Polling Thread October 2017

Maybe the last in­stal­l­ment of the Pol­ling Thread.

At least I guess it’s the last one be­fore we switch to the LesserWrong code­base which sadly doesn’t seem to sup­port polls. Maybe to easen the tran­si­tion we can share polls, e.g. on Google Forms or Sur­veyMon­key. Or dis­cuss al­ter­na­tives.

This is your chance to ask your mul­ti­ple choice ques­tion you always wanted to throw in. Get qual­ified nu­meric feed­back to your com­ments. Post fun polls.

Th­ese used to be the rules:

  1. Each poll (or link to a poll) goes into its own top level com­ment and may be com­mented there.

  2. You must should at least vote all polls that were posted ear­lier than your own. This en­sures par­ti­ci­pa­tion in all polls and also limits the to­tal num­ber of polls. You may of course vote with­out post­ing a poll.

  3. Your poll should in­clude a ‘don’t know’ op­tion (to avoid con­flict with 2). I don’t know whether we need to add a troll catch op­tion here but we will see.

If you don’t know how to make a poll in a com­ment look at the Poll Markup Help.


This is a some­what reg­u­lar thread. If it is suc­cess­ful I may post again. Or you may. In that case do the fol­low­ing :

  • Use “Pol­ling Thread” in the ti­tle.

  • Copy the rules.

  • Add the tag “poll”.

  • Link to this Thread or a pre­vi­ous Thread.

  • Create a top-level com­ment say­ing ‘Dis­cus­sion of this thread goes here; all other top-level com­ments should be polls or similar’

  • Add a sec­ond top-level com­ment with an ini­tial poll to start par­ti­ci­pa­tion.