marahmarie: my initials (MM) (Default)
[personal profile] marahmarie

Title:
Give Us The Ability to Delete Junk Data and Spam From Polls

Area:
Polls/Entries

Summary:
Someone just spammed/trolled/junk data'd my poll at http://www.dreamwidth.org/poll/?id=17242. I'm not sure why anyone would do so, and of course we have zero power over what people post as answers in the polls. But if we at least had the power to either delete unwanted data or report it and have it deleted by Dreamwidth staff, this would be immensely helpful.

Description:
I've only ever posted a few polls and the most recent one is the first to suffer from a junk data problem from an anonymous user who used my poll's various text fields to 1) spam, 2) write in junk data and 3) otherwise trample upon the spirit and intention of my poll. Of course as soon as I saw what this user had done I looked for a way to remove their input but was unable to do so.

I'm not sure why anyone would spam and otherwise post junk answers in a poll. But if we at least had the power to either delete unwanted data, or else report it and have it deleted by Dreamwidth staff, this would be immensely helpful.

Poll #18015 Give Us The Ability to Delete Junk Data and Spam From Polls
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 36


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Should be implemented as-is.
14 (38.9%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
14 (38.9%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
8 (22.2%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

icelightning: XXY male bettafish, started off looking girlish (Default)
[personal profile] icelightning

Title:
Option for Blind Polls Until Closed

Area:
Polls

Summary:
Allow an option for polls to not show their results until after they're closed.

Description:
I've noticed that seeing how voting has gone so far in a poll can affect the poll outcome. It would be wonderful if a poll could be blind to everyone, or just to everyone but the creator, until the poll closes. This would be an option and not a requirement for polls.

Basically, we've found that polls that were supposed to gage a measure of change in a character to obtain a new status ended up being nothing more than popularity polls. (Yes, it's an RPG.) Even though there are suggestions in the works to improve the poll, the suggestions I can come up with still have an element of becoming a popularity poll as people can still view current results before voting themselves. Only a truly blind poll could really alleviate this issue. I'm sure other types of communities would also use this option. The rest of the poll options would stay the same, including what results would be seen, but the results still would not be shown until the poll is closed. Basically, it'd reflect how we do voting in everyday life (elections, closed ballots, etc).

That way, polls would more closely represent individuals choices and not have their opinions influenced by others. (Also, the surprise element is fun!) It wouldn't prevent users from talking amongst themselves on whom they voted on, but it'd be closer to how voting works outside of Dreamwidth.

Poll #13463 Option for Blind Polls Until Closed
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 72


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Should be implemented as-is.
66 (91.7%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
1 (1.4%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
5 (6.9%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

azurelunatic: A glittery black pin badge with a blue holographic star in the middle. (Default)
[personal profile] azurelunatic

Title:
Link to polls from Latest Things

Area:
Latest Things, entries, polls

Summary:
If polls can't be displayed in full from the Latest Things page, provide a link

Description:
Last time I looked, the display of polls on the Latest Things page was lacking.

It would be lovely to show either the voting form (for a public poll) or otherwise the results so far. However, since polls can be long, that could be a bit funky for the page. Failing the ability to display the poll in an appropriate format, show a link in a similar format to the poll links on crossposts.

Poll #12625 Link to polls from Latest Things
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 47


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Should be implemented as-is.
22 (46.8%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
6 (12.8%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
2 (4.3%)

(I have no opinion)
17 (36.2%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

kate_nepveu: sleeping cat carved in brown wood (Default)
[personal profile] kate_nepveu

Title:
expand all respondents in poll

Area:
entries

Summary:
The new "View Respondents" options for polls is awesome, but would be even more awesome with an "expand all responses" option like for cut-tags.

Description:
This would be handy the first time you looked at a poll's results, or if there were a lot of responses between viewings.

Poll #9495 expand all respondents in poll
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 61


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Should be implemented as-is.
45 (73.8%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
0 (0.0%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
16 (26.2%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

kate_nepveu: sleeping cat carved in brown wood (Default)
[personal profile] kate_nepveu

Title:
"View Respondents" in poll results in chronologically-based order

Area:
entries

Summary:
The new "View Respondents" options for polls is awesome, but the respondents don't seem to be listed in any obvious order, making it hard to tell what responses are new. They should be listed in reverse-chronological order (and noted to be in that order), and possibly marked with datestamps as well.

