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TomM July 6th, 2013 12:57am

Are there any poll subjects you would like to never see (again)? If you have posted any of these, please don't take it personal. Some of us have spent a lot of time on SoH and seen some polls too many times.

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skacey best poll is evenly split
07/07/13 12:08 am

Pollsters who "just want to know more about who follows them" asking demographic questions. Especially when its six in a row - not interested i answering, and less in seeing demographics of a sub set of SOH followers.

TomM
07/07/13 12:38 pm

Yes one user even said he would ask it once a month. He didn't explain why.

spicysteve M14D SBS
07/06/13 5:43 pm

My favorite polls deal with morality, politics, government, and political strategy and elections. My least favorite polls are English polls about books and stuff.

kateXcore Dark side of the moon
07/06/13 5:37 pm

Hold off on the ghost/supernatural polls for a month or so. I had 3 within less than a week. Definitely bring 'em back for Halloween though!!

TomM
07/06/13 5:39 pm

I got tired of the zombie polls a while ago.

PAK the Armpit of Florida
07/06/13 4:25 am

Too many "is xxxx guilty?" Polls. Xxx is innocent until proven guilty!

No more do you like 2.0 polls. I also don't like Polls in which both answers are yes or no.

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/06/13 12:28 am

Abortion/religion

No one "wins"

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camigirl
07/05/13 10:56 pm

I don't really care for polls about Obama. Talking about his politics or just politics in general is fine for me, but the same repeated questions of "Do you like Obama? Do you think Obama is Muslim?" etc. are a tad obnoxious to me.

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SFLiberal
07/06/13 12:26 am

So, do you like Obama?

SFLiberal
07/06/13 12:30 am

I smell a libertarian...rebelfury76

uglyfemme Colorado Springs
07/06/13 6:55 am

I'm not a democrat and I do not like Obama. I hate these polls too.

comppete Las Vegas
07/05/13 10:38 pm

I don't mind repeat questions. I have tracked it, and the people I follow haven't ask the same thing twice, unless it was a follow up. The silly questions or questions that I can't answer, I just pass. But, I do understand.

0000000
07/05/13 10:19 pm

No, because opinions evolve and change. It's always interesting to see survey results to common questions we have!

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TomM
07/05/13 10:41 pm

Agree opinions change and those polls are allowed. There are just some subjects that people feel we get nowhere discussing. Other subjects are just not important enough for a poll.

TomM
07/05/13 10:05 pm

Yes how could we make 200 comments and forget zombies, but don't tell drama.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
07/05/13 8:39 pm

How is one to know, especially not a SoH veteran, that a question hasn't been asked previously. For that reason, I have a very high tolerance for repeat questions, and "dumb" ones too

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TomM
07/05/13 8:45 pm

I know and I give people a long line especially if they are new. This poll was not to pick on anyone.

dramaschick All ways in my head
07/05/13 7:37 pm

Don't know if this has been said but the "what came first chicken or egg" I will literally stop following someone if they ask that question

TomM
07/05/13 7:41 pm

I have not seen it mentioned here or the poll but it's a good one.

dramaschick All ways in my head
07/05/13 7:41 pm

It shows no creativity or originality. That and it's a dumb question. The chicken obviously came first. ; )

TomM
07/05/13 7:41 pm

Good one for the list, that is, not a good poll question.

TomM
07/05/13 7:42 pm

What!!! Eggs existed long before chicken.

dramaschick All ways in my head
07/05/13 7:44 pm

Tomm it is a fact that the chicken came first and that is all I will say about it. I was there and I saw it. DONE!!!!

Keldeo Laverre City
07/05/13 8:23 pm

See the intense debate it brings up? :D

TomM
07/05/13 8:24 pm

I was just joking. I really don't have an opinion.

TalkPolitics Chevy Chase, MD
07/05/13 8:32 pm

Actually the egg came first. Scientist proved it, but its not really well known.

dramaschick All ways in my head
07/05/13 8:37 pm

They are liars. I saw the first chicken and it tasted good

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 8:50 pm

There wasn't a chicken until a mutation occurred in either sperm or ovum (uniting to form a fertilized egg) of some just-prior-to-chicken predecessor, resulting a mutated egg, growing into a creature different...

