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 Interest 7 years ago
It would be very nice if we could close a poll capsule in such a way that:A. No further votes can be made by visitors.B. The previous results are still displayed.C. A little sign says “Poll Closed.” or some such.
by Gabrielle Javier 7 years ago
Hi all,My first Hubpage is up!I'd love to hear your feedback. Any tips would be much appreciated.http://hubpages.com/hub/Finding-Your-ArchetypeThank you,Gabrielle
by epsonok0 4 years ago
Recently I checked the polls in all of my hubs. The results were fascinating.43% Plan to write a book about family history.67% are men who have been bullied.75% Believe that the internet is the best place to get coupons.40% coupon all of the...
by Liz Elias 4 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...
by My Esoteric 4 years ago
Why are readers of hubs so reticent to participate in included polls? It is very frustrating.
by Howard S. 5 years ago
Under certain circumstances, the top one or two poll choices are obscured in the http://hubpages.com/my/hubs/polls when you "click poll title to view voting results."If the capsule omits a title, the gray background for the question overlays the top two choices, whether pie or bar graph...
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