How to write a good forum poll: A Beginner's guide

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  1. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Forum polls are fun and sometimes informative, right? Right! IF they are set up correctly!

    (sorry, this is my stupid pet peeve of the day, stemmed from things I see often on another forum, not this one)...

    ...anyway...it annoys the CRAP out of me when someone posts a poll asking an opinion, or if you've ever done something, and the poll is totally skewed or biased, or just doesn't give enough choices.

    Examples of bad polls:

    What color are your eyes?

    1) Blue
    2) Brown

    ...WHAT ABOUT GREEN? HAZEL? GOOFY MIXED COLORS LIKE MY EYES?

    Do you think Chase is a good Admin?

    1) Yes
    2) Of course
    3) Definitely

    ...WHAT ABOUT 'NO WAY IN HELL!?" (I'm kidding Chase! Please don't ban me!)

    Example of a GOOD poll:

    Was Corry's poll rant helpful or poigniant (I have no idea how to spell that, and I'm too lazy to look) in any way?

    1) Yes, I found it very informative, and will know in the future to make unbiased, well thought out polls.

    2) Yes, I already follow those guidelines when I make polls

    3) No, I think it's untrue, and Corry's a ho

    4) No, it didn't make sense

    5) Other, please explain.




    And that's all for Corry's daily 'pet peeve about stupid and frivolous things'.

    :mrgreen:
     
  2. kelox

    kelox TPF Noob!

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    This was a total gip, I thought you were gonna teach us HOW TO CREATE A POLL, not just how to make it better. I feel so betrayed right now. Please excuse me, I have to go lay down.:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
     
  3. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Awwww...well there, I changed the thread title a bit to more clearly explain my frivolous rant. :p
     
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    kelox TPF Noob!

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    No, too late. I want to know how to create one now.


































    I'm waiting...(stands there tapping foot impatiently)
     
  5. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Step 1) Click on the "New Thread" button

    Step 2) Choose a subject

    Step 3) Write the body of your post

    Step 4) Choose a 'post icon' if you wish to include one

    Step 5) Scroll down to 'additional options'. Where it says "post a poll", tick the 'yes' box, and enter how many options you wish to include.

    Step 6) Click the 'Submit new thread' button at the bottom.

    Step 7) Fill out your poll question and options (see original post in this thread for tips on this part of it), along with how long you wish for your poll to be open.

    Step 8 ) Submit!
     
  6. kelox

    kelox TPF Noob!

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    WOW!!!!! I never knew it was that easy. Corry, you're just like GE, you bring good thinds to light!!!!!! Thanks!!!!
     
  7. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    :biglaugh: You're a nut.
     
  8. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    awright, Kelox, now that you've been edumacated and all that....






    let's see a POLL! :thumbup: You know you want to know weird stuff, dontcha?

    (and make it good, or the Poll Policewoman will come after ya!) :lol:
     
  9. PlasticSpanner

    PlasticSpanner TPF Noob!

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    Grammar police, Poll police! Who wants to be the humour/bad taste/ethical police? :lol:
     
  10. Dweller

    Dweller Inconspicuous Supporter

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    Another one that is poll related that I see a lot on another forum is when the thread title is opposite from then poll question.

    thread title: Did Core's Rant thread suck?
    poll question: Was Core's rant thread the best thing ever?

    1. yes
    2. no
     
  11. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I HAVE seen that!!!!!
     
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    A ho, you say?
     

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