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Old 21-06-2009, 03:56 PM   #1   [permalink]
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Tactic #1: Poll of the Week

First, I want to express my delight that the moderators are now posting more. Eva2k, you've got some real hard-working mods here, and it must be a real pleasure having them work for you. .

Now, this is the first stage in a series of new ideas that I will be proposing. Some of my more advanced tactics will have to wait, because great tactics take a while to craft to perfection, but here is a simple one to kick-start the process.

Poll of the week.

Why do people switch on the TV on a Saturday night? Because they anticipate seeing something entertaining. Equally, why do people load up the website AnimeBoards.com? I'm not sure, but if you had a regular poll, then that would really give people something to look forward to. Expectation is a key ingredient behind motivation and a poll of the week would really help to generate the expectation of taking part in exciting polls. Also, recall that in the distant past, there used to be a poll every week made by the moderating team.

Of course, I would just make the polls myself, but as far as I can see, normal members don't have this ability. So I propose that the moderating team make a poll every week and advertise it in some way. If you're short on topics, then I can give you some great ideas. There could be a poll about anime or world events for example, or perhaps there could be a poll that alternates between the two topics.

This is an idea that would take so little effort to implement and could reap great rewards.

So who's up for this?

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Old 21-06-2009, 10:33 PM   #2   [permalink]
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Poll


1. Great idea, we can't live without it!
2. Can we vault with it?
3. That's stupid, voting is over-rated!
4. Could we get a cookie instead?
5. Dipued.....????!!?!?!???


4. Could we get a cookie instead?

But seriously do you really even care about other people's opinions? What would be the point of this poll? What would we vote about that everybody would have an understanding of?
We have weekly online polls at work about random crap, I used to take the time to wiki the answers since thats where they originated from but I ended up not caring and clicking on 'D. I don't know' everytime.
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Old 22-06-2009, 12:06 AM   #3   [permalink]
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I think its an excellent idea! Knowing the likes/dislikes of the newer members would let us have a better understanding of what people WANT to talk about here.
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Old 22-06-2009, 01:59 AM   #4   [permalink]
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...this is your big idea? Really?
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Old 22-06-2009, 04:48 AM   #5   [permalink]
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I must be crazy or old, but im not against this idea....

in theory.

Maybe a poll where 12 members are selected at random and one is voted off for a banning

I think Wolfpac was the only mod that loved to make polls.
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Old 22-06-2009, 07:57 AM   #6   [permalink]
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Im just in shock 2 MOD's accually posted in the same thread!
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Old 22-06-2009, 06:33 PM   #7   [permalink]
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Originally Posted by Tsunami-X View Post
But seriously do you really even care about other people's opinions?
Why are you posting on a messageboard if you don't care about other people's opinions at all?

Originally Posted by Tsunami-X View Post
What would be the point of this poll?
To get people thinking and to start discussions. To give something for people to look forward to and do.

Originally Posted by Tsunami-X View Post
What would we vote about that everybody would have an understanding of?
Have you forgotten that we are on AnimeBoards.com?

Originally Posted by kamikazefstorm View Post
I think its an excellent idea! Knowing the likes/dislikes of the newer members would let us have a better understanding of what people WANT to talk about here.
We're totally on the same wavelength here, kami. . This place definitely needs more proactive, enthusiastic members like you, especially since my former right-hand man Black_Knight legged it back to 4chan or something.

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...this is your big idea? Really?
Just the the tip of the iceberg; as I mentioned in my first post, this is just the first in a series of tactics that will stretch the boundaries of imagination. Together with your invaluable help and that of Eva2k and the other mods, we can bring the good times here to AB. Watch this space. .

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I must be crazy or old, but im not against this idea....

in theory.

Maybe a poll where 12 members are selected at random and one is voted off for a banning

I think Wolfpac was the only mod that loved to make polls.
I was thinking more of the polls Drizzten used to make - e.g. http://www.animeboards.com/showthread.php?t=46193, although he's since left to concentrate on bringing down the state.

So Pen2 and ATh, you up for making these polls? Just let me know in this thread if you want any topic ideas!

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Im just in shock 2 MOD's accually posted in the same thread!
I'm not shocked at all - on the contrary, I expected such professionalism from our excellent moderators. .
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Old 23-06-2009, 04:16 AM   #8   [permalink]
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As long as it isnt in the eva forums im game. Not sure how to do it, but i can look into it.

Set it out, give me the forum, the title, the polls, we'll see if its the 2nd coming or not.
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