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Polls and text [message #17869] Fri, 23 April 2004 02:09 Go to next message
humus is currently offline  humus   Norway
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Should text be placed above the poll?[ 6 votes ]
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Just a minor suggestion:

When you start a thread with a poll, any additional text like this will be placed under the poll. Isn't this unlogic?

As I see it, you use the text to present the subject you want users to vote over. Thus, the text should be above the poll itself - alternatively wrapped to the right.

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Re: Polls and text [message #17882 is a reply to message #17869] Fri, 23 April 2004 11:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That could result in an unusual position of the poll. It could be between the message and the signature etc... And putting it next to text would make the appearance too busy.

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Re: Polls and text [message #17895 is a reply to message #17869] Fri, 23 April 2004 16:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Would it be possible to let the author choose where the poll will be placed by insertion of a hypothetical FUD-code [POLL]?
Re: Polls and text [message #17897 is a reply to message #17895] Fri, 23 April 2004 16:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This would require a fair bit of real time processing during the display of the message, which is something I would like to avoid.
I will consider possible solutions to this problem.


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Re: Polls and text [message #17899 is a reply to message #17897] Fri, 23 April 2004 16:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I imagined it just being a question of locating this pseudo code and there insert a table for the poll.
Re: Polls and text [message #17900 is a reply to message #17899] Fri, 23 April 2004 16:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The message you see on screen is generated at the time you submit the message to the forum. This means that during message display no processing is done on the message body itself.
To add what you suggest the forum would need to have a special tag {POLL} that unlike other tags would be parsed at the time of message display. Since poll information changes this cannot be done during message posting.


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Re: Polls and text [message #17901 is a reply to message #17900] Fri, 23 April 2004 16:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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When and how is the information in the poll table heading about how many that has participated inserted?

I guessed that there was some kind of dynamig posting (rather than magic Smile) to ensure that the number of participants is kept updated.

You're the boss and the guy who knows it all so if you say it's hard to do I ought to accept that.
Re: Polls and text [message #17902 is a reply to message #17901] Fri, 23 April 2004 16:57 Go to previous message
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The poll is inserted at the top of the message by generating the poll realtime, that unfortunately cannot be easily avoided. However dynamic positioning of the poll would require parsing of the message body for every message that has a poll attached.

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