CrysaniaMajere wrote:Dotsie wrote:It's sampling bias. Trekkies are all off playing dress-up and arguing over which was the best captain
What's there to argue? It was obviously Picard!
and my number 1 is always star trek, but I admit I couldn't be bother to register in order to vote.
You don't need to, you can use other sites, yahoo, google (and all their partner ones like youtube, etc), twiiter, facebook, etc
Tonyblack wrote:I really kind of dislike polls. They are never truly representative and never will be unless people actually tell the truth rather than responding about wheat they think should be the 'right' answer or the answer that makes them look the best. And then you have a whole and very large section of the population that refuses to take part in polls: another factor in making any results meaningless.
In a case like this, it's about which sort of fans can be bothered to vote. It's like these online polls where an Internet friend can win a competition due to a (for example) photo they have submitted to a competition. Then it's rarely about how good the photo is, it's more about how many Internet friends you have. And that's how it should be. I don't think anyone should take these sort of polls too seriously. The magazines tend to do them because they get a good response and people get annoyed when something they consider to be rubbish, gets lots of votes.
Its all in good fun. (even debates resulting from them) I never take them seriously and i don't think most people do either (even ones that may act like they do) they can get conversations going, and like most stuf online they provide a small distraction.