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Old Jan 09, 2003, 06:59 AM   #1
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Default New Poll Feature

Here's a new feature that I'm sure a lot of you will like. You can now have polls in most of the forums. There are many ways to set them up, so you'll have to just learn them as you go along.

Polls are basically just like any other topic, but the first post contains the voting box. That's where you vote or view the results. The rest of the page is just like a regular topic, so you can reply and make comments as usual.

As of right now, there is only one thing that isn't working - smilies. In the FIRST post only, where you create the poll, you can't put smilies in your comments. But if you absolutely need them there, you can post the poll and then go back and edit your comments, and the smilies are available there. You can't have any smilies in the actual poll questions or answers. And you also can't edit the poll in any way once it's posted.

If you see any glitches or something's not working, let me know. Enjoy!
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Old Jan 09, 2003, 09:37 AM   #2
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Um that's not exactly right.

Smilies work in the opening post, you just have to manually put in the code, there is no drop down box or smilies list, that's all. But the smilies do work.

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Old Jan 09, 2003, 04:12 PM   #3
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[img]graemlins/clap3.gif[/img] Congratulations Jerry and Brett for adding this new feature;it rocks! [img]graemlins/clap3.gif[/img]
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Old Jan 10, 2003, 07:00 AM   #4
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Default Re: New Poll Feature

Just a quick note about the polls. One of the default settings is that you can't see the results of the poll without voting. To change that, you have to click the "Advanced Options" button on the first page when you're creating the poll. Then after you type in your questions and choices, you'll get to an options page where you can do a few cool things. But at this point, the default for the viewing option is unchecked. So if you want people to be able to view the results without voting, leave that box unchecked. You can also have a start and stop time for the poll, and you can hide the poll results until it's over. Just thought I'd mention it, because it looks like all the polls so far are hiding the results.
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Old Jan 11, 2003, 08:53 AM   #5
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I love this new facility Jerry, and personally I prefer members first vote and then look at the progress.
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Old Jan 11, 2003, 09:53 AM   #6
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But what if they have already voted? Can they check up on it without having to vote again?
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Old Jan 11, 2003, 10:19 AM   #7
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Yes, I have checked back a few times after voting once.

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Old Jan 11, 2003, 10:42 AM   #8
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Far as I can tell, all you can do after you've voted in a poll is read the results.

Certainly a train in high gear... Great idea, Jer!
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Old Jan 11, 2003, 09:23 PM   #9
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I hereby give this new feature a [img]graemlins/thumbsup2.gif[/img] !
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Old Jan 11, 2003, 09:28 PM   #10
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This is wonderful fun! Thanks Jerry & Brett!! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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