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XF 1.3 How to avoid and detect cheating in polls?


Well-known member

is there any possibility to make sure that in a poll each user has only one vote? Or does the user only have to get a new IP address and can then vote again with the same username in the same vote?

I want to avoid that users are cheating in votes with one or several usernames, just because they do not like the current results...


Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
A user can only ever cast one vote on a poll. There is no way around that.

The only way they could cheat is if they created duplicate user accounts; but you would have to monitor that yourself, e.g. check to see if there are accounts using the same IP address.