"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Thursday 5 September 2013

Shoot in the foot

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "A STEP FORWARD":

I must disagree with 20:06...

The results of the Auroran poll are INSIGNIFICANT.

The results are only for those that:

a. are online
b. have bothered to go to the Auroran web site
c. have bothered to register a vote

As far as the Auroran saying that the risk of skewing the results from multiple votes of the same person is low, their response is bogus.

I have just registered 10 votes from my computer in less than 10 minutes. If you know how, you can do it. They are being naive.

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 5 September 2013 11:23


The comment allows me to make a  point in the argument. 

Since the poll was heavily opposed to the  expenditure for a youth facility. And since the comment  purports to discredit the poll. 

And since the. Comment  claims to have been able to vote ten times in ten minutes. (The previous claim was twelve votes.) May. we assume the comment  supports the expenditure and the  multiple votes. cast in support of the expenditure  still did not reduce the percentage in opposition .

Therefore the poll still  stands. 


Anonymous said...

We have only the word of this anonymous person that he/she voted that many times. Could be hooey. If Brock Weir notices anything amiss with his poll, he will tighten it up.

Anonymous said...

Evelyn... you're wrong. My post was not to discredit this poll. My intent was to demonstrate that the online poll mechanism that the Auroran uses is not and will not be accurate.

I have no knowledge of a previous post's claim to 12, I just tried it and got bored after 10.

My comment supports nothing nor does it opposed anything either. Just trying to make sure people do not read more into psuedo-facts.

YOu may let the poll stand, bu it is about as accurate as an Environment Canada long range forecast.