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Poll settings

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by K Ozturk, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. K Ozturk

    K Ozturk Member


    The current poll feature is very primitive and poor in configurability and privacy settings.

    In my opinion, the administrators should be able to decide who can see the poll results and who can not.

    For instance I am currently running a series of polls to gather certain data about my members' preferences, and I do not want my competitors to get hold of the results.

    But in the current layout, although I untick the "display the results publicly" box, even the anonymous visitors are able to see the results. I've got to figure it out after the fact, which was not nice at all.

    I think the next release should have this feature improved to a professional degree.
    CallieJo, Frode789, Valhalla and 4 others like this.
  2. psx

    psx Active Member

    Administrators should able to see which members voted what.
  3. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    They can if the poll creator selected "Display votes publicly."
  4. Bryan Gilchrist

    Bryan Gilchrist Active Member

    Polls need more admin controls period.

    Users shouldn't be able to create a poll with every single post they make. :rolleyes:
    Valhalla likes this.
  5. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    That's exactly how it's supposed to work. They can see the results, but if "Display votes publicly" isn't checked, they just won't be able to see who voted for what.
  6. Divvens

    Divvens Well-Known Member

    But then even admins aren't able to see who voted for which option, which is want the suggestion is all about. It's atm "show all or hide from all" where as this should be improved and I agree, the only XenForo's built in feature that lacks significantly compared to other competing products is the polls.
    Frode789, psx, Valhalla and 1 other person like this.
  7. psx

    psx Active Member

    I know, but I don't want the members seeing who voted for what.

    Even if I dont display publicly, Administrators should be able to see it.
  8. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Personally, if they don't check that box, not even staff should be able to see it.
    Martok likes this.
  9. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    I completely agree. Private means private, so no one should be able to see how you vote. There's privacy in private conversations too (and why they are called 'private'), they aren't private to everyone except admins.
  10. Bryan Gilchrist

    Bryan Gilchrist Active Member

    Technically private messages aren't private either. They can easily be viewed in the database because they aren't encrypted.
  11. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Indeed but there's a level of trust that an admin won't do that.

    Anyway by the same token, you can look up who voted in a poll in the db. ;)
  12. Epitaffio

    Epitaffio Member

    In the poll settings we need also the ability to set how much vote a user can select, the setting to give the users the possibility to change their vote/votes and why we can add only 10 answers (i know you will never need more, but why limit that)?
  13. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Make sure you like the first post in this suggestion then. :)

    Epitaffio likes this.
  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Those suggestions are here: http://xenforo.com/community/thread...r-of-options-add-poll-to-existing-thread.644/

    You can change the number of poll options in the ACP - I have it set to 30 on my site.
    Epitaffio likes this.
  15. BassMan

    BassMan Well-Known Member

    Now you have an add-on: Poll Exclude
  16. Bryan Gilchrist

    Bryan Gilchrist Active Member

    Should be the other way around. If I have 50 forums, but only want to allow polls in one of them, that means I have to put the ID's of the other 49 forums in there. :p

    It should be set to enter the forums you want polls in, not the ones you don't.
  17. BassMan

    BassMan Well-Known Member

    That is still on to do list.
  18. Alluidh

    Alluidh Well-Known Member

    I hope for a rework of all poll feature since 2010 :)

    Until now there is only "Hide poll results until close" available as an add-on

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