2 are to see who you will think win the football (Soccer) gold in mens & womens. These 2 polls end SOON around August 1st, around the time the first round ends (so if you want to wait to see who is eliminated to pick....... just don't miss the deadline.)
The last is a more general one about what sport you like the most - it is scheduled to end just after the Olympics end to give a little more time to vote.
****** THIS NOW brings us up to 51 total public polls, so lets see how many people will be earning their 50th public poll Achievement! *********
I found a website which had it's own predictions, and I took those top 10 countries to include in this poll.
The United States has won the most in the past 4 Olympics, but many think they will not win the most this year! Last Olympic, China won the most GOLD medals, but the United States won the most overall.
Can China pull out more total medals? Can the host country pull out more medals? Or will there be a surprise country ready to take the most medals?
And sorry in advance, I normally have a "no opinion" option in the poll, but I forgot to add it in this one (can't add answers once I released the poll) - I will try to have a default "no" answer in future polls.
coan.net: ... and for those of you that don't play in site team tournaments, there is an option for you to vote on... which I will predict will be the top voted option. But for the list of games, I will plan to make that the site team tournament that will start on/around Oct 25, 2010.
... don't know what I'll do if there is a tie, so hopefully there will not be one.
There are 17 games to choose from - games in the top 50 (of active games going) on the site, which has not had a team tournament start within the last year - and does not have a current team tournament running.
Some interesting notes: [the (###) is the rank of "popular" on active game list]
International Checkers (#47) - Only game on list which has NOT had a site team tournament yet.
Halma 8x8 (#44) - Hasn't had a TT since December 2004
Chinese Chess (#45), PahTum (#29), and Loop Chess (#41) - not since 2005
Massacre Chess (#34) is the most recent in the list, having one start July 2009
Five in Line (#13), Plakoto (#15), and Froglet (#16) are the 3 most "popular" games in the list - with last TT June 09, May 08, and Nov 08 respectively.
I tried to pick the 25 top options that could get some votes - I know I left out A LOT of animals - and some animals are more "farm" animals and not "pets", but tried my best to get a good variety to choose from.
Subject: How many other countries have you been to?
I went ahead and put up a quick poll - keep throwing up ideas here - I will use some of them.
The current poll - How many other countries have you been to? (And before someone asks - for those places which may or may not be considered as a country by everyone - simple, if you consider it a different country, count it. If not, don't count it.)
rod03801: It also shows up fellowship polls - you may have hidden one of "those" which hides everything. (also a reason why I'll try to at least post in here when I start a poll - just in case some have it hidden... but still read this board.)
Since the current poll out is looking like users here will mostly like shorter polls (1 week), I figured I would try to make some 7 day "quick polls" here and there - so figured I would start out one about web browsers.
PLEASE FEEL FREE to leave suggestions - Looking for a subject that will apply to everyone world wide (not just one country). Feel free to post them here, or leave me a private message with them if you want.
As for the current poll about web browsers - I would guess that top 5 will get the most votes (Chrome,Firefox, IE, Opera, & Safari) - but included about 14 others
**** Also the past poll about an Anonymous vs. Public was pretty close (Well most people don't care) - but a more people like Anonymous then Public... but since it was pretty close, I'll try to mix in some Public votes along the way for fun.
Snoopy: OK, I lied - I went ahead and released the poll a few minutes ago since this next week will be a busy one for me, so might as well do it now.
How long should discussion polls stay open to vote?
Some quick facts:
Most votes are done within the first 2- 3 days (for example, the 2016 Summer Olympic poll was open for about 3 days and got 249 votes)
Other polls lately which have been open for 1 month has gotten around 350 votes
The World Cup 2010 poll has been open for about 2 months, and has gotten around 550 votes.
So of course the longer they are open, the more votes they will get - so what do you think is a good time frame?
MY OPINION: 14 days for a poll to stay open, giving the majority of people a chance to vote and hopefully catch those who are on vacation. And then also try to start one every time one ends, so around 2 polls a month. (Of course if the votes say something different, I'll try to do what the public wants..)
Snoopy: If I stay up on them and try to do 2 a month, then it should only take a little over 3 years to get about 75 more of them.... Maybe squeeze in a bonus one here or there and maybe get it to just under 3 years...
puupia: Jalapenoes was *almost* on the list. I actually spent about an hour doing internet searches on what the most "popular" toppings of pizza were - and like I mentioned, I probable had over 100 toppings at first... but tried to take off those that seemed a little less popular (leaving Almonds and Pecans on the list because I've never seen nuts on a pizza and thought it might be interesting if either of those got votes.)
But since I have to type in each answer - submit - then as more answers are added scroll down to add another answer, I tried to keep the list as short as possible while still trying to get the most popular.
