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Please improve this feature!

  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
    DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago

    I recently tried to look at the answers/stats from a poll on one of my hubs. I was annoyed to find that I could not single-click for the results, but was in fact, taken OFF that page, to a separate stats page, and again had to make separate clicks to view the stats for each question in the poll!

    This is time-consuming and annoying in the extreme!  I hated it.

    Also, on that page, I found this statement:

    "This quiz has been taken 9 times, 0 times on HubPages and 9 times on other sites."

    HOW in the world could a poll created here be taken "on other sites"???????  (and "zero times" here on HP???)

    That just does not make any kind of sense.  Please fix this, so the answers show up ON the hub article page itself, in a single graph, (as I believe they used to), and not go off to some other page and make us waste time to see each separate answer.

    Thank you.

    1. Cardisa profile image93
      Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I am able to click on my polls and get the results, I just tested it and it works fine. Could it be some glitch on your hubs?  I have a hub with about 15 polls, I'll go check that one too.

      Update: just checked the polls on my survey hub, they all work as usual, no redirecting to somewhere else. I can see the results from the same page.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
        DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Weird.  I have not had this happen before...I'm not amused.  wink

        1. Cardisa profile image93
          Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Maybe Matt will take care of it. I believe it to be a glitch but let's see who else has this problem. smile

          1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
            DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            UPdate--it may have been a quiz instead of a poll...

            In any case, it's a very inconvenient way to have to view the results.

            1. Cardisa profile image93
              Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              It is the quiz capsule and yes it goes to another page when you click on "view quiz statistics". I think that's cool. I have only one quiz and it seems someone has copied my quiz...lol only one was it taken on HP and 126 times elsewhere.

    2. Matthew Meyer profile image75
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I think it is working as designed.

      If you are asking for a feature, what is the specific you would like?
      The more details you can provide, the better.

      1. Cardisa profile image93
        Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Is there a way we can know which sites have the widget? It would be cool to see if the widget was copied with the hub or of the person is using the widget alone. I am really curious about the sites which have my quiz. Only 1 person from HP took my quiz and 126 from other sites....it kinda makes me wonder.

      2. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
        DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Matthew,
          I is annoying and inconvenient to only be able to view the quiz results on a separate page, one question at a time.  I would like to see the results displayed all at once, shown much like the bar graph available on polls.  Even if this does take us to a separate page, it would be better to be able to view the entire quiz as a whole, rather than just one question at a time.

        My original post was in error--I said "poll" and it was actually a quiz.  So it is the quiz stats format I would like to see changed.
        Thank you in advance for taking this under consideration.

        1. Matthew Meyer profile image75
          Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          These two capsules have different purposes.
          A quiz is a great way engage readers, but not made to accumulate or tally information in the same way as a poll.
          If you are trying to accumulate and analyze data, you are likely to be best served by a poll.

          1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
            DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I see.  Well, Yes, engaging readers is a good thing, and I do try to do that.  However, even if a quiz is not used to 'collect and analyze data,' the results are still likely to be interesting, and it is still a PITA to have to go through the answers one at a time to see this.
            Also, in my own experience, readers are much less likely to use a poll.  Several of my hubs contain polls, and those are lucky to have one or two participants.  A poll offers only a single question with a choice of answers, whereas a quiz offers several questions. 
            To me, they are variations on a theme--both serve to gauge reader interest and reaction, therefore, quiz stats are equally interesting and it would still be nice to have the results able to be viewed in a more convenient manner.

  2. quicksand profile image83
    quicksandposted 3 years ago

    I guess it's the quiz you are talking about. Just above the link which says "View Quiz Statistics," there is a link inviting the reader to "Get This Widget." Clicking on that link will reveal a java script, which, if you copy and paste on to your blog or any site, the very same quiz will appear there with all its original features.

    Also a link pointing back to your page will appear on that site. So, what has happened is, somebody has copied that script and reproduced the quiz on his site and someone on his site has taken the quiz. So you have a link pointing back to your site when someone does that. smile How wonderful! smile

    1. brakel2 profile image85
      brakel2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Does that mean no one on HP has taken that quiz?  Sounds confusing. Need more clarification it appears.

    2. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
      DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      @ quicksand--I did not realize that the 'get this widget' would copy the entire quiz.  I thought it would merely allow someone to get the formatting to create their own quiz.  Oh, well...that's ok.  If it backlinks here, that's fine by me.
      Which brings up another question--if I click that and put the quiz on my blog, will I get zinged for duplicate content?

      @ brakel2--I agree.  It is a bit confusing.

  3. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
    DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago

    Secondary issue:

    On the quiz which caused me to broach this subject thread, one reader pointed out that I had neglected to include a "does not apply" option.

    I tried to fix it by adding that, but I got fouled up, and accidentally clicked on an answer spot instead of the edit box.
    Once I discovered this, I went ahead into edit mode, added the question, and clicked 'save.'

    OOPS!  A warning dialog box came up in place of the quiz, informing me that there was an incomplete response, with "one or more boxes left unchecked," and that no one else would be able to take the quiz until this was fixed.

    Okay, fine.  But--I was unable to fix it.  You cannot answer questions while in edit mode, and once I clicked "done editing" at the top of the page, the quiz itself was no longer even visible.  Only its title showed up.
    How was I supposed to fix the problem, when it hid the quiz?

    Frustrating in the extreme.  Is this  glitch, or a programming error?

    I ended up just deleting the entire quiz capsule, as there is no point showing the readers a box titled as taking a quiz with no quiz to take.

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image75
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I'm a bit confused as to what you are discussing here.
      It simply sounds like you clicked the wrong button when you meant to click the "edit" button.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
        DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, Matthew--that is where the problem began--I accidentally clicked on an answer button.  THEN I realized what had happened, and subsequently clicked the 'edit' button.

        At that point, I was unable to see the quiz anymore, once I had saved the edit.  It wanted me to "fix" the fact that the rest of the questions had not been answered, but it would not show the quiz, so I had no way to do that.

        1. quicksand profile image83
          quicksandposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          You can edit the quiz too. In fact you can change the questions as well as the answers. You can even add and delete questions and answers.

          If the results say that the quiz has been taken so many times elsewhere it means that the quiz appears elsewhere as well, by the courtesy of one of your readers. If ten people take the quiz on that site, your results page will state that the quiz has been taken ten times elsewhere.

          Besides, I don't think you will be zinged for duplicate content as a quiz resonates on a different element as it is embedded within a java script. (Someone correct me if I am wrong here)

          The quiz is a brilliant concept I think readers would willingly reproduce them on their sites giving you a back link in exchange for an educative quiz that you have composed.

          Cheers, and happy quizzing. smile

          1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
            DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Hi, quicksand,
            Thanks...yes, you can edit the quiz, but if you make a dumb-dumb goof like I did, then all the editing in the world won't matter, for it refuses to display at that point, so there is NO WAY to fix the original problem!   Grrrr.

            1. quicksand profile image83
              quicksandposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Hi again DzyMsLizzy,
              Why not try adding a new quiz element to the same hub and filling it up with the same questions and answers while having the faulty one disabled. If the new one works to your satisfaction you could delete the old one. Good luck! smile

 
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