Description:
I have a rotten memory for usernames, so placing the respondents in a chronologically-based order would mean I only had to expand the new responses rather than try to remember who already responded and end up expanding all of them.

Poll #9494 "View Respondents" in poll results in chronologically-based order
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 55


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Should be implemented as-is.
31 (56.4%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
11 (20.0%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
13 (23.6%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

azurelunatic: A glittery black pin badge with a blue holographic star in the middle. (Default)
[personal profile] azurelunatic

Title:
Subscriptions to poll closing/re-opening

Area:
polls, subscriptions, interaction makes the world go 'round

Summary:
A subscription to the closing or re-opening of a poll would allow a user to see the final results of a poll, or to go see what happens if more votes are allowed on a poll that was previously closed.

Description:
Subscriptions to individual poll votes would get very noisy very fast and also possibly have privacy implications; sometimes one just wants a reminder to go check back once the poll has closed. That is where this subscription would come in. Since it's likely that one would want to know if the poll opened again, the subscription would be for changes in closed/open state, so it would also work if the poll was opened some time later, unless the subscription was removed.

I do not personally see any deep privacy implications for this sort of subscription provided that the user can see the entry that the poll is in; I would particularly like to hear any concerns on that front, in case I am missing something.

Poll #8837 Subscriptions to poll closing/re-opening
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 55


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Should be implemented as-is.
36 (65.5%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
0 (0.0%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
19 (34.5%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

azurelunatic: A glittery black pin badge with a blue holographic star in the middle. (Default)
[personal profile] azurelunatic

Title:
Allow subscriptions to (certain) polls that are not your own

Area:
polls, subscriptions, interaction makes the world go 'round

Summary:
With the poll creator and/or community administrator's permission, allow subscriptions to other people's votes in polls.

Description:
With the specific or blanket permission of the journal owner/poll creator/community administrators (and discussion on how the process of granting/revoking permission should go is very welcome, because it's a bit fuzzy in my mind) users should be able to subscribe to poll votes on any permitted poll, and get notifications about votes, customized to their particular level of permission to see the votes in that poll.

Polls where the subscribing user can see answers should give the username of the person voting and a link to the poll similar to what the owner gets (plus a quick unsubscribe link in case it becomes too high-volume).

Polls where the identities of the voters are not viewable to the subscribing user, the notification should merely say that there was a new or changed vote in the poll, with a link (and an unsubscribe link).

Since in some cases the "can view" is dependent on access, permission would have to be checked every time.

Poll #8836 Allow subscriptions to (certain) polls that are not your own
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 43


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Should be implemented as-is.
20 (46.5%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
1 (2.3%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
2 (4.7%)

(I have no opinion)
19 (44.2%)

(Other: please comment)
1 (2.3%)

azurelunatic: A glittery black pin badge with a blue holographic star in the middle. (Default)
[personal profile] azurelunatic

Title:
Administrators: Subscribe to community poll votes

Area:
subscriptions, polls, community administration

Summary:
Allow community administrators to subscribe to all, all administrator-created, or specific arbitrary polls within their community, just as if they had created the poll themselves.

Description:
Sometimes community administration requires staying on top of some issue or other, and sometimes that issue involves a poll. Sometimes vigorous refreshing of the poll votes page is just not efficient.

An all-poll subscription would mirror the all-comments subscription, and allow the administrator to get a more clear picture of activity in the community, albeit possibly a very high-volume one.

All administrator-created polls would likely be a little more difficult to implement, and might not catch older polls created by administrators, or polls created by people who were admins at the time but who are not now, but could be useful for situations where multiple people need to monitor the poll, but only one person can post it, or when a new administrator takes over but would like to continue using the previous admin's poll.

Specific polls would let the administrator pick and choose which polls are important to monitor. This might be easier to implement than an all-administrator-created-polls subscription, and serve many of the same important functions.

