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posted ago by PolishBaldEagle ago by PolishBaldEagle +162 / -2

[EDIT: Poll Test completed. More info soon will be in sticky comment below]

Unfortunately we don’t have a Poll Thread option but there is still a way to kinda make one with the current tools on hand.

1- start a Text thread

2- add your title, body text, and, most importantly, your poll options in the body.

3- create comments as your poll choices. 1st comment OPTION 1, 2nd comment OPTION 2, etc. See comments for format example.

4- count the upvotes on your option comments only. things will get messy because people upvote all comments, but if you clearly distinguished comments as OPTION 1- this, OPTION 2- that, etc, then you shouldn’t have a problem being able to tally everything.

5- create an additional comment where users can leave comments and other opinions.

6- add/edit a flair as POLL THREAD and enjoy!

OPTIONAL- Create a "Participation" comment where every user who participates upvotes the comment. This is good because it will give you an idea of how many users took part of your poll. I personally dont add it because it adds complexity, but there are certain circumstances where a user would like to know how many users interacted with the poll.


How to distinguish comments as green? Use an asterisk BEFORE and AFTER the word or sentence(s) you'd like to distinguish. Using 2 asterisks before and after (totaling 4 asterisks) will make text bold Like this

Why is my text formating messed up? To start a new line, pres the ENTER/RETURN KEY TWICE. For some reason, pressing the enter once doesn't seem to do anything and makes all your text in basically one line. Remember... Double Spacing to start new line.


Ok, so first unofficial poll. Remember, JUST UPVOTE the comment which corresponds with the option you pick. Comment ONLY in the "Designated Comments" comment by replying to that comment.

What are you most excited about with the breaking hunter Biden laptop habbenings?

Option 1 Wanna see him get indicted for CP

Option 2 Wanna see the shady emails

Option 3 screw the laptop, Ukraine/Russia is where it’s at

Not the best poll, rather, I’m just testing it. Let’s see how things work out

P.S. it’s best not to comment in the poll threads to help keep things clean.

P.S.S. If a mod creates a LOCKED poll, you can STILL reply to the comment created by the mod.

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PepeSee 1 point ago +1 / -0

I've never tried to turn off comments - I presume this is a mod-only feature. Perhaps a "poll" type post could be added that has this capability and/or default other than the OP can post the options? I.e. with presumably less effort than actually coding a "poll" type post that actually has the options, does the tallying etc?

PolishBaldEagle [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

I could’ve locked the comments but left comments unlocked to simulate as if any other non mod user would be posting a poll. Basically did this for you guys rather than a “mod only” type of thing. As for hard coding a poll, would need to REALLY dig into it

Mr_A 1 point ago +1 / -0

Using A) B) C) will be easier than numbers for something like this.

PolishBaldEagle [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thanks fren. I’ll weigh out the options and try it out on a future poll thread. Note taken

PepeSee 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yep, and the simulation is already showing some clutter :)

I'm thinking like (simple in principle, no idea about codebase)

  • New type of post when creating post in dropdown (poll)
  • Comments off (no choice, simpler) unless user == OP
  • Voting remains on obviously (if same logic controls comments AND voting being on, this could be annoying/more stuff to change)

A new "poll" type post that actually handles everything would clearly be a decent bit of work/additional code/testing/bugs etc so while fancy it would be way overkill vs MVP type thing.

PolishBaldEagle [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

I understand the logic behind creating a poll but this win is part of communities and they would basically have to create that option