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    Part-Time Polemic Senior Member ICantSpellDawg's Avatar
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    Public or Anonymous Forum Voting?
    What would you like?

    For the forum election polls or just forum polls in general.
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    I like Public polling, however there are problems with it when it comes to more private matters, such as sex. In those cases I would prefer private.
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    Depends on the issue; some extra votes might be gained if the vote is anonymous.
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    Unless it's really touchy (i.e. an election/very private matter), I would always make it public. It encourages people to defend their stance when everyone can see who voted for whom.

    ...On a side note, does anyone notice the irony of eight people voting for public polls -- but only two actively voicing their support?

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    Gah! It depends.
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    It's up to the poll creator and really depends on the circumstances of each specific poll.

    And a complete non-issue.
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    Something I've been wondering about for a while, can't believe I was beat to it by Tuff
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    Don't care

    If I feel the issue is to private to share with others I simply won't vote.



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    Like most of those who've replied, I think public is great by default, but depending on the issue, the poll-creator may decide to make it private, and that's fine.

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    Gah

    It all depends on the issue.
    There are few things more annoying than some idiot who has never done anything trying to say definitively how something should be done.

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    Default Re: Public or Anonymous Forum Voting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend Gonzo
    Unless it's really touchy (i.e. an election/very private matter), I would always make it public. It encourages people to defend their stance when everyone can see who voted for whom.
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