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OK is it just me who is starting to get annoyed by all the polls.  


Don't get me wrong it is not the polls per se or the contents of them, in fact I find many of them quite interesting.

The problem as I see it is that evry few days, someone comes along (maybe new joiners) sees a poll and votes, thus changing it's status and elevating it back up the forum.  

Would it be possible to lock polls after say a reasonable time period, 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks etc.. (I know I'll add a poll to see how many weeks we should keep polls active  
  Um maybe not).

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I agree. It's also irritating that if anyone votes without posting on the board, it looks as though the last person who did post has posted a new message. I've wasted quite a lot of time opening threads unnecessarily because of this.
 

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OK Please Please please nice friendly moderators (or even the nasty ones!!)  can we have polls locked after a set period.

How about 1 week? (Or should we have a few days grace for people who have gone off on Holiday)  Usually everything has been said pretty much in 7 days anyway.

If this is possible/acceptable maybe we could just run a poll to see how long people think would be reasonable before a poll is locked.  (Voting closed on the poll poll after 7 days - or should we have a poll on when the voting closes  
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And now I have confused myself.

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Only worth running a poll regarding how long before locking polls if the mods agree it is feasible...

So whats the verdict Jay, Andy?

Is it too much extra work to lock polls after a specific time period?

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Bear in mind, you CAN tell if a poll has had a new post or if it's just had a new vote.
is a poll that's got no new posts.
has had a post added, not just a new vote.
It's not the most obvious difference tho, is it..?
 

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I thought the more votes submitted the more accurate a poll is LIKELY to be
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