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.
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Yes, it bothers me!
35%
No, it doesn't bother me. I don't do it/wouldn't do it myself, though.
45%
No, it doesn't bother me - I do it myself, too/I would do the same if I could!
20%
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Published: February 26, 2017
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Dangerbirb's avatar
Dangerbirb|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|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's avatar
Dangerbirb|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! The statistics have to be accurate, dammit! =p (Razz) 
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Omni-Luna's avatar
Omni-Luna|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's avatar
SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same :XD:
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Shilokh's avatar
Shilokh|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's avatar
SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's true :XD:
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DoubtHill's avatar
DoubtHill|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|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same!
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TheGhoulAvenue's avatar
TheGhoulAvenue|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's avatar
SpitfiresOnIce|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's avatar
Garrison12|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm neutral
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's good!
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Garrison12's avatar
Garrison12|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^'
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AkaPanuka's avatar
AkaPanuka|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|Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's true! Good point :0
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RobinRyuu's avatar
RobinRyuu|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's avatar
SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, it seems so!
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Alystem's avatar
Alystem|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's avatar
SpitfiresOnIce|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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DjGomaSar12's avatar
DjGomaSar12|Hobbyist General Artist
It doesn't bothers me that much, 'cause people can do whatever they want XD
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SpitfiresOnIce's avatar
SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's true! ^^
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Goomuin's avatar
Goomuin|Professional Digital Artist
It TRIGGERS and OFFENDS me
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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