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View Poll Results: Should all be multiple choice?
Yes 12 41.38%
No 5 17.24%
Some 12 41.38%
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Old 12-28-2016, 05:56 PM   #1
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How many don't vote here and there because they can't pick more than one "favorite," what problems would this cause?

Thanks for any loop to feedback and as always have fun!

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Old 12-28-2016, 07:10 PM   #2
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I see nothing wrong with multiple choice. It's not as if we are writing serious, erudite reviews. I view it as a bit of end-of-the-year fluff that's really just for fun.

Just my two cents.
 
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Old 12-28-2016, 08:28 PM   #3
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How many don't vote here and there because they can't pick more than one "favorite," what problems would this cause?
Hi...

In cases like that, I choose the most favorite. I had to make that decision in this year's "Privacy Solution of the Year" poll. I wonder how much it would affect the results if the option to choose more than one entry was added?

@Jeremy: Thank you for the time and effort putting all of this together for us.

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Old 01-05-2017, 04:59 AM   #4
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Should all be multiple choice?
Yes and No

Having to pick "one" tends to make you think harder about which is your favourite, but may leave some applications under-represented. For example, if "Desktop distribution of the year" was listed as Debian based, Suse based, Fedora based, Arch based, Gentoo based ...
As it is, the Debian based distribution votes are split between Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Elementary, Deepin, Zorin ...

On the other hand, if I want to buy an ice cream, there are many flavours that I like, but the difficult choice has to be made.

Should all be multiple choice? I'll vote "maybe"
 
Old 01-05-2017, 06:39 AM   #5
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Thanks all!

@Stevethefiddle
Good thought but I don't see it, nor- do I use one browser or DE\WM and so on...

The only downside I see would be a possibilities to tie with two or more but we're talking open source so all deserve credit?

I like more that it brings us a big list to checkout, not that it twists my arm into voting or not.
 
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Thanks all!
You're welcome

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Old 01-09-2017, 07:06 PM   #7
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Choice for all?
 
Old 01-18-2017, 03:28 PM   #8
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Any good answers on why No?
 
Old 01-18-2017, 03:51 PM   #9
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That's why some people "invented" polls that use "order from most favorite to least favorite", to have the advantages of both single-choice and multiple choice polls.

Although in this context, it would make sense to be able to do it like this:

Favorite: Foo
2nd Favorite: Bar
3rd Favorite: none
...
Least Favorite: Baz

In case Foo and Bar are both your favorite choices, while you don't like Baz for whatever reason, and all other choices you have no opinion about, so ordering them would be pointless.
 
Old 01-18-2017, 04:09 PM   #10
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Okay but here (LQMCA) I seen no advantages from single-choice( eg like a yes or no) vote, do you?

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Old 01-18-2017, 04:49 PM   #11
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Well... gathering more statistical information? That maybe someone will find some use for?

Or for curiosity's sake!
 
  


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