Duplicate polls and opinion topics

The issue of duplicates on the site has been discussed here before, but we wanted to explain once again in order to minimize the number of duplicates on the site and in order to keep our members from repeating the poll / topic creation process when it appears to have failed.

 As many of you have no doubt noticed, there are many duplicate polls and opinion topics on the site. This happens because sometimes when members finish the poll or topic creation process and click “Submit” they receive an error message, or are redirected to the home page instead of the poll / topic page. However, this does not necessarily mean that your poll / topic have not been created; it is highly recommended that you check before repeating the process.

The easiest way to verify that your poll or topic have been created is by accessing your public profile or by selecting “Your polls” or “Your opinions” from the main navigation menu. Not only will this spare you the need to recreate your poll or topic, it will also ensure that you do not lose any votes or opinions as a result of other members voting or posting opinions on different copies of the same poll or topic. Remember, this can also have an impact on points you earn through Social Rewards.

 See you on the site,

Avner & the Toluna Team

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One response to “Duplicate polls and opinion topics”

  1. cliver says :

    Is there anything that can be done about topics being repeated by different members? Things like “Do you like Marmite”, and “where do you go for your holiday” seem to get posted on an almost weekly basis!

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