Poll creator should be able to see poll results, even when shown "on vote"

When a poll is set to only show results “on vote”, no one is allowed to see the results before voting, including the poll creator. (I’m ignoring staff because I have no insight into that.) I rarely use this option, but when I do it’s usually to minimize the chance of bias in a poll (though people can always change their vote after seeing the results anyway). In those cases though, I generally don’t want to vote myself as I’m polling others. For that reason, wouldn’t it make sense for me to still be able to see the results without voting since I created the poll?


I agree. It is frustrating not being able to see the poll results because you don’t want to bias the results e.g. if the poll were about how good my site is.

  1. I totally agree!
  2. On v2.3.9 I’m able to view the results anyway by selecting something, but not submitting and then clicking on the “view results” button :smiley:

Just wanted to check in on this one since another user on https://community.wanikani.com/ just got caught by this.

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I do think the poll creator should always be able to view results @eviltrout, perhaps we can schedule this for work on Monday?