Story 2014-09-20 2SNY Your poll ideas! Please pipe up.

Your poll ideas! Please pipe up.

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It seems our polls remain active for about 3 days before getting no new votes or comments, so maybe we'll move to two polls a week: one on Monday and a second one mid-week after the first one quiets down. Could use some suggestions and contributions - what shall we poll? Typical categories involve polls about user preferences, opinion about the site, and polls about something that's just happened in the news. But let's be creative.

Your suggestions here - and we'll run them over the next coming weeks, starting Monday.
Reply 53 comments

Android OS version (Score: 2, Interesting)

by dustin@pipedot.org on 2014-09-20 22:39 (#2SP3)

Maybe a poll about what android version people are running?

Magic Phrase of Choice (Score: 1)

by venkman@pipedot.org on 2014-09-20 22:45 (#2SP4)

"Open Sesame"
"Mekka Lekka Hi Mekka Hiney Ho"
"Shazam"
"I Have the Power!"
"Beetlejuice" x3
"Bibidi Babadi Boo"
"Word to Your Mother"
etc.

Re: Magic Phrase of Choice (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-10-28 23:06 (#2TRM)

"I know where you keep your porn"

First Game System (Score: 3, Interesting)

by venkman@pipedot.org on 2014-09-20 22:49 (#2SP5)

Put a choice for each generation, Atari to PS4/Xbox One.

Re: First Game System (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org on 2014-09-22 10:42 (#2SQX)

This one looks like it's popular. I'm not a gamer - can someone fill in the blanks for me? We can run it this week.

Re: First Game System (Score: 1)

by venkman@pipedot.org on 2014-09-23 03:53 (#2ST3)

These are are the home consoles, Generations 1-8:

-Atari/Intellivision
-NES/Sega Master System
-SNES/Sega Mega Drive/Genesis/Neo Geo
-N64/Sega Saturn/Playstation
-Dreamcast/PS2/GameCube/Xbox
-Wii/PS3/Xbox 360
-Wii U/PS4/Xbox One

Re: First Game System (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-10-28 23:10 (#2TRN)

Could also do "Best computer game ever".

Websites that went craptastic (Score: 2, Interesting)

by snotnose@pipedot.org on 2014-09-20 23:54 (#2SP6)

Websites you used to visit all the time that, rather than die, just went craptastic. My vote is for msnbc.com, which turned into nbcnews.com about a year ago, and metrofied their home page 6 months ago. Haven't been back since. There have been others but I can't remember them now.

First Email Domain (Score: 2, Interesting)

by venkman@pipedot.org on 2014-09-21 01:16 (#2SP8)

Options include: AOL, Hotmail, yahoo, gmail, "work", "school"

What's Killing The FOSS Desktop Linux Ecosystem? (Score: 1, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-21 04:49 (#2SPB)

  • Mobile computing absorbing the next generation of nerds, prompting switch from hobbyist devs producing open source, often collaboratively, for free, to producing fiercely commercial software, designed to drive ad revenue and a marketplace for google, for peanuts.
  • Secureboot
  • Windows 7 actually being a fairly likeable OS
  • Ageing nerds giving up and buying macs and iDevices.
  • Netflix and the death of principled geeks("OMG PONIES, NETFLIX COMIGN TO LINUX", "erm, guys, it relies on google shoehorning binary only DRM support into HTML5, this is horrible", "BUT PONIES!!!1, TAKE MY MONEY ALREADY!!!")
  • Android(see 1)
  • CowboyNeal's undercover mission to sabotage Ubuntu just as it was becoming a sane desktop and gaining popularity
  • I don't like change, this is all very sad, why did slashdot have to die(it appears to be full of dudebro scum and angry misogynists, it may as well be dead at this point)?
  • Software as a service, web 2.0, etc.
I realise these aren't exactly viable poll options, and could be in large part bollocks, on top of that.

Which of the following groups do you trust most when it comes to scientific research and reporting? (Score: 1, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-21 05:54 (#2SPF)

  • FOSS Zealots
  • Atheists
  • Agnostics
  • Christians
  • Lions
  • Romans
  • Muslims
  • Pipedot staffers
  • Other religion(please specify in comments)
  • The Scotts
  • Victorian Gentlemen
and you can obviously flip it on the next poll day to ascertain the least trusted groups.

Re: Which of the following groups do you trust most when it comes to scientific research and reporti (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-22 02:13 (#2SQK)

Guys named Scott?

