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Re^3: poll ideas quest 2015: what about OffTopic posts

by Discipulus (Abbot)
on Jul 14, 2015 at 08:38 UTC ( #1134659=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: poll ideas quest 2015: what about OffTopic posts
in thread poll ideas quest 2015

hello Arunbear,

mixing two ideas is not always a bad thing, in my opinion. My four proposed options give a wide range of possible opinions without restricting the poll to a referendum - plebiscite -ballot question about off topicness.

mixing the two ideas in the same poll may reveal better, imho, the common sense here at perlmonks: a strong prevalence of option 1 and 4 (the edges) will be very significant as will be a gausssian distribution across 1-4. Forcing to choose in a wider context can be revelatory exactly because you must choice only one thing.

That said you too insert an off topic section with no restriction on the content, a different idea that, always in my humble opionion, can be very misleading in the results: i followed a bit recent or not so recent threads about off topic posts and i found no mention to subject absolutely not related to Perl programming computing: i think no monks want a section where i can post about 'fine adjust of carburattors of kawasaki unitrack' near to a post about C or java.

Is quite normal for me and others ask here at perlmonks, let's pretend, about a jquery function (to embed in Dancer driven website), because we know the quality of partecipants. It seems reasonable for example ask about C because Perl can use it, aside of the Inline dinasty, in XS modules and many elder partecipants are expert in C too.

Imagine for a while the possible results with your 3 questions: a strong prevalence of options 1 and 2, a fistfull of humor votes for option 3; what you understand better about Perlmonks partecipants after the poll? probably nothing.

Thanks anyway for your attention

L*


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