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#1 Algernon

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:30 AM

Call me slow, but I can't figure out how to post a poll. I see people add polls to their reviews all the time, but I can't seem to find any "add poll" button anywhere... and I've seen polls in the forum in which I was looking.

So I don't get it. Do you have to be a special status to post a poll?

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:40 AM

View PostAlgernon, on Dec 7 2008, 01:30 AM, said:

Call me slow, but I can't figure out how to post a poll. I see people add polls to their reviews all the time, but I can't seem to find any "add poll" button anywhere... and I've seen polls in the forum in which I was looking.

So I don't get it. Do you have to be a special status to post a poll?
I may be wrong, but I believe you need to be a Knight. That is, achieve 500 posts before you may create a poll.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:44 AM

Awww, I hope not. I was gonna post a review and I wanted to add a poll to it.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:48 AM

View PostAlgernon, on Dec 7 2008, 01:44 AM, said:

Awww, I hope not. I was gonna post a review and I wanted to add a poll to it.

I am not sure, but you might be able to ask an admin to add a poll after your initial post.
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Posted 07 December 2008 - 07:49 AM

If you're posting a review and doesn't have the ability to post it with a poll.
Then a moderator or admin normally adds it for you.
Simply state in your review that you'd like a poll added.
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Posted 07 December 2008 - 07:50 AM

Correct, you do need to have 500 + posts (don't post stupidly though), however for purposes of a review, someone of authority here could add one to your review. :pir-wink:

EDIT: I see KimT beat me to it!

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 02:22 PM

There is another way. If you join the Reviewers Academy, you get the ´add poll´ ability, and that´s a great place to post your review.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:24 PM

View PostDennimator, on Dec 7 2008, 10:22 PM, said:

There is another way. If you join the Reviewers Academy, you get the ´add poll´ ability, and that´s a great place to post your review.
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Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:38 PM

As many others have said, their are two possible ways to obtain poll posting powers:

1) By reaching 500 posts and becoming a knight.
2) By joining the reviewer's acadmey.

Hope your question has been answered. :)

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 06:37 AM

View PostWhiteFang, on Dec 7 2008, 07:24 PM, said:

Students in the Reviewers Academy whom are Knights and below, are given the exclusive access to create polls for their working reviews only and is not meant for wrong agenda.  :pir-classic:
That wasn´t what I meant, I meant that he could join it if he likes to do reviews, and that he also can add a poll to the review if he does. I didn´t mean to suggest that he joins the academy and then posts polls everywhere, and I´m pretty sure he understands that.
Well, at least he does after reading this. :pir-blush:

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 06:57 AM

View PostDennimator, on Dec 9 2008, 12:37 AM, said:

That wasn´t what I meant, I meant that he could join it if he likes to do reviews, and that he also can add a poll to the review if he does. I didn´t mean to suggest that he joins the academy and then posts polls everywhere, and I´m pretty sure he understands that.
Well, at least he does after reading this. :pir-blush:
Thank you Dennimator but White Fang was making a point for all who might be reading this-not just you-and it's a very good point. When a member joins the Reviewers' Academy they have the ability to start polls, but it will be removed if that person abuses the privilege.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 07:50 PM

View PostHinckley, on Dec 9 2008, 07:57 AM, said:

Thank you Dennimator but White Fang was making a point for all who might be reading this-not just you-and it's a very good point. When a member joins the Reviewers' Academy they have the ability to start polls, but it will be removed if that person abuses the privilege.
I actually didn´t know that, I hope that it´s OK if I use the poll option in my MOC threads... :pir-blush:

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 11:03 PM

View PostDennimator, on Dec 10 2008, 08:50 PM, said:

I actually didn´t know that, I hope that it´s OK if I use the poll option in my MOC threads... :pir-blush:
For that purpose you can use the poll option.
At a certain point in EB history the boards were flooded with useless polls and in order to contain that, actions were taken.
If a member can't post a poll-topic, then posting the question and asking an admin/moderator to add a poll is doable.
Bear in mind that we wont be adding polls to everything here.
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Posted 11 December 2008 - 05:35 AM

Is it just me or is this a pointless topic? I mean, the answer to the question has been answered about 5 times by 5 different people!

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View PostCaptain Zuloo, on Dec 11 2008, 03:35 PM, said:

Is it just me or is this a pointless topic? I mean, the answer to the question has been answered about 5 times by 5 different people!
...and you're making it even more useless by posting in it. Just ignore it and it will be forgotten. Do we really have to close topics all the time? Personally I prefer to leave them open so I can merge them when the question is asked again next week.  :wink:





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Posted 11 December 2008 - 05:58 AM

View PostCaptain Zuloo, on Dec 10 2008, 11:35 PM, said:

Is it just me or is this a pointless topic? I mean, the answer to the question has been answered about 5 times by 5 different people!

View PostSinner, on Dec 10 2008, 11:53 PM, said:

...and you're making it even more useless by posting in it. Just ignore it and it will be forgotten. Do we really have to close topics all the time? Personally I prefer to leave them open so I can merge them when the question is asked again next week.  :wink:
It is made more useless by the fact that you posted in it. It would be forgotten if you just ignore it. I don't think topics need to be closed every time a question is answered. Will we re-open it when the question is asked again next month and we need to merge the two topics? :pir-wink:

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 12:22 PM

Now I'm adding a post to mention that I've renamed this thread so that it might actually serve some purpose, and hopefully we won't get all those new threads that would otherwise need merging here. :pir-wink:

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 09:55 PM

How do I make a poll in my topics?

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 10:06 PM

You have to reach the level of Knight, which is 500 posts.

Another way you can is if you are a member of the Reviewers Academy, but that is only for your reviews as far as I know.

Of course, you can always ask a member who's a knight or above to make a poll for you. :pir-classic:

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 10:08 PM

Ah, too bad.  How many posts do I need to get to each new lvl, or whatever you want to call them?

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 10:15 PM

View Postmatanui911, on Dec 14 2008, 04:08 PM, said:

Ah, too bad.  How many posts do I need to get to each new lvl, or whatever you want to call them?
0+ Vassal
100+ posts Citizen
500+Posts Knight(poll powers)
1000+ Posts Count
2000+posts Duke
4000+posts Grand Duke

Edit: Whoop, it's 4, not 5 thousand posts.

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 10:15 PM

Here's a link which contains the different levels, and the number of posts required to achieve them.
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 10:34 PM

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 10:54 PM

I may be spoiling a well kept secret but I did sign up for the reveiwers academy and have as of yet not done a reveiw, BUT! I have been able to post a number of topics that include polls. (That mat just be me though. :pir-look:  :pir-grin:
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 11:55 PM

When you're a student in the RA, then you're granted the skill of making polls for reviewing topics.
Abuse will result in decapitation and shunning in most parts of the world.

If a member below the requested poll activated level wishes to make a poll, then there's a simple way.
Ask the moderator of the forum you wish to post a poll in.
Then he/she can add it.
I've done this plenty of times in the Star Wars forum to reviews and good poll topics.

Make no mistake though, if you wish for a moronic poll, then you're in trouble.
Also when you get around to being able to post polls and the ones you post are crap, then there's going to trouble.

Was that simple enough?! :grin: :laugh:
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