It’s hard to fathom, but over the last 5 years with an active polling feature, I have asked 160 poll questions and with an average of say 700-800 reader votes cast per question, that is some 120,000 “votes” cast. And yet, less than 5% of Marketmanila’s regular readers seem to have EVER cast a poll vote. I think a hardcore group of readers cast votes on almost every poll, while others simply like to view the results. Statistically, when over 500 respondents respond, it is usually a pretty good gauge of viewer sentiment, unless the questions are absurd and the answer choices equally biased… Of course, the viewership of this blog is probably NOT representative of the population as a whole… but I still find the results from previous polls to be incredibly interesting.
Once in a while, I draw a blank when thinking up a new poll question. So I figured I would ask you guys. What poll question(s) would you ask of the other regulars on the blog? Leave a comment and maybe I will get to ask a few of the more interesting (and not previously asked) poll question suggestions. Let’s please keep the poll questions relevant to the theme of the blog, though I will admit I have occasionally asked totally unrelated questions that include demographics, politics, birth control, etc. :) For those reticent readers who rarely or never participate in any of the polls, I would encourage you to do so because more votes always makes things more interesting. I will assure you that by voting you do NOT leave any trace of your identity, location, internet address, etc.
Meanwhile, comments from readers on each of the posts often brings new intelligence, insight, tips, etc. to the discussion, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all regular commenters for their active participation in making this blog a better place… the collective wisdom and information on this blog with nearly 2,900 posts and almost 96,000 comments (excluding all of my own comments) is simply quite amazing. Maraming salamat! :)