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polls-lists It’s time for another Poll. You guys did an excellent job on every previous poll, both in terms of votes and comments. Thank You! Now help us make MakeUseOf a better place by sharing your thoughts about list-style articles.

Here on MakeUseOf we have a thing towards lists. Most of us like them. Unlike other websites we tend to keep our lists short and actually review the ‘best of’. Plus we always profile only FREE stuff. So if our article says top 3 sources to get free document templates 3 Excellent Sites to Get Free Document Templates 3 Excellent Sites to Get Free Document Templates Read More OR the best places to watch documentary movies online The Best Places to Watch Documentary Movies Online The Best Places to Watch Documentary Movies Online Read More , those are the best sources. Nevertheless we want to find out what you, our readers, think about it. Lets us know below, all it takes is one vote.

Share your thoughts in comments.

  1. Ben
    May 29, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Lists are just fine with me as long as they have a description and are short. Also, I like the person that's reviewing them to have pretty good knowledge of the web site. It always bothers me when I visit a web site that's a good IDEA, but has too many bugs or just links a bunch of youtube videos or other web sites. Most often I've seen this happens with music sites where someone says that you can listen to streaming mp3's and create playlists and it's another crappy youtube video link site. I know how to do a youtube search just fine, thank you.

  2. Shubby
    May 29, 2008 at 4:30 am

    I am not a fan of lists, but I guess many people are and thats the idea to satisfy most people. Even though I visit MUO everyday, I on few occasions read the Cool Websites and Tools post because of this. However, if I do click on it I do selective reading to see which ones stand out and don't visit each one on the list.

  3. Syahid A.
    May 28, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Love to make it and read it. I think this is one of the reasons why I love to read MUO.

  4. Leisureguy
    May 28, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    I really like list articles provided the title doesn't contain the number of items in a list. In other words, instead of "7 Best Do-Whats", I would much rather see "Best Do-Whats". Giving the number of list items in the title is a cliché and reminds one of, say, Cosmopolitan magazine. Just tell us what the focus of the list, not the number of items. Thanks.

  5. ameo
    May 28, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    short lists for sure .

    more related results
    better lists
    way better layout
    and as kj mentioned . it doesn't get me bored

  6. Sherri
    May 28, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    I like top list articles as long as there's decent white space, headlines, and images are nice too. But I don't even look at the directory links posts that you post every once in a while (yea, I'm weird about layouts, I even re-edit some stuff I save to disk).

  7. JK
    May 28, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Somewhere on a blog, in a post about blogging tips, I had read that readers like lists. Then there were a few examples of some blogs that regularly post lists, for example, http://www.smashingmagazine.com. Thats true.

    But I think Short lists are better than top 50 or top 100...long lists simply make you bored and tired (except if its about wordpress themes, wallpapers and similar stuff).

    But still, I'll vote for all of 'em. Hey, but dont make your site crowded with lists...we also like detailed, one-subject (one thing or one stuff or....whatever, you get me, right ? ) posts.

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