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  1. SubscriberRuss
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    13 Nov '19 17:363 edits
    Tomorrow a new feature will be available permitting simple polls to be created in a thread.

    Each poll is presented as a single choice list. If you have seen Twitter polls, you will know what to expect.

    The poll can't be edited once created, only removed. Also, a vote cannot be changed once selected.

    The poll is inserted into a forum post using a text tag like this :

    [ poll ] a unique code for this poll [/ poll]

    They will be available to anyone and can even be embedded in private messages.

    More on this tomorrow when this is released.

    edit : The existing vote system that was only available to admins has been retired.
  2. SubscriberRuss
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    14 Nov '19 11:14
    Polls are now live. Details to follow.
  3. SubscriberRuss
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    14 Nov '19 11:321 edit

    When I play chess, I play at

    78% RedHotPawn.com
    22% DailyChess.com
    0% I'm just here for the great conversation
    9 votes • Final results


    To create a Poll like the above, use the "Insert poll" link on the forum post page.

    Once created, a tag will be inserted into your text like this :

    [poll ]6D85B69599D93CEE08EC004ABC91189D[ /poll]

    So [poll ] <token> [ /poll]

    This can be removed from your forum post if you subsequently want to delete the poll. (It will be deleted from the server eventually if inactive/no votes.)

    As the token is quite complex, you can create private polls and even message them around in PMs, but if the token is shared outside of your intended audience, then clearly the poll will no longer be private, as anyone can vote on any poll if they have access to it.

    Normal moderation rules apply - inappropriate polls will result in threads being removed.
  4. Subscribermoonbus
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    16 Nov '19 16:22
    @Russ

    Have you coded it such that a member can vote only once in each poll?
  5. SubscriberRuss
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    16 Nov '19 19:46
  6. Subscribermoonbus
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    16 Nov '19 21:51
    @Russ

    Nice.
  7. SubscriberPonderableonline
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    18 Nov '19 14:57
    @moonbus said
    @Russ

    Have you coded it such that a member can vote only once in each poll?
    There is a ticked box in the Option you selected, so that you know what you voted for. (It won't hinder trolls to vote with their sock-puppet accounts I fear)
  8. Subscribermoonbus
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    23 Nov '19 14:38
    @Ponderable

    This feature should prove useful for the next prose contest.
  9. Subscriberdivegeester
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    10 Jan '20 20:21
    @moonbus said
    @Russ

    Have you coded it such that a member can vote only once in each poll?
    🤔
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