Facebook Housing Polls Results
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Posted by gharris mbroadwater

mbroadwater wrote:
I didn't say it wasn't biased. I said it wasn't any more or less biased than the forums.

Fair enough. But that is also why I fill out the official Gen Con polls on neutral sites, not polls on Facebook fan sites.

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Posted by austicke

Gharris, you think too little of those reading these forums. This isn't rocket surgery.

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Posted by gharris austicke

austicke wrote:
Gharris, you think too little of those reading these forums. This isn't rocket surgery.

It isn't just the forums. Other casual Facebook readers and non-forum members will red this poll and think it provides valid information. Look at the past year in politics- it proves there are vast amounts of people, liberal and conservative, who lack the ability to objectively assess statistics and evaluate sources of information.

I also find it a bit curious that there were no question related to whether people preferred this year's housing changes compared to how it was last year and five years ago.

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Posted by austicke gharris

gharris wrote:It isn't just the forums. Other casual Facebook readers and non-forum members will red this poll and think it provides valid information.

Don't be silly. It does provide valid information for what it is: a Facebook poll of Gen Con Indy group members.
I also find it a bit curious that there were no question related to whether people preferred this year's housing changes compared to how it was last year and five years ago.

​No need to be curious. We keep the questions identical from year-to-year and they were set the first year Gen Con introduced the new housing process.

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Posted by gharris austicke

austicke wrote:
gharris wrote:It isn't just the forums. Other casual Facebook readers and non-forum members will red this poll and think it provides valid information.

Don't be silly. It does provide valid information for what it is: a Facebook poll of Gen Con Indy group members.
I also find it a bit curious that there were no question related to whether people preferred this year's housing changes compared to how it was last year and five years ago.

​No need to be curious. We keep the questions identical from year-to-year and they were set the first year Gen Con introduced the new housing process.

Fair enough on keeping the questions identical.

About being silly- refer back to my observation about politics, fake news, and Facebook. Silly exists my friend, even in otherwise very intelligent, well-educated people. I would like to think that the gamer population is better than that....then I run into half a dozen guys at a convention who can't correctly interpret a simple rule in a book, let alone a complicated example.

(Then again, based on my inability to correctly spell "read" in the passage of mine you quoted, maybe I am in need of help too!) 

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Posted by selene314

FWIW, I joined the facebook group specifically to answer one of these polls. They are cross-posted to this forum with a link to facebook. And I think I saw a comment about hundreds of people joining this week. 

So maybe the sample includes a broader population than the title implies.

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