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In this poll, I

by jcwren (Prior)
on Aug 01, 2002 at 05:13 UTC ( #186683=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Vote on this poll

did vote
[bar] 275/14%
did not vote
[bar] 1019/52%
1976 total votes
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Re: In this poll, I
by duelafn (Parson) on Aug 01, 2002 at 09:20 UTC
    Clearly, I had not voted in this poll when I was reading it and making my decision for which option to vote for. Therefore, I was forced to vote that I had not voted.

    - Dean

    If we didn't reinvent the wheel, we wouldn't have rollerblades.

      I agree. At the time I was CONCIDERING casting a vote in this pool.
      By definition that means that I had not cast a vote... Therefore I
      had to vote that I did not cast a vote. Which of course made my vote
      for not casting a vote incorrect because of the act of casting the vote
      for not casting a vote.

      Is that circular logic, or logically circular?

Re: In this poll, I
by thelenm (Vicar) on Aug 01, 2002 at 05:23 UTC
    It's a strange poll where more than 50% of the votes are cast by people who didn't even vote.

    -- Mike


      Not really. The options there are:

      • Created a javascript that tricked someone else to vote
      • Hacked into perlmonks and adjusted the vote counter manually

      I didn't believe in evil until I dated it.

        I wonder how long it will take people to add two percentages, and find another solution to the barber's dilemma.

        Confession: It does an Immortal Body good.

        There's more information about this here ;-)


        cLive ;-)


      I respectfully disagree, by the time you see the results, you've is a wise individual that can look into the future and see the consequences of his/her actions and plan accordingly

      "Great Spirits Often Encounter Violent Opposition From Mediocre Minds" --Albert Einstein
Re: In this poll, I
by NaSe77 (Monk) on Aug 01, 2002 at 07:28 UTC
    at the moment 47% voted and 47% didnt: so what happend to the rest 6%?

  • Voted but werent counted?
  • Were counted even if they hadnt voted?

    Lots of quetions out there in the universe...


by BigLug (Chaplain) on Aug 02, 2002 at 03:35 UTC
Re: In this poll, I
by Phaysis (Pilgrim) on Aug 01, 2002 at 06:40 UTC
    ...and this sentence is a lie.

    -(Ph) Phaysis

      Ain't that the truth!
Re: In this poll, I
by FoxtrotUniform (Prior) on Aug 01, 2002 at 16:11 UTC

    Indeterminate! Unless someone observes me voting, I'm perpetually in a state of voting and not-voting, each with equal probability. Only the act of observing me click the "vote" button (or not) gives any reality to my action. The observer is part of the experiment!

    Oh no, wait. That's particle.

    No, I didn't vote. No wave functions here, move along, nothing to see....

    The hell with paco, vote for Erudil!

Re: In this poll, I
by jeorgen (Pilgrim) on Aug 01, 2002 at 08:18 UTC
    Since about half of the votes has been cast by people who did not even vote, this is a clear-cut case of fraud.

    These people are either dead or have been in a FreeBSD jail after which you lose the right to vote. Or they have failed to register to .

    /jeorgen (is that the way he spells it?)

      Yeah either that or the Florida Supreme Court have ordered that the pregnant divots should not be counted :-)

      ---If it doesn't fit use a bigger hammer
        Only logical explanation I can think of. Reminds me of a parody of the Baha Men's "Who Let the Dogs Out" titled "Who Threw the Votes Out". I wish I had a copy of that Flash animation.
      Damn butterfly ballot must have confused them!



Re: In this poll, I
by Sinister (Friar) on Aug 01, 2002 at 07:44 UTC
    Strange indeed!

    There is still one vote missing... 12 and 12 don't make a total of 25 votes. And 48% + 48% isn't exactly 100% is it...

    Guess this is a vote with a discount... *heh*

    er formait hyarya.
    -- "Life is a house and the next tornado is never far away"
    -- "lovely by nature"

Re: In this poll, I
by Chmrr (Vicar) on Aug 01, 2002 at 19:15 UTC

    I would like to officially go on the record as one of the (currently) 2 people who voted for option 3 or above, "mu," which accounts for the totals not adding up. I realized that if I voted "I voted," it would be wrong because I had not voted at the time I clicked vote. On the flip side, it would clearly be untruthful to vote that I had not voted, as then I would have done so, thus forcing me to change my vote.

    Hence how I arrived at the decision that I had only two choices -- to vote that I had halfway voted, or to unask the question.

    perl -pe '"I lo*`+$^X$\"$]!$/"=~m%(.*)%s;$_=$1;y^`+*^e v^#$&V"+@( NO CARRIER'

      Since apparently people didn't quite get • Re(5): In this poll, I (my 200th post!) (which wasn't the 5th-level reply, and wasn't by Merlyn), I'm the other one.

