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Kids @ Cons - The Poll! [Jan. 27th, 2010|04:44 pm]
dalekboy
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Note! This poll is about negative impact of experience!

Poll #1517139 Annoying people at cons

A child (someone else's) has seriously impacted on my enjoyment of a con or fannish event...

almost every time
4(4.5%)
frequently
4(4.5%)
now and again
22(25.0%)
rarely
38(43.2%)
never
20(22.7%)

An adult has seriously impacted on my enjoyment of a con or fannish event...

almost every time
15(17.0%)
frequently
26(29.5%)
now and again
35(39.8%)
rarely
11(12.5%)
never
1(1.1%)

Susan is genetically the Doctor's grand-daughter, and not in any way adopted!

Yes
29(34.5%)
No
8(9.5%)
Not sure
38(45.2%)
*ahem* I have a theory... *ahem* *ahem*
9(10.7%)
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[User Picture]From: dcrisp
2010-01-27 05:47 am (UTC)
You forgot a poll option of "I dont watch Dr who and so dont know, you insensitive sod!"
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-01-27 05:49 am (UTC)
I also didn't put in the poll question that said "Danny is an annoying child - yes, no, etc.."
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[User Picture]From: callistra
2010-01-27 07:18 am (UTC)
Oops, I read it as Susan is *Death's* grand daughter....
(I'm reading Soul Music at the moment!)
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-01-27 05:59 am (UTC)
There, added a note to the start to clear that up. It's easy enough to go in and change answers for anyone who needs to.

Thanks for the heads-up. Had just started it when my child negatively impacted my ability to put further thought into the poll by waking up :P
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[User Picture]From: vegetus
2010-01-27 06:12 am (UTC)
You don't have the option of "a parent neglecting their children at a fannish event has impacted on my enjoyment".

There were a couple of times where I've seen children behave in what the kids would think of as ok for their age, but their parent has behaved in a way that was less than ideal.
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From: gutter_monkey
2010-01-27 07:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, that'd annoy me a lot more than almost anythign a child could do. Parents annoy me a LOT more than children.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-01-27 07:25 am (UTC)
I still count that as the kid impacting on your enjoyment.

In any poll, there will always be options that aren't covered.
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[User Picture]From: strangedave
2010-01-27 10:31 am (UTC)
Hell yes.
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[User Picture]From: gemfyre
2010-01-27 08:24 am (UTC)
I'm not big on kids. But I find kids at cons are usually awesome geeky kids. And all the cons I've been to have had plenty to occupy them, so you don't end up with little hellions running rampant and wrecking the place, you have nice, intelligent, geek kids playing quietly.
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From: chuckmck1
2010-01-27 09:07 am (UTC)
Spot on with the 'geek' observation. A few year ago I was at a con where the topic of discussion at a panel became rather sexual - then everyone realised that the (barely) teenaged daughter of a well-known community member was in the room. Silence fell. The girl piped up: 'It's okay. Sex talk doesn't phase me. My parents are Gamers.' :)
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[User Picture]From: purrdence
2010-01-27 08:15 pm (UTC)
Bless. :)
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[User Picture]From: callistra
2010-01-28 03:00 am (UTC)
LOL
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[User Picture]From: leecetheartist
2010-01-28 03:30 am (UTC)
Awesome.
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[User Picture]From: dr_jekyl
2010-01-28 04:31 am (UTC)
Funny as the anecdote may be, this is a prime example of the issue of adults having to modify speech and behavior because there are kids around. Those in the room should have been able to continue the discussion without having to worry that they were traumatizing somebody's kid.
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