Poll #8835 Administrators: Subscribe to community poll votes
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 44


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Should be implemented as-is.
32 (72.7%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
1 (2.3%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
11 (25.0%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

azurelunatic: A glittery black pin badge with a blue holographic star in the middle. (Default)
[personal profile] azurelunatic

Title:
Subscribe to your own poll votes

Area:
polls, subscriptions, my fully documented life

Summary:
Create a subscription that will notify you when you have voted in a poll. The notification should contain the name of the poll, the questions and your answers to them, and a link to the discussion, possibly even including the current title of that entry (especially in the case of dw_suggestions polls, which are not named distinctively).

Description:
This might be considered a parallel feature to subscription to one's own comments.

Possible refinements to the poll functions are still being explored, and tracking one's own participation in them is one dimension that hasn't come up much. Sometimes one's thoughts change over time and one might like to re-visit a poll if it is still open, or might like to see what the current voting looks like. When circle members use polls to control opt-in/out access filters, it could be really useful to have an easier way of tracking that poll down than bookmarking it or depending on their tagging.

Depending on how expensive this feature is to offer, it could be a paid feature, or perhaps inclusion of the full questions and answers could be a paid feature.

Poll #8834 Subscribe to your own poll votes
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 47


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Should be implemented as-is.
23 (48.9%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
0 (0.0%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
24 (51.1%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

azurelunatic: A glittery black pin badge with a blue holographic star in the middle. (Default)
[personal profile] azurelunatic

Title:
View your own votes in a creator-only poll

Area:
polls

Summary:
See what you entered when you filled out a poll where the poll creator only may view the specific answers.

Description:
Previously, someone filling out a poll where only the creator could view the specific answers would be able to see what they'd answered when going to change the answer. However, in a move to make blanking out one's answers to a poll easier, the change-answer view now does not display answers.

I'm not sure what the best way to balance the need to be able to easily clear a poll entry, and the need to see one's answers in the poll, would be, but I am confident that dw_suggestions will have ideas.



[Poll closed on account of this being a bug that is now fixed.]
Poll #7987 View your own votes in a creator-only poll
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 39


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Should be implemented as-is.
23 (59.0%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
0 (0.0%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
14 (35.9%)

(Other: please comment)
2 (5.1%)

ninetydegrees: Drawing: a girl's face, with a yellow and green stripe over one eye (Default)
[personal profile] ninetydegrees

Title:
Polls: display results on the same page

Area:
polls

Summary:
When clicking on 'see results' in a poll you haven't voted on you're brought to a new page; I'd like the results to be shown in the entry instead.

Description:
Apart from the AJAXification which is great in itself, one of the reasons I'd like this is that I often vote on a poll here in dw_suggestions because of this, not because I really wanted to vote on it (this is the case for my own suggestions or suggestions I don't have an opinion on for instance).

Poll #7864 Polls: display results on the same page
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 54


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Should be implemented as-is.
34 (63.0%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
5 (9.3%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
1 (1.9%)

(I have no opinion)
13 (24.1%)

(Other: please comment)
1 (1.9%)

doire: (Default)
[personal profile] doire

Title:
Poll result display

Area:
Polls

Summary:
Make 100% display width uniform between different questions in the same poll.

Description:
Now the poll results display bars where the most common response for each question is the same width for each question. If there were 3 questions each with 4 options you might get:

1 a --------------------- 100
1 b - 0
1 c - 0
1 d - 0

2 a --------------------- 25
2 b --------------------- 25
2 c --------------------- 25
2 d --------------------- 25

3 a ------- 15
3 b --------------------- 50
3 c ----------- 25
3 d ----- 10

I think it would be more visually understandable if the maximum percentage in the whole poll was used to set the display width. Like so:

1 a --------------------- 100
1 b - 0
1 c - 0
1 d - 0

2 a ------ 25
2 b ------ 25
2 c ------ 25
2 d ------ 25

3 a ---- 15
2 b ----------- 50
2 c ------ 25
2 d --- 10

It might be an option when setting up the poll if some prefer it as it is.

Sorry if this has been suggested before; I can't tell since search is down. I think it still gets my point across even with proportional fonts. My pre tags - poor pre tags.

