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How do I start a poll?

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How do I start a poll?

Doesn't seem to be an option.

I want to raise a poll on banning some trolls on here.

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Re: How do I start a poll?

If you think someone is breaking the forum rules... or, indeed... sailing close to the wind,.. ( in nautical terms )..hit the "report to moderator" and explain your point...  even if it is not you that is being trolled.... 

The more forum users take this kind of action,... the more that the moderators "should" take notice, and after suitable discussions amongst themselves, take action accordingly.

 Trolling is not just "personal"... you can report ANY post you think is unsuitable for the thread, or peace of the community in general.

 

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Re: How do I start a poll?

True but if we PUBLICLY name & shame them then maybe we can get them banned if enough people think the same.
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Re: How do I start a poll?

Unlike the old SMF forum this one doesn't seem to support polls. A tad frustrating.. I'm surprised PN didn't think about that feature when they were salivating all over the lithium staff.

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Re: How do I start a poll?


@HairyMcbiker wrote:
True but if we PUBLICLY name & shame them then maybe we can get them banned if enough people think the same.

To a point... I agree,... If the mods were to take up this option, when they have "taken action" on someone, e.g. banning them for 30 days and then making a statement on the forum,... such as..

"XYZ has been banned for 30 days for breaking forum rules, specifically...   ....... ( list the rules broken here ). "

 

( they could even have a " sticky " called Rogues Gallery listed at the top of the board that it happened )

then that would probably suffice.

 

nothing to say they will come back as a "new user"  with a different i.d.,  though...

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Re: How do I start a poll?

Same as spammers.
What do mods think of this or are you all staying stumpf.
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Re: How do I start a poll?

Polls are available in lithium forums as this link shows.

Perhaps it's something @jaread83 hasn't implemented yet, or doesn't want to. 

I must have been really bad in a previous life. This was my 3rd ISP in a row that used lithium.
Now you lot are going to suffer because my current ISP doesn't run a forum Cheesy
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Re: How do I start a poll?

Why not start a good old fashioned lynch mob, or is that what the poll is for? Grin

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Re: How do I start a poll?


@shutter wrote:

they could even have a " sticky " called Rogues Gallery listed at the top of the board

I like the idea of that it sounds good.

But of course you know the people who will end up on it will see it as a badge of honour type thing.

Maybe the idea could be changed "slightly" to a page with their blown up avatars on where we could splat rotten digital fruit over them.

Mods could shorten or lengthen their ban by judging the amount of fruit.Smiley

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Re: How do I start a poll?


@HairyMcbiker wrote:

Doesn't seem to be an option.

I want to raise a poll on banning some trolls on here.


Just my two pennorth, but is it not easier just to ignore those you feel are trolling? That was advice given to me years ago on another forum where we had REAL stirrers - today's apologies for trolls (on this forum, anyway) wouldn't even have registered on the 'troll-meter' back then.Smiley

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Re: How do I start a poll?

There's always Straw Poll

https://www.strawpoll.me

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Re: How do I start a poll?


@jab1 wrote:

@HairyMcbiker wrote:

Doesn't seem to be an option.

I want to raise a poll on banning some trolls on here.


Just my two pennorth, but is it not easier just to ignore those you feel are trolling?

 


I had the same thought this morning regarding 'hate communications' received by people in the public eye.  Why not report threats to the police but not go on and on about it on the news since such lowlife probably thrive on such notoriety?

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Re: How do I start a poll?

Interesting, but might it be seen as tyranny of the majority? Probably.

I just refuse to feed 'em.

I know where I am, I've been lost here before.
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Re: How do I start a poll?

That's cos you're usually the one eating the food Grin

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Re: How do I start a poll?

I think sensitive information such as this shouldn't be made public.
Not on PlusNet's forums or on any other forums.

There needs to be some discretion, of course people will talk and may already know what has happened to a user but it should stay that way.

If someone has an issue with a person, then report it to the mods, staff or admins and let it be their decision if action should be taken.