Blocking repeat voters

Many of you have written to us asking if there was a way to permanently block users from voting more than once on each poll; now there is! But since it a little tricky, we thought an explanation was due.

When you create a poll, you can select to block repeat voters. There are two ways you can do this: block by cookie or block by IP. First, let’s explain these terms.

A cookie is a small file that your browser places on your computer; this file would indicate which polls you have already voted on. An IP address is an internet address which is assigned to your computer whenever you connect to the internet.

So which option should you use? The default is block by cookie, which we recommend, since it is the perfect solution for users who are behind a firewall, such as company employees or university students, because they would all share the same IP address. You should select block by IP if you know that your target audience has blocked the use of cookies on their browsers or if you know for certain that they are not behind a firewall.

We hope that this clarifies blocking repeat users; if you have any additional questions, please feel free to email us.

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