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Poll: When you check the quick poll you:
Thread poster: ProZ.com Staff
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Jul 26, 2007

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "When you check the quick poll you:".

This poll was originally submitted by Pundora

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nordiste  Identity Verified
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the quick poll about the quick poll Jul 26, 2007

This one was missing ....
So for the 1st time I voted and looked at the results and posted. Could not read the messages, though... being the first one to write one.


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Parrot  Identity Verified
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Depends on the question Jul 26, 2007

I might first check to see how it was/has to be understood.

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Jenny Forbes  Identity Verified
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Vote and read and maybe ... Jul 26, 2007

ProZ.com Staff wrote:

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "When you check the quick poll you:".

This poll was originally submitted by Pundora

View the poll here

A forum topic will appear each time a new poll is run. For more information, see: http://proz.com/topic/33629


I usually vote and read the discussion. Unless it's something that bores me to death (such as DTP and Trados) I'll put a comment if I can think of something amusing to say. Oh dear, this comment isn't very amusing ...
(Exit left).
Jenny.


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Claudia Aguero  Identity Verified
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Depending on the poll Jul 26, 2007

I vote and depending on the poll, I post. There are some topics that are not so interesting, but help me to get to "know" and stay in touch with my colleagues from other parts of the world.

It's interesting to see how many different ways people, involved in the same field, can understand or think of any given topic, no matter how simple it is.


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xxxJon O  Identity Verified
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polls about polls? Jul 26, 2007

this is all getting a bit self-referential I think......

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ICL  Identity Verified
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I always like to vote at least Jul 26, 2007

Hi,

I like to at least vote and, after I vote, I then look at the results (usually to avoid being "influenced" by the results). But I participate in the corresponding forum only sometimes (mainly due to time available).

Of course, for me (like probably for most of us), some topics are more "interesting" than others, but I think quick polls can actually be a nice way to keep a daily "presence" in/interaction with the Proz.com online community, especially considering it is such an international group of people.

Best regards,

Ivette


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Cilian O'Tuama
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I sometimes read the discussion, but rarely vote ... Jul 26, 2007

at least not since I found out from site staff that the votes are not as anonymous as I thought/expected.

Cilian


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Astrid Elke Witte  Identity Verified
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What's the problem? Jul 26, 2007

Cilian O'Tuama wrote:


at least not since I found out from site staff that the votes are not as anonymous as I thought/expected.

Cilian


It is only a multiple-choice question - like those that you used to get at school in Chemistry tests . How much does that give away about you, even if it is not anonymous?

Astrid


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Cilian O'Tuama
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What's the problem? - Paranoia! Jul 26, 2007

There's no "problem" with this poll, but other polls have addressed more sensitive issues.

If there's a poll, I'll either give an honest answer or no answer. That's how I tick.

And sometimes I'd like to vote so that the result is as "representative" as possible (i.e. as I can make it).

I just thought that polls like this would be anonymous unless clearly stated otherwise.

Summa summarum: I don't vote.

Strictly yours,
Cilian


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writeaway  Identity Verified

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It's also why I don't vote Jul 27, 2007

Cilian O'Tuama wrote:


at least not since I found out from site staff that the votes are not as anonymous as I thought/expected.

Cilian


I never vote-always suspected that votes were visible higher up the chain. How anonymous can we be to those with full access to the tracking system?
Anyway, the poll discussions are often fun to read.


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PAS  Identity Verified
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And now for the next poll (drum roll) Jul 27, 2007

Did you or did you not vote in the poll on polls?

Yes
No
Other
N/A

P.A.S.


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Wil Hardman  Identity Verified
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Beware- inane polls and the vote police! Jul 27, 2007

Depends on the poll in question.... I normally vote and occasionaly post- although this poll certainly didnt warrant a forum post.

By the way, I voted the other week on a poll and the FBI did a dawn raid on my house....


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ICL  Identity Verified
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About paranoia... Jul 27, 2007

Wil Hardman wrote:

By the way, I voted the other week on a poll and the FBI did a dawn raid on my house....


Good point, Wil, LOL!

But seriously, now, I believe participating in/surfing the Internet in any way (passively or actively) is already a way of "exposing" yourself a bit, because, AFAIK, there are quite a few technical ways (for example, merely through your IP number) by which your general activity in the net can be traced, whether you are aware of it or not.

So I really don't see any added "danger" in responding (anonymously or not) to a quick poll.

But I guess there is a certain basis to be paranoid: with all this increasingly sophisticated technology, we're definitely living in times of panic of Big Brother...

Best,

Ivette

P.S.: Pundora, I did find the question of this poll alright. As you see, it even inspired some to talk about their paranoia, so it was almost a bit of a therapy mini-session...


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R-i-c-h-a-r-d  Identity Verified
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Served its purpose Jul 27, 2007

Well, I actually (for once) clicked on the 'discussion' link and got here, instead of just rushing back to work or Kudoz or something more interesting after I had looked at the poll statistics.

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