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#1 Fightfandotcom

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 10:29 AM

Hello all,

Need some help with a situation on our forum. We're a boxing website and we have one particular forum where I make a thread for each of 12 individual rounds in a said boxing match.

Each of the 12 rounds is it's own thread that's a poll.

We have a semi large following now, and we want people to be able to vote in this paticular fourm without having to create an account. So basiclly as a Guest by making the forum public (which I've already done).

The only problem is that once the forum is set to public, anyone who views one of the polls just sees the results and is unable to vote.

Is there any way around this that anyone can think of?

Thanks in advance if you took the time to read this.

Cheers! :)

#2 GingerRobot

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 10:31 AM

Well im guessing you have installed some sort of forum php scripts, perhaps in the setup somewhere for that you can specify that non-members can vote?

#3 Fightfandotcom

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 12:42 AM

I didn't set it up myslef, but my associate who did was at a loss with this too.

Can anyone tell me if it's even possible to have a poll open to the public where unregistered users can vote?


#4 wildteen88

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 10:20 AM

For much better help could you tell us which forum software you are using, eg phpBB, myBB, IPB, VBulletin, SMF etc. That way members that are familiar with the forum you are using will be able to help. To get the name of the forum software there should be a copyright line at the bottom of every page.

#5 ShogunWarrior

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 10:45 AM

Usually it's a standard not to let guests vote etc. because there's no way to audit the voting.
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