The IU Polling Poll

An evil mastermind’s job is never done.

Last week, we realized a moment too late that the polling software we had for the writing exercise contest was insufficient to meet the needs of our 100 Megawatt nuclear-powered Death Star of a blog. The crack engineering team here came up with a workaround, using Facebook polling. This was suboptimal.

To address this problem, we put in place different polling software. We blew that up too when we tried to test it out, as helpfully pointed out by the first three comments below.

Damn soviet surplus.

As a result, some personnel changes have been made. The surviving members of our crack engineering team are hard at work finding a polling plug-in that will meet our needs. In the mean time, if anyone knows of some nice free polling plug-in that works well in WordPress, let me know.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to post that, Julia. That's similar to Poll Daddy, which we couldn't use because our last poll required 18 questions and if 10 people vote on each question, well…

  2. Just a thought, but has anyone asked WordPress? I know Stephen and Ed may have a problem asking for directions (it's a man thing), but surely Kat has thought of this?

    (Just kidding, guys!)

    Surely, with all the "stuff" they have out there, they must have something that would work or know of someone else's program that might.

    1. Hey Linda, we've been trying to use the WordPress plugins as well. Supposedly these things are easy enough for a 4-year-old to set up. Unfortunately, we don't have a 4-year-old available.
      🙂

    1. I see that their FREE program limits to 10, but the Annual Plan for $200 has unlimited questions. Sounds to me like that's probably the same with WordPress, so you're probably not looking to PAY for polling. I'll keep looking and see if I find anything.

    1. But I have no idea whether it would work. They all SAY they work. But they don't. That's how they get you. Well, I fear we are going to have to do this the hard way. I have issued an abacus to each of the staff.

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