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Tender Branson
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« on: March 22, 2011, 02:29:17 am »

I hereby announce the following rules for this board:

SUPREME RULE:

Only post scientific polls from legitimate pollsters, such as pollsters for News Organisations (CNN, FOX, MSNBC, CBS, NYT etc.) or public pollsters such as Mason-Dixon, SurveyUSA, PPP, Rasmussen or University polls.

If someone posts a personal poll, I will either move it to another section, or delete it.

MINOR RULES:

* If you post a poll, please indicate in the heading which state it is for, normally with a shortening of the state's name like "CA" for California, or just write the whole state name.

* Please also state the pollsters name in the heading and it it is not a regular pollster like the ones mentioned above, but a partsian one, please insert a (D) or a (R) after the pollsters name.

* Please indicate internal polls if you are quite sure that it is one. Internal polls are conducted by partisan pollsters and normally have something like "to interested parties" or the campaign name of their client in the press release.

* In the main text space, please then post the topline results of the poll, either in text form or numbers and - very importantly - post the link of the source.

* When 2012 rolls around, Dave will also provide the 2012 Poll Database again, but rules about how to enter polls to this database will follow when this database is set up.

So, please follow these basic rules because I have other stuff to do as well, not only correct stupid mistakes, especially if 2012 rolls around and 20-30 polls are posted here each day.

Also: If you have other questions about how to post polls here or in the case you are not sure what to do, feel free to post here and the 3 moderators (Nym, Mr. Morden and me) will help you out.

So, enjoy the postings and discussions any may you find many polls.

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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2011, 07:30:35 am »
Ignore

Did you just become a moderator?
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Tender Branson
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2011, 07:32:09 am »

Did you just become a moderator?

Yes.
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2011, 07:55:19 pm »
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congrats

and perhaps include an 'ideal example' as a model for ppl to copy
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2011, 01:40:26 am »

congrats

and perhaps include an 'ideal example' as a model for ppl to copy

I think people just need to look at the polls that are already posted out there and they know what to do ... Wink
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2012, 12:57:24 pm »

Slight amendment:

Based on this straw poll, anyone who enters General Election polls to the database (mostly Inks, Realisticidealist and me) will enter only Romney's polling numbers (at least until Super Tuesday, March 6).

After March 6, we'll define a new frontrunner.
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2012, 12:26:00 pm »

Hi - thanks for entering all these polls - its the busy season now.
When posting polls, the preferred method is to post to the database and the forum thread will be created automatically.  If you choose not to do this, it would be preferred that the source link be placed in the bbcode method to prevent the page from expanding with long urls.
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[url=http://link-to-source]Link Text[/url]

If you would like access to post polls, please let me know.  They are a bit more work, but help to keep all the data organized.  I also very much like to have the poll question and methodology ("about this poll") info included in the text article of the polls posted to the database for further info and historical records.

Thanks and enjoy,
Dave
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