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The new automated poll-producing code...

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on Nov 16, 2002 at 00:36 UTC ( #213326=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on The new automated poll-producing code...

works
[bar] 167/16%
sucks
[bar] 112/11%
has no imagination
[bar] 130/13%
prevents stale polls
[bar] 94/9%
is funnier than the gods
[bar] 99/10%
needs more testing
[bar] 105/10%
wants to date my sister
[bar] 309/30%
1016 total votes
Comment on The new automated poll-producing code...
Re: The new automated poll-producing code...
by cecil36 (Monk) on Nov 16, 2002 at 01:47 UTC
    Needs to produce at least one CowboyNeal option so PM can compete with Slashdot.
      ...
      It Should maybe produce a Larry Wall option
      ...
      (Score:5, Insightful)
        and I thought I would get a (-1, Troll) for that comment.
Re: The new automated poll-producing code...
by blaze (Friar) on Nov 16, 2002 at 08:09 UTC
    STAY AWAY FROM MY SISTER....hehe

    -Robert
      LOL, i voted the same thing. I think it's pretty nice though I guess for the admins not to have to change it themselves every once in a while. Just feed it polls and let it do it's own thing periodically.
        I agree, less work into the fun features, and more work into the important features. Mind you I don't know how the backend works, never actually looked at the product from the Everything Company.
Re: The new automated poll-producing code...
by NAstyed (Chaplain) on Nov 16, 2002 at 13:02 UTC

    Take my sister with you PLEASE!

    :0)

    Edgardo
Re: The new automated poll-producing code...
by Darkling (Beadle) on Nov 16, 2002 at 17:17 UTC
    ...wants to date my sister... although it obviously needs tweaking because I don't actually have a sister.
Re: The new automated poll-producing code...
by Mr. Muskrat (Abbot) on Nov 16, 2002 at 17:28 UTC

    Definitely needs tweaking...
    I choose "is funnier than the gods".
    But I got a /msg from root saying
    "So about that date with your sister, how's 29 Nov 02 20:00:00 -0600?"

    Too late to change my answer now!

Re: The new automated poll-producing code...
by Phaysis (Pilgrim) on Nov 16, 2002 at 19:41 UTC
    'Ey, c'mon. That's my sister, man. And she's married.

    Maybe perhaps a SisterNeal option?

    -Shawn / (Ph) Phaysis
    If idle hands are the tools of the devil, are idol tools the hands of god?

Re: The new automated poll-producing code...
by adamsj (Hermit) on Nov 16, 2002 at 23:17 UTC
    I've always wanted a sister. And a pony.

    adamsj

    They laughed at Joan of Arc, but she went right ahead and built it. --Gracie Allen

Re: The new automated poll-producing code...
by gjb (Vicar) on Nov 17, 2002 at 22:58 UTC

    The "funny" options shouldn't be too good, otherwise no one really answers the polls anymore.

    Of course I voted for the sister option, and I don't even have one.

Re: The new automated poll-producing code...
by premchai21 (Curate) on Nov 18, 2002 at 04:49 UTC
    ... exact equivalency in the distribution, 65 for each option? Yikes.
      The poll system better keep its dirty hands off my sisters. I have heard things that I care not to mention about this polling system, and frankly, I don't want it near any female members of my family.


      work it harder make it better do it faster makes us stronger more than ever hour after our work is never over.
Re: The new automated poll-producing code...
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Nov 18, 2002 at 13:35 UTC
      wants to date my sister

    And I don't even have a sister. What's more, it better be careful, because my brother played football in high school.

    --
    tbone1
    Ain't enough 'O's in 'stoopid' to describe that guy.
    - Dave "the King" Wilson

      >>>What's more, it better be careful, because my brother played football in high school.

      Ermm... I will not mention that football is a sport inwhich men in tights pat each other on the bum... oops!

Re: The new automated poll-producing code...
by Theseus (Pilgrim) on Nov 18, 2002 at 14:37 UTC
    Currently the poll screen is showing gods in brackets, not as a link, so I put "needs more testing."
      Definately the best option. You can never have enough testing.
Re: The new automated poll-producing code...
by LAI (Hermit) on Nov 18, 2002 at 16:35 UTC

    Wow, all the options are neck-and-neck... I guess that's due to the new automated poll-voting code?

    "My bot voted for option 6, how about yours?"


