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If I ask a polling question (on MSO) about how to improve the SE Graphical User Interface, or what aspects of the GUI are bugging users, I suppose the question would be closed as a polling question. So my question is: How should I ask such a question to avoid it gets closed?

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marked as duplicate by M. Tibbits, random Aug 20 '11 at 2:53

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One problem is that, by your own admission, you're asking "polling questions". The FAQ covers what kinds of questions you should ask. And a quick check of the other upvoted questions on the site should also give you a good idea. – Cody Gray Aug 20 '11 at 3:42
    
I don't think it's a dupe, at all, but Cody's reply is good. – GUI Junkie Aug 20 '11 at 7:56
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There is no need for such a question. UI improvement suggestions already get posted as questions here on meta under the tag, where they can be discussed and voted on as appropriate.

So such a poll would be more or less equivalent to the requests tab.

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