[Poll] Let's do a wisdom-of-the-crowd experiment.
If we were to choose a random answer among four, each of them would get ~25% of the votes.
But are we able to distribute our votes according to the percentages shown below? (If you can't see them, they are 5, 10, 25, and 60%.)
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The poll is closed. Thanks to all the people who took part in it (way more than I anticipated ) and to all the people who boosted it!
The results are quite interesting, because (1) even though the percentages are wrong, the rankings of the four answers are correct, and have been during most of the three days, and (2) the main takeaway is that the majority of people did *not* vote for the answer that required the majority of votes.
poll commentary, armchair psychology
I wonder if it is connected to the well-known fact that most people believe to be better than the average at any particular task.
After all, not voting for the 60% answer is a self-appointed task (if there is no coordinated strategy), and some people might choose to be “less gregarious” than the mass and avoid the 60% option. But that's just my hypothesis.
And of course, 127 people is a small sample, not enough to get significant results. But it was fun!
Did I miss the question though?
@banjofox There is no explicit question, but it could be written as such: “If our collective aim is to make sure that 5% of the votes go to the “5%” answer, 10% to the “10%” one, etc., what answer would you vote for?”
@miramarco super interesting ;)
@Virelai Indeed, more than I anticipated! I can’t wait to see the final results, I feel like there are some precious insights to be made, even with “only” 90 responses!
@miramarco Cool idea, now I'm curious too 😊 👍
@tobias Thanks! The results are very interesting so far!
@miramarco i rolled percentile dice to pick my vote heh. also i did a similar poll on twitter, the results weren't super close but also not too bad? i'd have to search to dig it up
@bunnyhero Ooooh, interesting! If you happen to stumble upon that poll, let me know
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