Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Was There Ever Any Doubt?

I'm not suprised with the outcome of this quiz, but it's results are somewhat misleading. Tests like this have to be limited and predictable to give "the right" outcome, but that means that they attempt to make grey areas black and white. Maybe it's just because this one was about politics?

I'll be posting on Chaucer and the Ways of the Christian Mystics later today.

Your Political Profile

Overall: 80% Conservative, 20% Liberal

Social Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal

Personal Responsibility: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal

Fiscal Issues: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal

Ethics: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal

Defense and Crime: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal


cube said...

These tests may be fun to play around with, but they are meaningless.

And they're everywhere, too!

Like I posted on another site, I'm waiting for the 'What Kind of Pasta
Are You?' test.

Voracious Reader said...

You know you can make your own tests and put them up as polls on your blog. I think it's damn time for a pasta test.

Plus the "What European Country are you like?" is kind of like a pasta test. I'm irish, but apparently the test indicates I'm Italian.

Gone Away said...

Blasting through on Blog Rocket. It's fun, isn't it? Not sure just how meaningful it is but what the heck... ;)

Voracious Reader said...

I was just thinking the exact same thing.

Mikey said...

How do you go about getting those book thumbnails displayed on your blog?

Do you contact Amazon.com...or who?



Voracious Reader said...

I'm probably one of the most inept people you could possibly ask for info like this, but I'll try to answer your question.

I try to find an image of the book somewhere (not necessarily Amazon), sometimes I'm sent images because of my being a book reviewer, and then I find the exact address to the Amazon book link. There are free image banks of pictures on the internet under "book covers" etc. Plus, you can take a picture or scan an image and upload it to your website. I've never done this, but I've heard that it can be done.

You don't have to link to Amazon, but I do for consistency. So, I put up the image and then put a tag on it that takes the image to the amazon page.

For instance, I was sent an image address for Jordan Tracks, at www.einvolved.org/jordantracks.jpg. Then I found the same book at amazon. Then I put them together so that the title will appear above the image.

Concerning the tags, it's the same thing as making a certain word have an HTML code that takes you to another link, but instead it's a graphic that has HTML that takes you to another link.

I reallllllllly don't know anything about the internet, so there are probably better ways to do it, but I don't know what they are? Please let me know if this was at all helpful.

Voracious Reader said...

P.S. Sometimes I use Powell's rather than Amazon.

bocephus said...

I got overall 90% conservative. They messed me up on the ethics -- somehow I got a 25% liberal. Weird.

BTW, thanks for stopping by.