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Offline hjon71

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Would you participate?
« on: December 22, 2013, 11:22:04 PM »
You gotta vote to see the results.
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Re: Would you participate?
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2013, 08:45:19 PM »
Seriously?
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Re: Would you participate?
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2013, 06:57:49 AM »
Come on. That's pretty funny  :lol:
Quite difficult matters can be explained even to a slow-witted man, if only he has not already adopted a wrong opinion about them; but the simplest things cannot be made clear even to a very intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he already knows, and knows indubitably, the truth of the matter under consideration. -Leo Tolstoy

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Re: Would you participate?
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2013, 07:12:59 AM »
+1 what Michael said  :)

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Re: Would you participate?
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2013, 07:49:02 PM »
it is pretty funny.  surprised more didn't play  :-D
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Re: Would you participate?
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2013, 10:30:24 AM »
Party poopers  :-\
Polls in general don't get much activity it seems considering the total number of members. Wonder why???? :?
Quite difficult matters can be explained even to a slow-witted man, if only he has not already adopted a wrong opinion about them; but the simplest things cannot be made clear even to a very intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he already knows, and knows indubitably, the truth of the matter under consideration. -Leo Tolstoy

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Re: Would you participate?
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2013, 10:49:32 AM »
Party poopers  :-\
Polls in general don't get much activity it seems considering the total number of members. Wonder why???? :?

hjon,
Your little humorous test does raise a very interesting question.  I've wondered the same myself.  I like the polls and think they're interesting, I've posted a few myself and have wondered why such an overwhelming percentage of members will take the time to look but not participate.  :?

I understand is some instances it may not be applicable to them, or they may not have an opinion, but I really think it's much more than that? 
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Re: Would you participate?
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2013, 12:01:43 PM »
It certainly is curious. This poll is currently running about a 10% participation rate. Quite poor by any standard.  Which is just plain weird to me. A person took the time to look but not vote, why?
 Too silly? Possible, but other "serious" polls rarely do better.
Who knows....maybe at least someone got a :chuckle: out of it.
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Re: Would you participate?
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2013, 09:40:00 PM »
This reminds me of a talk i had with some friends some years ago like 2008 when discussing who we were going to vote for? Two of these guy,s said i am not going to vote! at all.Why not said I. Well because my choice does not stand a chance that,s why.Makes you wonder how many people feel that way.Not to imply that we the people had a very good choice. ;)
Carl-I have done so much with so little for so long i can now do something with nothing!

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Re: Would you participate?
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2013, 12:34:39 AM »
If you don't vote then you don't have a right to complane if it all turns sour!  ;)


mvh Edward  :-P

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Re: Would you participate?
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2013, 02:58:39 AM »

Your little humorous test does raise a very interesting question.  I've wondered the same myself. 

I understand is some instances it may not be applicable to them, or they may not have an opinion, but I really think it's much more than that? 

For the same reason I don't watch the Kardashians, or real housewives, or Hollywood award shows.   

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Re: Would you participate?
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2013, 05:54:37 AM »
I'm not registered.

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Re: Would you participate?
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2013, 01:24:05 AM »

For the same reason I don't watch the Kardashians, or real housewives, or Hollywood award shows.   

Oh Blue, we all realize you're "special" and much too important, at least in your own mind. to be bothered with the trivial polls posted on the forum.  My wonderment was more addressed towards the mere mortals that lerk on the forum, not the likes of you.  :-D
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Re: Would you participate?
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2014, 12:55:13 AM »
Anyone else?
Care to vote?
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Re: Would you participate?
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2014, 09:29:03 PM »
I'm surprised you didn't get more "no" votes... that's the one that's funny...
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Re: Would you participate?
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2014, 07:22:15 AM »
I'm surprised you didn't get more "no" votes... that's the one that's funny...

Probably did.  'Not' voting would also qualify as a 'no' vote.  I agree though, that's what makes it funny.
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Re: Would you participate?
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2014, 10:37:52 PM »
So 547 views - 24 votes other than no = a whole lotta NON-participation.
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Re: Would you participate?
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2014, 06:48:25 AM »
So 547 views - 24 votes other than no = a whole lotta NON-participation.

That doesn't make it any less fun  ;)…….Actually, those numbers seem about right when compared with other posts, lots of views, a handful of comments, sometimes less depending on the subject matter and the poster.   We shouldn't take it too personal either way.
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Re: Would you participate?
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2014, 01:35:31 PM »
Nothing personal taken ;)

Just a bit of humour and a point.  :evil: Silly me
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