So speaking on nuts on pizza - anyone ever see that and or try that? I'm not too big of a nut eater but for some reason it sounds like it might be kind of good on a pizza
rod03801: Mine still shows 24 of 25 (which is what it said before this poll was created) so apparently the new poll has not been added to my stat yet.
Also maybe wait another day or so, but I would like to know if people like having the polls be "public" where others can see their answers (and that it does still look OK on the poll page... and not make it hard to read and/or not hard to vote.) [again, will be interesting to see after 100 or 200 people vote and are all listed there.]
Well we finally got our 25th Public Poll (which can give many of us our achievement for answering all 25 polls)
I know I do not have all the option for toppings listed on this poll. I tried to list what I think are many of the top options, along with a few other options... BUT I KNOW I DID NOT LIST THEM ALL. (the poll would have hundreds of options if I did.)
So PLEASE feel free to list & discuss your favorite toppings here.
Also to have some fun (and to see how it will look), the poll is "public" which means everyone can see what others voted for.
Pedro Martínez: Having them on fellowship polls with 20-30 people some-what works, but I was afraid that once we got 300+ names listed on the poll, it might distort the page a lot and make it hard to read and/or vote for those who hadn't voted yet.
I'm tempted to try it to see what will happen..... maybe I will try it with the next poll and if it does start to mess things up, I'm sure I can get Fencer to switch the option off on it.
Snoopy: Actually I did mean to come here and post about it - along with the (always) suggestion for other poll ideas to post them in here..... but I must have forgotten to.
Hopefully I will remember the World Cup which starts in June more in advance to give the poll a little longer time-frame out on this site.
... but of course I would like to have some more non-sport ideas if possible.
The current poll I put up for only about 2 weeks... and the poll actions ended after some of the games will be complete (would make more sense to end the poll before any games are complete.... but I did want to give a little extra time for the poll to be up.)
... in the back of my mind, I would have loved for Chicago to get it... since it would be about 3-4 hours away from me, and my son would be about 14/15 at that time and might be a fun thing to go see.... but on the flip side, Illinois is so screwed up financially that they don't need to be spending money on this anyway.
Glad it will be in South America for the first time.
Imsoaddicted: I know we discussed a little of this on the tournament board, but would love to discuss it a little more. (The subject of too many team tournament) (Plus since I'm one of the people who create site team tournaments, I REALLY do like to know what others want & think when creating them.)
Yes, team tournaments like regular tournament can take a long time to complete when there are some slower players, or games that can last a long time in certain cases (like Cloning gammon when more and more pieces are introduced to a game.)
On the face, the idea of "no more team tournaments until the others are finished" sounds good, but in my opinion, not really good for most players.
For example, Lets say I love Backgammon & love playing in backgammon site team tournaments. I join one, I play all my games within 1 month - I did not do too well & my team did not do to well, so we will not move on.
So what you are saying since other players (usually just a couple) will hold up a tournament for many many more months, that you think there should be no more backgammon team tournaments until it is complete - even if it will take 2 more years? Think that would be kind of unfair to me to not be able to play a site team tournament for that long just because the last one had not been completed yet.
Of course a helpful solution would be if Fencer does implement the ability of tournaments to start next rounds once the winners are determined - that way even though a slow game might still hold up a tournament, it might also be one of those games that don't even matter to the final results of the round.
I'm always looking for new good polls to do. Would love for them to be some-what related to "BrainKing" (like the current one asking how people like the vacation rule change), but I will also do fun ones (like the old one about what summer movie people were looking forward to.)
Would also like it to be "world wide" type of question, not something like "What is your favorite US collage football team?"
.... of course I had already "stolen" the vacation rule change poll idea from one of your fellowship polls....
Brag88: Opps, you got some comments confused - I'm all for turn-based card games. I've seen them work on other sites, and with a little planning for each (for unique situations like how to deal with timed out players who's cards in hand effect others) - I'm all for having turn-based card games on this site.
KnightFighter: Every argument you made can be used for just about any games on this site.
people complain that people are not moving - or not moving pieces which do anything - waiting 2 months to click on the game to move a piece.
Playing chess over the board, you don't suppose to get outside support, but on a turn-based game system this is possible - It still is cheating.... just as it would be in a card game, but it's an argument which is already here and nothing new that is unique with a possible turn-based card game.
I agree that some card games would be tricky to put into a turn-based game site, but with some good planning, it can work (and for some games, already works on other sites).
Again, kind of a mute discussion since this is not what is being put on this site.
KnightFighter: You are right - some people would not like playing certain games in a turn based environment - Just like you are put off by turn-based card games, some backgammon players are put off by turn-based backgammon games.
Great thing is - You are free to choose which games you want to play and not want to play. So (just a suggestion) - instead of trying to convince everyone else why you would not like turn-based card games, why not just accept that some will like to play that way and some will not.
(And it sounds like Fencer is not making it turn-based, so sounds like what he is working on might be perfect for what you like!)