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poll ideas quest 2014

by pollsters
on Jan 01, 2014 at 08:45 UTC ( #1068850=quest: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
Quest starts at:Jan 01, 2014 at 05:00 UTC
Quest ends at:Dec 31, 2037 at 05:00 UTC

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First, read How do I create a Poll?. Then suggest your poll here. Complete ideas are more likely to be used.

Note that links may be used in choices but not in the title.

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Re: poll ideas quest 2014 (Bitcoin)
by Arunbear (Parson) on Feb 11, 2014 at 10:38 UTC
    Do you use Bitcoin?
    • Yes
    • No
    • What is Bitcoin?
    Update: Alternate form suggested by marto:

    Do you use a cryptocurrency?

    • Yes
    • No
    • A crypto-what?

      Given the recent latest crash, perhaps "Do you use cryptocurrency" would be wise, to keep the poll more generic ;)

      • What is "use"?

      I have 0.50 BTC. I don't use it for anything; I mostly hang onto it for its ornamental value.

      use Moops; class Cow :rw { has name => (default => 'Ermintrude') }; say Cow->new->name

        I think "use" in this context means spend, acquire or trade in the currency.

        Update: you .5 BTC is currently worth ~250 Euro.

Re: poll ideas quest 2014 (profession)
by Arunbear (Parson) on Mar 01, 2014 at 14:48 UTC
    Perlmonks! What is your profession?
    • Programmer
    • System administrator
    • Scientist
    • Educator
    • Monk
    • Other
      • A combination of all of the above

      (between "Monk" and "Other")


      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

        between "Monk" and "Other"

        Why?

    • Student
    • Retired
    • Liaison to the office of Naval Contemplation ((C) Tom Lehrer)
    • Pointy-Haired Boss

      Regards,

      John Davies

      And this one for the South European monks:

      What is "profession"?

        What is "profession"?

        Its those little sprinkles you put on top of ice cream :)

Re: poll ideas quest 2014 (no spoon)
by ambrus (Abbot) on Mar 14, 2014 at 00:49 UTC

    There is no

    • Cabal
    • cake
    • royal road
    • spoon
      future!
      لսႽ ᥲᥒ⚪⟊Ⴙᘓᖇ Ꮅᘓᖇ⎱ Ⴙᥲ𝇋ƙᘓᖇ
      Perl Babylon 6 :)
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Mar 24, 2014 at 14:49 UTC
      • Data and functions
      :)

      And what about "The most mismatched mismatched pair is:" as the title?

        The impetus to write that poll came when i read a definitions document that used Header and Trailer. After ranting about it, i decided to post the poll here, which is more to generate discussion on this topic than provide a list of possibilities. So, to me, the word "annoying" is essential.

        Regardless, i don't actually care what the title is. I figure even without a title people would get it.

        Surely, Arunbear, that ought to be "The most mismatched mismatched pair are:", or possibly "The most mismatched mismatched pairs is:" ?

        :-D

        A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))
        Actually, i'm not quite sure what you mean by data and functions.
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Mar 24, 2014 at 15:48 UTC
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Mar 24, 2014 at 15:50 UTC
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Mar 30, 2014 at 20:16 UTC
      I think...
    • i can
    • therefore i am
    • about six impossible things before breakfast
    • until it hurts
    • only when i have to
    • ...so stop bothering me already
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Mar 30, 2014 at 20:21 UTC
      April first is
    • a foolish day
    • just another day
    • Internet cleaning day
    • the real first day of spring
    • Wait a second, is this poll a joke?

