One of our mods posted a helpful message about polls that you might find of use:
"I think the key with polls, is making sure that there is an actual purpose behind the question. So where as the "This or tha,t" "X vs Y", or "what's your favorite..." type questions, that just ask for random lists, or a straight yes/no answer are no longer allowed, there are still questions that are technically polls, that would be perfectly acceptable.
Examples of legit poll questions would be - "Thinking of buying a new car - which one is better for commuting in traffic, a Honda Civic or a Chevy Cruise?"
"I'm having a party next weekend, what songs can I play that will keep the mood upbeat?"
"My son is 8, would an iPad or a Kindle Fire be more appropriate for him, and what are the pros and cons of each one?"
The MODs removed a question yesterday that was actually a good one. But, it gives an insight to the new rules. The question was: "Is the sky blue?" This is an actual technical question. BUT, like most NON questions it is easy to perceive this as an unanswerable question. I do think the MODS sometimes go overboard in deleting Q's.
If you have a question make IN the form of a question that is answerable, and has definite solutions.
Not, a question like: "My neighbor has a dog. What color should my neighbor dye her hair." No one knows YOU, your neighbor, or what kind of dog she has. That is why questions get removed. Also, proof read your question. BEFORE you press the submit button. Proof reading helps remove confusing questions.