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Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:06 PM

Poll functionality is now available

Star Members now have the ability to create polls. To create a poll, look below the "Message text" box when posting a new thread and click the "Create poll" button. (If the button is not there, then polls cannot be created in that particular forum or group.)

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DU2 POLLS AND DU3 POLLS
  • DU3 polls now come with the option to set a time limit (24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours, 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month) after which the poll will expire and people will no longer be able to vote. There is also an "Unlimited" option.

  • DU2 poll votes were private. DU3 poll votes are public. Logged-in members can click the "Show usernames" link to see who voted for which option.

  • DU2 polls would not allow you to change your vote once it had been cast. DU3 polls allow you to undo your vote and make a different choice if you change your mind (or if you accidentally clicked the wrong button).

  • While any logged-in member can vote in a DU3 poll, only Star Members can create DU3 polls. This has not changed from DU2 where only donors could create polls.

  • Polls in groups: by default polls can be created in all groups. However, if an individual group decides that they do not wish to allow polls, they can petition Admin and we'll consider disabling polls in that group.

  • Polls in forums: polls may be posted in General Discussion, Politics 2012, and The Lounge. Polls cannot be created in Latest Breaking News, Video & Multimedia, or Good Reads, since polls would generally contradict the Statements Of Purpose for those forums. In addition polls cannot be created in Help & Meta-discussion, because that forum doesn't need any new tools for creating drama.

  • All DU3 polls automatically include an option to "Pass" which allows members to indicate that they don't want to choose any of the available options.

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Reply Poll functionality is now available (Original post)
EarlG Apr 2012 OP
Renew Deal Apr 2012 #1
EarlG Apr 2012 #2
MineralMan Apr 2012 #6
William769 Apr 2012 #3
UnrepentantLiberal Apr 2012 #4
Scurrilous Apr 2012 #5
Little Star Apr 2012 #7
Solly Mack Apr 2012 #8
Dead_Parrot Apr 2012 #9
cynatnite Apr 2012 #10
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2012 #11
Smilo Apr 2012 #12

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:13 PM

1. I noticed a couple other differences from DU2

They don't have the word "poll" in the subject line

They don't have the poll icon.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:21 PM

2. We're going to put the icon in

The word "Poll" does appear in subject lines on the Latest and Greatest pages, and when you're looking at threads in a forum. It doesn't appear in the subject line when you're actually inside a thread, but it didn't appear there on DU2 either.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 04:44 PM

6. A guy could just type "POLL:" in the title, I think.

That would alert browsers.

Edit to add: I see that "(poll)" is in the subject line in the thread lists. Never mind...

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 02:32 PM

3. Glad we have polls now.

Thanks for the hard work put into this to make it happen.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 04:05 PM

4. Awesome.

 

And they look great too.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 04:20 PM

5. Thanks.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 04:52 PM

7. They look great! Thanks!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 05:38 PM

8. Sweet

Thank you!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 07:18 PM

9. Lol. Nailed it...

In addition polls cannot be created in Help & Meta-discussion, because that forum doesn't need any new tools for creating drama.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:21 PM

10. Is there a reason why we are no longer anonymous in how we vote? n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 02:23 PM

11. K&R!!! Bring on the photography contests!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 11:47 PM

12. Many thanks

and kudos for all your hard work.

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