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 8:51 pm

enough to be a new species - a chicken. The egg came first.

TalkPolitics Chevy Chase, MD
07/05/13 8:54 pm

Yeah scientists are liars -__- so is everything they have discovered and invented. That's what science is all about. Lying. Thank you Susan. Nice explanation :)

TalkPolitics Chevy Chase, MD
07/05/13 8:55 pm

But it happened over the course of multiple generations instead of just one and a new species appeared.

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 8:56 pm

Of course. And it's not as if there were suddenly chickens everywhere. But it had to start with an egg with one or more mutations.

TalkPolitics Chevy Chase, MD
07/05/13 9:02 pm

Just like gravity, evolution, and modern medicine. -__-

TomM
07/05/13 9:07 pm

I was never part of that original debate. Is the argument for the chicken something about God created the chicken and the chicken created the egg? I'm just curious.

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 9:15 pm

Well, we don't need to reproduce the discussion here, especially since this was drama's "I don't want to see it again" question. I didn't realize that evolution was the issue, or I would never have gone into science mode. Sorry.

dramaschick All ways in my head
07/05/13 9:16 pm

If you read my comments most of them are just silly. I didn't think that anyone would take it seriously. I mean I said I was there when the chicken was created.

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 9:20 pm

I did think you were just being silly, drama, until your comment about gravity & modern medicine being real. The implication being that evolution isn't. I really don't want to upset anyone in this poll. I'm leaving for now, anyway.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
07/05/13 9:50 pm

The real question is which came first, the fried chicken or the scrambled egg?

0000000
07/05/13 10:21 pm

Loving this chicken-egg drama! Debate is FUN, let's face it!

comppete Las Vegas
07/05/13 10:29 pm

I'm going with susanr on the whole chicken and egg question.

wego Utah
07/05/13 11:09 pm

There were eggs long before the were chickens. There's my 2 pennies.

TomM
07/05/13 7:30 pm

Based on your user profile you have only been here a week. Some subjects just keep coming back and some users are just so tired of them.

Kay41 the Midwest
07/05/13 6:52 pm

The ones that bother me are those that are asked just to force you to agree with someone. "Shouldn't welfare be eliminated?" With answer choices of "of course" and "absolutely" is not a legitimate poll question.

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susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:58 pm

Neither are answers to questions like that which read something like "Of course" and "I'm a moron."

TomM
07/05/13 7:07 pm

How about: "Do you feel safer and grateful when given a ticket by a cop". One option was "thank you sir". I voted that just for fun. Several users were quite upset :-D

Kay41 the Midwest
07/05/13 7:12 pm

Ha! Don't think I saw that one.

TomM
07/05/13 7:12 pm

Just for your info, this was from RebelFury and he is following me.

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:51 pm

On the other hand... one of the things Tony said he had hoped for was for people to cultivate little same-interest communities. I could see a lot of the sports questions, & following-a-high-profile-trial questions & such finding little (or big)...

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susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:52 pm

..communities. But we haven't broken off into communities; a lot of us are following... well, a lot of us. Maybe if at some point we could apply the *categories* to our own polls, we could follow people's polls selectively.

Hey, Tony...

TomM
07/05/13 6:56 pm

Yes I want that too, please please. I've been trying to find people who are interested in economy and politics. There are few who asks those questions and they have too few followers.

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 7:00 pm

Exactly, Tom. I wonder if the Civil War buff guy has been successful - I see references to his polls occasionally; don't know how many followers he has.

TomM
07/05/13 7:10 pm

He's one of few who's really done it in my opinion. Just checked he has 150 followers now, but no idea how successful he is.

Cruz2016 Rum Bum Beach City
07/05/13 7:56 pm

@Tomm: I am following Vincere just because he has some financial type questions that are over my head. I'm trying to learn something from him, lol.

TomM
07/05/13 7:58 pm

I follow him too and you for the politics :-)

PeanutButterJulie Cincinnati
07/05/13 6:48 pm

No more food polls, please! Sometimes I don't even like either choice given, so I don't bother with it. Also sports questions about specific players or teams is another one I'll skip over.

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TomM
07/05/13 6:56 pm

Vanilla or chocolate ice cream? :-)

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 7:00 pm

Cheetos or Cheez-Its?

