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Did you see the options below a new thread for polls?
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CrimsonBlush
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PostPosted: 2008.08.11(Mon)12:45    Post subject: Suggestion Reply with quote

Would you consider letting people have the option of making polls along with their topic? I think it might be helpful to some. Wink
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PostPosted: 2008.08.14(Thu)8:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

I edited your first post just to make sure I wasn't seeing things, but on all new threads you have options to turn your thread into a poll.

Hope that helps! Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2008.08.14(Thu)10:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

6, only moderaters can do that. the option isnt there for us normal people. I know I can't have polls on new threads.
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PostPosted: 2008.08.14(Thu)13:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah... thank you...

I did not realize that was restricted to certain groups.
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PostPosted: 2008.08.14(Thu)13:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's just showing off now. Making us all jealous with his poll-awesomeness.
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PostPosted: 2008.08.14(Thu)19:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polls were allowed to general members in the very early days of this board, but it was quickly abused and misused by bored members who had nothing better to do than come up with random useless polls, so that feature became restricted to moderators. If you have a REALLY good reason to create a poll on the board, you may contact a moderator in private and propose that it be created...
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PostPosted: 2008.08.14(Thu)19:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't suppose you would consent to trying it out at least temporarily, letting members have polls? cause I have been to some messed up forums and I've never seen a problem with polls being abused.
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PostPosted: 2008.08.15(Fri)8:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

What would be the point, though? I mean, polls are cool and all (I can say honestly that in my 14 years on the internet, I have never created a forum poll), but if there is something significant to be gained by starting a poll, what's wrong with just submitting a request to a moderator?
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PostPosted: 2008.08.16(Sat)0:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nova_C wrote:
What would be the point, though? I mean, polls are cool and all (I can say honestly that in my 14 years on the internet, I have never created a forum poll), but if there is something significant to be gained by starting a poll, what's wrong with just submitting a request to a moderator?


I agree, polls are something that should be used only in certain situations which are often few and far between. The members have gotten on this long fine enough without them, why change that.
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PostPosted: 2008.08.18(Mon)16:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't suppose you would consent to trying it out at least temporarily, letting members have polls?


I also think that would be a goof idea!

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I agree, polls are something that should be used only in certain situations which are often few and far between.


I thought polls would be helpful in such situations as "Is Eco-Complete or plant soil or just plain gravel the best option option for my tank" etc.
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