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Discussion in 'Pit Lane' started by Brogan, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Everything in moderation Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    It's a fake, Brogan never reveals when he's on line. ;)
     
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  3. McZiderRed

    McZiderRed Champion Elect Supporter

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    Too scared...
     
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  4. Brogan

    Brogan Running Man Staff Member

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    I have developed a new feature which means we are now able to just feature a poll, so in theory we could feature the GP polls, which would make them much more visible and possibly increase participation.

    You can see it in action here: http://support.cliptheapex.com/
     
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  5. Brogan

    Brogan Running Man Staff Member

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    sushifiesta has kindly volunteered (I say volunteered, he's only just finding out about it now) to be the guinea pig for the new poll featuring.

    You can see it in operation here: http://cliptheapex.com/
     
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  6. sushifiesta

    sushifiesta Champion Elect Contributor

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    I suspect the response to that poll wouldn't be so even if I'd made the article after testing ;). Hopefully this will be good for CTA race of the year, which I'll do again.
     
  7. Brogan

    Brogan Running Man Staff Member

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    Yes, I specifically developed this new feature to give polls more exposure.

    Hopefully it will increase participation.
     
  8. sushifiesta

    sushifiesta Champion Elect Contributor

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    Would it be possible to include a link to the original article with the poll (either below the poll or maybe linked from the poll title)?
     
  9. Brogan

    Brogan Running Man Staff Member

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    Already on the list to do.

    The default code doesn't have a link from the poll block to the thread as the only place it is ever shown is at the top of the thread.

    I will need to hack into the template to add a link.
     
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  10. Brogan

    Brogan Running Man Staff Member

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    The poll title is now linked to the thread.

    I'll roll the update out later.
     
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  11. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    You've inspired me to start polling!
     
  12. Jen

    Jen Here be dragons. Contributor

    Didn't polling become a no-no a couple of years ago? Or am I misremembering?
     
  13. Brogan

    Brogan Running Man Staff Member

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    68 votes so far on the first GP out of ten poll.

    Not bad at all and I believe it may be the highest we've ever had.
     
  14. sushifiesta

    sushifiesta Champion Elect Contributor

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    Maximum last two years has been 65 so you're probably right. And it was a fairly dull race only live on Sky too!
     
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  15. Brogan

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    Nice to know I didn't waste my time working on that particular bit of code :D
     
  16. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Everything in moderation Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Must make a refreshing change :D
     
  17. Brogan

    Brogan Running Man Staff Member

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    Oh and just a reminder that if the huge poll block is getting on your nerves on the various forum pages, or any of the featured threads for that matter, you can dismiss them using the little dropdown tool.

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    Not on the home page though, it's not possible to dismiss content from there.
     
  18. Brogan

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    Another update I've just finished working on.

    Tabs are now present on the archive page: http://cliptheapex.com/threads/featured-archive
     
  19. sushifiesta

    sushifiesta Champion Elect Contributor

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    More than 80 votes now.
     
  20. Brogan

    Brogan Running Man Staff Member

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    Just goes to show what a bit of extra exposure does.

    Casual visitors are far more likely to vote on a poll if it's the first thing they see when they visit the site, rather than if it is buried away in a thread.
     
  21. Brogan

    Brogan Running Man Staff Member

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    88 votes! :o

    I don't believe we've ever had that number of votes on a poll.

    Quite pleased with that - should help to sell a few more licenses :D
     

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