PeanutButterJulie Cincinnati
07/05/13 7:08 pm

Yes. Also ones like "curtains or blinds?" or "Do you have a lamp next to your bed?" There is really no point or basis to these questions.

TomM
07/05/13 7:20 pm

I agree there are too many about food where there's really no point. CarrieMarie just posted taco: soft or hard? I had one today asking if you like sushi.

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 7:25 pm

Sometimes even the most inane-seeming questions (on the order of "curtains or blinds") ends up with a really good discussion about... something... You never know. If we had the option to dismiss, skip, remove, or whatever, polls we weren't...

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 7:26 pm

...interested in, I think it might alleviate a whole lot of these issues.

On the other hand... law if unintended consequences... I wonder what happened if we'd all suddenly dismiss a lot of polls. Hm.

Or we could just... follow fewer.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/05/13 6:44 pm

I haven't seen this in a while, but right after 2.0.. Pink Floyd was in like a thousand battles vs other bands in polls. I started voting against them out of frustration. Again, like I said, its been a while..

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TomM
07/05/13 6:57 pm

I remember them too. Music is not my interest either. I had to unfollow some people.

Kay41 the Midwest
07/05/13 6:42 pm

I hate polls about which polls we don't like. :)

Teasing! Your polls are great Tom!

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TomM
07/05/13 6:53 pm

Feel free to dislike my poll. I had actually expected some people to yell at me.
And btw I'm so tired of all those teachers. Why do they all have to be on SoH? Just kidding, I like your polls too :-)

Kay41 the Midwest
07/05/13 6:58 pm

Now, you are hitting below the belt!!! :D

TomM
07/05/13 7:01 pm

Sorry. I like your polls and your input. I had to give you back and it was the only thing I could come up with.

Kay41 the Midwest
07/05/13 7:02 pm

Haha!, I know. Well played! :)

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:42 pm

Some of these have been bugging me for a while & I'm happy to have a place to vent them (& you can probably tell I've been keeping an actual *list*), but in truth I wouldn't want to make anybody feel bad for posting one of them, previously...

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susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:43 pm

...or in the future. For one thing, of course we don't all have the same set of people we follow so we may not have seen them umpty times; for another, we don't all have the same followers, so it's OK to ask them again.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 6:45 pm

Out of all of that, I'm totally unsurprised that you were keeping track or compiling a list.

I mean, you are SusanR after all. It's just so... You!. :D

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:48 pm

It is sort of obsessive, isn't it.

Also just a tad mean-spirited. But writing them down sort of kept me from exploding directly at people.

Not sure indirectly, like this, is much of an improvement.
=:-)

TomM
07/05/13 6:50 pm

I understand you and with the time you obviously have spent on SoH to get to 20k comments I can understand you've seen it all and some of it too much.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 6:52 pm

I couldn't agree more. There is one user who's name I won't mention, but his polls are so frequently overly biased and frustrating that I have to basically handcuff myself to prevent an angry comment.

TomM
07/05/13 6:58 pm

MrL I think I can guess who :-)
I take it as fun to vote against his opinion.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 6:59 pm

It frustrates me to all hell... I do the same thing as you do, though.

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 7:04 pm

I can't imagine who you're talking about, MrL.
0=:-0

I find he makes me stop & think about things in ways that other people don't, often enough that I'll keep coming back. Not that I agree a lot, but it's good to question... well, everything.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 7:07 pm

I do question everything, but I certainly don't need personal opinion in every question.

ClarityRose Now taking suggestions
07/05/13 8:26 pm

I tend to take those questions like Susan as well. Most times it's provocative enough to make me question my own stance. I may still agree with myself in the end, but at least I can say I thought about both sides :)

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
07/05/13 8:43 pm

I honestly don't know who the biased pollster is, I've seen a couple, but I challenge all to speak out with the phrase "biased question" and explain why. If it is me, not sure if I come across biased, but I would sure like to know if it seems so

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 8:48 pm

Clarity, that's respectable. :)

Bob, it's not you! You polls are very thought provoking and unbiased.

ClarityRose Now taking suggestions
07/05/13 8:50 pm

Definitely not you, Bob.

rlands
07/05/13 6:39 pm

I guess questions in general about SoH too. I know I've done it before, but it just seems like putting the word you're trying to define into it's own definition...

