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Offline SMiFFER

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Polls
« on: April 02, 2018, 12:46:19 PM »
This question is about polls.
I want to have EVERYBODY be able to vote - even unregistered, foreign users and those who are not logged in.

The docs say:
"This permission allows a (registered) user to cast one vote. It doesn't apply to guests."

But how can I achieve that?
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Re: Polls
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2018, 02:05:41 PM »
you can not, really...

I mean, in theory, you COULD give guests permission to vote, but that would be stupid, IMO...   since a guest could vote 43 times.
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Re: Polls
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2018, 02:46:48 PM »
Then I wonder why there is such an option in the permissions screen for guests...
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Re: Polls
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 03:45:22 PM »
because it *CAN* be used.... it just should not be.
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Re: Polls
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2018, 04:12:08 PM »
I can not quite follow you.

The group permissions for "guests" have switched on here:
View polls = yes
Vote in polls = yes

But even despite you say it can be used, it does not work: When I log myself out and reload I can NOT view the poll (only its thread) and NOT vote.

So how can I use it?
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Re: Polls
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2018, 09:09:43 PM »
betting that you have a permissions profile applied to that board and have not changed the profile - only the global permission
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Re: Polls
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2018, 02:26:44 AM »
The board where this test-poll is posted is set to be viewable by group "guest", too.
Permission Profile: Default

Is that what you "bet"? :)
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Re: Polls
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2018, 05:08:37 AM »
well did you check the help tool tip? it says the same as what is in the wiki. that is why it does not work. i dont know why the permission exists if it does not work but it seems to act as the help text says it does.

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Re: Polls
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2018, 03:59:08 PM »
You confuse me.
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