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YAY or NAY Questions, meaningless?

Verbal 2011/12/26 16:26:50
Verbal, why do you always pick on stupid people
Because some of them are FUN
It's a niche, it's what they do and that's ok Verbal
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SH Members see this on a daily basis. A one word / phrase question about do you or don't you.
These questions are designed for broad appeal and quick votes which accumulate points if the author is willing to jam up the boards with enough of these questions. Some of / most of, the top points leaders do this constantly to secure their spots on the coveted Top 10 list.
The point that seems obvious to me is this: IF these so called "players" of SH are so enamored with their positions of grandeur they WHY don't they offer questions of quality over quantity? Is it that they simply don't have the talent or intellect required to author something provocative for their fellow members?
Granted, there is a time and place to just blow up some easy points but those polls aren't what I'm referring to. It's the "Do you like sunshine" or "Food- YAY or NAY" crap polls that clog up this otherwise provocative blog site that IMHO lessen the quality of SodaHead.

Please, feel to voice your opinion over what I consider to be the "Short Bus Posse" here on SodaHead. Also, should you feel the need to call me an antagonistic scrooge for even writing this, those comments will also be welcomed. I'm sure I've been called worse lol.

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  • ScottyG - Faqueue 2011/12/28 01:41:36
    Verbal, why do you always pick on stupid people
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +1
    Look, I can't stand that dude AARRGH or whatever he calls himself. I wish there was an option on SH to filter out crap from the total morons! Or better yet an ignore this or that users posts and questions.

    I hate having my happenings fill up with mostly his garbage. I see you don't like it either. And he seems not to have a life at all, since he posts questions 24/7. What a tool.
  • Verbal ScottyG... 2011/12/28 01:44:12
    Verbal
    +1
    Use your blocking option.

