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This is a new poll?

by tye  (Monk)
on Oct 18, 2003 at 01:41 UTC ( #300213=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on This is a new poll?

yes
[bar] 202/47%
no
[bar] 227/53%
429 total votes
Comment on This is a new poll?
Re: This is a new poll?
by Chady (Priest) on Oct 18, 2003 at 09:55 UTC

    back when I used to have polls at my website, I did this (which by itself wasn't quite original|new). That's why I voted 'No' here :-)


    He who asks will be a fool for five minutes, but he who doesn't ask will remain a fool for life.

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Re: This is a new poll?
by Nkuvu (Priest) on Oct 18, 2003 at 10:17 UTC
    Well, it's new in the sense that I've never seen it on PM before. And it's new in the sense that it's not about Perl and segfaulting...
Re: This is a new poll?
by Coruscate (Sexton) on Oct 19, 2003 at 06:13 UTC
    Once again, I get to post useless comments about a useless poll. Therefore it must be new :)


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Re: This is a new poll? (or a question of grammar?)
by grinder (Bishop) on Oct 19, 2003 at 16:40 UTC

    Come on, everybody knows that this is a demonstrative pronoun that points to and identifies a noun or a pronoun that is close by, either in space or in time.

Re: This is a new poll?
by greenFox (Vicar) on Oct 20, 2003 at 05:38 UTC
    I voted yes just to be agreeable but then I read the poll again and decided that no would be a better option. When I attempted to lodge my "no" vote the poll told me I had already voted! Thus I can say unequivocally that the answer to "This is a new poll?" is no. *grin*

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Re: This is a new poll?
by gjb (Vicar) on Oct 20, 2003 at 11:22 UTC

    Where are the

    • I don't know
    • Maybe
    options?

    However, it's a good contender for the "least informative poll prize".

    -gjb-

      While we're at it, where's the option for:

      CowboyNeal?

      Much love. :)

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

Re: This is a new poll?
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Oct 20, 2003 at 12:26 UTC

    I do not know which is true.

    Yours sincerely,
    Werner Heisenberg

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

      Hi,
      Obvioulsy the true answer is no. Not because this is not a new poll, just because it is not a poll.

      Infact, there is the basic example of a meta poll: a poll about polls... and meta polls are not polls... or are they? Gee... is more difficult than I thought... :)

      Cheers


      Leo TheHobbit
        Just because it's a poll about polls, doesn't mean it's not a poll. :)

        I voted no, because it was an old idea to base a poll on. In a very general way the outcome of this poll is whether or not people take it as:

        <sweeping generalization>
        yes: Is this a different poll than was there before?
        or
        no: Is this idea for a poll new?
        </sweeping generalization>

        Whether or not the results are valuable is another matter entirely... :-D

        Update: The grammar police say that the poll should probably be worded as: Is this a new poll?

        Ben
        ----
        May your tongue cleave to the roof of your mouth with the force of a thousand caramels.
Re: This is a new poll?
by bradcathey (Prior) on Oct 20, 2003 at 20:15 UTC
    It is a new poll if:
    #!/usr/bin/perl use warnings; use strict; sub poll { &poll; } exit;
    is true.

      It's a new poll until the polling stops, and enough time elapses to consider the results outdated.
      So I guess we'll never know, since we'll run out of computer resources before we get an answer. We'll also get a warning about 'Deep recursion on...' which is my favorite warning :)
Re: This is a new poll?
by ccarden (Monk) on Oct 21, 2003 at 21:37 UTC
    "Is this a question?"

    "What is reality?"

    "Is it art?"

    "Does anybody really know what time it is?"

    "Senator, have you stopped beating your wife?"

    Can any of these questions be truly answered?

      1) yes.
      2) the set of all things and non-things which are not unreal.
      3) probably not.
      4) yes. currently, it is now.
      5) my name isn't senator. mu.
        Oh, yes, you have alluded to another great non-question ... "What is mu?"
Re: This is a new poll?
by tcf22 (Priest) on Oct 21, 2003 at 23:58 UTC
    I've never seen it before.

    Looks like someone took their creative pills this morning.

    - Tom

Re: This is a new poll?
by mildside (Friar) on Oct 22, 2003 at 02:50 UTC
    David: "Is this anything?"

    Paul: "No!"

Re: This is a new poll?
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 24, 2003 at 18:14 UTC
    This is a randomization engine?
Re: This is a new poll?
by zemote (Scribe) on Oct 25, 2003 at 00:01 UTC
    Can a useless poll be useful? That is the question.
Re: This is a new poll?
by OverlordQ (Hermit) on Oct 26, 2003 at 08:24 UTC
    If you vote 'No' doesn't that violate some Nth rule of Thermodynamic's or something? Mutual Exclusivity? If you vote 'No' will you just cease to exist along with this poll!?
Re: This is a new poll?
by bl0rf (Pilgrim) on Oct 26, 2003 at 21:43 UTC
    While it is an interesting fact that the pole is asking
    whether it is new - thus demonstrating self awareness -
    I must answer that yes, it is a new poll.
    The vast response to this pole indicates that it is inevitably
    new because no one would have voted had it been old. Given
    the popular resentment for old things I would have expected
    this poll to have been stoned and/or declared a "Security threat of the Fatherland"

    My site
    make sure you take a peek at my new japh, in my profile
Re: This is a new poll?
by sweetblood (Parson) on Oct 28, 2003 at 00:27 UTC
    "everything old is new again"
Re: This is a new poll?
by zakzebrowski (Curate) on Oct 28, 2003 at 17:52 UTC
    Ni!


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    Zak
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Re: This is a new poll?
by benn (Priest) on Oct 29, 2003 at 09:48 UTC
    If a poll is posted and nobody votes for it - does that make it unsound?

    :) Ben.

Re: This is a new poll?
by johndageek (Hermit) on Oct 29, 2003 at 22:37 UTC
    givens:
    This is a poll - yes according to Webster it is.
    "This","is" and "a" refer to the poll under discussion.
    The word needing definition is "new"

    Choose the definition you wish from a dictionary. Now when did newness occur?

    Was it when the poll was thought up? if so all votes should be no, because it is old by the time the voters read the question.

    Was it new when the voter first saw the question? If so, how long after the voter read the question would they have to vote no?

    Was it new as an idea to ask a rhetorical question? Once again all votes should be no.

    On the other hand if newness is defined as this being the first time the voter has seen this particular poll then all answers sould be yes.

    Just a question, if there are the same number of yes answers and no answers, is it a new poll?

    Enjoy
    dageek

      "On the other hand if newness is defined as this being the first time the voter has seen this particular poll then all answers sould be yes."

      Only if all voters vote the first time they see the poll, which is not the case.

Re: This is a new poll?
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 31, 2003 at 20:34 UTC
    As King Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes, "there is nothing new under the sun".

    -Theo-

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