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View Poll Results: Do you seek out the polls on this site?

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  • Yes. I love them.

    7 25.00%
  • Sometimes, but not often.

    17 60.71%
  • Sometimes, when I want to be heard.

    2 7.14%
  • Never.

    2 7.14%
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Thread: A Poll about Polls

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  1. #1
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    Kim
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattaleya and Intergeneric
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    Nov 2013
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    Female
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    Florida
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    Default A Poll about Polls

    Not sure if this will post right. Trying to post a poll. Ironically I thought it would be funny to post a poll about the polls.

    Question: Do you ever specifically seek out new polls on the site.
    1. Yes. Sometimes I even refresh my browser to get new polls to appear in the lobby.
    2. Sometimes, but not often
    3. Sometimes, depends on the day. Sometimes I just really enjoy sharing my opinion.
    4. Never. Why waste my valuable time?

  2. #2
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    whatever will bloom
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    May 2005
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    Michigan
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    Honestly not sure how to answer this one. Do I "seek out polls?" No, not really. If they're there, will I look at them? Yes. Will I participate in them if they are right there in front of me? Usually, unless it is a topic I couldn't care the slightest bit about. Will I hunt for them after having cast my vote to see what others did? Sometimes but not often and I don't look all that hard to find the poll.

  3. #3
    Real Name
    Harvey
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    1-Neo falcata,2-Phal,3-Paph
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Littleton, Colorado
    Posts
    6,039
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    Being still a relative newbie to orchids, if I think there is info to learn from the poll or comments on the polls subject, I'm there.

  4. #4
    Real Name
    Yew-Sung
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    cattleyas, vandaceous,paphios
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia
    Posts
    16,044
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    I don't particularly seek out the polls but if they pop out while I'm browsing I'll participate. I think most of the polls here are interesting as they give us an insight into the people on this forum.

  5. #5
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    Ray Barkalow
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
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    Oct 2012
    Location
    Oak Island NC
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    2,046

    Default

    The biggest issue I see about polls in orchid forums is that they usually seek a definitive response to a question that really cannot be answered that way.

    More than once I've seen "What is your favorite potting medium?" with a limited number of choices. Even if you narrow it to a specific genus - "...for phalaenopsis", let's say - that gives poor information because it takes into account NONE of the other cultural parameter that may affect ones choice!

  6. #6
    Real Name
    Kim
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattaleya and Intergeneric
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Florida
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    982
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    232 viewers and only 9 votes and 4 comments.... come on u know u want to.......

  7. #7
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    ed
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
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    vanda,
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
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    Male
    Location
    south florida
    Posts
    2,429

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    I find them interesting for all the points of views, some here have been informative and some have been funny

  8. #8
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    Jesus Carreno
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Everything that blooms for me
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
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    Male
    Location
    Rubi (Spain, close to Barcelona)
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    When I happen to come across one, I participate but sometimes it's hard to answer because none of the options are 100% true. As long as people don't take the result as scientific result, it can't harm, I think.

  9. #9
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    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
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    34,946
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    I like to participate in polls and enjoy seeing the results. I don't seek them out, but when I see one posted, I'm usually one of the first to respond or participate - at least here in our community anyway.

    cheers,
    BD

  10. #10
    Real Name
    lijun
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    exploring and getting greedy
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    north sumatra, indonesia
    Posts
    394
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    actually, its not easy to design poll questions. also the selection of answers. there are some rules about it, if it's really meant to use as survey,... but if it's just for fun/entertainment, it's alright i like it. some polls here actually tells more about the answer of the poll maker by just looking at the question and answer choices.

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