Apr 17, 2012
rot13 is... (Results)
A quaint internet tradition that I quite enjoy
Easy to use because I have Leet Key
Recently, I had the thought of doing a similar thing with polls. This site doesn't have built-in polling functionality, and the project to create it seems to have stalled. People generally solve this by creating a comment for each option, asking people to upvote the comment of their choice, and asking people to downvote another comment to balance the karma. It's elegant as these kludges go, but it's still visually confusing in a comment thread, clogs the "Top Comments" lists, and somehow rarely ends up balancing correctly.
Here's the site I used to create the above poll. Those vote buttons will turn into vote counts once you vote (you may need to refresh). The site outputs poll syntax in two formats: html, which you can use by creating an article and clicking the html button on the top tool bar, or markdown, which is for comments. The markdown display is a little different because the Less Wrong functionality for having an image be a link seems to be broken; the image gets double-encoded or something.