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[Meta] Does or can Paleohacks website support polls feature?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 29, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Does the paleohacks software have a feature to support polls? I see people ask alot of questions that seem like a poll would be very suitable way to handle, while still allowing discussion. Just curious if other people might agree. (or not)

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on May 30, 2012
at 09:50 PM

I guess you have to just trust people to do the right thing :) If everyone up voted the idea that they liked and down voted the one they didn't the scores would still be pretty accurate.

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on May 30, 2012
at 06:51 PM

Excellent Mike: I've been looking for a good free poll solution. That's great! Thanks for sharing!

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

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on May 30, 2012
at 04:31 PM

Though I think downvotes could throw off the stats. Someone people might just up vote the idea they like. Others might also downvote the answers they don't like.

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on May 30, 2012
at 04:30 PM

That's a good idea. It could be done with more than just yes/no questions. E.g., you could post more than 2 answers and close the question and then have people vote. Making it a community wiki is a good idea.

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on March 29, 2012
at 02:07 PM

It would be a nice addition. Some "questions" are definitely really polls or discussions, but still germane to PH.

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6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on May 30, 2012
at 10:32 AM

What you could do is post a question, and post two answers, one Yes and one No. Then close the question so no-one else can answer it. All people could do is upvote the yes and no. You would need to make the question a wiki though, or else you would get a shit load of unjustified rep points.

I am pretty sure that this would work.

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

(9402)

on May 30, 2012
at 04:30 PM

That's a good idea. It could be done with more than just yes/no questions. E.g., you could post more than 2 answers and close the question and then have people vote. Making it a community wiki is a good idea.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on May 30, 2012
at 09:50 PM

I guess you have to just trust people to do the right thing :) If everyone up voted the idea that they liked and down voted the one they didn't the scores would still be pretty accurate.

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

(9402)

on May 30, 2012
at 04:31 PM

Though I think downvotes could throw off the stats. Someone people might just up vote the idea they like. Others might also downvote the answers they don't like.

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Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

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on May 30, 2012
at 05:11 AM

I don't think there is, but you can use any free external polling site (e.g., http://www.easypolls.net/) and just link to the poll in your question.

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

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on May 30, 2012
at 06:51 PM

Excellent Mike: I've been looking for a good free poll solution. That's great! Thanks for sharing!

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