I found the poll question to be almost "too difficult" to answer.  On the one hand, I don't like limiting discussion on the part of those who feel passionately that something should be discussed.  On the other hand, I didn't really feel Katrina (outside of discussions about vlogging about it) was a valid subject for this group to get distracted by.
Ultimately, I read various conflicting opinions by posters whom I respected.  I decided "not" to vote because I don't like "voting" when one is really unsure and is really only guessing.
Now, I'm glad I didn't vote.  I didn't dream people's vote would be publicly listed in the manner they were.  I would have hated casting a vote I wasn't sure of and offending someone else by doing so.  I also think that this "vote" was really a pointless exercise since those who were concerned simply proceeded to do what they thought was appropriate to do.
I also find that my own initial opinions have changed a bit insofar as I might have initially leaned toward reluctantly voting "yes" but now after seeing the course (and discourse) that has taken place, I believe I would vote saying posting on this subject was relevant after all.
----- Original Message -----
From: Kunga
Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2005 1:30 PM
Subject: Re: [videoblogging] Poll results for videoblogging

So much for the tradition of the secret ballot. almost 1276 members 
and 18 votes. wow. 1.4 % voted. I guess the term "participatory 
democracy" does not apply here.
Taylor Barcroft
New Media Publisher, Editor, Video Journalist
Santa Cruz CA, Beach of the Silicon Valley

On Sep 3, 2005, at 8:44 AM, videoblogging@yahoogroups.com wrote:

> POLL QUESTION: Should messages about the nation's deadliest 
> hurricane in
> more than a century that relate to video reports on the web
> be posted to this group?
> - Yes, 8 votes, 44.44%
> - I don't care, 6 votes, 33.33%
> - No, 4 votes, 22.22%

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