Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Poll results

There was an election held today where I live... so that put me in the mood for counting votes. Here are the results of three recent Wizards Wireless polls.

Question: Which businesses mentioned in the Harry Potter books would you like to visit?


1st place (33 votes)

  • Flourish and Blotts bookstore

2nd place (30 votes)

  • Honeydukes sweetshop

3rd place (29 votes)

  • Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes

4th place (22 votes)

  • Florean Fortescue's ice cream parlor

5th place (21 votes)

  • Ollivander’s wand store

6th place (16 votes)

  • The Three Broomsticks

7th place (15 votes)

  • The Leaky Cauldron

8th place (14 votes each)

  • Magical Menagerie pet store
  • Dervish and Banges magical equipment

9th place (11 votes)

  • Zonko's Joke Shop

10th place (9 votes each)

  • Eeylops Owl Emporium
  • Gringotts Wizarding Bank
  • Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop
  • Madam Malkin's Robes for all Occasions

11th place (7 votes each)

  • Gladrags wizardwear
  • Madam Puddifoot's tea shop

12th place (6 votes each)

  • Quality Quidditch Supplies
  • Hogsmeade post office

13th place (5 votes each)

  • The Hog's Head
  • Borgin and Burkes dark arts shop

14th place (4 votes)

  • Apothecary
I love that Flourish and Blotts bookstore won this poll. Come to think of it, that's the business I'd want to visit the most, too.

As for the next poll, all I can say is that if Madam Pince retires, there will be fierce competition to fill the job of Hogwarts librarian.

Question: If you were looking for a job in the Harry Potter world, which ones would you choose?


1st place (17 votes)

  • Hogwarts librarian

2nd place (10 votes)

  • Hogwarts professor

3rd place (6 votes)

  • reporter for the Daily Prophet

4th place (5 votes each)

  • assistant at Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes
  • manager of Flourish and Blotts bookstore

5th place (4 votes each)

  • auror
  • clerk at Honeydukes sweetshop
  • Quidditch player

6th place (3 votes)

  • wand maker

7th place (2 votes each)

  • Minister of Magic
  • reporter for the Quibbler

8th place (1 vote each)

  • broom maker
  • curse-breaker for Gringotts
  • dragon keeper in Romania
  • employee of the Ministry of Magic
  • Hogwarts headmaster

9th place (0 votes each)

  • conductor of the Knight Bus
  • dish washer at the Leaky Cauldron
  • dragon feeder at Gringotts
  • healer at Saint Mungo’s
  • Hogwarts caretaker
  • Quidditch referee
  • saleswizard at Quality Quidditch Supplies
  • security troll trainer
I find it interesting that the Minister of Magic ranks as low as reporter for the Quibbler. I can't really blame you. I wouldn't want to be Minister of Magic either.

The last poll has nothing to do with Harry Potter. (Yes, I do run non-Harry Potter polls from time to time. =) This one is about a comic strip. (See this post for more details about what's going on with For Better or For Worse these days).

Question: If I could decide the fate of For Better or For Worse, I would:


1st place (13 votes)

  • End it completely in September

2nd place (6 votes each)

  • Continue running it past September with a mixture of reruns and new material
  • I don't read the comic strip

3rd place (2 votes)

  • I wouldn't be able to decide
Want to vote for something? See the current poll on the sidebar to vote for your favorite books by Lucy Maud Montgomery. (For more about my favorite books by this wonderful author, see this post.) And, there's a brand new poll about Quidditch.

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