Poll #7839 Poll result display
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 49


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Should be implemented as-is.
20 (40.8%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
5 (10.2%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
5 (10.2%)

(I have no opinion)
18 (36.7%)

(Other: please comment)
1 (2.0%)

silverflight8: bee on rose  (Default)
[personal profile] silverflight8

Title:
Poll that requires you to choose more than 1 response doesn't actually require you to do so

Area:
Entries

Summary:
Either the polls requiring more than 1 response should be unskippable, or there shouldn't be such an option, and more than 2 responses should be the minimum.

Description:
You can post polls that restrict the number of votes (ticky-boxes). This works as intended for anything requiring 2 or more votes. However, you can also choose to skip questions. The ability to skip questions makes the option "at least one answer required" useless.

It should either be:

1. an unskippable question; or
2. the minimum setting should be "at least two answers required".

I'm not sure which would be better, and which would be easier to code (especially considering the fact that a poll can be constructed using custom poll HTML, not just the poll wizard), so I'm throwing this to the comm at large.


(with thanks to azurelunatic for bringing this up and discussing it with me in the first place).

Poll #6505 Poll that requires you to choose more than 1 response doesn't actually require you to do so
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 44


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Should be implemented as-is.
11 (25.0%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
4 (9.1%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
7 (15.9%)

(I have no opinion)
22 (50.0%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

sophie: A cartoon-like representation of a girl standing on a hill, with brown hair, blue eyes, a flowery top, and blue skirt. ☀ (Default)
[personal profile] sophie

Title:
"Detailed results visible to: None" is not quite truthful

Area:
Polls

Summary:
When people view polls created by others who have set their poll to be viewable to "Just Me", this displays as "None" to other users. This isn't quite truthful, and I propose that this should say "Just Me" in all cases.

Description:
Back in June 2008, LiveJournal changed the way polls display slightly; the "None" option for polls, which in reality still let the creator of the polls see the detailed results, was renamed to "Just Me". However, it was implemented in such a way that only the creator of the poll saw the "Just Me" text on the poll itself; other people viewing it would still see "None". This was obviously a deliberate design choice on their part (it took more effort to put in that logic than it would have done just to change the text), but I'll be honest and say that I can't work out why this was done.

In any case, Dreamwidth picked up that new code in a codebase merge in January 2009 and Dreamwidth has now had this same behaviour for over two years now.

I feel like this isn't really very truthful to the viewer, and worse, now that Dreamwidth has anonymous polls, someone reading that might misinterpret it as thinking the poll is an anonymous one, whereas in reality the creator of the poll could still see who answered with what.

(For the record: If a poll is anonymous, it will *always* include the text "This poll is anonymous" between the poll title and the line stating what the settings are. If that line isn't there, the poll isn't truly anonymous and at least one person - the creator of the poll - will be able to associate your answers with your account.)

I think that we should remove the logic that displays different text depending on the person viewing is the creator or not, and we should display "Just Me" to all users. (Alternatively, we could keep the logic and change the "None" to "Just Creator" - so it would change between "Just Me" and "Just Creator" depending on who views it.)

Poll #6471 "Detailed results visible to: None" is not quite truthful
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 63


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Should be implemented as-is.
43 (68.3%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
17 (27.0%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
3 (4.8%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

yvi: Kaylee half-smiling, looking very pretty (Default)
[personal profile] yvi

Title:
Notes for poll questions

Area:
Poll Creator

Summary:
Make it possible to add a note to poll questions to further explain the question

Description:
On http://www.dreamwidth.org/poll/create , you can specify questions and answers for polls. While questions can have 1,000 characters, it is often very inconvenient to make them more than a sentence, because you can't have breaks or use HTML and it gets cluttered very easily.

I have had the experience that putting more explanations in the journal entry itself is also not that easy, as by the time a person gets to question #10, they probably don't completely remember something that was explained in the beginning.

I propose a "Notes" box into which the user can type explanatory text that is then displayed below the question and above the responses. This text could support at least some HTML markup for emphasis etc.