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TomM
07/05/13 6:41 pm

I'm guilty here now.
I agree when it comes to polls about how many polls people should ask.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 6:41 pm

Like pollcrastinating, pollcrasturbating, SoHing, pollster, polltastic, etc.? ;P

rlands
07/05/13 6:46 pm

Exactly, MrL :)

And Tom yeah I've been guilty with this too. But it's those excessive ones that really get me.

I feel like I'm ranting too much about my poll annoyances haha I feel mean

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 6:46 pm

Don't worry... Susan has a list. ;)

TomM
07/05/13 6:48 pm

MrL never heard any of those words.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 6:51 pm

I make them up all the time, haha. I just take words and make them Show of Hands related. :P

rlands
07/05/13 8:53 pm

True bob. There are some really good ones. As a general category though, I believe they're unnecessary. But I think everyone's done them. Like I said, I definitely have.

SFLiberal
07/06/13 12:39 am

MrL probably likes pollcrasturbating????

SFLiberal
07/06/13 12:40 am

God dammit! I forgot that emojis don't work.

kermie gaytopia
07/05/13 6:32 pm

Y'all must be following a lot of people I'm not. I can't think of any question I'm tired of hearing except maybe abortion because there are only so many variations and Tony does it so often. My biggest poll pet peeve is heteronormative questions.

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SFLiberal
07/05/13 6:35 pm

And what is so wrong about heteronormativity?

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 6:36 pm

WOW! You're only following 24 people! Goodness, haha. :)

I can certainly seem why that would be frustrating for you.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 6:39 pm

see* not seem...

kermie gaytopia
07/05/13 6:54 pm

SF, Is that a serious question or just trying to needle me?

Mr. L - *only* 24? That seems like a lot to me. Also, how do you see that?

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 7:01 pm

:) I follow around 750 or so...
In order to see that, just go to your profile and click on the "published questions" button.

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 7:07 pm

I think anybody's philosophy about how many people to follow is just FINE - whatever suits YOU. I think following fewer people, more closely, is probably wiser than trying to follow hundreds, but some people follow hundreds & love it.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 7:14 pm

I certainly agree! :)
It's all based on individual preference.

TomM
07/05/13 7:16 pm

Or gafiate, she's now following 4717

kermie gaytopia
07/05/13 7:17 pm

Oh jeez. 750 would drive me crazy. Do you tend to comment on every one? More power to you. And thanks for the info.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 7:21 pm

I would say that I comment on about 60-70% of them!
As to the info - any time!

kermie gaytopia
07/05/13 7:25 pm

I have the feeling there's so much happening around here I have no clue about. Kind of like how high school was for me haha.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 7:28 pm

Awe, well there are some really great users you may be missing out on. (:
You wouldn't want SoH to become a burden, though! :)

TomM
07/05/13 7:29 pm

There are so many polls. I just refreshed and there are 7 new polls after this one.

kermie gaytopia
07/05/13 8:01 pm

Okay fine Mr L I will follow you, gosh! Haha

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 8:05 pm

YES! ;D Thanks, Kermie, I appreciate it. Don't worry, I only ask a few polls per week. :)

kermie gaytopia
07/05/13 8:43 pm

Hehe glad I could make your evening ;)

SFLiberal
07/05/13 9:14 pm

Kermie, that's a serious question. I hear that word all the time and have been called it numerous times. I don't have a problem with homonormativity.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 9:20 pm

Heteronormativity is the supporting of the world view that promotes heterosexual relationships as being the proper and normal relationship. Essentially, an anti-gay stance or wording.

kermie gaytopia
07/05/13 9:27 pm

Imagine if every question were written with the assumption that everyone answering were a man, or white, or had a PhD. Can't you imagine how some people would feel left out?

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 9:30 pm

Regardless, I try to put myself in the shoes of a person who fits the question. Either that, or I relate it to someone the question pertains to. I understand what you're saying, though. It's a bit different from your perspective on this matter.

SFLiberal
07/05/13 9:34 pm

I definitely understand that, but it's always used in a negative way. Why?

kermie gaytopia
07/05/13 9:44 pm

I guess I don't understand your question. To me it's always a negative thing to exclude others through enculturated language and actions.

