|Posted: June 9, 2010, 2:30 pm - IP Logged|
It depends on who is doing the poll and what kind of poll it is.
Is it the Nielsen rating calling to ask if you're watching a specific show? That's a yes or no close ended poll.
Is it a newspaper or online news poll asking for a yes/ no vote, or which candidate you'd pick?
Is it a discussion board, the forum section, of a sitre such as LP?
Usually a poll would consist of several options, up to 10 here, and the last one is Other with an invitation to explain or discuss the choice of option.
This is after all a discussion board and people come here to <GASP> discuss things!
As for persuasion, people explaining why they voted like they did is just that, an explanation.
Depending on the topic, for some people it might be an experience, for others merely a concept. Hitting a jackpot is an example. For almost all of us here, thus far it's just a concept.
A Yes / No poll without any other options is itself the most obvious attempt at a persuasion poll.
Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.
There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.