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Voting button

by twerq (Deacon)
on Apr 20, 2001 at 21:18 UTC ( #74237=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Here's a quickie -- and I'm sure I'm not the only one who would enjoy this:

how about a VOTE button at the top of the page (as well as at the bottom)? The Monestary Gates and Newest Nodes can get quite large, and often I want to just vote on one of the top 5 nodes, without scrolling all the way down.
I know I can set my limits to have smaller pages, but I would rather have a second vote button. It seems that most monks are enthusiastic about the voting system, and this would probably go over quite well.

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Re: Voting button
by boo_radley (Parson) on Apr 20, 2001 at 23:11 UTC
    Depending on the browser, hitting enter while a radio button's got focus will submit the form.
      I know. . .also, HOME and END seem to work well for jumping to the top and bottom of a long page in IE, but I still think it would be nice...

        I _don't_ think ot would be nice. That way you would have to reload the entire page every time you vote. That would take a lot of extra time when you want to vote more than once in one thread. What I would like, is a way to deselect a certain vote. You select a vote, then decide you don't want to vote to that, but to something else in the thread, while you already selected several other votes. The only way to deselect a vote now is to reload the page and enter all your votes again...

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Re: Voting button
by PotPieMan (Hermit) on Apr 21, 2001 at 07:52 UTC
    I think this may have been brought up before - unfortunately, I can't find any related nodes. In previous discussions (or are those all in my mind?), there were some monks that argued that the vote button is at the bottom for a reason; namely, to encourage those with votes to read the entire thread before submitting their ++'s or --'s. While I do find it annoying to have to scroll down to the bottom of a long thread to finally vote, it keeps me involved in the thread.


Re: Voting button
by SparkeyG (Curate) on Apr 20, 2001 at 21:59 UTC
    At the risk of sounding redundant, I think this would be a good idea. I often will reread the page in reverse (bottom to top) after I read through once, I often end up going back to the bottom of the page just to vote.

    Though this would only be a convience.


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