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themightyindividual
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3/25/2016 3:06:51 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
It seems that most of the polls on DDO are posted multiple times. The cause of this is of course, the glitch that occurs when you are trying to make a poll and it tells you "we are unable to save your poll". After it does this people will try again and again and then the poll will show up several times in a row. This basically destroys the poll in question because no one knows which one to vote on (there can be over 5 in some cases) and it takes up space on the polls page which isn't helping anyone. This has lead to a decrease in poll production in the last 6 months from an average 9 per day to an average 2 per day. Any ideas or comments on this particular issue?
PetersSmith
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3/25/2016 3:24:58 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/25/2016 3:06:51 AM, themightyindividual wrote:
It seems that most of the polls on DDO are posted multiple times. The cause of this is of course, the glitch that occurs when you are trying to make a poll and it tells you "we are unable to save your poll". After it does this people will try again and again and then the poll will show up several times in a row. This basically destroys the poll in question because no one knows which one to vote on (there can be over 5 in some cases) and it takes up space on the polls page which isn't helping anyone. This has lead to a decrease in poll production in the last 6 months from an average 9 per day to an average 2 per day. Any ideas or comments on this particular issue?

As the poll moderator I am fully aware of this issue. Unfortunately, it is unlikely to be fixed in the near (or even far) future.
Empress of DDO (also Poll and Forum "Maintenance" Moderator)

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themightyindividual
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3/25/2016 3:27:57 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/25/2016 3:24:58 AM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 3/25/2016 3:06:51 AM, themightyindividual wrote:
It seems that most of the polls on DDO are posted multiple times. The cause of this is of course, the glitch that occurs when you are trying to make a poll and it tells you "we are unable to save your poll". After it does this people will try again and again and then the poll will show up several times in a row. This basically destroys the poll in question because no one knows which one to vote on (there can be over 5 in some cases) and it takes up space on the polls page which isn't helping anyone. This has lead to a decrease in poll production in the last 6 months from an average 9 per day to an average 2 per day. Any ideas or comments on this particular issue?

As the poll moderator I am fully aware of this issue. Unfortunately, it is unlikely to be fixed in the near (or even far) future.

How about a program that would not allow two identical polls (or even near-identical polls) to be placed on the polls page? They have similar programs in the comments section on websites that run Disqus.
PetersSmith
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3/25/2016 3:29:38 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/25/2016 3:27:57 AM, themightyindividual wrote:
At 3/25/2016 3:24:58 AM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 3/25/2016 3:06:51 AM, themightyindividual wrote:
It seems that most of the polls on DDO are posted multiple times. The cause of this is of course, the glitch that occurs when you are trying to make a poll and it tells you "we are unable to save your poll". After it does this people will try again and again and then the poll will show up several times in a row. This basically destroys the poll in question because no one knows which one to vote on (there can be over 5 in some cases) and it takes up space on the polls page which isn't helping anyone. This has lead to a decrease in poll production in the last 6 months from an average 9 per day to an average 2 per day. Any ideas or comments on this particular issue?

As the poll moderator I am fully aware of this issue. Unfortunately, it is unlikely to be fixed in the near (or even far) future.

How about a program that would not allow two identical polls (or even near-identical polls) to be placed on the polls page? They have similar programs in the comments section on websites that run Disqus.

I will repeat myself, the poll errors are unlikely to be fixed in the future. You can "suggest" whatever you want, but you're preaching to the choir and the priest isn't listening.
Empress of DDO (also Poll and Forum "Maintenance" Moderator)

"The two most important days in your life is the day you were born, and the day you find out why."
~Mark Twain

"Wow"
-Doge

"Don't believe everything you read on the internet just because there's a picture with a quote next to it."
~Abraham Lincoln

Guide to the Polls Section: http://www.debate.org...