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Poll: How do you normally respond to ProZ.com polls?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "How do you normally respond to ProZ.com polls?".

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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Japan
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Other Sep 2, 2017

Lightheartedly

Because, recently, a large percentage of them seem to be originated by this person 'who-shall-not-be-named' called Anonymous, most probably a.k.a. Proz.com staff. If you can't put a name behind an opinion or idea, then it really doesn't warrant a well-thought-out reply or serious discussion. You might as well start off each Anonymous poll topic with "Rumour has it that..." or "Current opinion is that...." IMHO


 

Natalia Pedrosa  Identity Verified
Spain
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Hahaha Sep 2, 2017

You just made my day, Julian.

Regards,
Natalia


 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
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Truthfully Sep 2, 2017

In principle, truthfully, I enjoy the polls and check them daily, though I wish that the same questions weren’t asked over and over again and “Anonymous” could become “nonymous”…

 

Mirko Mainardi  Identity Verified
Italy
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Thruthfully Sep 2, 2017

I don't icon_smile.gif

 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
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Truthfully Sep 2, 2017

Why on earth would I respond otherwise? I have better things to do with my time than try to mislead people just for the sake of it.

 

Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Denmark
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Truthfully Sep 2, 2017

... with my usual heavy-handed passion if it is one of my hobby-horses...
If I can't face the truth, I chicken out and don't answer at all.


 

Kay Denney  Identity Verified
France
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French to English
truthfully Sep 2, 2017

but I wish I could think up funny answers like today's pollster! thanks for the daily chuckleicon_wink.gif

 

Sharon Sarah Schmitz  Identity Verified
Germany
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Please elaborate... Sep 2, 2017

...if you're among those who answered "I don't"icon_wink.gif

 

DZiW
Ukraine
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Subjectively; Sep 2, 2017

From my current point of view and knowledge.

 

Elizabeth Tamblin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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French to English
How do we know... Sep 2, 2017

... if any of the answers to this poll are true?

 

JaneTranslates  Identity Verified
Puerto Rico
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Agree with Elizabeth Sep 2, 2017

Elizabeth Tamblin wrote:

How do we know if any of the answers to this poll are true?


Exactly what I was thinking! People who lie on polls may be doing it maliciously, or impishly, or just because lying is what they do. So maybe chronic liars are lying on this one--meaning, perhaps, that they usually DO answer truthfully and are now lying about that fact?

Now I'm starting my Saturday with a headache.

Jane


 

Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Denmark
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Now that WOULD be an interesting poll... Sep 2, 2017

I knew someone would raise this point

Elizabeth Tamblin wrote:

How do we know....
... if any of the answers to this poll are true?


Can anyone devise a poll that makes allowances for the Epimenides Paradox, the 'All Cretans are liars' story?
http://david.tribble.com/text/liar.htm

Something on the lines of "How would a liar answer this question?", I believe icon_biggrin.gif
Or: "How would you answer this question if you were lying?"

See what I mean? I was telling the truth all along, and you set me off on a hobby-horse!

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[Edited at 2017-09-02 13:45 GMT]


 

Elizabeth Tamblin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Member (2012)
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@Christine Sep 2, 2017

I do see what you mean! icon_biggrin.gif

 

EvaVer  Identity Verified
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If anyone answers "I don't", Sep 2, 2017

how comes they are answering this one?

 
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