Multiple Polls?

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  1. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    Is there any reasoning behind being able to have only one poll? :)
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Can you elaborate a bit, please?

    Do you mean having multiple polls on the same subject in different threads or having multiple polls in one thread, or something else entirely?
     
  3. Firestar thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Oh, sorry. I mean having more than one poll in the same thread.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Is there any reasoning behind being wanting to have more than one poll per thread?
     
  5. Firestar thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Not currently.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Then there's no need for multiple polls per thread.
     
  7. Firestar thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Maybe not for me but there might be for other users.
     
  8. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    You should have added a poll to this thread asking if people thought there was a need for more then one polls per thread. Can you do it after you started the thread?
     
  9. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I can think of reasons to have multiple polls in one thread, e.g.,

    If you have the new Apple Food Mixer and Salad Spinner, please tell us:
    Did you pay for it yourself?
    ( ) yes
    ( ) no, it was a gift
    ( ) no, I stole it

    Do you feel that you got your money's worth?
    ( ) yes
    ( ) no, it was overpriced
    ( ) no, it was lacking in features
    The advantage over separate threads would be that people could answer and relate their answers to each other in a single discussion.

    However, MacRumors' vBulletin forum software doesn't support multiple polls, so it's just wishful thinking.
     
  10. Firestar thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yes. You can.
    Good example. Thanks for the response.
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Is that the Apple Food Mixer and Salad Spinner v. 1.7 or v. 1.8 beta? I can't find either on MacTracker. :D
     
  12. Doctor Q Administrator

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    It's only in the prototype stage. An Apple employee left one in a bar and that's the only reason we know about it.
     
  13. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    A salad bar?
     
  14. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    In these situations, I usually will make a very large poll to accommodate all possible answers. It can be tough though, because most people don't like to read a poll with too many options, and when you have more options, it can be difficult to see any clear trends without doing some math.

    However, since the software is limited, I guess we'll just have to deal with long polls and some math-unless of course you're willing to do the math for us Doctor Q. ;):p
     

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