The problem is you can only vote once in the poll. I cannot possibly remember which poll I already voted in with the influx of new polls. It is just a suggestion to the mods. The votes in this particular poll are saying people find it somewhat confusing also.
I posted this in TallB's thread but will enter it here also as I see you have some of the same concerns here. Hope this helps make the feature more clear..
In response to some of your questions:
I’d like to enter a poll just to gather the resulting numbers and more serious feedback. Does my poll HAVE to appear in the forum?
No, it doesn’t. All polls are available to be voted on by all members. But NOT all polls have to be forum polls... it's up to each poll author. You can create a poll either to appear in the Forums (where it is open for discussion here), OR you can create a poll to appear only in the formal Polls area (open for comments there only). You should not create duplicates.
We created these two options because some authors may want to keep their poll in the Polls area where comments may be more serious, more focused and less likely to go off topic than a forum poll might be (did I say hijack?), while other poll authors may prefer the more active, casual discussion of their poll in a forum thread. - - - - - - - - - -
Can I know which polls I have already voted on?
Yes. Click POLLS in the top nav bar. Notice the two tabs above each poll (POLL and RESULTS). If you have not voted on the poll, you will be shown the POLL page first. If you have already voted on that poll, the RESULTS tab will be open. So you can just scroll down the page and vote on any that the POLL tab is open on. As soon as you vote, the tab will turn over to RESULTS. If you want to see the poll again after you vote, you can click the POLL tab. Also on that page, there is a link to see how the votes break down based on gender and age. We think you will find this interesting.
Another way to see your polls is to click on the “MY POLLS” link. In the left sidebar you will see 2 links (MY POLLS CREATED and MY POLLS TAKEN). - - - - - - - - - - -
Where can I see a plain list of the polls?
To view a list of ALL the polls that have been entered by ALL members– click ALL POLLS To view the polls that YOU have entered or taken- click MY POLLS (These links are located in your side or your top nav, depending on the forum you use.) - - - - - - - - - -
Yes, some flooding has occurred… but be PATIENT, things will settle down after everyone gets a chance to try out the new feature.
Some members had trouble with quoting a post this morning. That bug has been exterminated.
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