Let's talk about poor quality polls designed solely to attack, or make partisan accusations against, one side or the other.
I hate them and try to avoid asking them
Glad to have you on board!
I downvote them and don't answer.
How about we refuse to answer them, give them a thumbs down, & move on to the next poll...?
Seems the issue is they don't disappear from your list of new polls when you do that. Maybe Tony could make that a feature.
It would be nice if Tony gave is an "ignore" option that worked poll-by-poll -- personally I don't have an issue ignoring them for three days until they close...
With you... But I don't follow a lot of pollsters that annoy me anymore. And the option of downvote= disappear isn't too appealing if you want to return to argue some salient point. Three days isn't too long to wait.
I agree - a thumbs-down shouldn't make a poll disappear. Maybe under "Share Poll" he could put an "Ignore" that would only be for that poll, not that user... But until Tony does something, I will just ignore them...
They drive me crazy! I usually just skip them.
Those that habitually do, I unfollow with some exceptions. Part of the "fun" I get from SoH is being able to jump into the vapid sycophantic echo chambers alongside other users that wallow into the fray and...dunno. I can't say "educate" or "teach"..
but to let some know that their willful ignorance is palpable, in as non offensive a manner as I can muster. Who knows. Maybe I'll get tired of it soon, but until then, I'll practice and learn from my comrades...but still have places to rest here.
I'm okay with biased polls. It's up to each individual user to decide how they want to be seen and what type of polls they want to see.
If a poll sparks discussion, why should it matter if they're bias?
This goes beyond bias, this asks about polls meant specifically to attack one side. These polls shutdown discussion, and produce echo chambers.
I'm okay with that. I think there ought to be social consequences, though.
That is part of what this poll hopes to do.
OK. Let's talk about why there's an "unfollow" button. Two birds with one rock. The only time there's no good solution is when an otherwise rational user "shares" a really bad poll. Those are the times
I wish I could disable that feature.
That's pretty much what I am talking about.
I don't follow any users that fall into that group... If I did they would be unfollowed immediately. I don't need that kind of negativity in my life, and neither does anyone else.
Oh like your poll earlier about that video?
How was that attacking anyone? It was just a cute video I thought people would like!
Not an attack, but shows bias. Nevermind.
If my answers were, Heartwarming, vs I am heartless. Then you would have a point.
Sure what specifically?
With the time I'm able to give the app ain't nobody got time for polls like that. Sure there are one or two people I follow that do this, but that's just so I can chime in if I feel like it. Usually it earns someone an unfollow and I move on.
Sometimes they are creative and made for comedy, which is fine with me, it's a break from all the serious polls.
I am talking about the ones that aren't.
For people who voted not, is it because you just don't feel like talking about them today, or because you see nothing wrong with taking partisanship personal?
When you say polls I think of SOH. Tony post a lot of polls.
I don't really feel like talking about the obvious existence. It's just fun to down-rate and watch the foolery. They're laughable. I wish they would stop, but let's be realistic... It's not hard to write an unbiased and clean poll. It really isn't.
I don't down-rate ALL of them, but the blatantly biased/attack polls.
Unfollow them, turn categories off, leave Tony alone!
Thumbs up thumbs down.
I don't think DrReid is talking about SOH polls, & those are the only ones you can avoid by unchecking categories.
Sorry, I am not always the best at reading between the lines. How is tony involved again?
Yeah, I don't understand that either.
Ah, don't worry, I am only referring to user generated polls. Tony rises above that.
Some of his polls seem biased to me but that's ok. I like biased polls anyway. They stimulate a response pro or con!
let me guess, biased against you? ;)
Everyone has the option of not answering a poll.If you don't like the topic or cant relate to the topic or have no knowledge of the topic or think the question is stupid than don't answer.I think thats easier to
Do than forming a whole poll on it.
I think the problem lies in the fact that the damage caused by purposefully built echo chambers generally seem to spread to the rest of SOH. It harms civil discourse for everyone...
Civil discourse? So why open at all if you think it will upset you. I skip a lot of polls.
This is not about what personally for offends me, this is about the negativity of echo chambers affecting the atmosphere of SOH as a whole.
vote them down and move on or unfollow them
I wish there was a way to hide polls so o don't have to scroll through so many to get to polls om active in
So do I.
I'd add... and impossible to answer without claiming something stupid, or that you don't believe. (I've got at least 4 of those in my new poll list right now.)
Let's *not* talk about them. Let's just ignore them, & not vote on them.
But I *have* to answer every poll!
Well slf that makes it your problem and not the poll asker. Some polls are flat out stupid. I don't get mad. I just don't answer. In their head they think they are funny. Who am i to deny them that?
I *like* to answer every poll - or rather, I like to have a "new" list that doesn't have old stuff I'm ignoring in it - but I simply won't answer some of them.
Not for me, you seem to to be trying to control SoH
You mean that's what happens when people make one sides polls? This is basically an extension on Tony's "blowout" poll.
I believe the overall question here is that, are these polls or users even worth your time? Do they add or take away from the overall SOH experience?
No offense DrReid, however I feel that several of your polls are designed for exactly that...
Which ones? I never target one side or the other in the questions, and although I will occasionally give my own perspective, I always make it known, nothing is exclusive to one side, because it never is.
You mean all of rebelfury's polls?
and pinkyusuck's polls...
Rebel gives conservatives a bad name.