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Old 05-22-2011, 07:36 AM
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Default do we want any more polls , yes or no!

Please give your response after careful consideration.

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Old 05-22-2011, 07:47 AM
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Subtle? Definitely not. Passive aggressive? Most definitely. Err consider erring your opinion, instead of giving people no option but to either agree with you or ignore you completely?
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:55 AM
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Almost as good as my Bekka Bramlett poll
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:57 AM
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I know I'm a poll culprit, but I really do put them up with the best intention
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:36 PM
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I know I'm a poll culprit, but I really do put them up with the best intention
I guess though there are polls that generate discussion and those that don't. Then there are the polls that just get your "post count" up. I guess it depends what your intentions are. Most of the time when I have created a poll (Bekka poll excepted) I thought "I wonder whether everyone else feels the same way as I do, or what their opinion is?"

If you do it for the right reasons then I don't see that it anyone will be too annoyed...
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:39 AM
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I'm unsure what's so wrong about polls. Usually these encourage discussion about the Pre-Rumours albums, which should be welcome. I'd rather see polls and some comments than almost no posts in this part of the forum!
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:15 AM
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OK, here's my two cents. I don't have a problem with polls per se, but I have just about zero interest in polls about "favorite" this or "least favorite" that. Having those polls on the board doesn't bother me, but I pretty much just ignore them - they're not for me. What do I care what someone else's vote is for favorite or least favorite song? And why should anyone care what my vote would be? That's just me, but I'm pretty sure a bunch of other people on this board have similar feelings.

Now if those polls generated much useful discussion, that would be beneficial, but there's been little or no discussion - probably because there's not that much interest in the polls. I've checked in on a few of the poll-related discussions and found very little of interest to me. There are not that many albums and songs from this period and most of them - good and bad - have already been discussed on the board here, in many cases more than once. So unless you're bringing something new to the discussion - and I don't think "favorite" or "least favorite" polls on their own particularly encourage new angles of looking at the songs - it's mostly just rehashing the same old things.

I'm all for seeing more traffic on this forum if there's anything of substance to it, but putting up polls and such just for the sake of adding more threads to the board doesn't help in that regard. We do see some very interesting posts now and then - I think wetcamelfood's post about "Man Of The World" is quite intriguing and I'd love to see some responses from people who were around at that time. But I think it's just the nature of this particular board - and of many of the people who participate in it - that it will always have way fewer posts than many of the others. And that's fine with me. Again, just my opinion, YMMV.

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"You're talkin' a lot, but you're not sayin' anything.
When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed.
Say something once, why say it again?"

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Old 05-23-2011, 10:05 AM
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OK, here's my two cents. I don't have a problem with polls per se, but I have just about zero interest in polls about "favorite" this or "least favorite" that. Having those polls on the board doesn't bother me, but I pretty much just ignore them - they're not for me. What do I care what someone else's vote is for favorite or least favorite song? And why should anyone care what my vote would be? That's just me, but I'm pretty sure a bunch of other people on this board have similar feelings.

Now if those polls generated much useful discussion, that would be beneficial, but there's been little or no discussion - probably because there's not that much interest in the polls. I've checked in on a few of the poll-related discussions and found very little of interest to me. There are not that many albums and songs from this period and most of them - good and bad - have already been discussed on the board here, in many cases more than once. So unless you're bringing something new to the discussion - and I don't think "favorite" or "least favorite" polls on their own particularly encourage new angles of looking at the songs - it's mostly just rehashing the same old things.

I'm all for seeing more traffic on this forum if there's anything of substance to it, but putting up polls and such just for the sake of adding more threads to the board doesn't help in that regard. We do see some very interesting posts now and then - I think wetcamelfood's post about "Man Of The World" is quite intriguing and I'd love to see some responses from people who were around at that time. But I think it's just the nature of this particular board - and of many of the people who participate in it - that it will always have way fewer posts than many of the others. And that's fine with me. Again, just my opinion, YMMV.

As David Byrne said:
"You're talkin' a lot, but you're not sayin' anything.
When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed.
Say something once, why say it again?"
... that the number of actual replies or responses to them tells the tale. Especially the 'least fave' etc. type of polls.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:35 PM
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There has been a glut of polls as of lately! There are a few posters who have developed a very poll-happy obsession. They mean well, but it's a bit too much. So much so that it's become meaningless. I've stopped responding to them a few months ago.

That said, I'm glad you started this poll! I've been reluctant to actually express my opinions about it. I'm not a fan of the "survivor" polls either.

By the way, how does one even start a poll? I have no clue!
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:39 PM
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Subtle? Definitely not. Passive aggressive? Most definitely. Err consider erring your opinion, instead of giving people no option but to either agree with you or ignore you completely?
I think you missed the point. It's rather clever, and I found it very funny!
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:21 PM
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Actually I was just wondering what happened to the "extra" Jeremy and Danny songs poll?

How come we had a poll for the "extra" PG songs but not the others. There are probably more extra JS songs than anyone else.

Was it just too hard????
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:07 AM
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I think you missed the point. It's rather clever, and I found it very funny!
Yeah and it's getting really exciting now- it's amost neck and neck !
Sorry just noticed it's closed
so better make that :
It was so exciting -it was a photo finish!

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Old 05-27-2011, 09:22 AM
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Actually I was just wondering what happened to the "extra" Jeremy and Danny songs poll?

How come we had a poll for the "extra" PG songs but not the others. There are probably more extra JS songs than anyone else.

Was it just too hard????
I'll do Jeremy's tomorrow and then Danny's after Bare Trees.
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:53 PM
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I'll do Jeremy's tomorrow and then Danny's after Bare Trees.
Cool. Not that I'm voting but it just seemed unfair, especially to Jeremy who probably sang more songs that didn't get on the official albums than anyone else.

To point you in the right direction can I offer the following albums to consider

The Original Fleetwood Mac
Showbiz Blues
Blues Jam in Chicago
The Live in Boston 3 disc set
The Vaudeville Years
Shrine 69
Madison Blues
Live at the BBC

Oh and if anyone votes for Dragonfly or Purple Dancer (and should that be a Jeremy song or a Danny song?) then I'll personally come through the internet and get you!
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:21 PM
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More intriguing would be a poll concerning live bootleg recordings, soundboard as well as audience. That sure could bring up some new discussions, I guess.
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