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Hallowe'en is coming. Trick-or-Treaters who visit ...

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Will get some conventional candy treat.
  4115 votes / 34%
Will get an above average candy treat
  1747 votes / 14%
Will get fruit, religious pamphlets or other non-candy
  1248 votes / 10%
Get to see my awesome haunted house (but fun)
  206 votes / 1%
Will get scared out of their wits, at least that's the goal
  1051 votes / 8%
Will probably egg or otherwise vandalize my house.
  3659 votes / 30%
12026 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
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Hallowe'en is coming. Trick-or-Treaters who visit ...

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 11, 2012 @12:56AM (#41615977)

    I agree where is the "I don't do american traditions you insensitive clod!" option?

  • by Dahamma (304068) on Thursday October 11, 2012 @02:38AM (#41616413)

    Never put up an American-centric poll late at night. Turns out it's the next morning in Australia where a bunch of cranky readers haven't had their coffee yet, jeez.

  • by war4peace (1628283) on Thursday October 11, 2012 @05:04AM (#41617019)

    Never put up an American-centric poll.

    There, fixed that for you.

  • by Tom (822) on Thursday October 11, 2012 @05:28AM (#41617107) Homepage Journal

    Where are the "I don't give a flying fuck", "we don't celebrate Halloween over here", "we don't celebrate Halloween like that over here", etc. options?

    Yes, I know, don't complain... yes I know, /. is an american site... I just sometimes wish it would pull its head out of its own arse and stop supporting anti-american prejudice, you know?

  • by Smivs (1197859) <smivs@smivsonline.co.uk> on Thursday October 11, 2012 @07:49AM (#41617773) Homepage Journal
    Agree wholeheartedly...there have been too many polls lately which are irrelevent to anyone outside the US.
  • Sanctimony (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 11, 2012 @08:44AM (#41618077)

    Why is fruit lumped in with religious pamphlets and other non-candy?

    Sanctimonious people making a statement?

    Let's face it, many folks with strong beliefs have this "beleive the way I do or you're damned!"

    It's all about their pathetic little egos. Sure, they'll wrap it up with some rationalization like, "It's to keep you healthy!" or "It's to save your soul!" but in the end, the more folks who believe the way they do, the more comfortable that they are "right".

    Let's put it this way, if you truly know that you are right, you STFU knowing that the truth will show itself. Example, eating too much animal products do have some negative effects on one's health. That's why moderation is important. Go cold turkey (pun accidental)? That's more of a personal value judgement than one backed by data - although, I have seen some compelling data that doesn't make the Vegan crowd look so kooky.

    As far as the religous example goes, if you have to proselytize then you don't truly believe.

    A Buddhist once explained to me why they don't proselytize. "We work on changing ourselves and as we become less angry, attached, more calm, and happier, and if someone asks us "what has changed?" then we tell them about our Buddhist practice.

    That explains why they aren't such pains in the asses like the Mormons, Jehova's, and every other Christian cult that insists on annoying me at home.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 11, 2012 @11:40AM (#41619863)
    Lucky you. We Americans are required to follow Australian traditions, or at least those that are shown (or invented!) for television and movies. For example, we all have to chuckle and say "That's not a knife. That's a knife," whenever someone pulls a knife on us. And of course we all drink Fosters beer, because that's the same exact beer all you people drink and regard as your favorite beer, totally representative of the region's crafts. And we wear your cool hats, which we secretly genuinely admire rather than wear in a mocking manner.
  • Re:WTF? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Atzanteol (99067) on Thursday October 11, 2012 @03:50PM (#41622459) Homepage

    Why is fruit lumped in with religious pamphlets and other non-candy?.

    "Things that kids don't want for Halloween"

  • Nope. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by mosb1000 (710161) <mosb1000@mac.com> on Thursday October 11, 2012 @08:10PM (#41625577)

    there is a difference between the sugar found naturally in fruits and the processed sugar (or worse, corn syrup) added to processed foods.

    No, there isn't. It's chemically identical. However, the fruit also contains fiber. You have to look at the big picture.

  • Re:Sanctimony (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Kjella (173770) on Thursday October 11, 2012 @10:08PM (#41626421) Homepage

    Might as well take it up with the tooth fairy. Your "lord" is a fictitious creation of men

    [Jesus existed] Even to a casual historian, something pretty strange happened 2000-ish years ago.

    No. They agree there was a man named Jesus who acquired a cult following of mostly illiterate, superstitious people who lived over 2000 years ago. Basically nothing more spectacular than the David Copperfield or L. Ron Hubbard of his time, except more people were gullible back then. Pretty much everything ancient people thought they saw of trolls and goblins and nymphs and mares and yetis and the Loch Ness monster is bogus. Everyone they thought used magic like witches and wizards and warlocks and sorcerers is bogus. But Jesus, yep they sure got that one right - undoubtedly divine power in action, no way to pull a fast one on them.

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