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Re: Re: This is a new poll?

by TheHobbit (Pilgrim)
on Oct 20, 2003 at 16:24 UTC ( #300637=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: This is a new poll?
in thread This is a new poll?

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

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polls about polls are still polls
by DentArthurDent (Monk) on Oct 20, 2003 at 17:58 UTC
    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
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