A reminder: discourse has polls


Many of the posts can be cleaned up a bit by phrasing the topic as a poll, which are described here https://github.com/discourse/discourse/tree/master/plugins/poll. It would prevent a lot of "me too"s and help with aggregating data.


O_O How long as this been a thing?


It appears to have been available for a whole year now!


Polls aren’t actually good for discussion, though – they’re not as helpful as you might think.

e.g. you can vote “no!” but what you really want in a discussion is “here’s why I don’t think this is a good idea, guys…”


It’s not an either / or. A lot of discussion happens when we don’t exactly fit one of the cases outlined.