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Technical Stuff Is Not My Forte, but Some Things...

...will make no sense whatsoever. I will not understand... no matter who tries to explain this one to me.

I consider myself to be somewhat intelligent and capable of learning new things. The use of technology is even beginning to make some sense to me, even though it comes a bit more slowly. I do not simply want to use it but, like so many other things in life, I tend to want to analyze it and understand why it works.

That's when my eyes glaze over, because the "techies" try to explain it to me in a language I do not understand.

When I ask "Why?" I want to know the big-picture, practical purpose, not have a diagram or a schematic with labels to follow. And then there are situations that absolutely defy all logic (in my mind).

I am sure there is a simple and logical explanation here at Persona Paper for what I have encountered, and I have tried to figure it out myself. I still draw a blank each time.

Can someone please tell is it that on my latest poll asking about military service, there can be 4 views and 4 likes (I assume that the four who viewed it liked it); yet, there have been 11 votes on the poll itself.

Doesn't someone have to view it to vote on it? This makes no logical sense to me...AT ALL!

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elitecodex wrote on August 29, 2014, 11:51 AM

I think there may be an issue with the polls... another user brought it to my attention and I plan on looking into it today to see if I can find out what is going on. We made some changes to how the views are counted for articles but I have a feeling that polls may be need to be updated as well.

LoudMan wrote on August 29, 2014, 12:35 PM

See? They respond to these things, CoralLevang . I've always assumed it was from viewers using ad-blocker or something. But, I'm not on that side of the computer monitor.

LoudMan wrote on August 29, 2014, 12:35 PM

Don't go away! Please stay here and play with us. :)

Scorpie wrote on August 29, 2014, 2:21 PM

It may be the new math. Like broken cookies having no calories.

BarbRad wrote on August 29, 2014, 4:22 PM

I was also wondering about that. I'm glad someone is responsive enough here to get back to us when we've mentioned a possible bug.

Ellis wrote on August 29, 2014, 8:29 PM

Probably votes cast by us Brits....Third World countries are renowned for vote

CoralLevang wrote on August 30, 2014, 2:29 PM

LOL Ellis I knew we seceded for a good reason. ;)

CoralLevang wrote on August 30, 2014, 2:30 PM

Thank you, elitecodex , for your response. I am curious about things like that and didn't understand.

Loudman , yes they do! I will not go away. You can't get rid of me that easily. ;)

CoralLevang wrote on August 30, 2014, 2:32 PM

Scorpie I hadn't heard that one, but I do know that if you drink a diet soda with someone with calories, it cancels out the calories. Something about a reaction between the sugar molecules and the aspartame, you know. emoticon :winking:

CoralLevang wrote on August 30, 2014, 2:34 PM

BarbRad Yes, it is nice for these responses. Customer care, at its finest!

MegL wrote on December 31, 2015, 1:22 PM

Hopefully, it was all sorted out. I only created my first poll the other day!