"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
How ironic... the only people who voted "keep multiple votes easy" were all guests.
I've been asking the moderators for a while to do something about these "guest" votes which are being abused by IMO a (or multiple) disgruntled conservative forum user who is hell bent on "sticking it to them liberals"... It's sad, really. It is clear to all who look at poll results when they are intentionally being tampered with.
But I have given up long ago trying to get the moderators to do something about it. Instead I make all poll results visible and typically ignore guest votes completely.
Last edited by Jucon; 10-16-11 at 10:34 AM.
"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, it to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." —John Adams
The thing is, there are several ways to ensure any poll is "accurate" in that it shows the results of just DP member voting. In the poll section, select the option to make votes public, then you can count the names of who voted for each option(this is what I do). If you make a poll in any section but the polls section, only members will be able to vote(please do not make them in the Breaking News sections, but pretty much any other section is fine). Also note that internet polls are not indicative of much really, so accuracy is not going to be there...ie every poll here has self selected respondents. Last thing to remember about your suggestion in particular: all of us mods have somewhat busy lives, and as such we are not going to spend a ton of time watching over any poll.