Should polls have a closing date?

Silverdrop Silverdrop
I just clicked on a poll asking for advice on a birthday present for a friend - the poll was 2 years old! The birthday has long passed! And a lot of polls are similar to this, like 'Which toy should I get?' - heck, by now, the person who started the poll may own every toy on the list! Of course, other polls don't really 'expire', if it's a general opinion like 'Which position is your favourite?'

What do you think?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
It should be left as it is. Polls should never close. Ever!
Elnoa , JRabbits , Katastophy , Claire de Cerises
4  (8%)
The person starting the poll should be able to set a closing date for it, or leave it open.
Jul!a , Silverdrop , Kindred , P'Gell , Nora , padmeamidala , EJ , oldhippy , ZenaidaMacroura , Gunsmoke , ToyGurl , Kissaki , Eucaly , Taylor , sarki , pinkcupcakes , darthkitt3n , null , namelesschaos , B8trDude , meitman , EvilHomer , indiglo , married with children , Lummox , Lucky21 , Pink Jewel , BabyL0ve , Ninja Wolf , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , toxie m , Rossie , KittenPrincess , sktb0007 , snowbumbunnie , Apirka , Beck , slynch , PassionateLover2 , albapuella , SexyStuff , freda , Kabachu , richsam , Howells
45  (90%)
All polls should close after a set amount of time.
El-Jaro
1  (2%)
I don't care, I just want a point for voting.
Otherness!
Total votes: 50
Poll is closed
08/31/2011
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Jul!a Jul!a
I know this is something we're trying to get in the forum upgrades, but I have no idea if it's happening or not. But it would be very awesome if we could set a close date on time sensitive polls (Rumbles, what should I get with my next coupon, etc). Some polls don't need to be closed, but some should be.
08/31/2011
Nora Nora
Optional closing dates would be awesome...I wouldn't have to feel like such a dork when I realize I just voted on a poll that no one had even looked at in 6 or more months!
08/31/2011
oldhippy oldhippy
I have to say that I agree with both points of view, especially voting in a poll that is several months old and no one will look at. I don't think that they all need to be limited, but there are some that should be limited with a time factor.
08/31/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
I definitely think the person starting the poll should be able to choose whether it is a forever-open poll or a limited poll. This would help, especially for things like contests or things that wouldn't apply after X amount of days.
08/31/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
I would love to be able to choose an ending date for polls. I have so many that I've long since decided on and people still vote on and it's annoying.
08/31/2011
null null
Quote:
Originally posted by Nora
Optional closing dates would be awesome...I wouldn't have to feel like such a dork when I realize I just voted on a poll that no one had even looked at in 6 or more months!
I do that too...and I hate that it makes the thread bump to the top and then other people vote on it too!
08/31/2011
JRabbits JRabbits
I like giving my opinion too much so keep them all open, even 2 years after! Please, lol.
08/31/2011
indiglo indiglo
I think that is a great idea! Like Sam said, some polls don't need to be closed ever, but some do. It's all a software thing though, it's not just something you can add to the forums. Hopefully it will be part of the upgrade! Otherwise, it's just for everyone to be aware of and pay attention before they vote.
09/01/2011
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by Silverdrop
I just clicked on a poll asking for advice on a birthday present for a friend - the poll was 2 years old! The birthday has long passed! And a lot of polls are similar to this, like 'Which toy should I get?' - heck, by now, the person who ... More
I've always been bothered by the kind of old polls you're talking about, it'll be great if the person who started the poll can set a closing date on them. I never respond to that kind of poll if they're a month old, the person who started the poll probably has purchased whatever they have in mind already, it's crazy to see people answering the poll a year later!!!
09/01/2011
KittenPrincess KittenPrincess
I think this is a really good idea to clear up the forums, making room for posts people are actually still interested in.
09/02/2011
Silverdrop Silverdrop
I opened a product comparison poll earlier tonight, and I put (poll "closes" Sept 6, 2011) in the title. I don't know if that will keep it from being brought to the top of the forum 3 years from now, but it might help a bit.
09/03/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
Having the option to close a poll would be nice... especially for the reasons mentioned by other users above. I know for myself it would be beneficial for the comparison polls especially because I usually ask which I should buy.. and once I find out which is better by majority vote, I'll buy it. So I agree, it would be a nice feature! If it was not able to be implemented, I wouldn't really be bothered though, because once I have bought the product, the voting no longer matters to me. So even if the majority vote did change because the poll was up for a really long time, I would not really pay much attention to it.
09/04/2011
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
I know this is something we're trying to get in the forum upgrades, but I have no idea if it's happening or not. But it would be very awesome if we could set a close date on time sensitive polls (Rumbles, what should I get with my next ... More
I think some of the old Polls have some value. Us newcomers sometimes can't find them so we may repeat a similiar question. Even if EF can close a Poll or Discussion after the Screen Name is no longer part of the community, that could be one way to control the amount of old postings. But, even in this case, a question that is two years old may have a profound Discussion important to all of us.
01/10/2012
SexyStuff SexyStuff
Sometimes old polls can still be helpful to people besides the original poster. I am often using the forum search function with questions.
01/12/2012
freda freda
should be up to the person
01/26/2012
Kabachu Kabachu
the poster should have the option
02/05/2012
richsam richsam
Quote:
Originally posted by Silverdrop
I just clicked on a poll asking for advice on a birthday present for a friend - the poll was 2 years old! The birthday has long passed! And a lot of polls are similar to this, like 'Which toy should I get?' - heck, by now, the person who ... More
should be up to the person
02/09/2012
freda freda
Quote:
Originally posted by Silverdrop
I just clicked on a poll asking for advice on a birthday present for a friend - the poll was 2 years old! The birthday has long passed! And a lot of polls are similar to this, like 'Which toy should I get?' - heck, by now, the person who ... More
yes
02/10/2012
Harpina is gone Harpina is gone
Closing dates are good ideas... it would also be helpful if the person who made the poll could/would close it when it was no longer serving its purpose or they were done with it.
02/15/2012
Gary Gary
Polls do having closing dates now, this feature was added a few months back. When you are creating a poll, you have the option of entering a closing date/time. Once a poll is closed you can no longer vote (but you can still add comments to the thread).
02/15/2012
Woman China Woman China
I don't mind them being open. I remember when I first joined and I had the option of buying one two, but I wanted two anal plugs. And I found a poll that was open and lots of comments. Helped me to make my decision.
02/16/2012
Total posts: 22
Unique posters: 20