Poll Module with "Right Answer" option

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  1. Shadesbreath profile image81
    Shadesbreathposted 9 years ago

    I'd like to be able to use the poll capsule as a rhetorical device.  Right now, you "click to see responses" and it opens up a "complete" poll with the results.  Is there anyway you could add an option to allow for the "right answer" to show up after the vote? 


    Question:  What's the best hair color for women?
    1. Blonde
    2. Brunette
    3. Red-head

    (they vote, and then click the show answers thing)

    (shows the votes, but has under it...:

    "There is no "best," research has shown that men prefer sassy attitudes over hair color."

    Lame example, but you get what I mean.  Have a character limit or something, but,.... etc...

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Great idea! It could be used the right way, but the rhetorical way would add an extra element of wit.

    2. nicomp profile image65
      nicompposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      A great idea that will encourage voting in order to see the 'answer'.

      1. Shadesbreath profile image81
        Shadesbreathposted 9 years agoin reply to this


  2. freelanceworld profile image61
    freelanceworldposted 9 years ago

    i  dont think there is yet such option for poll Capsule...may be in future they ad so.

    You may read more about the features & Usage of Poll Capsule in
    my "Part 2 Intermediate" hub of "Hubpages for Dummies" Series.
    I have tried to explain about more effective usage of Poll capsule.

    That may help.
    Keep Enjoyin hubbing smile

  3. Shadesbreath profile image81
    Shadesbreathposted 9 years ago

    No, there isn't such an option, that's why I'm rolling it out as a suggestion. I'm trying to make the "in the future they ad so" happen sooner rather than later.  It's a great way to drive home a point, using a poll to establish the assumption of readership up front.  Right now the poll results are un-usable.  I'd like options to speak to the results, address paradigms etc.

  4. profile image0
    shreekrishnaposted 9 years ago

    polling is voting , every answer has equal rights to participate & voters should have the right to vote for any single answer.

    if you force voters to only vote for your answer only ;;;; that not comes in polling.

    if you were trying to include new feature rather than improving pollling feature ,
    that will be a good idea , but according to my view there is no or little use of that ,
    polling solves all.

    i know a such website where you will find only this feature not any other : go to pickjack dot com.

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      So what you're saying is you have no idea what Shadesbreath is talking about.

  5. Shadesbreath profile image81
    Shadesbreathposted 9 years ago

    Yes, every answer has equal rights.  I'm not trying to force votes for one answer.  The point is to use the poll as a rhetorical device.  I think that's where you might be missing what I'm getting at here.  A poll can illustrate things, preconceptions etc.  There is more than one way to use a poll, just currently we have no way to use them.  They show the votes, but have no way for any meaningful conclusion or anything else to be done with them.  Not saying they always have to have one, but currently, point-making is not an option.

  6. dineane profile image83
    dineaneposted 9 years ago

    and would we expect anything less of a suggestion from the master of wit?

    I agree - great idea, Shades!

  7. JamaGenee profile image83
    JamaGeneeposted 9 years ago

    Why not add a text capsule under the poll and write your own "results" - updating it of course as more people vote?

    btw, I've wondered why the poll thingie doesn't have a "the majority believes" feature too, after X number of votes.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image81
      Shadesbreathposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You are correct, that is certainly an option.  However, the problem with just writing the results under the poll in a text box is that you are giving away the potential impact of a powerful revelation of some sort.  The beauty of a poll as a rhetorical device is that blind assumption that the writer is taking advantage of by setting the reader up with the poll.  Once they have participated in the poll, they become engaged in the outcome of that poll.  To have some important piece of information revealed only after getting them to engage makes your argument/point more forceful for having secured participation in the reader beyond just the sweep of their eyes down the page.

      Again, my point is not that all polls be used this way, I was just suggesting that if it were reasonably possible to add as an option, the potential for point-making is excellent with such a tool.


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