Does anybody actually understand what "I vote blue" means in the Show of Hands app?
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Yes. Sometime in the past, a network( possible CNN) assigned those states going democratic as blue, republican red and mixture as purple. Now that I think of it, they did it by congressional districts. The term has stuck. So Blue means liberal or democratic and red is conservative or republican.
At present, it seems to be just a broken remnant of something that may have meant a little something at one time.
Long long ago, when user made polls were a new feature, many users followed what I think had been a tradition on SOH polls (although I'm not sure of that), putting a liberal/Democrat answer option on the left/blue side, and a conservative/Republican answer option on the right/red side. The % blue was taken to be an indicator of the political leaning of the user.
Maybe. Because it wasn't that simple. Partly because not everyone followed that convention, partly because many polls aren't political, partly because left is often associated with Yes and right with No (although some users *do* place those answer options politically). At any rate, it didn't always seem to correspond.
For example, I'm a flaming liberal, and my % blue was in the low 40s, for a couple years. So that didn't compute. (I think I just vote "NO!" a lot.)
You've been here for 4+ months now, and yours is 0. Other newish people seem to have 0% blue too. Mine is now 33%, in ideation that it's been drifting significantly lower over the last 6 months to a year or so.
So I think it's totally broken at present, and has gone from having not a lot of significance, to none.
*an indication, not in ideation
How did I know you would be the voice responding to this? It's really strange how your voice sounds an awful lot like mine when I read it, though. =:P
Yeah, you're pretty much right. Before we were able to make our own poles the red and blue refered to if you leaned more to the left or right on politics.
It's still correlated, though clearly not 1:1.
@susanr nailed it one time explaining it to me. The answers used to correlate to party before we could make our own polls (or something similar).