Poll #6453 Notes for poll questions
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 59


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Should be implemented as-is.
41 (69.5%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
0 (0.0%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
1 (1.7%)

(I have no opinion)
17 (28.8%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

yvi: Kaylee half-smiling, looking very pretty (Default)
[personal profile] yvi

Title:
More scale options allowed in polls

Area:
Polls

Summary:
There is currently a limit for 20 steps on the 'scale' poll question types. I would like for this to be extended to at least 21, better more options.

Description:
So the one thing bothering me about the otherwise wonderful option to use scale questions in polls (meaning that you give a low and a high numeric value and the steps you want to have between two answers) is that it is limited to 20 steps. And 20 really quite sucks for that :) 20 is exactly one step fewer than needed to go from 0 to 100 in 5-steps. Thus, no percentage-based questions with 5-percentile differences in the answers.

My pipe dream would be to have that number changed significantly to 51 or so - my minimum change would be to 21 so I can use it for percentage scales as described above.

Poll #5572 More scale options allowed in polls
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 54


This suggestion:

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Should be implemented as-is.
39 (72.2%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
1 (1.9%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
14 (25.9%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

ninetydegrees: Drawing: a girl's face, with a yellow and green stripe over one eye (Default)
[personal profile] ninetydegrees

Title:
Poll Creator: use the word 'answer' instead of 'option'

Area:
polls

Summary:
When making a poll on http://www.dreamwidth.org/poll/create, it asks you for possible 'options'. I find this term unclear and confusing and think 'answers' would be simpler and clearer.

Description:
Edit: also see the first comment for a better wording of 'Minimum options required' and 'Maximum options accepted', which are displayed when you insert a question with check boxes.
Edit: link to screencap if you can't see the page.

Poll #5522 Poll Creator: use the word 'answer' instead of 'option'
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 57


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Should be implemented as-is.
20 (35.1%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
11 (19.3%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
5 (8.8%)

(I have no opinion)
20 (35.1%)

(Other: please comment)
1 (1.8%)

azurelunatic: A glittery black pin badge with a blue holographic star in the middle. (Default)
[personal profile] azurelunatic

Title:
Show/hide detailed poll answers as if they were cuts

Area:
user interface, polls

Summary:
Wouldn't it be nifty to expand and collapse detailed views of poll answers (if you can see them) as if they were cuts?

Description:
One should be able to expand and collapse the answer to each poll question as if it were a cut, especially collapse, because sometimes once one has seen the answers, one does not need to keep seeing them, and then there's that huge stack of usernames and answers right in the middle of the page.

It should, of course, gracefully degrade to the old version just as the cut does.

Poll #5021 Show/hide detailed poll answers as if they were cuts
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 58


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Should be implemented as-is.
53 (91.4%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
0 (0.0%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
5 (8.6%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

kyrielle: A photo of kyrielle, in profile, turned slightly toward the viewer (Default)
[personal profile] kyrielle

Title:
Polls - change your vote AJAX

Area:
polls

Summary:
The "change your vote" option on polls should be AJAXified.

Description:
Now, when you vote in a poll, it reloads in place on the page. But if you click the nice little "change your vote" link it...opens a whole new page. It's a small inconsistency, but it's there, and I find that now that I don't have to open a new page to vote, I find it more frustrating to have to open the page to change my vote.

Poll #4878 Polls - change your vote AJAX
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 63


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Should be implemented as-is.
61 (96.8%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
0 (0.0%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
2 (3.2%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

burningbright: (Default)
[personal profile] burningbright

Title:
Prioritized poll response

Area:
Polls

Summary:
It'd be nice to have a poll style available that lets you prioritize or order your response.

Description:
I know this is possible, because the company I work for uses it in their online training tests: a poll where the first box you click becomes "1", and the second box you click becomes "2", and so on. With a "reset" option in case you mess up or change your mind before hitting the "submit" button.

I wouldn't know the first thing about how to implement it, I'm afraid. But I can see a number of uses for it, as a finer-tuned alternative to multiple tick-boxes, where if people agree with multiple options on the poll they can indicate that they agree most strongly with some options over others, for instance.

Poll #4422 Prioritized poll response
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 41


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Should be implemented as-is.
27 (65.9%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
8 (19.5%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
5 (12.2%)

(Other: please comment)
1 (2.4%)

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