    Posted as April first is:

Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Mar 30, 2014 at 20:27 UTC
      It is good because it
    • sounds right (i hear it)
    • looks right (i see it)
    • feel right
    • smells right
    • tastes right
    • the word is correctly, dagnabbit!
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Mar 30, 2014 at 20:40 UTC
      In base 1, the number after 0 is
    • 0
    • 1
    • aleph-0
    • -0 (negative zero)
    • many
    • a numeric overflow
    • heresy
    • the same as the first number in base 0
    • defined by the CATS, with the cooperation of Federation Forces

    Posted as In base 1, the number after 0 is:

Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Mar 31, 2014 at 13:11 UTC

    The variable in a for-loop should be named:

    • x
    • i
    • a
    • counter
    • ordinal
    • 0xF000h
    • CX
    • ECX
    • four
    • the_counter_variable_being_used_in_the_loop
    • lexical
    • lexical
      لսႽ ᥲᥒ⚪⟊Ⴙᘓᖇ Ꮅᘓᖇ⎱ Ⴙᥲ𝇋ƙᘓᖇ
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Mar 31, 2014 at 15:13 UTC
      My favorite flame war is
    • emacs vs vi
    • Toilet Paper: over vs under
    • Mac vs Windows
    • *BSD vs Linux
    • camelCase vs under_score
    • Waterfall vs Agile
    • Tastes Great vs Less Filling
      Why Minix rather than *BSD (vs Linux) ?
        Point taken.

        Oops. I guess i didn't search before posting that one. Thanx!

        On the subject of checking earlier polls and suggestions, is there an easier way to check than loading all 9 nodes (past polls and the 8 suggestions)? Searching the options of past polls (prior to the suggestions) would require loading each individually, so i never did that.

        It would be quite nice to have a specialized search.

Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Mar 31, 2014 at 15:24 UTC
    (Related to Re: poll ideas quest 2007 which went live as Should every poll have a "CowboyNeal" option?. This is different in that the former asks what, this asks how many.)

    How many silly options should a non-silly poll have?

    • 0, i take my polls seriously
    • 1, i want a way to say this is stupid
    • 2, i want options, people!
    • 1 silly option for every serious option
    • 1 silly option for every 2 serious options
    • 1 silly option for every 3 serious options
    • CowboyNeal
    • paco
    • NodeReaper
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Apr 02, 2014 at 14:25 UTC

    A Monk or visitor posts a node with something inappropriate or otherwise malicious.
    The node gets modded down by fellow brothers at the monastery, though not removed by NodeReaper.
    The poster repents and wishes to make amends:

    • Remove the offending part of the node.
    • Remove the offending part of the node and add a message saying so.
    • Replace the entire text of the message with an apology, and post a new message.
    • Leave the node as is and post a new, redacted node.
    • Do nothing and add a message of remorse in a related node.
    • Do nothing.
    • Wonder why anyone would take this seriously.

      Note that your proposed title is very close to our hard limit for node titles, 240 bytes.

        Didn't know there was a limit. Must the poll question be the title?

        A shorter version: In response to a modded down post not removed by NodeReaper, the poster should:

Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Apr 07, 2014 at 12:36 UTC
    Tom Bombadil is
    • Eru Iluvatar
    • Manwe
    • Tulkas
    • Aule
    • a Maia
    • a Spirit
    • a Man
    • an Elf
    • a Dwarf
    • a Hobbit
    • an amalgamation of (some of) the above
    • None of the above
    • J. R. R. Tolkien (or his ego)
    • a fictional character
    • Larry Wall long before creating Perl
      If by "author" you mean J. R. R. Tolkien, then why not say so?
        Because the relevance would be that he is the author and not that he is Tolkien. But, you're probably right anyway. :) Changed it.
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Apr 08, 2014 at 18:57 UTC
Re: poll ideas quest 2014 (videogame weapon)
by ambrus (Abbot) on Apr 20, 2014 at 12:35 UTC

    My favourite Lemmings weapon is

    • climb
    • float
    • bomb
    • stop
    • build
    • bash
    • mine
    • dig

    My favourite Jazz Jackrabbit weapon is

    • Blaster
    • Toaster
    • RF Missile
    • Bouncer
    • Toaster
    Feel free to extend to other videogames that have a handful of weapons or forms.

    Update: fixed the second copy of "climb" to "dig".

Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Apr 23, 2014 at 18:05 UTC

    My favorite alternative to the semicolon as the Perl line terminator is:

    #
    And everyone can argue over what its called.
    :
    Semi-colons have been here long enough!
    (space)
    Why waste an extra char?
    .
    Stop right here
    LW
    Give credit where its due.
    Perl6
    Everyone knows that's a dead end.

