kronosposeidon's Poll Posts

Poll: Should polls be shortened to two days?

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A total of 34 votes have been cast on this poll.

I think polls need to be shortened to two days. As it is, a poll sits on top of the Sift Talk page for damn near half a week. This is unnecessary. Two days should allow plenty of time for members to vote. And if you miss a poll, oh well, life goes on. It's not like we're electing the leader of the galaxy. And even if we were, we'd probably end up with Chancellor Palpatine. And we all know how well that worked out.

If you could choose just one new video host, which would it be?

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A total of 27 votes have been cast on this poll.

Sooner or later, hopefully with the the VS 4.0 upgrade, more preferred hosts will be added (with picture thumbnails, please.) Therefore I'd like this poll to serve as a sounding board for what other video hosts the membership would like to see added. Of course I'm fully aware that Gold Star members and above can already post videos from any host, but that's not the point. I'd like to see everyone, including the probies, have as many choices as possible when posting videos. So hopefully this post will give the admins a better idea of what the membership wants.

While we're at it, I'll reiterate a point I've been banging at for ages: Picture thumbnails for ALL preferred video hosts. Everyone knows the pic thumbs sell, so PLEASE make it so all the preferred hosts have picture thumbs. That's not a tall order, is it? To be clear, I'm NOT talking about picture thumbnails for every video host under the sun. We don't need pic thumbs for (sorry, kulpims). Just the preferred hosts will do. Right now we only have 7 out of 20 preferred hosts with picture thumbs. We can do better than that, can't we?

But back to the poll. I know that maybe more than one choice will appeal to you. However, vote as though you could only choose one. With enough member participation this poll should serve as good feedback for the most demanded video hosts. So please vote. Thank you.

Should VideoSift have a 'game room?'

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A total of 83 votes have been cast on this poll.

In an effort to broaden this place's appeal, and thus hopefully increase revenue through more charter memberships and increased advertising dollars, I think a game room would be a good option. I'll repeat what I wrote earlier, word for word:

I don't know if this would help or not, so I'm just going to throw it out there:

Add a games section, which has been suggested several times already. It might broaden this site's appeal, and that might mean more memberships and/or a way to broaden VS's advertising appeal. Might. Hell I don't know, but it's worth thinking about.

And before the purists scream "This is a VIDEO site!", let me say this:

1. We have Sift Talk and channel Talk posts, in which people discuss just about everything under the sun. And the subjects often don't have a damn thing to do with videos.
2. This site has blogs. What do blog posts have to do with videos? Unless there's a video in it, probably nothing.
3. We have a chat room. Where people chat. No videos present, nor even possible.
4. We have a crossword puzzle. Last I checked, a crosword puzzle is a type of GAME.

So this site has already branched out beyond mere video posts. Are games that much of a stretch? As mentioned before, we wouldn't even have to "sift" them. Just have a game room where the games are already posted and people can play. Maybe make it so that games can be suggested and/or voted on, that way the good ones stay and the lame ones go.

Like I said, I don't know if games would help at all, but I think we have to start being creative with suggestions on how to broaden this site's appeal.

So I really want to do this to help this site out. What say you?
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