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Re: ZDnet Poll "Expired"

  > Second,  when did you open and close this poll?
  This would be nice to know.
  > Third, do you really think that adding an "expiration date" is sufficient,
  > given that the appearance and "response" of the active links still gives
  > the impression of an interactive site?
  I think it is sufficient and you do have to give them a chance to fix it....
  > I would suggest a more thorough "rewrite" of that page and its links so that
  > 1) you eliminate what appears to be the option of entering a vote
  >     (the vote entry options and "vote" button)
  > 2) you replace them with a link to the "results",  posted as a final tally along
  >     side the information I requested (date and duration of poll data collection), and
  > 3) clearly note that this is a final static tally, and the "vote" is over.
  > Otherwise, you are still publishing a rather misleading document.
  I wouldn't say that it were RATHER misleading, just annoyingly deceptive - let me qualify
  the deceptive part of that. Deceptive in that it makes you feel like you are voting even
  though you are not, but I really don't feel like it's a major issue - but it does need to be
  fixed. Give em a chance, ZDNet is a little slow... ZDNet is bad for reasons other than
  having a broken web page. Oh yeah, and as for your suggestions, they all seem fairly good.
                Christopher Pall
  Delphi Programmer & Western Michigan Student (CS)
                Kalamazoo MI USA