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Default Null Vote Setting

by hsmyers (Canon)
on Jun 28, 2003 at 14:04 UTC ( #269861=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Given the number of times people have asked about 'un-voting' only to be told about setting the Null vote option in their user settings, I wonder if the default condition needs to be re-thought?


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Re: Default Null Vote Setting
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Jun 28, 2003 at 16:49 UTC
    For the powers that be, it shouldn't be too hard to see which percentage of people who vote regulary have this option turned on.


Re: Default Null Vote Setting
by adrianh (Chancellor) on Jun 28, 2003 at 14:07 UTC
    ++. Sounds like a good idea to me.
Re: Default Null Vote Setting
by thelenm (Vicar) on Dec 20, 2003 at 04:40 UTC

    This issue came to my mind again after reading Re: Voting - single Vs. multiple nodes just now. I think the default setting for "Null Vote" really ought to be "on" rather than "off". The absence of a null vote button by default has confused many a poor monk, even experienced ones. Since the vote buttons are a radio button group, and radio button groups should always have something selected, the default setup (no null vote and nothing selected) is quite disorienting. Is there a reason why the "Null Vote" option is off by default? Would it be difficult to change?

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Re: Default Null Vote Setting
by jdavidboyd (Friar) on Jun 29, 2003 at 17:42 UTC
    Hmm, I thought that this would be about what to do after you have select a ++ or --, and then decided NOT to vote.

    What do you do then? Even a reload of the page carries your vote toggle with it...
      Go to your user settings page and set "Null vote:" to "ON". You may also want to take a look at this node from yesterday (june 28, 2003) on this.

      And with yet another question on this subject, I'll add my vote for making the null vote option "ON" as default.


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