Weekly Poll needs additional answer choice

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July 2, 2012 at 11:32:32
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I do not mind answering the Weekly Poll questions but you need to add an additional answer. I suggest this answer be 'I do not know'. I think this answer would cover a couple of issues. The main one being 'I do not care'. Not everyone who uses your fine tom's GUIDE service is interested in every technology advancement, or has the time to find out. Respectfully.

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July 2, 2012 at 11:44:14
You don't have to answer it if you don't care.

I sometimes forget its there, the website doesn't force you to answer it like some other websites.

I am a hardware guy not a software guy but i try to help.

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July 2, 2012 at 11:54:06
I don't usually answer the weekly pole. Send a PM to Justin or jpishgar and suggest that.
It might be a helpful idea.

Hang up and live.

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July 2, 2012 at 12:48:31

I put the answers I feel make the most sense on every weekly poll. If the question warrants, I put "I don't know" as an option. Most of the time, I don't think that would provide any valuable polling information, which is why its not always there.


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July 4, 2012 at 08:50:03
I don't know what you use the poll results for (I assume they have some sort of purpose?) but I think a "don't know/don't care" option could be useful. For instance, the current poll about the Nexus 7 vs the iPad. If it was a choice, that's the one I would select. And if it got a large number of hits, wouldn't that tell you something either about the poll or the products? Sometimes I think the choice is deliberately left out to skew the poll results.

BTW, that last comment wasn't aimed at CN polls, it was about polls in general.

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July 7, 2012 at 03:44:05
A 'None of the above" or "Not Applicable" response may give a truer perspective of the question. I wish that ballots have a "None of the Above" choice. And if it gets a plurality of votes all the candidates are disqualified and a new slate be presented. Maybe then the politicians will get to know the true feelings of the electorate.

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July 7, 2012 at 07:18:42
Slighty off topic but this is something that has baffled me for years. Let's say 3 people are running for a position. The votes are tallied - A gets 40%, B gets 35%, C gets 25%. Why does A win? It's obviously not a majority, 60% of the voters did NOT vote for A. It seems to me one of the candidates should get at least 50.1% to be declared the victor.

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