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Does it bother you when people use DeviantArt polls for things that are not questions? For example, to talk about something that happened, with each "poll option" being a line from the story. 

45%
252 deviants said No, it doesn't bother me. I don't do it/wouldn't do it myself, though.
35%
193 deviants said Yes, it bothers me!
20%
111 deviants said No, it doesn't bother me - I do it myself, too/I would do the same if I could!

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Dangerbirb Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It absolutely bothers me. I absolutely love filling out polls/surveys so it kinda ruins it for me lol. I just wish people would use the status update instead of polls. Also bothers me when people add the (+1) thing to an option since it skews the results. Idk man, I'm just a slut for polls Shrug 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see! I personally just write in the comments what I would vote (or in the past, what I voted) unless I have no idea what I would vote myself. Back when you had to vote on your own polls to see results, I hated it when people put a "MY OPTION DON'T VOTE THIS" that they didn't delete after voting, then raged out when people voted on that :P
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Dangerbirb Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! The statistics have to be accurate, dammit! =p (Razz) 
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Omni-Luna Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it does, but I like to have a little fun with it by voting for something anyway. XD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same :XD:
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Shilokh Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wouldn't say "bother", but it's totally useless, if they want to say something, the statut is for that^^
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's true :XD:
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:icondoubthill:
DoubtHill Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know I've done that in the past but I don't think I have done it in a while thanks to the new status updates. I don't mind when people do it, though. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same!
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TheGhoulAvenue Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Quick important stuff gets posted as polls because I never read statuses unless I catch something interesting while I'm deleting them, there is simply too many statuses.
And people quickly see polls.
Other times I just feel like posting garbage in polls because I'm a monster :XD:
So, I don't mind if people do that at all either. I don't really get how people can be annoyed about it either, things like chain texts are way more annoying to see.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, that's a good point! Polls are more visible indeed ^^
I agree, though. Chainmail is way more annoying.
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Garrison12 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm neutral
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's good!
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Garrison12 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^'
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AkaPanuka Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I find its nice for quick things, since looking at a journal or status requires navigating away from your inbox, but you don't have to navigate away to look at a poll, so I find polls are more likely to get a response
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's true! Good point :0
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RobinRyuu Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Student General Artist
I think a lot of people (at least who I watch) switched to using the status option when that became available. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, it seems so!
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:iconalystem:
Alystem Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's more just like...it ...feels the same way as looking at people who use "???" in the place of "!!!!". Not really bothersome but just more of a weird stylistic thing. Idk what I'm trying to say.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I get what you mean, yes! That is true, it's kind of stylistic indeed :P
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:icondjgomasar12:
DjGomaSar12 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It doesn't bothers me that much, 'cause people can do whatever they want XD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's true! ^^
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:icongoomuin:
Goomuin Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It TRIGGERS and OFFENDS me
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:iconspitfiresonice:
SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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:icongoomuin:
Goomuin Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
NO THIS IS NOT OKAY IM GONNA WRITE A MEAN TUMBLR POST ABOUT THIS
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no,,, my worst fear
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:icongoomuin:
Goomuin Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
"IDIOTS ON DEVIANTART DONT KNOW HOW TO USE A POLL: WHY THIS SHOWS MILLENIALS ARE A FAILED GENERATION"
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Deactivated-Account Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
it bothers me bc it ruins the whole point of a poll
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:iconspitfiresonice:
SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It kind of does, that's true!
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:iconthecatgamer:
Thecatgamer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Yes
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fair enough!
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Thecatgamer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Yup
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Luckydearly1988 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
Nah, I can't say it bothers me, but I do wonder why they use polls instead of using their status or Journals to talk to people though.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, sometimes I wonder that too! But it doesn't really bother me either.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Edited Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used to do it and annoyed quite a few people that way (sorry :XD:)
Nowadays, if I do it at all, it's for advertisements, but I try to use statuses for those things now and keep the polls for actual questions (and struggle to come up with things to ask, to be honest. BUT I TRY)

Also, it personally doesn't really bother me. I do feel like journals and statuses are better suited for that, but I'm not too bothered.
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