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Lack of interest [SUGGESTION] Poll Countdown to close

Mythotical

Well-known member
#1
I have seen this suggested other forum places but not one has implemented it. I think using a countdown would be more of a visual aid then having a set date which then users would have to look up a calendar or what not to determine how long that is. Some people such as myself are just that lazy we don't want to look at a calendar.

The countdown would appear at the top or bottom of the first post in a font size of possibly 18 and in a red color. From there it begins counting down days, hours, minutes, and seconds.
 

Nick

Well-known member
#2
I have seen this suggested other forum places but not one has implemented it. I think using a countdown would be more of a visual aid then having a set date which then users would have to look up a calendar or what not to determine how long that is. Some people such as myself are just that lazy we don't want to look at a calendar.

The countdown would appear at the top or bottom of the first post in a font size of possibly 18 and in a red color. From there it begins counting down days, hours, minutes, and seconds.
I like the idea, but IMO, the countdown would be best right below the poll.
 

Biker

Well-known member
#8
I'd prefer to see this as a modification rather than part of the core package. With all the suggestions pouring in, it's going to be difficult to keep queries at an acceptable level.
 
#15
How about something like Reverse Relative Timestamps.

Instead of 2 mins ago we have 2 mins remaining.

Basically replace the word ago with remaining for the Reverse Relative TimeStamps.

a_moment_remaining: "A moment remaining",
one_minute_remaining: "1 minute remaining",
x_minutes_remaining: "%minutes% minutes remaining",
today_at_x: "Today at %time%",
tomorrow_at_x: "Tomorrowat %time%",
day_x_at_time_y: "%day% at %time%",
 

Mythotical

Well-known member
#16
How about something like Reverse Relative Timestamps.

Instead of 2 mins ago we have 2 mins remaining.

Basically replace the word ago with remaining for the Reverse Relative TimeStamps.

a_moment_remaining: "A moment remaining",
one_minute_remaining: "1 minute remaining",
x_minutes_remaining: "%minutes% minutes remaining",
today_at_x: "Today at %time%",
tomorrow_at_x: "Tomorrowat %time%",
day_x_at_time_y: "%day% at %time%",
I agree with this, would be an easier way to view things but as well instead of having Tomorrow %time% have "XX day(s) remaining".