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Possible Bug in Poll Total Vote Count #45864
12/29/05 10:48 AM
12/29/05 10:48 AM
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JayBird Offline OP
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Here is the scenario: I noticed that the total number of physical votes reflected in a given poll did not match the "x total votes" verbiage at the top of the poll.

I believe the following to be true:
1) The poll votes are recorded in the MySQL database table PollVotes.
2) The poll votes are counted (by querying this table during the page build) using the number of unique entries in the P_Voter field of the PollVotes table.
3) If a number of users vote from the same company (same public Internet IP address) or location (such as a home with multiple users sharing the same ISP IP address), then the "x total votes" count will be wrong as it would only reflect one vote for a given IP address. (See duplicate vote prevention note below.)
4) I confirmed this by using phpMyAdmin to insert rows in the PollVotes table with the same vote results and IP address. The IP address is also the only apparent method of preventing duplicate or multiple votes, there fore I don't see a way to have the "x total votes" to reflect the actual number of votes, unless I manually edit the table.

I searched the support forum but could not find a similar situation or discussion. In summary, my questions are:

Is this a bug or limitation?

Can anyone offer a fix or hack to allow an accurate count based on the actual number of entries in the PollVotes table?

Is there a viable workaround to the multiple vote prevention method of IP address tracking? Maybe using cookies or a timer to allow one vote per so much time?

Am I nuts? <--- Rhetorical question.

TIA for any help.

Re: Possible Bug in Poll Total Vote Count #45865
01/23/06 07:16 PM
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Okay, since surprisingly no one replied, let me ask this: Where (if anywhere) is it documented how poll votes are recorded, and the procedures implemented to reduce duplciate votes?

Re: Possible Bug in Poll Total Vote Count #45866
01/25/06 04:25 PM
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Your input is appreciated, but lets avoid cheap shots. Try threadsdev.com .


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Re: Possible Bug in Poll Total Vote Count [Re: J.C.] #201186
11/13/07 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by J.C.
Your input is appreciated, but lets avoid cheap shots. Try threadsdev.com .


Hi - Just checking old posts. Please let me know what part of my post you consider a cheap shot. I'm being serious, not sarcastic.

Re: Possible Bug in Poll Total Vote Count [Re: JayBird] #201235
11/13/07 12:16 PM
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hehe, JC don't post much anymore. Sorry for missing the original post.


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