9 votes

Feature request: Polls

Would the Tildes community like to have multiple choice polls as a topic option?

11 comments

  1. Sand
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    Might be too hard to implement when you could just use an external site. Although if it does get implemented I think it would be better as something you can add to text posts, rather than a...

    Might be too hard to implement when you could just use an external site. Although if it does get implemented I think it would be better as something you can add to text posts, rather than a separate topic option.

    6 votes
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    Kuromantis
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    Sure, although I feel not many questions could be meaningfully turned into polls so it could end up being a 'gizmo' feature.

    Sure, although I feel not many questions could be meaningfully turned into polls so it could end up being a 'gizmo' feature.

    3 votes
    1. timo
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      Polls might also not give you very meaningful results with a limited amount of users. So maybe a future feature?

      Polls might also not give you very meaningful results with a limited amount of users. So maybe a future feature?

      4 votes
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    skybrian
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    You could sorta hack it by creating a topic with one top-level comment for each option, and asking people to vote for the one they like. There's no way to keep people from voting twice, though, so...

    You could sorta hack it by creating a topic with one top-level comment for each option, and asking people to vote for the one they like. There's no way to keep people from voting twice, though, so it's more like approval voting.

    2 votes
    1. vivaria
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      This is basically how polling tends to work with bots in Discord servers, too, what with choosing emojis (check box and cross mark) to indicate your preference. I've liked it there!

      This is basically how polling tends to work with bots in Discord servers, too, what with choosing emojis (check box and cross mark) to indicate your preference. I've liked it there!

      4 votes
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    pseudolobster
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    I'm opposed. /r/DAE was just a circlejerk, /r/unpopularopinion is just a racist circlejerk. At best I don't see the feature adding a great deal of value to the site. At worst I see it adding...

    I'm opposed. /r/DAE was just a circlejerk, /r/unpopularopinion is just a racist circlejerk. At best I don't see the feature adding a great deal of value to the site. At worst I see it adding needless drama.

    1 vote
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      Algernon_Asimov
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      How are those subreddits related to a polling feature for Tildes? I don't see the connection.

      /r/DAE was just a circlejerk, /r/unpopularopinion is just a racist circlejerk.

      How are those subreddits related to a polling feature for Tildes? I don't see the connection.

      6 votes
      1. pseudolobster
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        I dunno. I think I'd rather retract my statement. I'm unable to articulate my thoughts on this. I think I'm just in a really shitty mood today and being excessively negative about everything.

        I dunno. I think I'd rather retract my statement. I'm unable to articulate my thoughts on this. I think I'm just in a really shitty mood today and being excessively negative about everything.

        4 votes
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      666
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      I agree with you, I'd like to add that I think it will also reduce the quality of the answers. It's very easy to just select an option and click submit without thinking, it takes more time and...

      I agree with you, I'd like to add that I think it will also reduce the quality of the answers. It's very easy to just select an option and click submit without thinking, it takes more time and thought if you have to type your answer as a reply and explain why (as we are currently doing with poll-like questions).

      2 votes
      1. krg
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        An option for votes to only be counted with a comment added for qualification could be used, and maybe made default. Of course, I still think there is value in having anonymous polls.

        An option for votes to only be counted with a comment added for qualification could be used, and maybe made default. Of course, I still think there is value in having anonymous polls.

        2 votes