    Edited:

    4/24 - Changed question (from: I want to change the Perl line terminator to:). Added table for clarity.

      • Amen
      • So let it be written
      • All hail to the hypnotoad
      • A Unicode combining mark.

      Dave

Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Apr 23, 2014 at 22:09 UTC
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Apr 23, 2014 at 22:26 UTC
Re: poll ideas quest 2014 (tomato sauce)
by ambrus (Abbot) on Apr 26, 2014 at 17:14 UTC

    Tomato sauce should be

    • sweet
    • salty
    • sour
    • tasteless
      • Spicy
      • Tomatoey
      • Chocolatey
      use Moops; class Cow :rw { has name => (default => 'Ermintrude') }; say Cow->new->name
        • Saucey
        لսႽ ᥲᥒ⚪⟊Ⴙᘓᖇ Ꮅᘓᖇ⎱ Ⴙᥲ𝇋ƙᘓᖇ
      reconstituted
      • chunky
      • the same viscosity as 80 wt oil
      • at least close to the same color as the tomatoes it supposedly consists of...
      • free of things I can't spell without a chemical reference manual in hand...
      • cohesive enough to stay pooled on a 10 degree slope


        • ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...
          Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results...

        On viscosity: I was thinking of adding thick and thin as options, but those would be sort of orthogonal to the other options.

      red

      I once left a can of tomato sauce in the refrigerator and...well, suffice it to say i'd rather it was red.

      Just saw Re^2: poll ideas quest. Not the same thing, but worthy of note. On second thought, maybe it isn't. :)

Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Apr 27, 2014 at 13:30 UTC

        be someday there will be May

        Added the title.

        be something completely different

        That doesn't use the word May. Also, it makes me think of Rocky and Bullwinkle

      Here we don't get flowers 'til June.
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Apr 28, 2014 at 16:26 UTC

    My favorite superfluous repetitious redundant duplicative phrase is:

    • From whence
    • Absolutely certain
    • Postpone until later
    • ATM machine
    • PIN number
    • Each and every
    • Reason why
    • Join together

    Note: Many phrases that seem redundant are not always so, for example "most unique" which compares contrasts of unique items, or to be clear, for example, "later time" as opposed to "later date" which has a slightly different meaning. A phrase is truly redundant when one word, by defintion, includes the other, such as "ATM Machine" or "Each and Every" when in the same phrase.

    Posted as: My favorite superfluous repetitious redundant duplicative phrase is:

      Is English the same as in Dutch? Is "Print out a document" used nowadays instead of "Print a document"

      Dutch knew thre: "Een document afdrukken", "Een document printen" (anglisism), or "Een document uitdraaien" (from those old boxes with forms that had holes for a tractor.

      I am utterly annoyed by the zillion of people the say "Een document uitprinten". YUCK!


      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

        I think it is the same. But, i also think although in some sense redundant, the term is not truly redundant.

        A printer prints a person prints out, unless the person is a living printer and rolls the ink from his fingertips. :) Normally, the out is inferred, hence your irkage (?).

      • The La Brea Tar Pits

      Cheers,
      R.

      Pereant, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt!

        Imagine i know nothing (shouldn't be that hard)...why is that redundant?

      Tundra is not necessarily frozen, so there is no redundancy there.
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Apr 29, 2014 at 16:12 UTC
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on May 01, 2014 at 01:57 UTC

    I find my (lost) items in the last place i look because:

    • After i find it, i forget to keep looking
    • After i find it, it is redundant to keep looking
    • I have a small house, so theres only one place to look
    • Its just my luck :(
    • I never lose anything
    • I never find anything
    • I always look in the last place first
    • I always find the items im not looking for
    • Im waiting for all my lost items to pile up, so thatll be the last place ill ever need to look
    • Im not really an option
    • Im not really lost
    • Im totally lost
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on May 06, 2014 at 16:49 UTC

    My mouse speed is:

    • whatever
    • fast
    • slow
    • medium
    • faster than a cesium atom
    • slower than a perlmonks page reload
    • able to jump full screens in a single bound
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on May 07, 2014 at 13:47 UTC
      • ignored
      • not implemented

      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

        Added. Couldn't think of a good place to link them to though. :) Like a node for all ignored tags or a page explaining why things are not implemented.

Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on May 28, 2014 at 14:21 UTC

    "This statement is a lie" is:

    • not logical
    • true
    • a lie
    • a paradox
    • an oxymoron
    • a contradiction
    • self-immolating
    • a meta-statement
    • been argued to death
    • a waste of time
    • all the above
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on May 30, 2014 at 13:36 UTC

    When choosing usernames for sites, i use:

    • the same name on every site
    • a different name for every site
    • the same name for sites i don't care about, but different names on site that i do care about
    • different names for sites i don't care about, but the same name on sites that i do care about
    • the anonymous account
    • someone else's username
    • root, after hacking into the site

    Posted as: When choosing user names for websites, I prefer to use:

Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on May 30, 2014 at 17:18 UTC

      No need to remember. I just assume someone will pinch me and punch me on the first of the month.

      use Moops; class Cow :rw { has name => (default => 'Ermintrude') }; say Cow->new->name

        No need to remember.

        That is the last option, you know. Just, no reason given. :)

Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Jun 11, 2014 at 13:32 UTC
      Absolutely hilarious!
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Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Jun 19, 2014 at 13:27 UTC

    In English, which of the following is correct:

    • If you are writing an if-statement, use a comma to introduce the then-clause
    • If you are writing an if-statement then use "then" to introduce the then-clause
    • If you are writing an if-statement, then use a comma and "then" to introduce the then-clause
    • Just do it in perl.
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Jun 23, 2014 at 19:10 UTC

    Independence is:

    • overrated
    • underated
    • found within
    • not worth killing for
    • worth fighting for
    • worth giving up to purchase a little temporary Safety
    • a day
    • a good movie
    • a homonym for independants
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Jun 24, 2014 at 18:41 UTC
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Jun 29, 2014 at 11:53 UTC
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Jun 30, 2014 at 15:42 UTC

    When i find a lot of my posts are down-voted, i:

    • go back to the The Monastery Gates and contemplate my existence.
    • complain about having a stalker on my trail
    • feel important "enough" to have a stalker on my trail
    • edit voted down posts try again
    • post a poll idea asking what to do
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Jun 30, 2014 at 16:27 UTC
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Jun 30, 2014 at 16:50 UTC

    The Voting/Experience System should be modified in the following way:

    • voting up: reason
    • voting down: reason
    • voting up/down: reason
    • meta-moderation
    • it should stay as it is
    • use a die roll instead
    • just replace the voting system with another Monk Order
      • it should stay as it is
      لսႽ ᥲᥒ⚪⟊Ⴙᘓᖇ Ꮅᘓᖇ⎱ Ⴙᥲ𝇋ƙᘓᖇ

        oh, ok. Added. Boring as it is. :)

      You should be able to see a list of everybody's votes, and then vote on which votes were good votes.

        Next to Nodes to consider we can have Votes to consider, with the options: Unvote, Keep, Change.

Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Jul 07, 2014 at 15:50 UTC

    The main impetus to break off some code into a separate routine is when:

    • it takes more than a screenfull to show all the code
    • it is a separate logical function
    • it is called multiple times
    • it makes testing/debugging easier
    • i think i might reuse it elsewhere
    • it makes an if statement fit on one line or just read better
    • i get paid per line of code
    • i think of a really cool name for it
    • pfft... separate routines...
Re: poll ideas quest 2014 (chewing gum)
by ambrus (Abbot) on Jul 09, 2014 at 15:39 UTC

    What is the best chewing gum flavor?

    • Mint
    • Fruit
    • Plain unflavored

      Bubble!

        Bubble is not a flavor. Read the poll you respond to.