      And if you didn't get the reference, you might want to read about Russell's Paradox to destroy the basis of set theory.

      Update: Changed the second paragraph, after actualy doing the search I recommended, and getting nothing good.

      Update2: Corrected the spelling of Russell.

      Confession: It does an Immortal Body good.

      I love perl 5.006001!
Re: In this poll, I
by ichimunki (Priest) on Aug 01, 2002 at 22:46 UTC
    Well, now that I've voted that I had not voted, I suppose I have to go back and revote that I have voted, since as soon as I voted that I had not voted I had actually voted. And I wouldn't have wanted to let my prior non-voting status go unvoted, thereby underrepresenting non-voters in the poll. This would have been almost as inaccurate as having percentages that don't equal 100%. Probably a calculation to compute percentages should start at 100% ( or 1.00 for those of us who prefer to consider perecentages as their actual ratio expressed in decimal form) and then subtract portions for all but the last element, which is automatically assigned the remainder. At least, that'd be my vote if that were the topic of voting.
Re: In this poll, I
by {NULE} (Hermit) on Aug 01, 2002 at 11:52 UTC
    Curious. With 60 votes currently registered, there are 29 votes in one column and 29 votes in the other. Additionally each column contains 48% of the vote.

    I dare say we have some off-by-one errors in our poll code.


Re: In this poll, I
by ehdonhon (Curate) on Aug 02, 2002 at 17:39 UTC

    I'd like to change my answer.

Re: In this poll, I
by joe++ (Friar) on Aug 01, 2002 at 11:45 UTC
    Hmm, would have expected nearly 100% for "Did not vote"... At least, this is the only interesting option IMHO (if you consider telling the obvious to be rather boring, that is).
Re: In this poll, I
by blacksmith (Hermit) on Aug 01, 2002 at 15:48 UTC
Re: In this poll, I
by GhodMode (Pilgrim) on Aug 02, 2002 at 15:11 UTC

    If I'm in the middle of the woods, with a laptop surfing PerlMonks, and a tree falls on me, and there's noone around to hear it... will my vote count?

    Invulnerable. Unlimited XP. Unlimited Votes. I must be...
Re: In this poll, I
by choeppner (Pilgrim) on Aug 02, 2002 at 20:45 UTC
    The state of Florida wants a recount.......

    It does not add up.

    281 total votes

    (10 missing votes)

      I think they threw out the votes with dimpled chads. I think a federal judge will decide the outcome of this poll. I know, it's those senior citizens who rediscovered their youth as perl hackers!
      I've gotta say I'm confuzled by the whole thing, is it all a joke on my newbieness?
        yes it is. Sir, slowly, push the keyboard away from your hands and walk away from the computer...

        DO IT! DO IT NOW! jk (I couldn't resist) =D~

        _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
        - Jim
        Insert clever comment here...

Re: In this poll, I
by spacewarp (Pilgrim) on Aug 05, 2002 at 16:09 UTC
    Aha!! But I was likely one of the people who accurately voted "did vote" at the time that I voted! If you don't limit your scope of "voting in this poll", then my ++ to a previous reply counts as a vote in the poll, which I did cast.

    Think outside the box!
    Spacewarp ducks

    Use of this advanced computing technology does not imply an endorsement
    of Western industrial civilization.
Re: In this poll, I
by Cine (Friar) on Aug 02, 2002 at 00:14 UTC
    Ups. I just made a mistake. I voted that I did vote in this poll. However that is not true until after I actually did vote ;)

    T I M T O W T D I
Re: In this poll, I
by JayBonci (Curate) on Aug 01, 2002 at 20:25 UTC
    I'm telling you, my vote never counts.

Re: In this poll, I
by thewalledcity (Friar) on Aug 01, 2002 at 16:11 UTC
    Still two votes missing.
      Apparently those two votes are the entire Chicago Republican Party. They're used to this sort of thing.

      As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

Re: In this poll, I
by feloniousMonk (Pilgrim) on Aug 05, 2002 at 19:30 UTC
    The missing votes can clearly be found in the BushCache.
    According to the BushCache, there will be enough votes set aside to sway the
    outcome in either direction until such time a ruling is made to actually utilize
    those BushCache votes. The votes are awarded to the highest bidder, making the entire
    voting process nothing more than a few hours of meaningless entertainment.

      I havn't seen the receeding hair line poll yet. I guess i havn't been around long enough yet. On the other hand, i might implament that one on my ballot box. Every vote counts. (what ever that means)
Re: In this poll, I
by jotti (Scribe) on Aug 12, 2002 at 09:59 UTC
    Am I the only one that dares to confess that I voted "did not vote" for the pure joy of acting irrationally? I'm sure there are more of my kind.
    I'm almost sure that all of you that voted "did not vote", whenever you check out a new pocket calculator or examine a new programming language, try what happens when you divide something with zero.

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