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Polls & Prefs... I Don't Get It

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:26 am
by Cubsrule
So a user started a thread yesterday in CivAv about major airports with large numbers of runways. It got moved to polls and prefs. Why? It was neither a poll nor a question about preferences but rather a (fairly intelligent and coherent) discussion of airports with more than 5 runways. When there's intelligent discourse going on over such a topic, what does moving it accomplish besides hindering the discussion?

RE: Polls & Prefs... I Don't Get It

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:34 am
by 102IAHexpress
There is a similar discussion going on here: I Don't Understand The Reasoning (by Letsgetwet Sep 7 2006 in Site Related)

But I agree with what you're saying.

It’s possible that the moderators don’t know what a poll is. Just because you ask a question, doesn’t necessarily mean you’re conducting an (opinion) poll.

A thread titled, what’s you’re favorite airline from the U.S. to Europe?

Is different from

A thread titled, which are the top airlines in terms of available seats from the U.S. to Europe?

The former is seeking opinion, the latter is seeking facts.

RE: Polls & Prefs... I Don't Get It

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:34 am
by Cubsrule
I saw that thread, but my purpose is not really to complain to the mods (though I disagree with their decision) but rather to actually understand what, in their opinion, constitutes a poll.

RE: Polls & Prefs... I Don't Get It

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:19 pm
by Jaspike
When Teahan and I first suggested the idea of the polls/prefs forum, the main point was that it was all about personal opinion/experiences - with factual topics staying in Civil Av - and it was then created with the forum description reflecting this. This means this thread should be in Civil Av still... Presumably the move was just a mistake?

Tom

RE: Polls & Prefs... I Don't Get It

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:00 pm
by TransWorldSTL
Quoting Jaspike (Reply 3):
Presumably the move was just a mistake?

This happens to many-a-threads that shouldn't be moved... Though, some stay and some go... Inconsistancy at its best  Wink

RE: Polls & Prefs... I Don't Get It

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:14 am
by Jaspike
Quoting TransWorldSTL (Reply 4):
This happens to many-a-threads that shouldn't be moved... Though, some stay and some go... Inconsistancy at its best

Hmm... I suggested deletion for the thread about runways a few hours ago (suggesting it should be moved back), but it's still there. Are the mods discussing it, or was my suggestion ignored because of a rule change? It clearly isn't about opinion/experience, it's about fact. Can a moderator clear this up please?

Tom

RE: Polls & Prefs... I Don't Get It

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:25 am
by Cubsrule
I'm still confused. Perhaps a mod could jump in?

RE: Polls & Prefs... I Don't Get It

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:36 pm
by Cubsrule
I hate to dig this up again, but to me, this thread is clearly a poll, and yet it has remained in CivAv despite me suggesting that it be moved. Could someone PLEASE tell us what the rules are? I can't be the only one who doesn't get it.

RE: Polls & Prefs... I Don't Get It

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:29 pm
by Jaspike
I'd say that one should actually stay in Civil Av because it's about fact, not opinion.

Tom

RE: Polls & Prefs... I Don't Get It

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:30 pm
by Tom12
Quoting Cubsrule (Thread starter):
So a user started a thread yesterday in CivAv about major airports with large numbers of runways.



Quoting Jaspike (Reply 8):
I'd say that one should actually stay in Civil Av because it's about fact, not opinion.

Yes, exactly. There IS an airport with more runways than any other. This is fact and so, i think should be put in CivAv.

Tom

RE: Polls & Prefs... I Don't Get It

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:50 pm
by Cubsrule
Quoting Jaspike (Reply 8):
I'd say that one should actually stay in Civil Av because it's about fact, not opinion.

I'd tend to agree with you, but my original impression (and the reason I started this thread) was that anything like this thread about fact belonged in Civ Av, but based on the runway thread being moved, that's not the case. That's where my confusion lies.

RE: Polls & Prefs... I Don't Get It

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:09 am
by Jaspike
I can see how it is confusing, especially as different mods are going by different rules by the looks of things. Strange how a mod hasn't replied seeing as this thread has been on here for a while now.  Wink

RE: Polls & Prefs... I Don't Get It

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:23 am
by AC320
Quoting Jaspike (Reply 11):
I can see how it is confusing, especially as different mods are going by different rules by the looks of things. Strange how a mod hasn't replied seeing as this thread has been on here for a while now.

It seems that may unfortunately be the case, so we're talking about it now and also seeing if there's anything that can be adjusted or changed about the nature of the forums to simply things or users better distinguish. I know a couple of people are on vacation/busy now, but give me a few days and I'll post an update/definitive guide here as soon as I can.

RE: Polls & Prefs... I Don't Get It

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:32 am
by Jaspike
Excellent  Smile I think the rules are quite simple, but they'll only work if all the everyone understands them and follows them. Same goes for both users and mods.

RE: Polls & Prefs... I Don't Get It

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:03 am
by Cubsrule
Quoting AC320 (Reply 12):
I know a couple of people are on vacation/busy now, but give me a few days and I'll post an update/definitive guide here as soon as I can.

Thanks... I think that's exactly what we need.

RE: Polls & Prefs... I Don't Get It

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 12:20 pm
by Cubsrule
I hate to bump, but...

Quoting AC320 (Reply 12):
I know a couple of people are on vacation/busy now, but give me a few days and I'll post an update/definitive guide here as soon as I can.

RE: Polls & Prefs... I Don't Get It

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:38 pm
by AC320
Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 15):
I hate to bump, but...

I understand, but I don't have anything definitive at the moment

RE: Polls & Prefs... I Don't Get It

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:09 am
by Cubsrule
Just a friendly reminder. I know y'all have a lot on your plates. Thanks again.