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#1 Offline Tecnokua Mudkip apprentice

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Posted Mar 14 2012 - 05:05 PM

what is with after some topics get polled they get closed i just want to know so i won't do it some day
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#2 Offline HAZMAT

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Posted Mar 14 2012 - 05:26 PM

Topics that have a limited number of answers get polled because there isn't much to discuss, so the topic usually just consists of people posting their answer and nothing else. The topic gets closed after a poll is made because there's no point to having 2 topics about the same thing.
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#3 Offline Ziko

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Posted Mar 14 2012 - 05:30 PM

Topics with a limited range of answers--ten or less, but usually "yes"/"no" questions--are often made into polls to avoid spammy posts where people just type out a quick answer with little thought. Since posts in the Voting Booth (the only forum where [Premier] members can post polls) don't add to one's post count, those short answers aren't as problematic and people can't use topics with simple answers to inflate their post counts. That's not to say people shouldn't think through their posts in the Voting Booth, but it happens.If you want to avoid your topics being polled, you should make them with open-ended questions or on topics with more discussion value. If people can't respond to a topic with just a "yes" or a "no," or if a good discussion is going, the topic won't be made into a poll. Also, if you want to ask a question that would work as a poll, you can PM a Premier Member to ask for once.edit: hm

Edited by The 10 000 Volt Ghost, Mar 14 2012 - 05:33 PM.

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#4 Offline Velox

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Posted Mar 14 2012 - 05:37 PM

Thanks for the help, guys.Question answered; topic closed.Posted Image
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