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Topic # 154740 6-Nov-2014 11:08
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A feature I would like to see on GZ is the ability to create a poll as part of a topic. It would be a nice feature to be able to see how people feel about certain subjects but would also be useful for research purposes. i.e a poll on what browsers people use or what operating system they run 

There are many examples it could be used for.

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  Reply # 1169906 6-Nov-2014 11:51
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Polls started on these things generally are ' Who thinks mobile carriers should make all services free ' or ' Have you ever had bad service from (insert carrier name here) '

Or maybe ' Is your internet slow ' Chorus should upgrade all the Conklin cabinets by next week

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  Reply # 1169925 6-Nov-2014 12:01
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I realise that could happen but maybe polls can be moderated just like posts and if they aren't actually beneficial they are removed.




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  Reply # 1169926 6-Nov-2014 12:03
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Then the next poll will be ' Should admins have the right to remove polls ' and some rubbish about freedom of speech

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  Reply # 1169929 6-Nov-2014 12:04
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So Mods would remove 90% of the polls? and the other 10% would have results that are quite biased - usually on small scale polls like this only those with a serious interest for or against will bother to respond. so results wont be representative of the GZ community as a whole or NZ as a whole so what is really the point?

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  Reply # 1169931 6-Nov-2014 12:08
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You can start a poll like this:





Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  Reply # 1169932 6-Nov-2014 12:08
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Please plus 1 this post if you think we should have polls





Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  Reply # 1170024 6-Nov-2014 13:56
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BTR: I realise that could happen but maybe polls can be moderated just like posts and if they aren't actually beneficial they are removed.






You do realise Moderators are volunteers, and have lives and responsibilities outside of Geekzone, right? Even though according to SWMBO we usually spend far too much time here anyway!




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1170295 6-Nov-2014 20:26
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Any question that can be answered with a simple yes/no 1/10 is probably not worth asking.

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  Reply # 1170467 7-Nov-2014 08:48
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BTR: I realise that could happen but maybe polls can be moderated just like posts and if they aren't actually beneficial they are removed.






You do realise Moderators are volunteers, and have lives and responsibilities outside of Geekzone, right? Even though according to SWMBO we usually spend far too much time here anyway!


Yes and the moderators do an amazing job, but it is their choice to be a moderator and going back to the OP it was simply a request. If its deemed not worth it or to hard then fine by why am I being lined up against the wall for asking a simple question?

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  Reply # 1170486 7-Nov-2014 09:08
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No one is lining you up against a wall!




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  Reply # 1170672 7-Nov-2014 11:52
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If one wanted to have polls one could enhance the +1 votes system. By adding a -1 vote button this would show support for an against a user post - effectively a polling system. Each post would then show for example, "One person supports this post" and "One person does not support this post". Personally I'm happy to leave polling till election day. Once every 3 years is enough for me.

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