What Do You Think?

August 13, 2006

Editor's note: Each week, The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on its Web site, Readers also may submit comments about the poll question when voting. Each Sunday, a sampling of edited reader comments will run in The Herald-Mail.

Last week's poll question was: How often do you play tip jars - daily, weekly, occasionally, never, or what's a tip jar?

As of Friday at 3:30 p.m., 183 voters (46.4 percent) said they never play tip jars, while 98 voters (24.9 percent) said they play them occasionally, 16 voters (4.1 percent) said they play them weekly, and seven voters (1.8 percent) say they play them daily. Another 90 voters (22.8 percent) answered "What's a tip jar?"

"I have always considered gambling something you could do with money you didn't need for anything else. I never have any."


"All I can see is that it's a waste of hard-(earned) money."

"Never really understood how they work? I really like getting something (for) my money!"

"Now here's a question that is of utmost importance and gripping the hearts and minds of every American. What's next week's question? ... How many times do you use the bathroom a day?"

"This is really sad. You could offer this opportunity to engage your readers in a worthy debate about real issues. But instead, you patronize your readers with this worthless fluff. Shame on you, Herald-Mail."

"Let's have a poll on the candidates or taxes. Something that really matters to the public."

"See now, I can't even respond to this poll. I know what a tip jar is, but I've never heard of playing one ..."

"I believe that the county should utilize a higher percentage of proceeds (accrued) by gambling to fix our roads. And I mean repair correctly instead of these half efforted jobs."

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