    AARGH has some quality posts too...i was referring to someone else actually
  • ScottyG... Verbal 2011/12/28 01:45:32 (edited)
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    I do have him blocked. His crap questions still come up. I WISH I could block his posts too. And all his yea or nay crap is really getting old. Get a brain and a life.
  • Piper 2011/12/27 23:51:39
    It's a niche, it's what they do and that's ok Verbal
    Piper
    +1
    Some of the "yay or nay"questions are okay, as long as the one asking the question doesn't get bent out of shape when people discuss or expound on a simple yes or no.
    There are so many inane questions though, and the actually interesting ones get crowded out.
  • Verbal Piper 2011/12/28 00:13:34
    Verbal
    +1
    My point exactly, how is anyone to find MY quality questions with all the nonsense posted every day. It's anarchy I tell you lol
  • Piper Verbal 2011/12/28 00:24:35
    Piper
    +1
    Ha! Anarchy, no doubt........don't lose heart though, please.
  • Heat Her 2011/12/27 15:18:21
    Verbal, why do you always pick on stupid people
    Heat Her
    +1
    What's worse if having them on your shared list because 15 people decided they were good enough to resend.
  • Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of ... 2011/12/27 03:42:27
    Verbal, why do you always pick on stupid people
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
  • lucky 2011/12/27 03:26:08
    Because some of them are FUN
    lucky
    +1
    Nothing beats a YAY or NAY question on a day when your bored as heck or just plain tired of arguing.
  • Verbal lucky 2011/12/27 03:36:16
    Verbal
    A little mindless fun never hurt anyone. But some original material once in a while would probably be better for the site.
    Glad you too time for my mindless poll..cruise my page, you'll find plenty lol
  • goblue1968 2011/12/27 00:40:37
    It's a niche, it's what they do and that's ok Verbal
    goblue1968
    +1
    If that's what some people who don't have lives outside of SodaHead feel that's what they have to do for self esteem, so be it! Many of such questions are a waste of my time, so I don't bother answering them and go somewhere else.
  • Verbal goblue1968 2011/12/27 00:51:53
    Verbal
    +1
    Agree..this question is pushing it but what the heck, I need the raves lol
  • Cap 2011/12/26 20:52:09
    Verbal, why do you always pick on stupid people
    Cap
    +1
    In the course of commenting on one of my pet peeves about SH, popularity ratings, the author of this thread has provided an example of another peevish item I find too-often in SH, inadequate and inflexible answers. Yes, I'm by and large irked by yay/nay polls (though, yes, some are fun), but I don't think of most of the pollsters as "stupid", just as people who likely are smart doing stupid things. If SH would stop doing things that seem to exalt mindless forms of participation it likely would improve the site - w/ that idea I fully concur.
  • Verbal Cap 2011/12/26 20:54:38 (edited)
    Verbal
    I think it would improve the voice of SH towards market competition. Some questions are fine but the leaderboard / Guru rush is over. Leave the junk for Twitter
  • bman~AVA~BTTB 2011/12/26 18:40:46
    Because some of them are FUN
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +2
    Verbal, you are correct here. There's some fun questions out here that are somewhat meaningless but there are others that just don't seem to make much sense at all. Most questions like that I won't even bother to answer as I feel they aren't worth my time. And then you get that truly great question that is a joy to answer.
  • Verbal bman~AV... 2011/12/26 18:54:58
    Verbal
    +2
    Like this meaningless question? LOL thx bman
  • bman~AV... Verbal 2011/12/26 19:08:31
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +2
    Naaa. It's a good question and you've made valid points.
  • Loverofcountry 2011/12/26 18:34:17
    It's a niche, it's what they do and that's ok Verbal
    Loverofcountry
    +2
    They do clog up the system, but they can be ignored, or used to rack up points for yourself.
  • Sister Jean 2011/12/26 17:27:01
    It's a niche, it's what they do and that's ok Verbal
    Sister Jean
    +1
    rather that than epistles....i am doing fine with yes and no
  • AARGH! 2011/12/26 17:07:39
  • Verbal AARGH! 2011/12/26 17:10:50
    Verbal
    +2
    I agree, it's posters like yourself that stick to a particular genre of questions that offer something for everyone. True, you post a helluva lot of questions but they have an appeal to the vast majority. It's the "Shoes - YAY or NAY" that stink things up
  • AARGH! Verbal 2011/12/26 18:03:28
  • **Starz... AARGH! 2011/12/26 19:31:22
    **StarzAbove**
    +1
    Where you going on Saturday?
  • AARGH! **Starz... 2011/12/26 20:15:07
  • **Starz... AARGH! 2011/12/26 20:16:40
    **StarzAbove**
    +1
    Whew, I thought you were leaving SH. Good luck in the New Year.
  • AARGH! **Starz... 2011/12/26 20:18:31
  • **Starz... AARGH! 2011/12/26 20:19:50
    **StarzAbove**
    +2
    Awww, I hate to hear that, I've enjoyed all your music questions. But you know best, SH is very time consuming.
  • AARGH! **Starz... 2011/12/26 20:22:21
  • **Starz... AARGH! 2011/12/26 20:26:11
    **StarzAbove**
    +3
    I know, the political sites make me weary. No one wants to debate, just to argue, it's very frustrating.
  • Verbal AARGH! 2011/12/26 20:18:27
    Verbal
    +1
    New Years Resolutions AARGH. I applaud your focus on your family. I will be doing the same next year but look forward to seeing you from time to time
  • AARGH! Verbal 2011/12/26 20:20:25
  • Verbal AARGH! 2011/12/26 20:22:01
    Verbal
    +1
    I'm on it.. All the best to your family
  • AARGH! Verbal 2011/12/26 20:23:42
  • Arjuna 2011/12/26 17:06:49
    It's a niche, it's what they do and that's ok Verbal
    Arjuna
    +3
    I just absolutely hate these types of questions. You are right, they only serve to bring down the quality of the site. The blue bar at the bottom courtesy of the powers that be are not helping the situation at all for those of us who want a quality scrap but it serves to drive traffic to the site. In a world of competition and ideas about top-of-heap vindication for stupidity there isn't a whole lot that one can do. I answer some of these questions for the heck of it but in most cases, I just see that all they serve to do is ensure that high quality questions get buried very quickly. Sad.
  • Verbal Arjuna 2011/12/26 17:13:12
    Verbal
    +2
    I'd argue the point that IF SodaHead ever plans on being a powerhouse in today's blogosphere then they will have to put up some far more provocative stories than what we have now.
    Thanks for you input
  • Arjuna Verbal 2011/12/27 08:19:31
    Arjuna
    +1
    I agree but right now, it seems they are playing to the gallery.
  • TexicanRGV - Noblesse Oblige 2011/12/26 16:41:05
    It's a niche, it's what they do and that's ok Verbal
    TexicanRGV - Noblesse Oblige
    +3
    I answer the ones I like, ignore the ones I don't. BFD
  • Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru 2011/12/26 16:35:57
    Because some of them are FUN
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +4
    I will say this. SOME of them are fun. MOST are lame. Its the ONLY way they can stay atop the leaderboard. I have done it myself at one time. I learned, my respect for myself, is more important than being number one. I am happy with the questions I ask now. I ask a good mix of important and fun, but I don't clog up the boards with endless, This or That, or Yay or Nay questions.... People who do that are generally seeking the elusive "internet popularity". It makes them feel important for a while. They can say "I was the best". Meanwhile the lose the respect of people who once thought highly of them. I guess you have to decide whats more important. The respect and admiration of your "friends" or being number one on the chart.

    Although, I must say.... Some of us... Can do both. :)
  • Verbal Assassi... 2011/12/26 16:42:50
    Verbal
    +1


    Armed and Dangerous..The Cerebral Assassin ;)
  • Assassi... Verbal 2011/12/26 17:06:29
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +1
    Nice Pic, I think I am stealing it for one of my avatars.... :D

    Oh and Thank you.

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