[thesite] Priv Levels, Voting App. and UEUE

Michele Foster michele at wordpro.on.ca
Thu Nov 1 18:31:25 CST 2001


----- Original Message -----
From: ".jeff" <jeff at members.evolt.org>

| michele,

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| > When theprocess ran through their first set of votes, a
| > few suggestions were made immediately, to change the
| > voting application.  One of those suggestions was that
| > the votes be anonymous, i.e. don't list who has already
| > voted.
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| more importantly, *don't* show the results at all until the vote is
| then, showing or not showing those who've voted so far is a non-issue.

That's an option .. kinda nice to have the flexibility for "votes" that
don't really matter.  e.g. "do you hand code or use a wysiwyg program?",
"what is your current browser of choice?" or whatever.  More "polls" than

Separate question .. does voting application = survey application ?   (tho
perhaps not the first survey that's being fleshed out on theForum)

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| > Doing this meant that even those not "allowed" to vote,
| > could still vote, as no one would be the wiser that
| > someone had voted who wasn't supposed to.
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| it doesn't have to happen this way though.  if there is enough cry for it
| can develop the survey/voting application with the ability to either limit
| the survey/vote to an entire priv or even to a defined group of
| users/members.  this sort of solution would allow us to guarantee that
| the appropriate people can vote.

This would be great .. and this is what I was getting at .. with respect to
the voting application and how the priv levels on weo may not equate the
those "allowed" to vote on a particular issue.

| the important thing is that we need to know what people want to see in it
| *before* we develop it.  that will save everyone a ton of time trying to
| work in new things later on (because they'll hopefully already be
| for from the beginning).

Yup, absolutely ... are you running with this, expanding upon what David had
originally proposed?

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| > However, what IS missing still, is the ability to say
| > explicitly who gets to vote on what question.
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| no reason that can't be developed in the w.e.o. implementation.

Awesome.  :)

| >
| > [...] I don't see how w.e.o.'s current priv level is
| > going to work for the voting application.  [...] I
| > think we need to think about this a bit more and
| > decide how best to give rights to those that are
| > "allowed" to vote, and to keep out those that aren't.
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| as i see it we only need to break it down based on priv.  however, as i've
| already said, if the call is there to be able to assign votes/surveys to
| individual members, then i'm fine with that.

I think so .. as stated above.  Just an additional feature.  I do see your
point, that for a lot of cases/polls/surveys, the w.e.o. Priv ID will be
more than adequate.

The rest of my original message was with respect to UEUE .. and nothing to
do with Voting App.  I got an impression that you didn't realize I has
switched discussion of apps/implementation mid-way through.  Sorry for not
being more clear.

Anything ya need help with on this, just holler.  :)


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