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Make polls public by default


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Jakob

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Is there any reason why polls are private by default? It could be interesting to know who selected what. Of course, the 'make poll private' button could remain and be used for the more controversial polls.

 

edit:silly me


Edited by Jakob, 10 December 2014 - 04:30 PM.


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are or aren't? I got confused reading your question.



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^By default, polls are private. Why not have them public by default?



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^By default, polls are private. Why not have them public by default?

 

Probably because private polls are more popular than public ones. Most people want general statistics of the forum, not really the individual member's opinions.



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It's not really that important. I'm just sometimes curious.



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Currently it is not possible for polls to be made public by default, and would require custom code in the software.


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Currently it is not possible for polls to be made public by default, and would require custom code in the software.

 

Then no need to bother. it's not such a big deal for the poll creator to do it manually. Besides, if you do that, there will soon be another request: "make polls anonymous by default"!  :biggrin:



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I certainly don't think that all polls should be public since this might very well result in more dishonest answers being given due to privacy reasons/concerns.



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I certainly don't think that all polls should be public since this might very well result in more dishonest answers being given due to privacy reasons/concerns.

That's why we retain the "make this poll private" checkbox.






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