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Re: Should every poll have a "CowboyNeal" option?

by apl (Monsignor)
on Jul 25, 2008 at 12:20 UTC ( #700117=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Should every poll have a "CowboyNeal" option?

Okay, I'll address the three ton elephant in the room... What is the Cowboy Neal gag?

I've seen the name on polls at slashdot and here, but who was he? Why is mentioning the name supposed to be funny?


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Re^2: Should every poll have a "CowboyNeal" option?
by jhourcle (Prior) on Jul 25, 2008 at 13:40 UTC

    It makes sense on slashdot, as he's one of the admin over there.

    Why it took off, I have no idea. I always preferred 'There are spiders in my hair! There are spiders in my hair!' response from The Asylum (at Georgia Tech, I think), unfortunately, that site closed shop in the 1990's, and most people these days never saw it. They had a poll archive, but I can't remember the exact URL to check if archive.org has a copy of it. (and searches for the above response or 'favorite features of Microsoft Bob' don't find anything)

    The asylum had an interesting take on polls -- each response had [+] and [-] buttons next to it, and each poll could have 20 responses -- people would add responses 'til it filled up, and if a response was voted to -20, it was deleted, and someone could add a new response.

    (updated to fix typo)

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