Quest starts at:Jan 01, 2020 at 05:00 UTC
Quest ends at:Jan 01, 2021 at 04:59 UTC

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First, read How do I create a Poll?. Then suggest your poll here. Complete ideas are more likely to be used.

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Re: poll ideas quest 2020
by harangzsolt33 (Friar) on Jan 02, 2020 at 00:56 UTC
    I have noticed that almost everybody has an eye on some sort of numbers. Some people religiously follow sports, and they can tell you which team is playing against which team and when was the last time they played and who won and by how much. Some people watch the stock market with the same kind of zeal. Their eyes are glued to the numbers. Some people watch their weight, while some watch the election and poll numbers. Others watch the lottery numbers everyday to see if they win big. So, what numbers are you going to focus on primarily in 2020 ?

    * Lottery numbers
    * Football results
    * Olympics results
    * Stock quotes
    * Election results
    * My blood sugar numbers
    * My weight
    * other

      NaN! My days.

Re: poll ideas quest 2020 (excuses)
by davies (Prior) on Jan 01, 2020 at 16:28 UTC
Re: poll ideas quest 2020
by Lotus1 (Vicar) on Jan 28, 2020 at 21:43 UTC

    An oxymoron is a word or phrase that is a contradiction in terms. The word itself comes from the Greek words for sharp and dull or keen and stupid.

    The most amusing oxymoron is:

      Whatever happened to "Military Intelligence"?

      Optimising for fewest key strokes only makes sense transmitting to Pluto or beyond

      Pretty ugly...

      Awfully good.

        "Awful" would classify as an oxymoron in and of itself since it literally means "full of awe" - which is exactly the opposite of its common meaning.

        And then we can juxtapose your "awfully good" against "awfully bad" - so bad, it inspires awe in its, er, awfulness.

        My head hurts now.

      "Microsoft Works".
Re: poll ideas quest 2020 (disagree to disagree)
by chacham (Prior) on Jan 07, 2020 at 23:22 UTC

    Disagree to disagree means to:

    • Agree
    • Keep arguing until you agree
    • Disagreeing just for the sake of disagreeing
    • Going to another level of disagreement
    • Not agreeing to disagree"
    • Be illogical

      I prefer to digress to disagree. (change the subject) By the way, these polls are a lot of fun. I always enjoy ...

      - confront the disagreeing party with a stark statement that "Your bullshit is bullshit", and "I'm holding you accountable on this fictional nonsense, and this is beyond 'beg-to-differ' simplicity.".

Re: poll ideas quest 2020 [Movie genres]
by Eily (Monsignor) on Feb 20, 2020 at 15:29 UTC

    If languages were movie genres, perl would be:

    • Fantasy, why is this even a question?
    • Historical. Because it's so old backward compatible
    • Horror. I mean, there's goto, map in void context, regexes to parse nested data ... *fear*
    • Zombies. You should be careful what you autovivify
    • Romance. Watch as the oddest of combinations actually work better than you'd expect.
    • Mystery. Trying to answer this age-old question: "Wait... how does this even work?"
    • Adult. Looking at you, perlsecret operators.
    • Drama. Here's what happens when you give people more rope to shoot themselves in the foot.
    • Comedy. But it only works in the right context.
    Obvious bonus question: what about other languages? :)

Re: poll ideas quest 2020
by cavac (Curate) on Feb 21, 2020 at 13:09 UTC
      • One of a million Post-Its sticking on the monitor
      • Piece of paper taped to the backside of the keyboard


      Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)

        ... with exceptionally bad hand-writing. For example doctors' passwords would be the most securely stored judging from the hand-writing of their prescriptions.

        bw, bliako