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johnnybgood
6th November 2008, 03:41
I hate it when a thread with a poll shows up in my subscribed threads. Don't mind it when someone votes and replies. But it gets old when someone votes and doesn't reply and I read that last post over, and over, and over..................

John

sporty01
6th November 2008, 04:25
im with ya brother would think they could spare a couple more seconds for a response

2008nightster
6th November 2008, 06:19
How about a poll on this...

As I'm pretty new having just joined in January, I havn't had too much of this problem, though I have noticed it. If I don't comment it's often because I agree with a previous reply and don't see the need to quote another.

bplinson
6th November 2008, 06:28
Yeah, make a poll to find out who wants this turned off. If most people do not like this feature of moving the poll back to the main page when someone vote then I will turn it off.

XLFREAK
6th November 2008, 06:35
I dont see why everybody has a problem with the polls, its the latvians that are causing all the trouble ;)

Brad
6th November 2008, 10:19
If people would put a reasonable end date on their polls, it would help. But I'd be OK with it if the thread only showed up as new if there was an actual response.

tensejed
6th November 2008, 11:48
yes this deserves a poll :D

Jackster
6th November 2008, 13:06
2 words for you- don't subscribe!

Moved On / My Own Choice
6th November 2008, 13:08
If people would put a reasonable end date on their polls, it would help. But I'd be OK with it if the thread only showed up as new if there was an actual response.

Me too :clap

darett
6th November 2008, 13:29
I actually thought this was a joke. does anyone else find a poll about polls as ironic?

Ozark340
6th November 2008, 13:33
Absolutely. :geek

scottgearman
6th November 2008, 14:09
I actually thought this was a joke. does anyone else find a poll about polls as ironic?

I'm with you Darett....... good examples of IRONY are rare, but I think we have one here.

I'll have to tell all the members of my anarchists organization at the next meeting.

And maybe post it on my favorite Ludite Internet Forum

darett
6th November 2008, 14:30
I'm with you Darett....... good examples of IRONY are rare, but I think we have one here.

I'll have to tell all the members of my anarchists organization at the next meeting. And maybe post it on my favorite Ludite Internet Forum

now thats funny rite there :laugh:laugh

johnnybgood
7th November 2008, 02:34
Yeah, make a poll to find out who wants this turned off. If most people do not like this feature of moving the poll back to the main page when someone vote then I will turn it off.

Bert, is it possible for the thread to get bumped only when a reply is made?

John

blkshark
7th November 2008, 02:39
What's weird is that if someone just votes in the pole, the last post looks like its fresh. I've seen my username come up as having just posted, when the post is 2 weeks old.

Please, Bert, let's correct this. :smoke

toe
7th November 2008, 03:01
The bump to the top tends to keep the poll alive.........

Otherwise it would soon be lost in the ether.

johnnybgood
8th November 2008, 13:40
2 words for you- don't subscribe!

Here's (http://www.xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?t=46223) a perfect example. An almost 2 year old thread from Mr Jimi that someone voted on and didn't reply. The poll numbers don't really mean anything, yet your suggesting I should unsubscribe to a thread started by Mr Jimi? :doh

John

bplinson
8th November 2008, 14:51
I just closed the poll from Mr. Jimi. If anyone see a poll that they believe has outlived its usefulness then please forward me the URL and I will close it.

Also if you are the author of a poll that is no longer needed click on EDIT POLL and close it.

johnnybgood
8th November 2008, 16:16
Here's (http://www.xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?t=50966) another good example. Not to mention the feeling you get when it shows Mr Jimi making the last post 13 hours ago. :wonderlan

John

Screw Loose Dan
8th November 2008, 18:22
If anyone see a poll that they believe has outlived its usefulness then please forward me the URL and I will close it.

Also if you are the author of a poll that is no longer needed click on EDIT POLL and close it.

I find the easiest way to close threads (including polls) that are old is to click on the "My Threads" in the second menu bar across the top of the screen. Once you have the list of your threads, you'll notice a little envelope with an arrow (sometimes different colors, but like this: http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/images/statusicon/thread_dot_hot.gif). Double clicking that icon will close the thread. Double clicking that icon will a second time will reopen the thread. When closed, the envelope will have a padlock and look like: http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/images/statusicon/thread_dot_hot_lock.gif.

toe
8th November 2008, 22:43
Can you do this:

When a poll is closed (either automatically, or by user or moderator) have it pop to the top one last time so the results can be seen.

And have a last message of 'poll closed'

idiggplants
8th November 2008, 23:01
LOL it annoys the heck out of me too. not on a level where id think something needs to be done about it, it just urks me. and to the poster that said to just unsubscribe... its not that simple. i want to hear what people have to say.

mikey04
8th November 2008, 23:04
Jeeze this seems like complaining about nothing If you hate the polls don't click on em
seems pretty simple to me

johnnybgood
9th November 2008, 00:24
I find the easiest way to close threads (including polls) that are old is to click on the "My Threads" in the second menu bar across the top of the screen. Once you have the list of your threads, you'll notice a little envelope with an arrow (sometimes different colors, but like this: http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/images/statusicon/thread_dot_hot.gif). Double clicking that icon will close the thread. Double clicking that icon will a second time will reopen the thread. When closed, the envelope will have a padlock and look like: http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/images/statusicon/thread_dot_hot_lock.gif.

Good info Dan. I never knew that.

John

mike131
9th November 2008, 00:35
ya me too lol

bplinson
9th November 2008, 08:14
Can you do this:

When a poll is closed (either automatically, or by user or moderator) have it pop to the top one last time so the results can be seen.

And have a last message of 'poll closed'

Yeah...but you would have to write POLL CLOSED on the last post. You can close a poll without closing the thread.

IronMick
9th November 2008, 12:26
.. this feature of moving the poll back to the main page when someone vote ... I will turn it off.


Please do turn it off!

Moved On / My Own Choice
10th November 2008, 19:13
Please do turn it off!

I'm with Mick ;)


I just closed the poll from Mr. Jimi. If anyone see a poll that they believe has outlived its usefulness then please forward me the URL and I will close it.

Also if you are the author of a poll that is no longer needed click on EDIT POLL and close it.

Bert, if people want to vote on old polls, I don't see the harm. I'm not saying the polls themselves need to be turned off.

I do think however that causing the poll to bump to the top anytime someone votes in an old poll is kinda silly.

I mean, you can leave the poll going indefinitely for posterities sake, but why litter the front page with all these threads that people would have to read through again to see if anything new has been posted, when in reality the only thing new is that some person has voted, maybe making some poll result say 475 instead of 474 :dunno

It's like this, when a new poll is put in place, people will tend to respond to the topic, not just vote, that will bump the poll repeatedly for a few days or a week or more. After that, if someone REALLY WANTS to bump it, they could still do so by making a HOPEFULLY NEW comment. But absent some new take on the subject just another vote in the poll isn't really enough to justify clutering the main page with it again is it?

Here are some examples of polls recently bumped BY voting, now some of them have also been bumped by responses, but it's mostly been rehashing of old stuff. And some of that might have been avoided if the poll hadn't been needlessly bumped.



http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?t=50966

http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?t=22976

http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?t=66921

johnnybgood
11th November 2008, 00:24
Could it be set-up that you must reply to vote?

John