SFLiberal
07/05/13 9:51 pm

I understand that gay people have to deal with tons of unreasonable and unnecessary discrimination. But I don't think that looking down on heteronormativity is going to solve that problem since we live in a fairly heteronormative world.

kermie gaytopia
07/05/13 10:11 pm

The way to solve the problem is to raise awareness. Is that negative?

SFLiberal
07/05/13 10:29 pm

It depends on how people raise awareness.

Jeninerd Hoth, AK
07/05/13 6:30 pm

No, I am NOT following the <insert name nobody will care about in six months> trial, watching the <insert sport no one cares about here> game, or interested in hearing about how <insert any religion but usually Christianity> is "under attack".

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TomM
07/05/13 6:47 pm

First two completely agree. The third I've not seen that often yet.

badattitude no place like home
07/05/13 6:25 pm

I don't like Quiz questions. You know the the asker already knows the answer. Why. To see of we're smart or can click bing first before we answer. That's not an opinion poll.

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susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:24 pm

Think hard about this and answer *honestly*: __________

As if those of us who are in the habit of lying will say "Oh, OK" and tell the truth for once. (Who lies, anyway?)

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kermie gaytopia
07/05/13 6:28 pm

I haven't seen a poll like that, but I think it would prompt me to answer dishonestly just out of spite ;)

TomM
07/05/13 6:33 pm

I've seen those a few times and it made me think the same as Susan.

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:22 pm

Cremated or buried?

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susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:22 pm

Is homosexuality a choice?

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SFLiberal
07/05/13 9:41 pm

Depends on who you ask...some people say they're born that way, others say they chose to be that way, and others say its a mental disorder.

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:22 pm

Would you kill x people to save y people?

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
07/05/13 6:41 pm

I sure know I wouldn't kill xx people to save xy people. Way to lower my odds...

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 7:08 pm

Doopy... always thinking ahead & strategizing for the future. Smart man.

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:21 pm

Colgate or Crest?

(I mean really, what do the poll results resolve? Anything?)

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 6:22 pm

THIS IS A SERIOUS DILEMMA WHICH PLAGUES OUR NATION!

Oh wait, no it doesn't matter at all. :)

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:20 pm

Snowden: patriot or traitor?

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OhTheIrony Learning from you
07/05/13 7:13 pm

Hero or villain?

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:20 pm

Is George Zimmerman guilty?

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kermie gaytopia
07/05/13 6:29 pm

I have an irrational fascination with the trial. I've tried not to post about it too much.

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:37 pm

I don't mind creative questions about the trial, actually (although I'm not following it); I just don't like being asked repeatedly if I think he's guilty.

kermie gaytopia
07/05/13 6:58 pm

I've even started watching Nancy Grace, which kills me. It's sad.

I see what you're saying--and I suppose anyone asking it already has a very fierce opinion about his guilt.

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 7:10 pm

Oh, dear, kermie, you DO have a problem. Maybe we should have an intervention.

kermie gaytopia
07/05/13 7:21 pm

To be fair, I only had two channels in English for the past week, but yes, perhaps an intervention is needed ;)

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 7:23 pm

I have a feeling if I dropped in to talk to you about it, we'd end up sitting together & watching it. Then we'd both need an intervention.

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 11:06 pm

Wait... You were in a beautiful foreign country and you spent your time watching Nancy Grace talk about the George Zimmerman trial???

jk

kermie gaytopia
07/05/13 11:23 pm

Haha! I told you! Bad.

TomM
07/05/13 6:20 pm

Any polls asking me if one kind of cookies is better than another.

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
07/05/13 6:42 pm

Clearly, Dark Side Cookies always win.

TomM
07/05/13 6:19 pm

Happy birthday or other personal greetings. You don't need to announce to the SoH community that you know them that well, send them an email.

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susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:25 pm

Those don't bother me at all. It's usually someone many of us know & love, and I don't mind having a happy online birthday party, or celebrating an milestone anniversary, with them. Folks can always feel free to not participate.

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:26 pm

And I'd say that even if I *hadn't* done it myself just last night (for the first & maybe only time).

Even though the birthday boy didn't show up. Hmph.

