Ask 500 People is a new poll/survey application that, it seems to me, has some potential.
After you sign-up, it’s extremely easy to set-up a one question poll. Other tools on The Best Sites For Creating Online Polls & Surveys list are actually just as easy. However, “Ask 500 People” is easy and offers a wide variety of ways to set-up your poll — far more than some of the ones on that list. You can use pictures and have different kinds of responses (A or B, different ranges of agree/disagree, etc.). You can also embed your poll, and comments can be left on it. Comments aren’t moderated, but I didn’t see anything inappropriate, and I also didn’t see any inappropriate poll questions on the site either. Of course, I also only spent a few minutes looking around.
It has a number of other bells and whistles that are worth considering. I’m tentatively adding it to “The Best…” list.
Aloha, Larry! Thanks for trying Ask500People.com. Like most sites with user-generated content, we have our share of provocateurs and trolls, but for the most part the polls are fun and fast. Let us know if there’s anything you’d like to see!