Add "how to create a poll"


(Bcguy) #1

We have about 2600 regular users on our forums and polls are popular - but lots of our non-technical users have problems with creating polls.

It would be really great if everytime someone created a poll, that Discourse recognized that it was a Poll - and appended a small link at the bottom of the poll that said something like “How to create a poll” - with a link to some simple instructions and code to copy and paste.

This would help educate people on how to create a poll (the interest on creating polls is most likely to be triggered when someone is looking at a poll).

This would greatly increase the use of, and reduce the problem our users have with, polls.


(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #2

When dealing with non-technical users, I think it’s much better to go the pure UX route. Maybe you could entice someone to make a simple graphical wizard for polls, which would open on the click of a Poll-button added to the editor. After creating your poll in a graphical interface, you hit Done and it inserts the whole thing into your post.


(Jeff Atwood) #3

Yeah the longer term plan is to have a “gear” icon in the toolbar which lets you do obscure editor stuff like add polls, etc.

I think we might suppress more of the toolbar by default though, as @jesselperry has suggested, so this kind of thing would be rolled up into that change.


(Michael Downey) #4

Maybe just use the hamburger icon?


(Jesse Perry) #5

(Jeff Atwood) #6

The gear icon to build polls is in 1.6.


(Jeff Atwood) #7