May Release: Introducing Polls!

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May 23, 2012

May Release: Introducing Polls!

To turn on polls, simply enable the Polls addon in your Dashboard. This will add a ‘New Poll’ button in the side bar that will let you create a poll discussion:

Vanilla Forums Poll Creation UX

Polls can be set as public or anonymous.

Vanilla Forums Poll

A public poll will show the participant’s avatars below each bar, and there is also a mention of what each user voted for on their comments in public polls.

Vanilla Forums Poll Example

Keep in mind that a poll cannot be edited once created. This feature is available on all of our hosted plans.

Read/Unread Formatting

Most of this release was dedicated to over 200 bug fixes and minor usability enhancements. The most noticeable change is how read discussions are displayed. It is now much easier to distinguish discussions that are brand new from those that have been read but have new comments.

Displaying new and unread comments in Vanilla

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Luc Vezina

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