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Adding Polls to Long Threads

Discussion in 'Forum News and Staff Communication' started by Alivaril, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. Alivaril

    Alivaril Totally not a space whale.

    As it's now impossible to delete old responses in threads, I was wondering if there was something else which also causes technical problems if attempted: Adding a poll to a thread with over 2000 pages of replies and possibly removing said poll later on.

    I wasn't sure if this should go here or in "ask a private question." Decided to put it here so the question doesn't need to be asked by other people as well.


    Test poll in this thread is was to see if it's possible to remove polls myself or if mod assistance would be necessary. EDIT: Yes, thread-makers can do it themselves.
     
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  2. Polls can't be removed by regular users, unfortunately.
     
  3. Xon

    Xon Cabal Arm Commander Director

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    You should not be able to old delete posts. I need to go find who changed this and hit them clue-bat

    Deleting an old post in a very long thread can trigger expensive rebuild operations which are very costly.
     
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  4. Alivaril

    Alivaril Totally not a space whale.

    Um, I don't think that's changed any? As in, we can't delete them. The button isn't there anymore.
    My question is if making and possibly deleting a poll would cause similar problems. I don't see why it would, but I'd rather check before I go and do it.


    I did it for this very thread. :confused: It's under "Edit," "Delete entire poll." Pseudo-edit: Just did it again.
     
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  5. Xon

    Xon Cabal Arm Commander Director

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    Derp, miss-read it.

    You can only do this as long as no one votes.
     
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