No; it doesn't work like that. We *have* had some advertisements that used a poll format, and we doubtless will in the future, but they are, have been, and will be labeled as such. ("Ad" or the silly euphemism "sponsored content" or something along those lines. If you see ads that look like stories, please complain to firstname.lastname@example.org.) IBM, for instance, has had some ads with built-in polls (it's a style that they figure will appeal more than yet more clip art, I suppose); these, though, aren't "Slashdot polls" in the same way that the ads in The Washington Post aren't the stories. Same page, different stuff is all.
We like that ads let the site exist, but we (the editorial team who post stories, put up polls, etc) don't ever want the ads to be anything but obviously ads.
I actually posted this poll because I haven't seen the movie yet, and want to hear what readers thought of it. Whatever its faults are, they don't include being an ad
re: the actual poll question: the bit about "severely underperforming" doesn't jibe with headlines I scan at Google News or the summary on the film's Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Max:_Fury_Road#Reception) -- are you pulling my leg? I'm not sure the best place to compare expecations with ticket-sale reality, but much of the news about box office stats seems to be about either the opening weekend (in the U.S.) --- which was apparently a big success -- or about similar-sounding, ongoing showings elsewhere around the world.
You can submit poll suggestions / ideas, Yes.
One day, this should mean a better poll-specific interface, but for now, just use the regular story-submission page. It's a bit of a kludge in our system, but submissions turned into polls don't get karma credit, the way accepted stories do -- sorry about that, and (not quite as bad as the final scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark) top men are working on it.
Upshot is that just like other submissions, and position on the page aside, we're going to run polls that the editors think are a good idea, largely drawn from reader suggestions -- that's how the site's always worked. Submit more / better polls? Aye, you betcha, please do, and have at!
Some examples and hints here: http://slashdot.org/journal/23...
Nah -- wasn't me
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But the work didn't end up in the snowy Alps — when the team got back they had with them no less than 46TB of images which they needed to process in order to create one giant interactive image, 365 Gigapixels in size. This processing required some very powerful hardware and took over two months to complete, but the result is a look at the Mont Blanc (the tallest mountain in the Alps and the highest peak in Europe outside of the Caucasus range raising 4,810 meters or 15,781 feet above sea level) — like it has never been seen before.
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According to Hannah, Musk’s approach to delete grade level numbers and focus on aptitude may take the pressure off non-linear students and creates a more balanced assessment of ingenuity. Admitting books were "comforting" to him as a child and to reading everything from science fiction to the encyclopedia and philosophers from “morning to night," Musk points out that not everyone will be strong in every subject, or be able to retain regurgitated standardized aptitude facts beyond the test. "It makes more sense to cater the education to match their aptitudes and abilities." So far, Ad Astra "seems to be going pretty well," according to Musk. "The kids really love going to school."