First computer system used (Score: 2, Interesting)

by hyper@pipedot.org on 2014-09-21 11:05 (#2SPN)

State in comments the contexteg Apple IIe MS-DOSWindows 3Windows 95Linux varientBSD varientiMacMacUnixVaxWindows 2000/NTWindows XPWindows 7/8

Methology I use (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-21 11:14 (#2SPP)

Tick all which applyWaterfallJADRADAgile ScrumCowboyFeature driven developmentDesign for testSpiralWheel and spokeRUPXP

Re: Methology I use (Score: 1, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-21 21:09 (#2SQ9)

I think you accidentally line breaks

Re: Methology I use (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-21 22:28 (#2SQD)

justtryingtofitin:)

Re: Methology I use (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-22 14:37 (#2SRW)

LMFTFY

Tick all which apply:
  • Waterfall
  • JAD
  • RAD
  • Agile
  • Scrum
  • Cowboy
  • Feature driven development
  • Design for test
  • Spiral
  • Wheel and spoke
  • RUP
  • XP
  • Bugger off I code alone

Fav geek out coding food. (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-21 12:59 (#2SPZ)

So many options to fuel a coding session

Re: Fav geek out coding food. (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-22 14:27 (#2SRV)

Jolt!
Wow. I actually miss Jolt now. I could not have survived uni without it.

Favourite colour (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-21 13:28 (#2SQ0)

Don't forget a I am legally blind you insensitive clod option

Favorite Zelda franchise game? (Score: 1, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-21 21:08 (#2SQ8)

Including, of course, The Wand of Gamelon

Re: Favorite Zelda franchise game? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-21 22:30 (#2SQE)

Ahh the memories

Most preferred game type (Score: 2, Interesting)

by hyper@pipedot.org on 2014-09-21 22:40 (#2SQF)

If you game do you... point and click RPG, MUD, FPS, MMORPG, Console (xbox, wii, playstation etc), cards (magic TG, classic card games, etc), action RPG (diablo, etc), platformer, beat em up (Mortal Kombat etc)

Fantasy billion (Score: 3, Interesting)

by ploling@pipedot.org on 2014-09-21 22:45 (#2SQG)

What would you spend a billion on if:
  1. You had to use it all on a single thing; a science or technology or engineering improvement not directly benefiting yourself, family members, etc. any more than any other random bystander.
  2. The billion has to be enough to either make or break it, i.e. either the aims are realized or they are proven not to be viable for the near future.
  3. The choice with the combined highest likelihood of success and most benefit gets the billion, i.e. a smaller likelihood of success can be outweighed by massive benefits or smaller benefits can be outweighed by near certain likelihood of success.
No, I don't have a billion :( but somebody must have xD
Considering the amount of money flowing around some country or individual (or one billion people contributing) could easily make it into an annual award.

I don't know what the list of choices should be (or how the debate will turn out) but I'd like to suggest Focus Fusion/Lawrenceville Plasma Physics as an alternative.

Which of these will the future most be like? (Score: 2, Interesting)

by venkman@pipedot.org on 2014-09-22 04:48 (#2SQQ)

-Fahrenheit 451
-The Jetsons
-Lost in Space
-The Omega Man
-The Terminator Universe
-I, Robot
-Futurama
-Star Trek

Re: Which of these will the future most be like? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-22 10:16 (#2SQS)

I was going to chide you for leaving out 1984. Then I reread. This is a poll for what the future may be, not what the present is like. (or getting there fast! It is a novel for entertainment not a basis for your corptasic dreams. Looking at you here America)

Age you lost your virginity (Score: -1, Troll)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-22 10:23 (#2SQT)

13? 14? .. 20? 21? Virgin and proud of it. Cowboybrian will do me when we marry.

I can code for a wage in this many languages (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-22 10:25 (#2SQV)

List em in the comments! Yeehaw!

Favourite weapon (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org on 2014-09-22 10:35 (#2SQW)

Time. I WILL outlive you.
Wit. Sharper than the sword.
Sword. You know why.
Humour. Like yo momma
Custard cream pie. Classic.
Martial arts. Heeeya!
Marital arts. *whiplash*
Physical object. Describe below.
Insult fighting. You fight like a cow
Cowboybrian. Destoyer of all ants and other tiny insects, including you!

My primarily used mobility opions are (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org on 2014-09-22 10:42 (#2SQY)

Multiselection

Walk
Run
Skate/blade/scoot/etc
Pedal bike
Motorbike / Trike / Quad
Car
Truck
Bus
Train
Cowboybrian piggyback rides

Preferred nonhuman company (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-22 10:46 (#2SQZ)

Dogs. Cats. Lawyers. Fish. Snakes.Tax inspectors. Turtles. Corpses. Birds. Pet rocks. Ghosts. Rabbits. Deer. Dead deer. Zombies. Ghouls. Goblins. Cowboybrian.

