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Not Planned Create poll permission

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by blackvoid, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. blackvoid

    blackvoid Active Member

    I would like to have a permission for poll creation. Right now im having a problem on my forum with a lot of users creating dumb polls.

    Can this be added in the next version of XenForo?
    Brad L, sheel, Aurèle and 31 others like this.
  2. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    I agree.
    It would also be great if we could active polls on per forum basis
    We plan to limit polls to special forums.

    ATM it's also not possible to limit this via add-on system :( ( no template hooks to hide the create poll input fields & results... I wanted to make a quick and dirty "hide input fields & results (if some script kiddie sends an manipulated create thread post request) )
    Brad L likes this.
  3. swatme

    swatme Well-Known Member

  4. Jesepi

    Jesepi Well-Known Member

    Agreed that this needs to be in as an option.
  5. bart

    bart Active Member

    Hope this will be in 1.2....:unsure:
  6. Clovis

    Clovis Member

  7. Andrej

    Andrej Well-Known Member

  8. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

    Would be great to have this available as an option for nodes.
    Luis and soloarquitectura like this.
  9. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

  10. blackvoid

    blackvoid Active Member

    The solution will not prevent polls from being created via post requests, only hide the option to create a poll. My suggestion is also something that should have been included long ago in vanilla XenForo, so it surprises me that it has not been added yet, soon 3 years after suggesting it.
    0ptima likes this.
  11. ScottSwezey

    ScottSwezey Member

    Is there any update on the status of this request? Or, is anyone aware of any add-ons or resources to better handle this? I've seen the resource on changing templates to hide the poll form, but would prefer not to go that route if there is a better way, or an update on the horizon.

  12. Syndol

    Syndol Guest

    There are both paid and free add-ons for this in the resources section.
    Of course the paid one has a few more features and permissions.
  13. blackvoid

    blackvoid Active Member

    From what I understood it will be added in XenForo 1.4
  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There is no separate poll permission in 1.4.
  15. blackvoid

    blackvoid Active Member

    Well that's disappointing, I thought that finally my suggestion was getting added...
  16. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I posted about this elsewhere (in the poll improvements HYS), but a permission for this is something that goes against our idea of "discussion types" (something that will likely be expanded over time), which is that the types are generally something that are set on a per forum basis. You're defining the types of discussion that you want in a particular forum. Generalizing, it doesn't really make sense to prevent someone from posting a "question" type in a help forum or a "bug" type in a bug report forum.

    That said, I did also note that there is now a direct place to hook into the poll check to determine who can create a poll, so it would be quite simple to add via an add-on (much simpler than it was).
    Hoffi likes this.
  17. Dan

    Dan Well-Known Member

    What's wrong with having discussion types in the particular forum AND addional permissions to control who's able to create and view them?
    e.g. what about having 2 different "question" types? 1 for normal users and 1 type only for the team providing additional fields?

    Or inside a "support forum" you'll have a bug type, a suggestion type and a "private bug" typ, which would be only visible to the team?

    Such system would be much more powerful with create and view permissions.
    Brad L, maszd, Nevil and 1 other person like this.
  18. Nevil

    Nevil Member

    I agree.
  19. Brad L

    Brad L Well-Known Member

    I wish that this basic option existed.

    Note for future readers: There is a helpful addon available, but it does not work on a per node basis.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2017

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