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dean_collins
polls - who voted for what

Is there a way with polls to see who voted for what?

Cheers,
Dean
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gestroud
Re: polls - who voted for what
  • 2005/9/25 15:34

  • gestroud

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Not in a free democracy!

You may be able to view the info in your phpamin, but I've never tried it. XOOPS may have another polls module with the feature, though.

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dean_collins
Re: polls - who voted for what

looks like ip address only not user name in the database
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tedsmith
Re: polls - who voted for what
  • 2005/9/25 18:57

  • tedsmith

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A new Polls module called XPoll is being developed by Rowdie over at dev.xoops.org, but I think it's for XOOPS 2.2 > not the 2.0 series. I have placed a suggestion of my own for the new Polls module there (click here) for it's development, and I think yours could be considered too, I'm sure. Why not submit it and see if he can do it?

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Peekay
Re: polls - who voted for what
  • 2005/9/25 20:22

  • Peekay

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I wouldn't vote in a poll if I knew my vote could be identified. As gestraud says, it is totally undemocratic. I think such a module should carry a warning if it is released for Xoops.
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dean_collins
Re: polls - who voted for what

dude take a chill pill, it's a vote for which night of the week people want to catch up for dinner at a restaurant...it's not the freaking election for the president of the world you know.

Cheers,
Dean
p.s. as ip address is logged you better stop using XOOPS polls as it's probably already possible for them to work out who you are.
My Xoops site
www.aussienymeetup.net

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gestroud
Re: polls - who voted for what
  • 2005/9/26 4:38

  • gestroud

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Quote:

dean_collins wrote:
dude take a chill pill.


LOL LOL Dean, I think you've been in NY too long

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Peekay
Re: polls - who voted for what
  • 2005/9/26 8:19

  • Peekay

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Quote:

dean_collins wrote:
dude take a chill pill, it's a vote for which night of the week people want to catch up for dinner at a restaurant...

O.K. I see how that might be useful. Apologies for my over reaction.

My chill pill (medium-rare) has been ordered.
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tedsmith
Re: polls - who voted for what
  • 2005/9/26 10:40

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To act as devils advocate here, I'm going to agree with both sides and kind of go back on what I said earlier.

While it is true that in the example of dean_collins polls, the knowing of who voted for what is not a big issue, we have to remember that XOOPS is used on many large sites (some government, corportae, and large non-profit organisations) where it would become a real concern if it was known that peoples' votes could be identified. So I'm going to go back on what I said earlier and agree that such an identification should not be built into a polls module.

Re the IP address identification...true to some degree but tricky with the common use of proxy servers, multiple hosted servers where the server is one IP address but hosting hundreds of sites on a sub-net, etc. These days, it is quite hard to just identify exactly who someone is from the IP.

Ted

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