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> IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: The Poll About Polls, A must read - To help YOU! PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING
The Software
Did you find it hard to make a poll with the new software?
Yes, It's Impossible!! [ 3 ] ** [30.00%]
No, don't be silly, I got it! [ 7 ] ** [70.00%]
Did you work it out after reading my post or otherwise?
Yes, thanks [ 8 ] ** [80.00%]
No, I'll PM you! [ 2 ] ** [20.00%]
Total Votes: 20
  
quiquito
post Aug 19th 2006, 10:32 PM
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This is a copy of a post I made in a thread where someone couldn't manage to work the software.

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Hello people! This is a message to all of you about the new system. You'll find the creating poll option fairly self explanetary and I'm sure you won't have any problems with it again if you just READ the "create a topic" page carefuly (I'm refering to the page that comes up when you click the "new topic" button)

I hope this helps. Any questions don't hesitate to ask (PM me or another mod) (Try reading the Help topic on Posting, it might help as well)


Though this may seem a little bit of a random thread/poll I made it for two reasons; to help as many of you in one go, and test the software myself, so as not to be a hypocrite biggrin.gif


P.S. I've decided to pin this for a couple of days until I feel everyone's got the hang of things

P.P.S Some people still don't get this, so here are some screen shots someone put up about how to do it. I hope it helps. This is also now pinned indefinately. Also, all non-poll topics will be deleted (both past and future ones).

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To make a poll you need to click here:

IPB Image

and fill in the form here:

IPB Image


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post Aug 27th 2006, 8:04 PM
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Um to the people who voted it was easy. Take a look at all the non-poll-ified topics out there in the poll section . Isn't that proof that people have a hard time finding the poll options.
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post Aug 27th 2006, 8:19 PM
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QUOTE(Andy_STH @ Aug 27th 2006, 9:04 PM) *

Um to the people who voted it was easy. Take a look at all the non-poll-ified topics out there in the poll section . Isn't that proof that people have a hard time finding the poll options.

But is it our problem they cannot read?
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post Aug 27th 2006, 9:04 PM
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Un yeah it is biggrin.gif Unless you plan to tell every single person who joins this forum about the polls, then memory is being wasted. The problem isn't blaming people, it's wasting space. And if people can't find it it doesn't matter whos fault it is.
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post Aug 27th 2006, 9:11 PM
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QUOTE(Andy_STH @ Aug 27th 2006, 10:04 PM) *

Un yeah it is biggrin.gif Unless you plan to tell every single person who joins this forum about the polls, then memory is being wasted. The problem isn't blaming people, it's wasting space. And if people can't find it it doesn't matter whos fault it is.

Find what? There is an obvious little message telling you to click it if you want poll options. People just aren't taking the time to read what is right in front on them.
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post Aug 27th 2006, 11:52 PM
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True, but it was a lot easier when there was a "new poll" button. Like I said, it doesnt matter how obvious it is, it matters if the average person can find it without anyone telling them. And apparently they cant.
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post Aug 28th 2006, 10:57 AM
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QUOTE(Andy_STH @ Aug 28th 2006, 5:52 AM) *

True, but it was a lot easier when there was a "new poll" button. Like I said, it doesnt matter how obvious it is, it matters if the average person can find it without anyone telling them. And apparently they cant.


That's why I created this topic/poll... so that people would read this and see that all they need to do is read carefully. Don't people find it a little suspicious that you are intenting to create a poll yet haven't filled in any boxes for the options? surely this would lead you to look for the appropriate box, which is opened by clicking "add new question" (or something along those lines).

So much for unpinning this.
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post Jan 21st 2007, 11:29 PM
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To this day I've never made a poll. Polls are for tools IMHO.
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post Jan 21st 2007, 11:43 PM
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QUOTE(OdinisThor'sDad @ Jan 21st 2007, 11:29 PM) *

To this day I've never made a poll. Polls are for tools IMHO.


Ya know, I don't think I ever made a poll either...

There are better ways to ask questions...
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post Jan 22nd 2007, 12:14 AM
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QUOTE(OdinisThor'sDad @ Jan 21st 2007, 9:29 PM) *

To this day I've never made a poll. Polls are for tools IMHO.

Case in point:

http://www.sg1archive.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=11541
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post Jan 22nd 2007, 2:49 AM
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QUOTE(Janos @ Jan 22nd 2007, 12:14 AM) *


And the winner is: Stupid polls written by stupid people
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post Aug 19th 2007, 2:40 AM
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It aint that stupid really, my guess is they are trying to figure out your attention span.
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post Aug 19th 2007, 12:09 PM
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I'm afraid those polls were severely stupid; and since the last post regarding that paticular aspect of this topic was concluded back in January, I fail to spot the need of your post.
This topic is just for those people that don't immediately spot how to make a poll. So now I'm closing it. If people have trouble with polls, feel free to PM me!
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