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Who can create polls?

Post by irrevenant » July 21st, 2007, 11:58 am

Who has access to create polls? Is it just forum regulars?

I've received a couple of requests to create polls recently, so I wondered.


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Post by turin » July 21st, 2007, 11:04 pm

I'm pretty sure everybody can create polls, it's probably just that people don't realize this / don't know how to do so and so they ask someone else to do it for them... maybe I'm wrong though.
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Post by MDG » July 21st, 2007, 11:15 pm

Just checked over at PHPBB documentation for 2.0. Looks like there should be an option to make a new topic a poll at the bottom of the new topic form. Link to documentation is here. Relevant part is
Polls - To add a poll, look to the bottom of the posting form. These options will only be visible to a user if they have permission to make Polls.
Just tried this in the User's forum and the Ideas forum section and couldn't see any option to create a poll... I think it's either restricted for non-devs/admins/sith, or restricted by forum section. In which case, which sections is it allowed?

EDIT: Found this but, still couldn't find an option to create a poll as a new topic within the Art Workshop section. Maybe I'm just missing something that's right in front of me...

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Post by Zebulon » July 22nd, 2007, 1:18 am

You have to be in a group. (Forum Regulars, Art Contributors, etc.)

That applies to all forums except Off-Topic. Only Mods and Admins can make polls there.

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Post by MDG » July 22nd, 2007, 2:00 am

Thanks Zebulon. Darn Penguin's post in the thread I linked to had me confused!

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