I use it to get feedback from readers of my troubleshooting hubs about whether the hub helped or not. If the poll showed results and a high percentage of "yes" votes, it might be an incentive for readers to continue reading. Normally I put polls at the bottom of hubs, but maybe they could be floating so they are more noticeable and more likely to be voted on.
The reason why polls don't show the results until after someone votes is so that the info doesn't affect their vote decision. It's always been that way.
Not sure if you just don't see it or if your poll is missing it but usually, there is an option to the right of the vote button that says "see results". If you have it, you can just click on that and see the results. I don't know if your viewers can see this option or not though. I only have a poll on my first hub so I don't really know how it works sorry.
Polls on many hubs help users make decisions, so it's not deciding the fate of the nation, but nonetheless it's important that people leave unbiased votes.
Ok, what I suppose I'm really asking (in a convoluted way!) is whether there could be a way of giving a vote of approval to a hub, not necessarily using the poll module, with the results displayed which might act as an incentive to readers to continue reading? We used to be able to give a thumbs up under various categories, but I can't remember why this was discontinued, maybe the system was abused. Also, the social media share buttons could display numbers of shares which could appeal to the "sheep mentality" of readers and encourage reshares, but apparently this would slow loading times as data would have to be retrieved from Flipboard, Facebook etc.
by Person of Interest7 years ago
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by Gabrielle Javier6 years ago
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by Liz Elias3 years ago
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by Howard S.4 years ago
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by Lionrhod3 years ago
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by path-finder4 years ago
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