Public or Private polls?

Contributor: Trillian Trillian
In general you prefer?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Private, I generally want my answer to remain known only to me
105  (65%)
Private, I won't even answer most public polls
6  (4%)
Public. I like to share my answers and it is coll to see other's responses
50  (31%)
Total votes: 161
Poll is closed
06/29/2011
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Contributor: MaryExy MaryExy
Private definitely has its place, but in general I prefer public.
06/29/2011
Contributor: Bonesdance Bonesdance
It depends entirely on the poll; there are some that I wouldn't answer if it were public, but others where anonymity has no real value.
06/29/2011
Contributor: Taylor Taylor
Quote:
Originally posted by Bonesdance
It depends entirely on the poll; there are some that I wouldn't answer if it were public, but others where anonymity has no real value.
this is exactly how I feel. I have definitely skipped over some polls because I didn't feel comfortable answering them because they were public. Others I don't care as much about
06/29/2011
Contributor: indiglo indiglo
Quote:
Originally posted by Bonesdance
It depends entirely on the poll; there are some that I wouldn't answer if it were public, but others where anonymity has no real value.
Exactly. I totally agree. Some polls I'll just skip over because I don't want my preference to be seen. But most of them, it really doesn't matter.
06/29/2011
Contributor: ss143 ss143
It depends on the poll for me as others have said to some really aren't that big of a deal being public but there are others that I wont answer because they aren't private
06/29/2011
Contributor: Coralbell Coralbell
It depends on the topic. Most of the time I don't mind my answers being public though, and it can be interesting to see who picked what.
06/29/2011
Contributor: Sammi Sammi
It really depends on what the topic is
06/29/2011
Contributor: Miss Anonymous Miss Anonymous
Public, because if I had a problem with the question, or it's something I don't want my name attaced too. I just won't answer it.
06/29/2011
Contributor: ToyBoy ToyBoy
Depends on the topic, but in general, I don't mind public polls.
06/29/2011
Contributor: null null
It depends on the topic, so when in doubt, private is better.
06/29/2011
Contributor: liilii080 liilii080
Depends on the topic- for sensitive subjects then I prefer private. I don't need everybody up in my chili
06/29/2011
Contributor: LostBoy988 LostBoy988
Its more interesting to see what everyone else has to say and the results.
06/29/2011
Contributor: The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
I voted for public, but it doesn't really matter to me one way or the other.
06/29/2011
Contributor: sarki sarki
Sometimes private it depends on the poll
06/29/2011
Contributor: Acorn Acorn
I like to see who answers the same way I do!
06/30/2011
Contributor: married with children married with children
I think it depends on the type of poll. I dont mind answering most of the public polls.
06/30/2011
Contributor: Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
Some questions deserve private answers but for the most part I like public.
07/01/2011
Contributor: sbon sbon
I generally prefer public, but I understand why it's better to make some polls private.
07/06/2011
Contributor: Endocott Endocott
I prefer private, but also depends on the question. Sometimes people won't answer honestly if they know their answer is going to be seen by everyone, and will then go with the norm and vote the same way everyone else is (instead of by their own opinion).
07/06/2011
Contributor: Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
I prefer private polls, I think it encourages people to vote honestly. For those that don't mind sharing their opinions, there is always the comments area.
07/10/2011
Contributor: ~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
It really depends on the poll. It would be cool to have an option where you could show your name if you want or not on ANY poll.
07/10/2011
Contributor: RonLee RonLee
Quote:
Originally posted by Bonesdance
It depends entirely on the poll; there are some that I wouldn't answer if it were public, but others where anonymity has no real value.
I agree.
07/10/2011
Contributor: Ansley Ansley
If it's super personal or there might be a chance I'll select the controversial answer, I would like my response to be known only to me.

For example, questions about if you've cheated or have wanted to cheat. Sometimes it's nice to be able to be honest without worrying about a future or current significant other becoming upset if they happen to see your response.
07/10/2011
Contributor: Rossie Rossie
It really depends on the question, but I prefer public polls most of the time.
08/02/2011
Contributor: guard083 guard083
I prefer private, but I will still answer most public polls
08/03/2011
Contributor: ThoughtsAblaze ThoughtsAblaze
While I prefer private, it's like a 55 vs 45 preference. It's usually no big deal to me if people know my answers or not.
08/03/2011
Contributor: pixxie87 pixxie87
totally depends
08/03/2011
Contributor: js250 js250
Quote:
Originally posted by Trillian
In general you prefer?
I prefer private, but enjoy seeing the results.
08/03/2011
Contributor: systematicweasel systematicweasel
To me it's more the type of poll ^^ I answer polls both private and public =)
08/03/2011
Total posts: 99
Unique posters: 96