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Poll: Where do you live?
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Feb 18, 2012

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Where do you live?".

This poll was originally submitted by Monika Jakacka. View the poll results »



 

Yasutomo Kanazawa  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:13
Other Feb 18, 2012

Middle of nowhere.icon_razz.gif

 

Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:13
Hebrew to English
Oh these polls..... Feb 18, 2012

....it seems imagination is in short supply.

 

Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 18:13
Member (2011)
Japanese to English
Wish I was in Antarctica... Feb 18, 2012

...translating Penguin

squawk! icon_biggrin.gif


 

Vitals  Identity Verified
Lithuania
Local time: 12:13
Member (2008)
English to Lithuanian
+ ...
That was an easy poll to answer! Feb 18, 2012

Whew, this was one of the least ambiguous polls on Proz.com! Don't have to wreck your brain over this one...icon_smile.gif

[Edited at 2012-02-18 09:45 GMT]


 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 10:13
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
Europe Feb 18, 2012

For family reasons, I move a lot (meaning every month) between Brussels and Lisbon...

 

Catherine GUILLIAUMET  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:13
English to French
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Antarctica, really ? Feb 18, 2012

Hi,

Really, we have colleague(s?) living in Antarctica ??? The poll displays 0.3% of responders in this area.

If this is true, I assure them of my deepest respect and admiration.


 

JaneD  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 11:13
Member (2009)
Swedish to English
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I prefer non-imaginative polls! Feb 18, 2012

Ty Kendall wrote:

....it seems imagination is in short supply.


Maybe not imaginative, but I find it interesting to know broadly where fellow translators are located. I assume the lack of US answers thus far means that they are not awake yet!


 

Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:13
Hebrew to English
The glass is half full in one way.... Feb 18, 2012

JaneD wrote:

Ty Kendall wrote:

....it seems imagination is in short supply.


Maybe not imaginative, but I find it interesting to know broadly where fellow translators are located. I assume the lack of US answers thus far means that they are not awake yet!


...in that I can actually understand the question being asked. You're right that the more imaginative questions can sometimes be more difficult to decipher, linguistically.

- I reckon whoever answered "Antarctica" was taking the mickey.


 

Nikki Scott-Despaigne  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:13
French to English
Why? Feb 18, 2012

Hello,

I am showing myself to be a bad faith sort at the moment. I have only recently starting paying anything other than vague attention to the polls on ProZ. Never the less, I have noted a number of repeats or near-repeats. Building on my no-doubt ever-growing reputation of being a grumpy whingy poster with regard to polls, here's another one in the same vein.

On seeing the question "Where do you live?", here are the questions which immediately spring to mind. As this is not a matter of opinion but a matter of fact, surely the membership department has a precise answer to this precise question? What is the use of polling a question of this type which will only give incomplete information from members who choose to answer, and who no doubt represent an extremely small percentage of ProZ members? The result will surely be the extrapolation of correct answers to give an incomplete thus inaccurate overall view. You need not have done a course in statistics - basic common sense points to the futility of this poll.

Are we not falling into the poll for polls sake? Into the ridiculous without even having passed through the sublime to get there?

Nikki

PS : I have not answered this poll.


[Edited at 2012-02-18 11:03 GMT]


 

Simon Bruni  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:13
Member (2009)
Spanish to English
Don't let it get to you Feb 18, 2012

Nikki Scott-Despaigne wrote:

Are we not falling into the poll for polls sake? Into the ridiculous without even having passed through the sublime to get there?

Nikki

PS : I have not answered this poll.


[Edited at 2012-02-18 11:03 GMT]


Polls on this site and others are just meant to be a bit of fun and a trigger for debate. So what if they are pointless? Why does everything have to have a point? The results can be taken with a pinch of salt, a pinch of mild curiosity and perhaps even a pinch of humour.


 

Parrot  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 11:13
Member
Spanish to English
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Still... Feb 18, 2012

Yasutomo Kanazawa wrote:

Middle of nowhere.icon_razz.gif


... I recall there were one or two of us actually working with people in outer spaceicon_smile.gif


 

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:13
Member (2000)
Russian to English
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Other options Feb 18, 2012

Should have included:

another planet

another galaxy

an alternative universe


 

José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 06:13
English to Portuguese
+ ...
It would have been interesting... Feb 18, 2012

... to plot by time zones.

When I checked it, 80%+ were in Europe. However this was just before noon GMT, while most of North America was still asleep on a Saturday morning.

Maybe an interesting poll would be "what time zone are you in?". If there aren't so many options, ranges could be used.


 

Epameinondas Soufleros  Identity Verified
Greece
Local time: 12:13
Member (2008)
English to Greek
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Ask ProZ Feb 18, 2012

Ask ProZ.com staff and they might give you the stats, based on their web site analytics.

The question "Where do you live?" has nothing to do witn an opinion poll. Aren't I right?


 
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