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Datarock VIP Member

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#1 11 years ago

After a couple of comments on the latest poll on A2 Files, i wanted to start a discussion about the "Donuts" option in the polls and what your opinions on it being in the poll options are.

Now, the way i see it is that the donuts option is only there for fun and doesn't really mean anything in my eyes. If it wins the poll, i would class the runner up as the real winner of the poll.

However, alot of people tend to get their backs up when the donut option is in the poll and i dont really think we want to see spammy comments that break the rules.

So i just wanted to see what of the rest of you think.




AdmarilRyan

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#2 11 years ago

The donuts thing has being in the community longer than I have, lol, so I say it should stay.




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#3 11 years ago

Alough I dont like donuts and dont see the point of it beenig there is no harm in it as the runner up is just conset the winner if it wins and it keeps some pepole happy then it should stay as long as pepole whant it




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#4 11 years ago

The Donuts thing has been in the community longer than I have been.

If it upsets you then sorry, but tough. Its been the site tradition since the very start and we aren't about to change years of tradition because a vocal minority (under 0.1%) of the visitors of the site prefer not seeing it.

If thats how you feel just don't view the poll each week, simple.




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#5 11 years ago

It is interesting that only the newer members from within the last year seem to have an issue with it, people who have been around longer don't have an issue and to my memory it was never an issue in the past.




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#6 11 years ago
Freyr;3539087 If it upsets you then sorry, but tough. Its been the site tradition since the very start and we aren't about to change years of tradition because a vocal minority (under 0.1%) of the visitors of the site prefer not seeing it.[/quote] This thread isnt asking you lot to change the tradition, its for the purpose of asking people what they think of it and as i said, i don't really mind that it is there.:p [quote=Freyr;3539087] If thats how you feel just don't view the poll each week, simple.

QFT




AdmarilRyan

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#7 11 years ago

Donuts have been an essential part of the A2 files tradition since its second ever A2files poll as far as I can tell, which the results post was dated 08-16-2002 with donuts achieving 15.3% of the vote. (it was regarding what people want to see more of on A2 files) The tradition was started by Mr Greg who later went on to become a Filefront Network admin as did another staff member of the time, delta, along both have subsequently retried from the position.

This proves that it is undenyable a long standing and sacred tradition for any remaining sceptics.




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#8 11 years ago

I don't understand how people can become annoyed at the idea of tasty doughy confections... ...a sense of humour might be lacking, me thinks.




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#9 11 years ago
Gavin1701;3539122This thread isnt asking you lot to change the tradition, its for the purpose of asking people what they think of it and as i said, i don't really mind that it is there.:p

I know you don't, but one of the people on the poll did say "NO FREAKING DONUTS, STOP WITH THE DONUTS" so I just wanted it clearly understood by anybody posting that its not going to happen. :D




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#10 11 years ago

People, care about correct political elections in your countries! You make such a fuss because of a DONUT POLL CHOICE? Jesus H. Christ.

But otherwise, I am laughing my butt off how some go angry about the poll option.