We recently took our first shot at polling and got some terrific response in spite of some initial technical difficulties. With the kinks ironed out we decided to ask some questions to help us ask questions better. Embedding polls in articles and blogs is new to us and we've got plenty of options to help us ask questions in the best way possible. But aside from our technical ability to ask questions, if we're going to get the best quality answers we have to know what our readers want from a poll.
So, while these questions aren't anywhere near as interesting or exciting as what graphics card vendor would you pick, we've put together a collection of questions that will really help us tailor this new tool to our readers. There is a balance to everything, and we want to maintain that balance. Knowing what readers are comfortable with and how you guys want us to interact with you will really help keep us from using this feature in annoying ways ... like asking stupid questions about how we should poll you. :-)
But hey, it's here, we can do it, why not. After all, our dedication to the site is to deliver the best quality and most useful content to our readers as we can. The value of this kind of direct feedback can't be understated, and I'm hoping you will all be as excited about helping us refine and adjust things as we are about asking. Starting with how we should use polling to get your input.
Thanks! Here's the poll: