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    Question about DP polls

    Why is there an option in most of these polls that is just completely random and has nothing to do with the post? Does is serve some purpose? I really dont get it.
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    Re: Question about DP polls

    1) Humor

    2) Because somebody will always bitch about poll options - so give them an out

    3) An option of "other" is boring and not creative

    4) Sarcasm

    5) Humor


    By the way - where's your poll????

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    Re: Question about DP polls

    Is this a poll?

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    Re: Question about DP polls

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Why is there an option in most of these polls that is just completely random and has nothing to do with the post? Does is serve some purpose? I really dont get it.
    I always do it because every time I haven't, someone ALWAYS whines about there not being a selection that suits them. You need an "other" option, more or less. Instead of putting "other," though, I just put something random like "potato" or "chuck norris."

    I started doing that about a year ago, then others started doing it too. It serves a purpose.

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    Re: Question about DP polls

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Why is there an option in most of these polls that is just completely random and has nothing to do with the post? Does is serve some purpose? I really dont get it.
    It would appear that your poll has no choices at all.

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    1) Yes

    2) No

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    Re: Question about DP polls

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Why is there an option in most of these polls that is just completely random and has nothing to do with the post? Does is serve some purpose? I really dont get it.
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