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There are some questions here on meta about poll questions but I'm not sure I've ever seen one on Stack Overflow or Stack Overflow Meta.

Do they exist on Stack Overflow or Stack Overflow Meta?

Did they ever exist?

Where did they go if they did exist?

I searched on here for Poll questions and there were mention of them but couldnt recall having ever seen one. I thought it may have been a specific type of question with a little graph and stuff. It just seemed the way folk were talking about them they may have existed as an actual type of question at one time.

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How do you know there are some if you've never seen one? –  animuson Jun 18 '12 at 19:36
    
I searched on here for Poll questions and there were mention of them but couldnt recall having ever seen one. I thought it may have been a specific type of question with a little graph and stuff –  benni_mac_b Jun 18 '12 at 19:38
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Why the down votes? –  benni_mac_b Jun 18 '12 at 19:38
    
Check out the faq. People tend to throw around downvotes alot here (on Meta), for a variety of reasons =) –  jadarnel27 Jun 18 '12 at 19:40
    
@jadarnel27 I have noticed which is why I often avoid engaging - I have a genuine question asked in a polite manner but -5? Im not saying bring them back :p –  benni_mac_b Jun 18 '12 at 19:42
    
Here's a rev of a "historically significant" question that had the polls tag for about a month –  Some Helpful Commenter Jun 18 '12 at 19:43
    
"I have a genuine question asked in a polite manner but -5?" - Meta is a harsh mistress, indeed. –  jadarnel27 Jun 18 '12 at 19:55
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Meta rep is pretty much worthless. If you ever want to add a bounty on a feature request you like, @me and (if I like it too!) I'll slap some on. That's about all its worth. Oh, and you might notice that you've gained 50 rep from this, but lost 16, as of this edit. –  Won't Jun 18 '12 at 20:10
    
@Won't Thanks, I feel better now - Bizarrely I think I have more rep now than when I asked the question due to the amount of overall votes :) - However its not settled down yet! –  benni_mac_b Jun 18 '12 at 20:12
    
Mysterious myth? Or Legendary Legend? –  Ben Brocka Jun 18 '12 at 20:26
    
@BenBrocka Or Unfortunately reality –  benni_mac_b Jun 18 '12 at 20:28
    
Is this another poll –  bobobobo Jun 18 '12 at 20:43
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Meta is very cliquish, very angry at times....just overall odd and scary. Ignore the downvotes - this is a good question someone who's new here could reasonably ask. –  Adam Rackis Jun 18 '12 at 20:56
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+1, so I feel better about -1'ing you at some later date without just cause. –  user7116 Jun 18 '12 at 21:44

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I searched on here for Poll questions and there were mention of them but couldnt recall having ever seen one. I thought it may have been a specific type of question with a little graph and stuff

I think you're misunderstanding what is meant by "poll question".

A poll question is any type of question which asks other users to pick one of multiple (possibly infinite) choices. There isn't a specific interface for this type of questions, nor are they wanted here. Poll questions solicit opinion and are – therefore – not constructive.

Where did they go if they did exist?

Most (hopefully all) got locked, closed and/or deleted.

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Thanks Dennis - I agree they are not constructive, It just seemed the way folk were talking about them they may have existed as an actual type of question at one time. –  benni_mac_b Jun 18 '12 at 19:46
    
You should have just asked that. Until you added the comment I quoted, I never considered the possibility of a specific interface for poll questions. The downvotes make me assume that I wasn't the only one. Also: Tag support questions as [support]. Support questions (should) get downvoted less. –  Dennis Jun 18 '12 at 19:54

Do they exist on Stack Overflow / Meta?

No.

Did they ever exist?

Yes.

Where did they go if they did exist?

Yahoo! Answers.

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The migration path to Yahoo! Answers was the greatest feature add ever. –  Bill the Lizard Jun 18 '12 at 19:43
    
Hmm. I could've sworn they went into the Google Buzz! Archives... –  Richard J. Ross III Jun 18 '12 at 20:05

Where did they go if they did exist?

Most were deleted, meaning you can only see them if you have 10K rep.

A list of popular deleted questions—many of which are poll questions—can be found here


There's also Stack Printer, which provides public access to most of these questions.

Just be very, very careful. Opening up any of these questions can often result in multiple hours being wasted.

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