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Additional class if thread contains a poll / Poll icon/indicator

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by Mert Y, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Mert Y

    Mert Y Member

    I think there should be some kind of an indicator for polls on forum display. Maybe a little icon attached to the right bottom corner of the thread opener's avatar. Something like this, but smaller: [​IMG]
  2. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    another +1 :p
  3. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I have always thought the many icons are just clutter, it's a thread, with as a feature: a poll.
    It's not a poll, with as a feature, comments.
  4. Mert Y

    Mert Y Member

    I totally agree but putting a little icon over the avatar wouldn't hurt as it won't use any space itself :)
  5. Vossi

    Vossi Active Member

    A nice feature would be to watch the threadlist and then see a thread marked if a poll is included. Just like if a thead got closed, sticky, etc.
  6. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

    Currently there is no way to distinguish a poll from a regular post when clicking What's New. It would be nice if there was a way to tell that a thread contains a poll.
    Laric, Veer and Digital Doctor like this.
  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    No likes yet !
    Don't be discouraged, this is a "no brainer".
    It's just so obvious people don't know what to think !
  8. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

    Haha, I saw this in my alerts and was like "oh yeah, I remember that post" :D
  9. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  10. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  11. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

  12. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I think on the index page the icon shouldn't be used and go with a text prefix "Poll:" but for the thread listings where the sticky resides I think the small icons would certainly be warranted and possibly the other pages like what's new etc.

    Edit: Def a text based prefix showing for polls on index.
    Digital Doctor likes this.
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  14. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Solid idea.
  15. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The thread linked to above is in pre-sales so liking it won't have any effect.
    Only threads in the suggestions forum are affected by likes.

    If you agree I can merge your thread with this one:http://xenforo.com/community/threads/poll-indicator.287/

    They're slightly different but it's safe to assume if one gets implemented then so will the other.
  16. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

    No problemo, merge away
    Brogan likes this.
  17. Crazy-Achmet

    Crazy-Achmet Active Member

    Hey there,

    in our forums we have a lot polls and it would be really great if users could see if a thread contains a poll or not.

    In my opinion, it's also increases the user activity since if they could see a poll they much more willing to give a vote.

    So my suggestion is to add an additional pollItem class to the discussionListItem. If you want to make it perfect add two different classes when a user has voted or not (pollItemunvoted / pollItemvoted) so we can style it different if someone hasn't voted yet. ;)
    14DH01 and Forsaken like this.
  18. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I use a thread prefix to identify threads with polls; it works very well as it allows filtering.

    However, a separate class would be useful for those who wish to apply different styling.
    Crazy-Achmet and nCODE like this.
  19. Crazy-Achmet

    Crazy-Achmet Active Member

    Yeah, that's what i had in my mind too, but i don't think it works out so well. You have to teach your user to use the poll prefix everytime they create a poll. Right now we have a poll forum with 20 - 30 new polls a day so it would be great if we could use the prefixes for different poll topics and also could see if i already voted. :)
  20. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    Prefix is no solution because then you have already a prefix and you can't use it for "categoring" the thread!

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