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Implemented Allow vote changes on polls, be able to specify number of options & add poll to existing thread

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Brogan, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    When creating a poll, you can allow multiple responses but not how many.
    For example, how can I allow only 2 choices out of 10?

    Also, vote changing should be permitted but this isn't an option when creating a poll.

    Lastly, it's not possible to add a poll to an existing thread when editing the first post. My members would really miss this functionality.
    Renegade, nrep, Daniel Hood and 69 others like this.
  2. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Yep, i think there should be an option to change your vote as that's pretty customary now.

    As for the allow x out of y options option i really don't see the real advantage in that.
  3. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    If the system allows users to change their vote, I hope the system adds a post to inform such action.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Well let's say you have 10 options and you want everyone to pick 3 out of the 10.
    Currently the software isn't able to do that.

    Those kinds of polls are very common on my forum.
    rootsxrocks likes this.
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Pushing this back to the top so it doesn't get overlooked.

    I appreciate however that work may already be planned on polls.
    rootsxrocks likes this.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    As likes are now being used to gauge support for a suggestion, are we supposed to bump all of our old suggestions to the top?
  7. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Being able to change your vote is very important. This needs to able to be done on polls that allow multiple choice. The best way for Kier to do this would be to run a query every time the thread is displayed that has a poll. That way removing your vote is an easy thing to do regarding software wise.
    rootsxrocks likes this.
  8. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I think it's important that user's can change their vote (admincp option IMO). I also like the option for limited checkbox ticks... for example if you want users to choose 3 things they consider important on your forum, allows you to prioritise things.
    rootsxrocks likes this.
  9. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    This came up here, whereby an option was missed by the Original Poll Poster, and later edited in by a Mod.. however none of us that had already voted for the next best thing could change our votes.

    It would be a nice feature to allow that as an ACP option.

    jacko, iXanon, Chad Keck and 6 others like this.
  10. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I'd like to add to this a time limit for changing the vote.
    Photon likes this.
  11. ChrisR

    ChrisR Active Member

    Also have it re-enable its self after the change vote has closed if anther option is added.
    dutchbb, Hornstar and TrixieTang like this.
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  13. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Sorry Brogan, I did search but nothing came up, I guess as it was a multi :)
  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    No worries :)

    It's been almost a month since that thread was posted on so it's no surprise you weren't aware of it.
    Divvens likes this.
  15. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I really hope these changes can be made to the poll functionality as I consider them to be fairly standard when it comes to voting on forum polls.
    Divvens and rootsxrocks like this.
  16. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Being able to change ones vote in a poll is an important feature. I hope that Kier and Mike will add this feature soon. I think the best way to make a poll system would be to have a query that runs each time the thread is loaded. The query would quickly count the votes in a poll. That way it would be very easy to code a unvote feature even if the poll is a multiple choice.
  17. neodan

    neodan Member

    Many forums rely on these types of polls. If XenForo wants to set the bar on forum software, it should at least match what's currently available on other forum softwares, otherwise they will never be able to raise the bar.
    rootsxrocks likes this.
  18. Netsultants

    Netsultants Active Member

    I just had a member discuss this. She needed to change her vote as she selected incorrectly. I guess no solution yet?
  19. Darfuria

    Darfuria Active Member

    I hastily clicked "Create thread" the other day before creating the poll in my thread - resulting in having to delete the thread and start over. It'd be neat if the thread starter could add a poll to a thread, or edit a poll into the original post.
    Todd, erich37 and James like this.
  20. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    totally agree. this would be great!

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