TomM
07/05/13 6:32 pm

I know you did and it made me add it to the list, but please don't take it personal as the poll said. It was the second this week, I don't need that. TopsQueen has a good poll for that stuff.

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/05/13 6:35 pm

AHHHH it was supposed to say HONORED, I feel honored to have been given...

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/05/13 6:35 pm

Oops, wrong reply spot, sorry

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/06/13 7:54 am

I loved it but then I'm biased. I noticed the other birthdays were no show too.

TomM
07/06/13 8:19 am

Tops, I don't like them as polls, I don't see the need for it and it could get out of control quickly. A personal greeting in the comments is completely different in my opinion.

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/05/13 6:13 pm

I don't want to hear anybody ever ask if Obama is a Muslim EVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
07/05/13 6:15 pm

The answer is no. He's clearly apostate.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 6:19 pm

I'm just sick of hearing about Obama, haha.

TomM
07/05/13 6:25 pm

Have you ever gone back to the Obama approval poll. There will be comments weeks later. June has 810 comments now, but they will keep coming. There will be many from the 3rd and forward.

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:27 pm

That's my all-time least favorite question, I believe. WTFC.

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:29 pm

Niz, did you find my reply to you about that? It was my 20,000th comment.

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/05/13 6:34 pm

Of course I did, and I responded to it also, and I feel so bored to have been given your 20,000th comment so thank you!

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/05/13 6:36 pm

AHHHH it was supposed to say HONORED, I feel honored to have been given...

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/05/13 6:37 pm

And yes, I don't want to hear any of it anymore. He is that President and if you Ike him or not we are stuck with m so get over it. And to me, there really isn't anything he can do tha will ever make him nearly as horrible as W. was. W'sMD anyone?

TomM
07/05/13 6:38 pm

Bored LOL I love autocorrect. Some times I think there's a troll.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 6:39 pm

Let's not get into politics, Niza. (;

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:40 pm

Haha! Well, I'm sure a lot of my comments are pretty boring too, so that's OK.

But really, I had passed by a number of places where I could have written replies, looking for one good comment that mattered to me - you had a whole string of them.

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:46 pm

Tom - My theory is that both autocorrect & Siri have achieved consciousness, and are totally screwing with our heads. Because they can, and because they have nothing better to do.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 6:48 pm

Actually, it's the NSA... It HAS to be. Everything is the NSA, right? NSA, NSA, NSA. Sorry, I'm so sick of those polls, too.

SFLiberal
07/05/13 9:45 pm

So, uh...is Obama a Muslim? ;)

TomM
07/05/13 6:12 pm

Polls about a function not working on SoH. Send an email to Tony, he reads them info@showofhands.mobi

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susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:30 pm

I sort of don't mind those, because some of us (lots of us, actually) can help some of those folks, sparing Tony some email replies, so he can actually work on the issues instead of having to read & reply to yet another email about them.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
07/05/13 6:12 pm

Which of these two teams you've never heard of will win the sporting event you never watch?

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TomM
07/05/13 6:13 pm

I thought I was the only one :-)
I'm not into sports except I may watch NFL. I have ignored the sports category, but I cannot ignore sports categories from other users.

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 7:16 pm

And yet... there are people I simply adore on SOH for a number of reasons, who are into sports... or something else that I'm not. I don't want to stiffle what they post...

If we just had that "remove from poll list" button...

Hey, Tony!....

TomM
07/05/13 7:25 pm

I have asked for that ignore polls option too, but Tony replied it was too complex. Recently he replied to another user in a way that made me hope there's a chance.

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 7:28 pm

Yeah, I know he hasn't sounded at all positive about that. I haven't seen his comment that you mentioned, though.

What he HAS been more positive about is the ability to mark "favorite" polls, so you can come back to them easily. That sounds good.

TomM
07/05/13 7:33 pm

Yes that may be what I'm thinking off. To me that would pretty much have the same effect. Maybe that could even be used to suggest polls you may be interested in.

TomM
07/05/13 6:08 pm

Polls about SoH users. Any way you ask it's in my opinion going to make some people favorites. It's like asking who's your favorite child. I know they were made with the best intentions, but it doesn't come out that way. At least not what I've seen.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 6:21 pm

Who are your top ten... Oh...

