User's vote will light up at polls

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Waflix, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Waflix
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    Waflix El Psy Congroo

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    My idea is that, when you have voted at a poll, your choice will light up (or the text will change colour) for you, so you can review what you have voted, just in case you forget. (What I do a lot).
     
  2. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

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    This is actually something I've wanted ever since I joined the temp, it bothers me when I vote and forget what I voted for later.
     
  3. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ Melodramatic fool

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    That is a pretty good idea. I hate going to old polls and trying to remember what I voted for.
     
  4. DeathStrudel

    DeathStrudel GBAtemp Fan

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    Yeah it's a good idea and I've seen it on other forums
    Although if you forgot what you chose then you must not have really thought about it in the first place or you would just come to the same conclusion again...
     
  5. Waflix
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    Waflix El Psy Congroo

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    Or it's in the EoF and you selected something random [​IMG]

    I've also been thinking on how to do this.

    When someone votes at a poll, the site will register whether the user has already voted or not. My evidence for that is that once you've voted, you can't return to the screen with the voting options and the radio buttons.
    With that little system you can let the code decide if it should show any of the options in another colour or not.

    I don't know if the site either registers what you vote, or just counts 1 up for what you vote.
     
  6. Jerome10

    Jerome10 Member

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    It's a good idea, that would be useful when you choose random things (EoF [​IMG]) or when you have the memory of a goldfish (30 sec, that is [​IMG])
     
  7. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 4

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    There are also other places that have public polls (which show everyone which users voted for what), which don't seem to be around here; those would be good too.
     
  8. Waflix
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    Waflix El Psy Congroo

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    *bump*
    Well... I think everyone thinks it's a good idea, but I haven't seen any results, comments from a mod/admin or anything yet. So...? What now?
     
  9. Narayan

    Narayan desu~

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    with the software upgrade, i think it will happen.

    if the software update will really happen
     
  10. Fishaman P

    Fishaman P Speedrunner

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    When I voted on the Modmii thread some time ago, I specified how many Wiis I have hacked.
    I'd at least like to know if that number is accurate now!


    ...I'd like the option to change my vote if the author allows it.
     
  11. Minox

    Minox Thanks for the fish

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    IPB v3.2.1 does not highlight what you voted (at least not by default), however you are given an option to delete your vote and vote again.
     
  12. Narayan

    Narayan desu~

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    you mean, the option is already in the version the temp is using?
     
  13. FrozenIndignation

    FrozenIndignation Tyrant R. of ye olde Prinny Squad

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    Nope [​IMG] the temp is quite outdated... IPB 2.3.X IIRC
    That feature, as stated, is in what it will be updated to...

    As for when it will be updated: This
     
  14. Narayan

    Narayan desu~

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    i found his statement: "IPB v3.2.1 does not highlight what you voted" a bit confusing, because if you have a choice"(at least not by default)", then you can.
     
  15. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    It doesn't show what you voted for unless you set the poll as public poll.
     
  16. Narayan

    Narayan desu~

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    so, it's up to the OP if he would set it to public?

    i see thanks for clarifying.
     
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