.

People still use Opera? :shock:

Stab! Stab! Stabbity stab stab stab!

Opera fo' life, mutha fucka!

xander

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Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:34 pm
by microchip08
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.

Re: f

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:48 pm
by MAdMaN
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.

Re: f

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:50 pm
by Colytic
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!

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:12 pm
by NeatNit
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?