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Hi, for the upcoming Poll plugin.

There are some decisions needed before I csn further.

What I already have is an Admin Interface to create and preview the Polls.

I will use libchart to present the results, so to say i.e. piecharts, linecharts a.o.  

One can choose between single or multiple Choice so Radio or Checkbox system.

The Preview is done with javascript in a popup window.

Now the Decisions I have to make before I can get further.

  1. First I thought a Popup would be very nice, but it has some disadvantages. First it is somewhat harder do design/debug, but I could handle it. Second on some Server there is a flaw due rewrite_rules of Apache that is not easy to handle, maybe this is the K.O. Criteria for it. Third PopWindows are often block by the Browser and must be allowed explizitly by the User. So I think it would nicer and more satisfying when the single Poll comes in its on gpEasy Page.
  2. Should the poll disallow users to vote more than once? This could be handled by browercookies and/or IP-Address What do you want/think?
  3. At this Time there are plenty of Polls allowed to created and the admin can choose which one are active Should the Polls be Time limited? Or is it better to let it in the hand of the admin?
  4. Last but on least Should the result be visible before the user has voted for his/her own?
12 years ago#1109

Charles S
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my opinion. . .

 

First I thought a Popup would be very nice, but it has some disadvantages. First it is somewhat harder do design/debug, but I could handle it. Second on some Server there is a flaw due rewrite_rules of Apache that is not easy to handle, maybe this is the K.O. Criteria for it. Third PopWindows are often block by the Browser and must be allowed explizitly by the User. So I think it would nicer and more satisfying when the single Poll comes in its on gpEasy Page.

You can't make the results replace the pole without a popup or new page? Like this: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/31015/ask-the-readers-which-version-of-chrome-do-you-use-poll/

The How To Geek site has a lot of polls like this. The results are displayed where the poll question was. Pretty sure they are just using JS to hide/shoe the div id or class. . . but don't take my word for it. I think this type would solve all your problems?

Should the poll disallow users to vote more than once? This could be handled by browercookies and/or IP-Address What do you want/think?

Yes. Vote once only otherwise results will be greatly skewed.

At this Time there are plenty of Polls allowed to created and the admin can choose which one are active Should the Polls be Time limited? Or is it better to let it in the hand of the admin?

Both? Have an option to set a time limit and if no time limit is set then it falls back to manual.

Last but on least Should the result be visible before the user has voted for his/her own?

No. This also skews results. People often want to vote with the winner or underdog.

 

Did a quick search and found:

http://net.tutsplus.com/demos/test_poll/

http://net.tutsplus.com/javascript-ajax/creating-a-dynamic-poll-with-jquery-and-php/

It's a jQuery plugin for polls. You may have already seen it or are even using it. . . just figured it might be helpful if you hadn't looked at it.

Edited: 12 years ago#1110

cyberman
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  1. Poll should be inside gpEasy
  2. A poll with more than one vote makes normally no sense cause the tesult is wrong. This could maybe an option but normally only one vote should be possible and handled by IP (cookies could be disallowed).
  3. Polls should be time limited. The timeframe should be set by admin. After timeframe is over only the poll results should be shown.
  4. The results should NOT be visible for voters cause a poll makes no sense than. If I make a poll (especially for business polls) I want to know the true meaning of all voters - it should be NOT possible voters can vote for viewed in- or outsiders.
12 years ago#1117

Caps
87 Posts

A form maker script would be more useful and have all of the functions of a poll script. See thread on Form Maker: http://www.gpeasy.com/Special_Forum?show=t291

 

12 years ago#1139

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