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baloch

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Posted on: 2009/8/24 6:39
baloch
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#1

Problem with xoopspoll module

I am using xoopspoll in my one site. I see someone spamming the poll with bogus votes. I even enabled restriction to user level and ip level. But still i saw yesterday in one hour someone posted 700 votes. wondering How it is possible?

ghia

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Posted on: 2009/8/24 8:12
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#2

Re: Problem with xoopspoll module

It's probably by allowing anonymous users to vote.
The problem is that multiple users can share the same IP address (eg in a company or even at your home (when parents and children vote, even with their own PC, they have all the modem's IP address)) or one user can have multiple IP addresses (by reinitialising their modem).
So for anonymous users it is simply not possible to assure that one man is one vote.

But on the other hand, I think the the poll vote function is not very tight.

baloch

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Posted on: 2009/8/24 8:34
baloch
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#3

Re: Problem with xoopspoll module

I restricted anonymous voting also but still it is doing the same?
i looked at the other thread which you pointed out now. but can we modify the functon to further tighten the voting?

baloch

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Posted on: 2009/8/24 8:44
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#4

Re: Problem with xoopspoll module

It is allowing anynoums to vote sorry for mistake i disabled only anymous comments not vote. how can i restirct anonymous votes?

Mamba

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Posted on: 2009/8/24 9:56
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#5

Re: Problem with xoopspoll module

If you restrict anonymous, then it should work correctly, right?

You can also try "Umfrage"

baloch

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Posted on: 2009/8/24 10:06
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#6

Re: Problem with xoopspoll module

There is no option in poll preferences to restrict anonymous for voting. there is something to do with xoopspolllog.php function to restrict anonymous so not understanding it how can i restrict them

Mamba

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Posted on: 2009/8/24 10:10
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#7

Re: Problem with xoopspoll module

Go to Groups in the Admin/System area, go to Anonymous, and un-check "Module Access Rights" for Polls.

This way the Anonymous users won't be able to access it, and vote.