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The Exiled One
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I'm not sure the admin control of this board has this option, but I know some other have it (ok, I only know about the invisionfree ones). Anywayz...
In the IF Admin CP there is a little option:
Allow members to view the results of a poll without losing their vote? Yes / No
Here on Drchii that option (if it exists) is checked Yes, but some polls (like the Khaine Awards) could be better off if that is checked as a No. It's only a minor thing, but I see no reason to let people see the results before voting, but I know that it might slightly ruin the poll when people can sympathy vote.

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If it were the same option, it wouldn't work. I mean, one could just vote, then view, and vote again. It would be way better if we could make a poll of which the results can only be seen by certain members. You should be able to script that, I'm sure, just don't ask me how.


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Z'Gahn, why would you be able to vote several times just because you are not allowed to view the results before voting?
Right now there is a button right under a poll that you haven't voted in called "View Results". Basically, by doings what I said in my above post the button would disapear, and that's it.

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Allow members to view the results of a poll without losing their vote?

As I understand it, you can view the results. However, if you do view the results you lose your vote. Then they should be able to just vote again. Or do I understand it wrong?


Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:16 pm
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When you view the results, your chance of ever voting in that poll is lost.

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But it's the same in real life. On elections you can either vote or sleep all day, then turn on TV and make it "view results" =)

There's a reason for this: voters should have an independant opinion.

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When you view the results, your chance of ever voting in that poll is lost

ooh, k.
Indeed, would be very handy (specially with the Khaine awards). It would also help keep a bit of tension in the election.


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Loremaster Nagathi wrote:
When you view the results, your chance of ever voting in that poll is lost.

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That's not the case here right? At least I'm sure its not with me as I keep checking the results of the Khaine awards poll and it makes no difference (ie I can still vote when I want to - haven't yet). I'm not too sure I'd like it to change otherwise since I like to be able to either not have to vote and not lose my vote and still see the results (I'm very curious ;) ).

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Vorch, you're correct, that is not how it is right now. However, your vote will not be impartial, and that's wrong in a voting IMO. As Svart said: "voters should have an independant opinion" They shouldn't do pity votes, or sympathy votes, neither should they save their vote to the very end so that they can be the decisive factor if it turns out to be a tie (which means that Vorchild will vote for one of the two with the same number of votes instead of the one he thinks should win).

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Loremaster Nagathi wrote:
(which means that Vorchild will vote for one of the two with the same number of votes instead of the one he thinks should win).

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Hey now, that's only because we don't have a system set up for if a tie should happen and they are all very good people from which I canot single one out to vote for. I'm starting to think better of the idea though since it all boils down to me choosing who gets which prize, so I don't think I'll do it.

As for the impartial vote, I don't see that as being necessary. Those who want to vote impartially don't have to click the preview button. Besides, impartial voting is virtually non existent in the real world. We have a national election here in a country with multiple times zones when one group starts going to the polls, another group will be long finished, and the results will both be televised and posted on the internet (and that action has been held up in court). So, from my point of view, there really is no need to force impartial voting.

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@Lord N - Actually I think that the voting would do the opposite. If you see one idea winning out overall you start to question your original idea, or if you were unsure then that could cause you to pick that option.

For things like the Khaine Awards I think it is imperitive that people don't look at the results before voting. That way there true opinion is expressed.

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Allow members to view the results of a poll without losing their vote?

bad idea


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Lord Artein wrote:
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Allow members to view the results of a poll without losing their vote?

bad idea

Elaborate, please! Otherwise, that is considered spam.

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