Which age would you rather live in (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-22 10:52 (#2SR1)

Medieval
Right now
Jurrasic
22nd century
Early 19th century
18th century
Dark ages.
1AD
30th century
Anywhere but here. Anywhen but now.

What language will be used for webdev in 10 years (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-22 13:15 (#2SRM)

1 Java is king and will not be dethroned
2. Anything but Java, thanks Oracle
3. PHP because they will get it right one day
4. Perl as the only sane survivor
5. C# because ah ha ah ha ahhh I just needed a good laugh
6. Assembler because by then we will all be coding gods
7. Brian's code-by-number

Re: What language will be used for webdev in 10 years (Score: 1)

by venkman@pipedot.org on 2014-09-23 02:06 (#2SSY)

You forgot to include Hindi.

Re: What language will be used for webdev in 10 years (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-11-15 07:25 (#2V2G)

Do you mean SKTN? That is covered by the C#/.NET option

Brian (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-22 13:26 (#2SRN)

Rocks
Rules
is a legend
is awesome!
Marry me!
Is mine!!!! (Only 1 vote allowed)
... is your father. Noooòooooo!!
is the only one
is my hero

Best Sci Fi Series (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-22 13:27 (#2SRP)

Meh.Why bother. Firefly came and knocked Farscape off the podium. Oh well. Next idea!

My Video Game Hero is (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-22 14:01 (#2SRQ)

TIDUS! CLOUD! Ok. We can all see where this is going so I will stop now

Highest level of technical knowhow and wizardry (Score: 2, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-22 14:16 (#2SRS)

I can turn on a computer
I am on the Windows 8 dev team
I have created web pages
I can develop software
I can assemble a PC
I can dual boot install linux or BSD
I can design and build circuits
I have a STEM degree
I have a STEM double degree
I contribute to the Linux Kernel

In order from lowest to highest they are ranked. Choose one.

Re: Highest level of technical knowhow and wizardry (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-24 20:03 (#2SWG)

Hmm, odd ordering, develop software and web pages are lower than assemble or dual boot a PC?

Re: Highest level of technical knowhow and wizardry (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-11-12 21:26 (#2V0Y)

You need to see what some codemonkeys churn out to understand that ordering

Favorite Cory Doctorow Book (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-22 14:42 (#2SRX)

  • Little Brother
  • Homeland
  • Makers
  • Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
  • For The Win
  • Eastern Standard Tribe
  • Rapture of the Nerds
  • Pirate Cinema
  • Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
  • The Things that Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away

Best Science Fiction Writer (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-22 14:44 (#2SRY)

Choose 1.
  • Heinlein

First Science Fiction or Fantasy Author which drew me into the genre (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-22 14:53 (#2SS0)

  • Weis and Hickman
    Dragonlance, Death Gate Cycle, etc
  • Anne McCaffrey
    Pern, Ships series, Crystal series
  • Robert Asprin
    Myth series, Phule's Company series,
  • and so many more..

My Favourite Star (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-22 14:54 (#2SS1)

Let's all vote for Sirius, ok?

Re: My Favourite Star (Score: 2, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-22 14:59 (#2SS2)

Sol.

ISIL will (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-23 13:57 (#2SV0)

* Be nuked back to the stone age
* Learn to live with the rest of hunanity
* Last for a few years then fade away
* Rule us all
* Learn from history, the easy way
* Learn from history, the hard way
* Admit that it was all tripe and give up on the world domination plans
* Bend knee to the knights that go Ni

The site colour should be (Score: 1, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-23 14:01 (#2SV1)

Blue like it is
Green cause /. is dead
Yellow like the golden SUN
Red to match Soylent
Purple just because
I want to be able to choose my own color pallette please please pretty please with a cherry on top

Labels (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-23 14:03 (#2SV2)

Are so gmail, use tags
Suck. No.
Sound like a good idea
Are what I use to remember my cat's names
Call me Al.

I prefer to format my poll suggestions with... (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-23 23:18 (#2SVF)

  • Unordered lists
  1. Ordered lists
*Asterisks, i never quite got the hang of HTML, you insensitive clod.
RunthefucktogetherIndecipherableTextBecauseFuckLineBreaksAndSpaces
Comma,Separated,Values

Plain old linebreaks

In soviet russia, line break you.

Will do tech support for (Score: 2, Funny)

by hyper@pipedot.org on 2014-09-24 13:45 (#2SW8)

  • Free
  • Family only
  • Family and friends
  • Anyone who can con me into it
  • Nominal cash in hand
  • Lots of cash in
  • Regular salary
  • Sex
  • Drugs
  • No.
  • Brian

What music do you work to (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-10-29 00:32 (#2TRR)

* Classical
* Rock
* Whatever my cube mate has on today
* Silence
* Chanting
* I am deaf YIC