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Not a bug Poll percentage bug

SheepCow

Well-known member
#1
We've found a bug where if you create a muliple vote poll with say, 4 options, then vote for options 1, 2, 3, 4 you'll get:

1 = 25%
2 = 25%
3 = 25%
4 = 25%

If someone then edits the poll and adds a fifth answer, votes for it, we ended up with:

1 = 25%
2 = 25%
3 = 25%
4 = 25%
5 = 25%

Which is 125%!
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#2
I think the initial characterization of the poll is actually incorrect. But the crux of this is that multiple vote polls don't add to 100%. It's essentially approval voting. If I make a poll with 4 options and I vote for all of them, as the only voter, each option was selected by 100% of the voters: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/poll-bug-test.13874/

So, this is totally expected and making everything add to 100% would end up being nonsensical (for a multi vote poll).