Kay41 the Midwest
07/05/13 6:29 pm

Oops...I am not THAT emphatic about it. :)

EarlyBird Portland
07/05/13 6:32 pm

Haha Kay!

EarlyBird Portland
07/05/13 6:07 pm

Paul McCarthy vs John Lennon

Please, never again!

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
07/05/13 6:14 pm

McCarthy? As opposed to McCartney?

rlands
07/05/13 6:25 pm

What about Jessie McCartney vs John Lennon?

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/05/13 6:06 pm

I don't mind any polls being posted again and again. If you've ever seen the FISH program video one guys points out that the 50th guy who asks a repetitive question wasn't there all the other times the question was asked. We don't all follow

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/05/13 6:07 pm

The same people or maybe someone thinks they have a new take on something

TomM
07/05/13 6:11 pm

Not seen that video but I think I know what you mean. Some questions can be good multiple times. I will discuss healthcare over and over.

TomM
07/05/13 6:05 pm

One of the first polls I posted was about eliminating the penny. I was told it had been discussed several times. It can happen to everyone. That's not the concern I have.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 6:06 pm

I agree. There are polls which are repetitive, but they're still good. Your polls are great. :D

TomM
07/05/13 6:30 pm

Thanks, I've posted so few. Who can even remember one :-)
My point with this comment was that it's not wrong just because it's been posted before as Shelly also says above.

PeanutButterJulie Cincinnati
07/05/13 6:40 pm

I don't mind repeat polls since I know people don't realize they've already been asked. I just won't partake in them anymore. Especially the controversial ones like abortion. It's tiring to debate the same thing over and over with no end in sight.

TomM
07/05/13 6:03 pm

Restroom routines. How you use or do not use the toilet. It's just TMI for me

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 6:05 pm

I HATE when people casually talk about their relieving of themselves. It's trashy and distasteful, in my opinion.

SFLiberal
07/06/13 12:45 am

Yeah, one day I was just taking a sh*t and it felt awesome!

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/05/13 6:03 pm

Polls about abortion.
We get it...

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Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/05/13 6:14 pm

Soooo annoying

rlands
07/05/13 6:03 pm

Sometimes the abortion questions just end up getting repetitive. You run into the exact same arguments and have to retype your lengthy responses a million times...

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TomM
07/05/13 6:06 pm

We are all set on our opinions and arguments. Another poll probably doesn't change anything.

rlands
07/05/13 6:15 pm

True. There's little benefit to debating it at this point.

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:32 pm

I've been having the exactly the same discussions online about certain subjects, abortion being one of them although I usually stay out of it, for TWENTY YEARS. Same arguments come up on both sides. Everyone says the same thing. We should just have..

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:33 pm

..numbers that point to the same database of arguments, & trade numbers. Or hey, better yet, just not do it at all, until something really new comes up.

XercesBlue ...
07/05/13 6:02 pm

Anything requiring you to look up gross pictures.

Other than that, I really don't mind the repeats. I feel the most asked one is cat vs dog..

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kermie gaytopia
07/05/13 6:27 pm

What kind of poll requires you to look up gross pictures?

XercesBlue ...
07/05/13 6:39 pm

Some user posted about which was worse, a blue waffle or a spotted Richard. Having heard of neither I looked them up. They both come with very unsavory pictures. They also posted a couple of slang words that seems innocent, but were pretty not ok.

XercesBlue ...
07/05/13 6:40 pm

I just prefer a warning of some sort about the adult nature.

XercesBlue ...
07/05/13 6:42 pm

Reading the comments, I realized that it also bothers me when people feel like they need to remind you what to consider. Idk.

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:56 pm

I have some issues with the "adult" stuff too, mainly because there are so many very young people around.

The gross pictures didn't bother *me* much, but I'm weird. I understand. Warning would have been nice.

susanr Colorado
07/05/13 6:57 pm

However, spotted, uh, "Richard" is only a British pudding, as far as I'm aware.

I've had it, in England. By it's real, or apparently *former,* name. Just to say I had.

kermie gaytopia
07/05/13 6:59 pm

Oh well if it makes you feel a blue waffle is not real, it's just photoshopped.

XercesBlue ...
07/05/13 8:02 pm

Aw thanks that does make me feel better.