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Bug Poll data gone

  1. Sep 17, 2008 #1

    lisab

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    I just noticed that the poll data has disappeared in the "Presidential election 2008 " thread. Is this a bug?
     
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  3. Sep 17, 2008 #2

    Evo

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    The poll has been re-opened. I saved the old data here.

    Nice to know that no one reads my posts. :tongue:

     
  4. Sep 17, 2008 #3

    lisab

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    Ooops :redface: !

    But it's not letting me vote again...says I already voted.
     
  5. Sep 17, 2008 #4

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    There seem to be some issues. Let me check, if I can't get the new poll to work, I will put the old results back and start a new poll thread.

    Edit: Lisab are you still unable to vote? It seems some people can vote, I wonder if it's blocking the previous voters?
     
  6. Sep 17, 2008 #5

    lisab

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    No, it still says that I voted already. I did vote in the first one, btw.
     
  7. Sep 17, 2008 #6
    Members can only edit a poll for 1 day, after that a mentor can.
     
  8. Sep 17, 2008 #7

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    Yeah, it's blocking all previous voters. Polls are weird, that even if you delete all the entries, it won't let you truly start over. I checked, and I also get told I've already voted as well.

    I think it would make better sense to restore the old one and close the voting, and start a new thread with a current poll with the same options for people to change their minds now that the VP picks are available. It would be kind of interesting to see if the two polls differ a lot.
     
  9. Sep 17, 2008 #8

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    I had originally planned to delete the poll and replace it, but the option has disappeared, (Greg is checking on it). Since I tried a refresh I was hoping that it would clear the previous voter info, but no such luck. In the meantime, I am going to put the old poll info back and start another thread.
     
  10. Sep 17, 2008 #9

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