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Re: I spend most of my time in...

by AssFace (Pilgrim)
on Jul 21, 2003 at 16:08 UTC ( #276336=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to I spend most of my time in...

I was hoping for a reference to Office Space's "pound me in the ass prison" - but I guess barring that, I'm in Bermuda - so I voted "Other".

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Re^2: I spend most of my time in... (Bermuda)
by tye (Sage) on Jul 21, 2003 at 16:45 UTC

    Serious polls with lots of options don't benefit from having a silly choice (you get too many silly votes and lots of really short bars elsewhere).

    I could have sworn Bermuda was part of the Americas. *shrug*

                    - tye
      While geographically Bermuda is 700 miles off the East coast of North Carolina, and 1000 miles north of the Caribbean - politically it started as a colony of the Brits and has evolved to be its own country (although largely still tied to Britain in many legal senses). We have our own money and government.

      I was merely joking though, while I do live here, I really don't care one way or the other if it shows up on a poll or not. "Other" is sufficient for me.

      Judging from the negative vote(s?) I'd guess not everyone is a fan of Office Space. Or maybe they hate islands.

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      There are some odd things afoot now, in the Villa Straylight.
      Serious polls with lots of options don't benefit from having a silly choice

      True, but then again nobody should interpret these polls to be anything even remotely representing the truth. In this case, why not include silly options for amusement. If you really wanted results you'd be better off checking the server logs.

        Why don't I just throw in one great big long bar in the graph right now... for amusement? Oh, because it isn't particularly amusing.

        I never said there were any kind of statistical analysis going on. Adding a silly option in among a bunch of serious options makes for an uninteresting, unamusing, and, yes, even uninformative poll, IMHO.

                        - tye

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