        I believe bubble gum is usually fruit flavoured, so choose fruit.

Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Jul 10, 2014 at 11:25 UTC

    When voting on posts:

    • I dutifully read each post, and vote accordingly.
    • If i happen to read a post and feel strongly enough, i vote on it.
    • I just vote up posts by names i recognize and like, and vote down posts by names i recognize and dislike.
    • I vote to keep the total count where i think it should be (where applicable)
    • I indiscriminately vote everything up.
    • I indiscriminately vote everything down.
    • I never vote.
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Jul 10, 2014 at 11:56 UTC

    Before electricity was invented, what was the electric eel called?

    • TBD
    • thunder fish
    • shocky knifefish
    • electric eels were invented at the same time as electricity
    • before electricity was invented, electric eels had to stun with gas
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 10, 2014 at 12:09 UTC
    Should chacham stop posting in this thread?
    • Yes
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Jul 17, 2014 at 12:55 UTC

      The camel is the ship of the desert, so add

      • fleet
      • armada

        Good one! Added fleet.

        To me, aramada sounds liked the camels are armed. Similar to battalion, perhaps. Would you really think to call a perl of camels an armada?

Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Jul 23, 2014 at 15:45 UTC

    How much RAM did your first computer have?

    • None
    • 1-7 bits
    • 1-1023 bytes
    • 1-1023 kilobytes
    • 1-1023 megabytes
    • 1-1023 gigabytes
    • 1+ terabytes
    • 64 kilobytes
    • How much memory? I forget.
Re: poll ideas quest 2014 (Boss)
by Arunbear (Parson) on Jul 24, 2014 at 09:57 UTC
        Thank you, and other responders! I've added these suggestions.

      Elves work for Santa Claus. Elves are male or female. Hence, Santa's worker are Elf binaries.

      I don't like the thought of being executable (those midgets do have short lives). Although, being Link-able would give me a cool sword. But that's "for Matt", which isn't Santa's real name. I'm so confused.

      What about Xellos. Yeah, he's evil and all that, but he's just so cool. At least in the anime.

      Not that I like this poll, but the devil and the Lord almighty are definitively missing.


      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

        Not that I like this poll, but the devil and the Lord almighty are definitively missing.

        Larry Wall and Santa Claus have already been mentioned.

Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Jul 27, 2014 at 17:14 UTC

    Similar to When voting on posts. This is about considered posts.

    When voting on considered posts:

    • I dutifully read each post, its context, and the possible dupe (with its context) and vote accordingly.
    • I read the post, read the consideration comment, and make a best guess.
    • I just follow the advice of the considerer, whoever it is.
    • I just follow the advice of the considerer, if i recognize the name.
    • I vote to keep the choices balanced (either by divination or another account).
    • I ask my Magic 8 Ball
    • I indiscriminately vote to keep everything.
    • I indiscriminately vote to edit everything.
    • I indiscriminately vote to reap everything.
    • Nada
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Aug 04, 2014 at 13:08 UTC

      Cooking for geeks

      Actually, my favourite cookbook is a handwritten one with a dedication to me "for when he has to cook for himself at his own expense".

      Regards,

      John Davies

Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Aug 04, 2014 at 13:37 UTC

    I read customer reviews in the following order:

    • Date posted
    • Most recent first
    • Negative then positive
    • Positive then negative
    • Neither negative nor positive
    • None. I ask someone else
    • None. I form my own opinions.
Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Aug 17, 2014 at 17:17 UTC

    The shortest distance between two points is a:

    • straight line
    • geodesic
    • pixel
    • y coordinate
    • solidus, for example: ../.
    • logically sound statement
    • furtive assertion
    • Did you mean shortest distance or shortest time?
    • Is there a point to all this?
      geodesic

        New one for me! Added.

Re: poll ideas quest 2014
by chacham (Curate) on Aug 19, 2014 at 20:01 UTC

    Favorite triangle:

    • Equilateral
    • Isosceles
    • Scalene
    • Acute
    • Right
    • Obtuse
    • Musical
    • Bermuda
    • Love

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