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We need more poll options
DEVERE 
31/8/08 8:25:17 PM
Immortal

10 is just not quite enough for a couple of threads I was thinking of posting... can we have another couple of poll options please????

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Meeko 
31/8/08 8:37:40 PM
Titan

Are you running some of statistics collection unit?

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DEVERE 
31/8/08 8:38:46 PM
Immortal

Nah just something I was thinking of posting needed 12 options.....

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TheFrunj 
31/8/08 8:45:39 PM
God

Condense some options down perhaps?

Either that or use a poll off-site that a few people have done in the past, though I can't remember which one it was.

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DEVERE 
31/8/08 8:47:19 PM
Immortal

This one I actually couldn't condense... but I guess it doesn't really matter that much.

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Meeko 
31/8/08 8:59:10 PM
Titan

I was going to suggest an approach that uses simultaneous equations, but with 12 variables and only 10 equations you can't solve it. :-(

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Skull 
31/8/08 9:50:24 PM
Guru

no, there is already to many polls with dumb options because they can.

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Doctor Octopus 
1/9/08 9:27:55 AM
Primarch
Whatever the poll was going to be, it was bound to fail anyway. So don't worry about it :-)



:P

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The Fuzz damn you! 
1/9/08 1:00:44 PM
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Hero

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Do you really need to know what star-sign everyone is?

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hectorbustnuts 
1/9/08 1:34:42 PM
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Quote by The Fuzz damn you!
Do you really need to know what star-sign everyone is?



That's exactly what I was thinking.

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Doctor Octopus 
1/9/08 1:36:08 PM
Primarch
Make a poll to see when people were born.

1. 1 Jan - 31 Dec
2. ...

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The Fuzz damn you! 
1/9/08 4:52:15 PM
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Or alternatively, you could divide the year up into 36-37 day blocks, then work out the statistically likely number of people who are one star-sign or the other within those blocks once you get your responses. If enough people respond to the poll, it should be accurate enough for your needs.

Another option would be to have a multiple-options poll, and do some trickyness with that. I can't be bothered thinking up anything particularly clever (although I'd be interested to read someone else's solution), but even doing something like:
- I was born Jan 1
- plus one day
- plus 2 days
- plus 4 days
- plus 8 days
- plus 16 days
- plus 32 days
- plus 64 days
- plus 128 days
- plus 256 days

would, with 10 options, allow people to specify their exact birth date. I'm sure there's a more elegant solution out there (given that you only need to know date ranges not exact dates), but as I said I'll leave that to someone else should they care to try.


edit-- wow, would that second solution ever not work. Go me. First one's still a goer though.


Edited by The Fuzz damn you!: 1/9/2008 04:54:54 PM

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Meeko 
1/9/08 6:51:06 PM
Titan

Ugly strike. :-(

People lie in polls anyway, or make mistakes. If you want accuracy, better to collect it manually from responses.

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