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Why do ask remove the polls category?

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Fun isn't allowed :/

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Oh lol
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Unfortunately it's true:(
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Yup thats what I think anyways cause the poll was probably one of the most fun things on ask
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I know right !
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While the Polls category has gone away, poll questions themselves haven't. We thought about it for a long time and realized there are two kinds of poll questions: useful ones that share great information, and other poll questions that are asked out of boredom or with no particular reason. We thought some more about it, and realized that useful poll questions always seem to fit into other, more specific categories, leaving the less useful questions to languish in the Polls category.

We released a survey in January to thousands of Community members, and the data provided a lot of useful insights. One of them was the need to focus a lot more on keeping with our stated mission of helping connect people with really useful information. So with the support of a vast majority of the Community, we removed the Polls category and continue to keep the useful poll questions in relevant categories.

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But couldn't those "less serious questions" go in amusement also? So why remove the polls?
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rustyboilerz
If you want to amuse yourself, troll facebook or the other sites.
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Some of them are actually. The Mods recategorize questions all the time. But certain polls are just not productive yes/no polls and other simple polls are out but fun polls that require some thought to answer are still allowed and are recateogrized into Humor/Amusement
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Rusty has a point :)
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Rusty doesn't have a point I think what he said was very rude actually
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Oh okay thanks, Deana
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Well I'm sorry if he offended you he doesn't mean it:(
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That's okay :)
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Do you want the informational answer or my answer. Well I'll just give you mine ....Ask.com does NOT want people to have any amusement what so ever and even if you try to post a question like ex. "what is your favorite color", its taken of with in seconds :(

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I know right, it really sucks :(
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I don't know who they gave that survey to..
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probably people who dislike fun lol :)
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Lol yeah, a bunch of grumpy people :p
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agreed lol but I wish the poll were still on here that was the funest part about ask :(
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Yeah..
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