One of the many philosophical questions that came up in this year's fabulous Gnomedex conference was whether PR agents should vote for their clients in anonymous online polls or not. We argue that they should not due to conflict of interest, others argue that anyone should feel free to vote in such polls and tiny startups would be crazy not to rally all the support they can get.

Maybe it's no big deal, but we think it's an interesting question. What do you think? Let us know in the poll below, even if you work in PR yourself.

RSS readers can click here to view or participate in the poll.

Earlier this month we asked whether good tech even needs PR. In that post we discuss some important things PR agencies do for their clients - things that make voting for them in polls look downright silly. That's our take on it, anyway, what's yours?

Photo: raise your hands for jesus by Flickr user johny hunter.