View who voted for what on a poll

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  1. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I believe that you can see who if you haven't voted yet.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Yes... but I think it has to be set up at the time the poll is built by the OP

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You can if the poll is public ...

    but like ^^^ said, the OP has to set it up that way.
     
  5. dmmcintyre3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I sure hope not, but I don't think so.

    EDIT: You edited during my post. That seems innocuous enough, but not all polls are that "safe".
     
  7. dmmcintyre3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    why?
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  9. dmmcintyre3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No options for the poll on the post edit thing even after clicking go advanced
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, I think only mods can edit polls.
     
  11. dmmcintyre3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Then is there a way for the OP to view the results?
     
  12. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Polls carry the expectation of a certain amount of anonymity, which is why those that make votes public are clearly marked, "Warning, this is a public poll." Taking away a previous expectation of anonymity is unfair to all of the poll's participants.

    If you are curious as to who voted for what, then make it a public poll. Just be warned that you may not get a fully honest response, and you will have fewer participants in most cases.

    Beyond what the rest of us can see, no. Being the OP doesn't give you any special privileges to know who voted for what. The only thing you can really do with your thread after it has been created is change the title (note, that doesn't mean you can change the title of a poll). Beyond that, everything is handled by the moderators.
     
  13. Doctor Q Administrator

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    If a poll shows votes publicly, we want people to be aware of that at the time they vote. Therefore, we would not honor a request to change a private poll to a public one, i.e., to show user names after the fact, for the reason CalBoy cites. Privacy trumps the "Forum Freedom of Information Act". An exception would be if there were no votes yet for a poll just created.
     

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