[Theforum] Q. Public voting

A. Erickson amanda at gawow.com
Sun Feb 10 12:58:54 CST 2002

Been trying to flesh out the particulars of public polling vs. private
polling and how to roll it all into the same document.

Would interested parties please review this rough outline and give me
some feedback. What's confusing? What is missing? What needs more?

Public Poll? Private Poll?

--Public Poll?
	Anyone with a login/pass can vote
	Anyone can view results at any time (will not show who voted
	Public Polls will go in a publicly accessable place on w.e.o
	Pollster sets duration of a poll
	Archives vote and results

	Interface is simple: question and radio buttons for selections

--Private Poll?
	Set privs -- anyone with a login/pass on those privs may vote
	Set results -- public or private
		-- public -- shows tally and who voted
		-- private (DEFAULT) -- shows tally only
	Sends out notices at beginning and end of vote with all vote
	Sends notice if the vote is changed at all
	Allows voters to change votes while vote is open
	Allows voters to see number of voters voting but not results
during vote
	Archives vote and results

	Interface is more complex:
		Question and radio buttons for sections
		Memo field for additional information
		Shows number of voters out of total voters
		Shows time left for vote

For reference, here is the voting requirements doc as it stands now:

- amanda
amanda at gawow.com + http://gawow.com

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