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    Posted: October 14 2005 at 18:07

I was on the site earlier today and voted in a couple of polls which then came up with the "You Have Already Voted..."etc banner after I'd made my choice.

But tonight have logged in on my home PC - same member/password details of course - and find I am still able to vote on those polls where I had before - first time I wasn't quite sure whether I had or hadn't previously voted, then I went to another poll I know I voted on and did so again!

Not that it's that important in the scheme of things!! But thought you should know....

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2005 at 09:12

Originally posted by Phil Phil wrote:

Not that it's that important in the scheme of things!! But thought you should know....

The polls would be more reliable, if this wouldn't be possible!  I think the poll checks only your IP, but not the username? The reviews check both...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2005 at 09:57
checking the IP wouldn't be right either; there are 3 people here using 1 computer (BaldJean, BaldFriede and USAGirl)


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2005 at 11:45
Originally posted by Eetu Pellonpää Eetu Pellonpää wrote:

Originally posted by Phil Phil wrote:

Not that it's that important in the scheme of things!! But thought you should know....

The polls would be more reliable, if this wouldn't be possible!  I think the poll checks only your IP, but not the username? The reviews check both...

I think the polls must check the user name, as I PCs in two locations, and get the "you have already voted" message OK on both.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 23 2005 at 03:31

The problem is that each time you logout, the counter of your vote dissapears and you can vote once again.

I noticed this on one trip, because using the hotel PC, I had to log out each time I used the computer to prevent any spam by any other person who use the computer.

This never happens on my PC because I never logout, being almost the only user (Neither my girlfriend or my family when visisting me, care about Prog').

I don't give a damn about polls, but maybe there's a solution because if some people take their time to create a poll, the least we can do is to make it the more reliable possible.

Iván



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 23 2005 at 09:12

Oh dear, no realible polls without severe coding.

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