View Full Version : Viewing poll results without voting first
07-10-2004, 08:23 PM
Why is there a restriction on viewing poll results, that you must vote first? This has been a pain in the bahookie. There have been a few polls out there in the Beer Tent that I wouldn't have minded looking at the results, but had no intention in voting in, current case in point being the current poll on "Worlds or Maxville". Since I haven't been to either/both, I can't really vote, but that doesn't stop me being interested in seeing what others think. Which is why I read The Forum in the first place...
The goal is just to encourage participation - the thought is that many might not participate if they could just see the results of polls first - but you'd be correct in pointing out that a very small number participate in polls anyway.
However - the way the software works at this time is such that there is no choice for us in this matter - there is no way (at this time) to enable / allow anyone to view a poll without them having voted first - the software is reasonable smart in the tracking of participants, and it uses that logic to limit viewing. To change this would not be trivial I fear..
07-11-2004, 09:10 PM
That's fair enough Bob -- I was more or less assuming that this would have been a configurable option in the forum software.
I'll live :)
07-13-2004, 11:29 PM
I do bogus votes all the time, just so that I can see the results. Does this skew the results?... sure. But that's life in the polling world. :p
08-05-2004, 12:42 PM
I do bogus votes all the time, just so that I can see the results. Does this skew the results?... sure. But that's life in the polling world.
I guess the poll now has at least a variable of -1% :wink:
08-05-2004, 06:48 PM
Originally posted by Eric Mrozek:
I do bogus votes all the time Dang it, Eric! Here I was sitting around fat, dumb and happy, thinking these polls were accurate! :D