Reptyle (reptyle) wrote in suggestions,

Fully hidden poll results

Fully hidden poll results

Short, concise description of the idea
Add an option to polls that allows answers to be hidden from everyone, including the poll creator.

Full description of the idea
When creating polls in one's LiveJournal, people's answers can either be shown to all, friends only, or "just me." Now obviously only registered users (or friends, if selected) should be able to *vote* in polls, but knowing that the creator of the poll can see how everyone voted inhibits some types of polls, or at least honest answers to them.

An ordered list of benefits
  • More personal polls could be made, and answered, without worrying that the owner of the poll will, say, taunt someone later for admitting that they like Justin Beiber.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Such an option could be used misleadingly by making separate, identical polls shown to custom friend groups to provide an illusion of anonymity while still divulging individuals' answers. (Person A sees and answers poll #10001, person B gets poll #10002, and so on.) Perhaps this could be mitigated by disallowing the option to fully hide answers in polls to custom friend groups?
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