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[DONE] Feature-Request: Poll-Function

If you implement polls, please, again with lots of sugar and strawberries on top, don't implement a meaningless one like the old, outsourced feature request thingee ..

I'd suggest to always count, of course,

* the users who made a tangible choice by picking one of the available options,

but additionally

* extend polls with an "Unlisted" option,
* extend any poll with an "Abstain" option, and
* count any (registered) user who visited the poll but didn't vote anything once.

If making polls, whether just for fun or not, one needs to respect the *whole* community.

Here, we have a limited pool of users.
* Inactive ones that won't be part of the calculation,
* users who don't notice the poll (eg. don't visit the corresponding forum page),
* users who don't vote or choose to "abstain" (by clicking on it),
* users who have another opinion that's not listed,
* and last but not least users who share any of the opinions the poll offers.

Often, polls get "hyped". A simple yes / no poll regarding a feature request may be frequented rather by people liking that feature. People who aren't interested won't be counted, as they'll just ignore the poll, and the ones who are against it at least often don't come to know about it. That's a reason why the original feature request forum (was it uservoice?) was a fail-by-design.
Polls that don't count *all* participants will be, too.


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