A poll for gig'.

Are there less polls than before?

  • Yes

  • No


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Gig'

Listen2BobMarley
Thanks Lt Major Burns

how did you start it in the first place ? can't remember where to find this feature :confused:
 

Lt Major Burns

"Dicky" Charlteston-Burns
it's a very discreet checkbox at the bottom of the new thread screen, which then leads you onto the poll screen after pressing ok.
 

Gig'

Listen2BobMarley
Thanks for your answer

I must change my glasses or get a bigger screen, but as a matter of fact I found this link http://www.macosx.com/content/faq.php just the other day after 6 month in the forum.

I think it's a great starting point for newbie but it's not exactly put enough in evidence to make it a must read before posting
 

symphonix

Scratch & Sniff Committee
I don't think we get too many polls. Maybe one a day, as I can see it, and that seems reasonable to me.
 

TommyWillB

Registered
Lt Major Burns said:
it's a very discreet checkbox at the bottom of the new thread screen, which then leads you onto the poll screen after pressing ok.
What? Where?...

I can't see a "Poll" checkbox anywhere when trying to add a Thread to the Cafe?!?

I looked both on the New Thread and it's Preview page...

Is is just me?

There used to be a place to select various "skins"... I can't find it, but maybe I've got some odd legacy skin??

Screenshot please!
 

Cheryl

Rosie Moderator
Staff member
Mod
You have to start a new thread. At the very bottom under Additional Options is the poll option. Here is a screen shot:
 

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bbloke

Registered
TommyWillB said:
What? Where?...

I can't see a "Poll" checkbox anywhere when trying to add a Thread to the Cafe?!?

I looked both on the New Thread and it's Preview page...

Is is just me?

There used to be a place to select various "skins"... I can't find it, but maybe I've got some odd legacy skin??

Screenshot please!
Thank goodness it is not just me! I remember looking at the FAQ several times (months ago) and wondering why I couldn't see this option anywhere. I've compared what I see with the screenshot (thanks, Cheryl :)) and I have all the options... except for the poll one!

Any ideas?
 

Gig'

Listen2BobMarley
Thanks BBloke and TommyWillB for bringing up the non access to this function

now that polls are running again ;)

I took time to check how to start one according to cheryl and realise I can't either :confused:

there must be a plain explanation for this ?
 

mdnky

[Bobs/Prog/Design:~] mod%
Staff member
Mod
I'm going off my memory here, which can be spotty at times, but I believe (pretty sure) that you have to be a contributing member to use the poll feature. It's been that way for a couple of years now.
 

Satcomer

In Geostationary Orbit
mdnky said:
I'm going off my memory here, which can be spotty at times, but I believe (pretty sure) that you have to be a contributing member to use the poll feature. It's been that way for a couple of years now.
Well I have given every year several times and I still have no option for polls on new threads just like other old forum timers. I have used several browser (Safari, Camino, Firefox) and the poll funtion does not work.
 

bbloke

Registered
Thanks for the heads up, Gig'. :)

ScottW said:
OKAY... The scoop from the horses mouth....

Many Many moons ago... an execitive decision was made which limited the ability to create polls to moderators/admins and folks who where "Supporting Members" in a financial category.

During that period in history... when you donated, you where given special access, noted as a contributing member and given permissions to make polls.

At some point that program ended and nothing ever changed.

I suppose it is time for a change?
So, are the people who can post polls, but aren't moderators, all "supporting members" (i.e. those who donated money)? If they are, I guess that explains it. If not, then I'm still confused!
 

fryke

Moderator
Staff member
Mod
I think I remember that, and yes, that was exactly what was done back then... Also: We thought that at that time, there was an awful LOT of polls. Basically everybody just added a poll to each and every of his/her threads... (Okay, I'm exaggerating, I guess...)
 

mdnky

[Bobs/Prog/Design:~] mod%
Staff member
Mod
fryke said:
Basically everybody just added a poll to each and every of his/her threads... (Okay, I'm exaggerating, I guess...)
Actually, I don't think that's too much of an exaggeration at all. It was almost that bad...every single post in the cafe seemed to have a poll attached to it back then...which was kinda annoying IMO.
 

TommyWillB

Registered
bbloke said:
Thanks for the heads up, Gig'. :)


So, are the people who can post polls, but aren't moderators, all "supporting members" (i.e. those who donated money)? If they are, I guess that explains it. If not, then I'm still confused!
I am not a moderator, but I HAVE $contributed.

So that sounds like they set this up exactly backwards. (Unless your contributor status lapses after a period of time?)

Us contributors should get MORE funcitonality and not LESS. ;)
 
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