    LAI
    :eof
Re: The new automated poll-producing code...
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 20, 2002 at 03:49 UTC
    Tye and the gods have been notified by the person who did this how the vote-stuffing was done, and they are working on a fix. Just thought I'd keep the populous informed. Just Another Anonymous Monk.
Re: The new automated poll-producing code...
by Molt (Chaplain) on Nov 20, 2002 at 10:59 UTC

    Okay, so either Perlmonks is a very closely-related site, or the poll-producing code wants to date well over one hundred sisters- which is a large quantity by anyone's reckoning.

    What I want to know is when the sister-dating code is going to be released as a stand-alone module. I've spent a few weeks working on a stranglely-customised content-management system but, much to my disappointment I've not managed to get it wanting to date anything other than a goldfish.

Re: The new automated poll-producing code...
by Courage (Parson) on Nov 20, 2002 at 13:17 UTC
    If automated voting booth is installed, then it is reasonable to start a bunch of automated robots who will vote automatically as well.

    I heard there are some robots at PM already, is it time to invent voting robots?

    Courage, the Cowardly Dog

Re: (nrd) The new automated poll-producing code...
by newrisedesigns (Curate) on Nov 20, 2002 at 15:33 UTC
    wants to date my sister

    I don't even have a sister, and it keeps calling me, breathing into the phone, and hanging up.

    John J Reiser
    newrisedesigns.com

Re: The new automated poll-producing code...
by tekniko (Deacon) on Nov 20, 2002 at 16:45 UTC
    It wants my sister because she is a little hottie.
Re: The new automated poll-producing code...
by agentv (Friar) on Nov 20, 2002 at 20:59 UTC
    "Wants to date my sister" enjoys 2 percentage point lead

    Garlic Leaf staff writer Biff Johnson - Surprise front-runner answer to automated poll pulls away to a 2 point lead in today's cleverly worded poll question. The question, "The new automated poll-producing code..." offered several interesting responses including the front-runner, as well as "works" and "sucks."

    The runaway popular choice, "Wants to date my sister" polled at 21% and the next most popular choice, "works" came in at 19%.

    -- 30 --

    Shouldn't those be combined?

    ...All the world looks like -well- all the world, when your hammer is Perl.
    ---v

Re: The new automated poll-producing code...
by BioHazard (Pilgrim) on Nov 20, 2002 at 21:44 UTC
    When I saw this poll I thought about creating a poll of a poll, because I always try to imagine how many people voted for each option. I think I am a quite good guesser(*) ;-)

    I chose 'has no imagination', because I could not live with automaticly created polls ;)

    (*) Does this word exist?

    BioHazard
    reading between the lines is my real pleasure
      Re: Is 'guesser' a word?

      mt2k@perlmonk:~$ dict guesser 2 definitions found From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Guesser \Guess"er\, n. One who guesses; one who forms or gives an opinion without means of knowing. From WordNet (r) 1.7 [wn]: guesser n : a person who guesses mt2k@perlmonk:~$
        Thanks a lot :)

        English is not my native language. But now I'm even more self-confident in things like guessing ;)

        BioHazard
        reading between the lines is my real pleasure
Re: The new automated poll-producing code...
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 22, 2002 at 17:28 UTC

    o_0!

    My sister is only ten years old!

Re: The new automated poll-producing code...
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 30, 2002 at 09:13 UTC
    My name is waqar ali. i live in multan. I love pakistan.
Re: The new automated poll-producing code...
by /dev/trash (Curate) on Dec 02, 2002 at 02:42 UTC
    It looks like it pretty much, works.
Maybe I missed something
by logan (Curate) on Dec 03, 2002 at 03:46 UTC
    The poll hasn't changed in two weeks. That nukes the "prevents stale polls" option for me, and gives more weight to the "needs more testing" and "has no imagination" options.

    -Logan
    "What do I want? I'm an American. I want more."

      logan - LOL.

      I was also thinking that the new 'automated poll producing code' doesn't appear to be automatically producing anything at the moment :-)

      To give it the benefit of the doubt, perhaps the code works fine but someone forgot to modify the crontab so that the job actually runs every (insert frequency here)?

      -- vek --
Re: The new automated poll-producing code...
by one4k4 (Hermit) on Dec 05, 2002 at 14:09 UTC
    How about a running thread of poll submissions. The poll code grabs the highest modded one every X weeks and slaps that on the front page, or into an "is this ok for the fp queue"?

    _14k4 - perlmonks@poorheart.com (www.poorheart.com)

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