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Should voting in a poll count as a "reply" for What's New purposes ?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Digital Doctor, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Voting in a poll doesn't cause the poll to reappear in What's New.
    Instead someone has to reply to it.

    I think a "Vote" in a poll should count as a REPLY.
    It certainly would help give the Polls better exposure.

    Thoughts ?
     
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  2. optrex

    optrex Active Member

    Funny I asked why this DIDN'T happen just the other week. I too think it should.
    Many a time a person jumps on the poll and votes, but it gets lost because no-one comments.
     
  3. Reeve of Shinra

    Reeve of Shinra Well-Known Member

    I would say no and this could take a lot of coding working for an extremely small amount of benefit.
     
  4. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Too bad, I was hoping it was easy.

    Polls suffer because of the lack of exposure to the What's New list.

    Polls need to be entirely removed from [New Post] and need to be improved. They should be their own Content Type, unrelated to regular threads.
     
  5. Reeve of Shinra

    Reeve of Shinra Well-Known Member

    I agree with that. Make it modular too for use in other adding like a potential gallery.
     
  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I've modded the original idea that New Votes in a Poll should "BUMP" the thread back to "NEW". I think it should, but that you might only allow the bumping to occur for a certain length of time, say 1 week.

    This will keep recent Polls ACTIVE ... but if the poll sucks .... it'll die before the week specified time frame.
     
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  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Another tweak to this would be informing the person who just voted that a vote ALONE won't bump the thread by they can reply to the Poll/Thread which will bump the Poll to what's new. But that's probably overkill. But I bet someone might want it ! :)

    Other tweak options:
    (1) More than X votes (say 3) in a period of time (say 3 days) would automatically constitute a bump.
    (2) Every second or every third vote would bump the Poll.
    (3) Votes would automatically trigger the post to be NEW for those that haven't VOTED yet ! (They might vote just to shut the poll up !) (PLUS, they wouldn't have to see the poll in what's new when there were no new replies (ie. just a new vote in the poll)). (You might want to have every poll have a [dismiss] option ... if you dont want to vote to shut the poll up).
    (4) ie. when someone votes in a poll, a new reply is autogenerated, which outlines who voted +/- what they voted for.
     
  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  9. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Idea: If you want a Vote to bump the Poll back into What's New (so it can be found by others)(to keep the poll alive)... then you could add a new post saying ... Person X voted on the poll. That would bump it up (plus it would give something new to find for the thread watchers).
    It would work similar to when a new version of an addon in the Resource Manager is added (a post automatically appears in the thread).
     
  10. Deriel

    Deriel Well-Known Member

    A simple way to do this is that any Vote makes also a post in the poll thread.. <User voted> or <Anonymos vote> (if a anonymous poll). Automatic bump =]
     
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  11. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    That what I tried to say in the post above you :)
     
  12. Deriel

    Deriel Well-Known Member

    So... we agree :D
     
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  13. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Another tweak would be that Voting in a poll counts as a bump for [x] days.
     
  14. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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  15. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    I'd like to see an option to have a vote count as recent activity and get the poll thread bumped.
     
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  16. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    Is there an add-on or a feature that does this?
     
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  17. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    If a tree falls in the forest, does anybody hear ?
    If a vote is cast in a poll, does anybody hear ?
     
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  18. optrex

    optrex Active Member

    Can I vote yes for this again, almost 5 years since I last voted?
     
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  19. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    Would be preferable as an option.
     
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