Res facta quae tamen fingi potuit (pauamma) wrote in suggestions,
Res facta quae tamen fingi potuit

Allow text between poll questions

Allow text between poll questions

Short, concise description of the idea
Allow inserting narrative or descriptive text between poll questions, eg for sub-headings or text common to several consecutive questions.

Full description of the idea
Currently, there is no way to insert text between poll questions. Allowing text between questions that's not actually part of a question would make it possible to group related poll questions under a common heading, to remove text that currently has to be repeated in several questions, and to add pointers to background information or notes next to the questions it's relevant to, rather than before or after the poll.

It's currently possible to achieve that by splitting the poll, but that's awkward and forces poll-takers to answer several polls, which can be confusing.

This could be implemented relatively easily by making inserted text be a new type of question, which doesn't have any answer field.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Polls would be clearer, more concise, and better organized.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Some database surgery on existing tables (pollquestion and pollquestion2) to add new value for type column.
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