As I wrote down in another discussion thread (viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2715), at the moment, I'm not aware if such a feature is available on phpBB Group forum. But in fact it doesn't matter because iff it isn't supported by this forum, I will try to find another site that allows us to use its survey/poll feature and to put links here. We can always use an outside resource to provide this feature if most people think it could improve the way ideas are discussed.
For my part, I truly think it could prove to be helpful in the long run. Some people could say that we don't need survey and we can do all this already through a discussion topic. So why should we use pools and surveys? Because of their main advantages: they are quick, simple and automated!
QUICK & SIMPLE:
With pools, people could see on the same page all WTG offers to focus on next. If they feel like it, users could also add their own suggestions to the list. WTG could see what users think is best or want most by reading a single survey rather than 100+ posts. Also WTG can reach more people if the voting is not restricted to registered members. That way, ANYONE CAN vote and almost EVERYONE WILL because it won't feel like a burden to people...
- they don't have to create an account if they only visit;
- they don't need to register if they already are members but not currently logged in;
- they won't have to read all the previous posts to see if one is matching the suggestion they had in mind;
- they won't need to write a detailed post;
All users would need to do is "click" one of the choices on the list or write their own suggestion at the bottom! The only downside to an unregistered poll is the possibility that one or more individuals vote several times to influence/corrupt the vote but for that part we can rely on the honesty and ethics of the people coming here. If I can find a webpool with an IP address check it will prevent that fraud without the need to register so we could win on both sides!
With the automatical calculations, statistics and graphics they can show the evolution of the votes for each proposal during the survey and the final results at the end. No need for WTG to read and compile 100+ posts to see what users prefered.
Thanks in advance for all your comments and thoughts on this subject. Cheers!