Battlestar Wiki talk:Think Tank/Poll Template

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I can't visualize how this is going to work well, but I think it would take away from our normal way of getting consensus through discussion. We could just call votes as we always do, i thought. --The Merovingian (C - E) 19:49, 10 July 2006 (CDT)

Since I can't post a visual aid, I'm sorry. I can't explain it any better than I did. There is an example out on the template itself, but I can't show you an example of how it can work without violating the rules. --Shane (T - C - E) 19:56, 10 July 2006 (CDT)

I'm not sure what this does that can't be accomplished with a new header, a few lines of text, and the (attractive) {{support}}, {{neutral}}, and {{oppose}} templates. --Peter Farago 20:01, 10 July 2006 (CDT)

Example

According to admins, I can post an example here. Since I have created the template in hope that it passes this is an example of what it could do.

Where this "would" be placed if being used: Battlestar Wiki:New User Survey (Not the talk page).


New User Survey Project
Question Stuats of Proposel
Date Started 21:22, 10 July 2006 (CDT)
Date Ending 21:22, 10 July 2006 (CDT)
Symbol support vote.svg Support Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose

fr:Modèle:Opposition

Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral
Shane
1 (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.%) 0 (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.%) 0 (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.%)




New User Survey Project
Symbol support vote.svg Support Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose

fr:Modèle:Opposition

Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral
1 (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.%) 0 (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.%) 0 (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.%)


This would be a quick reference tool for archive able purposes. --Shane (T - C - E) 21:22, 10 July 2006 (CDT)

Possible Application

If we ever had a "polling station" or other centrally located article that had links to all the current polls/debates/etc. that were going on, such a summary (with a link to the actual debate) might be handy for getting an idea of where things were at. Unfortunately, you do end up risking sync issues (if the summaries aren't updated). --Steelviper 06:39, 11 July 2006 (CDT)

Vote

When: To end 6 days from now. --Shane (T - C - E) 13:57, 18 July 2006 (CDT) Support Reached: Figure out where this tenmplate can be used.


  1. Joe Beaudoin Jr. - Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose

fr:Modèle:Opposition I'm not too much a fan of polling. If there was a technical way we could implement this (say, a simple to use form that would update the counts), then I may support such an endeavor. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 02:24, 19 July 2006 (CDT)

  1. CalculatinAvatar -
  2. Day - Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose

fr:Modèle:Opposition I see this as a needless complication with enough potential hazards and real drawbacks which remain unbalanced by the good it would do. --Day (Talk - Admin - SotS) 02:20, 19 July 2006 (CDT)

  1. Mercifull - Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose

fr:Modèle:Opposition Like Joe said if it were possible to implement some proper dynamic form extension then I would support this but it all seems too complicated the way you are proposing at the moment.

  1. Peter Farago -
  2. Spencerian - Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose

fr:Modèle:Opposition. K.I.S.S. --Spencerian 15:34, 19 July 2006 (CDT)

  1. Steelviper -

Note: All users are welcome to partake in the voting as well. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 02:26, 19 July 2006 (CDT)

  1. Symbol support vote.svg Support Modified Use Below --Shane (T - C - E) 02:33, 19 July 2006 (CDT)
  2. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose

fr:Modèle:Opposition The Merovingian (C - E) 10:06, 19 July 2006 (CDT) - Agree with Joe and Day above; I think it would decrease discussion


Comments

Could be then as simple as {{pollvote|Question|Support|Oppose|Neutral}} and never have to worry about user input... so get rid of the "question", "time", "users", and "dates tarted". That's an idea. --Shane (T - C - E) 02:33, 19 July 2006 (CDT)

But what's the point without auto-updating percentages/numbers? And with auto-updating numbers, I'd be wary of the potential for lame, dumb bugs. I'm sure they could be ferreted out, but I don't see there being much of a pay off at all for the amount of work it could be. --Day (Talk - Admin - SotS) 14:58, 19 July 2006 (CDT)
The math that is working is: Roundup((Support/(Support+Oppose+Neutral))*100) --Shane (T - C - E) 15:01, 19 July 2006 (CDT)
Has this extension been considered? --Mercifull (Talk/Contribs) 03:20, 20 July 2006 (CDT)