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  1. I use http://www.luckypolls.com on my blog with no problems, but a proper polls widget with selectable radio buttons would of course be much better.

  2. Lucky poll sucks a big time man. It is really weird and it makes you site looks gross. I got rid of it so that I could maintain my site as a clean one.

  3. dreamnepal, are you saying my site looks gross??????

    C'Est La Vie!

    Not much choice though if you want polls on your blog is there.

  4. Actually I didn't think it looked that bad. The polls don't leap out at you though.

  5. Ok, Lucky Poll looks ok on the blog but when I tried to vote on the "sell Ashley Cole" poll, Lucky Polls told me I'd already voted...

    Might be something to do with shared IPs though.

  6. LOL :D

    I just thought after reading about them on here that I'd give 'em a go. They work ok, yeah they don't look the greatest, but we are somewhat limited on here. I don't think I'll use them all the time though.

  7. Stevelea,
    I did not pinpoint at you but as I see it without even much knowledge about website appreciation, lucky polls look pretty bad on wordpress sites.
    Well, it is a free feature and you can change the html template to make it look good (you will be violating its terms and conditions, be careful!)but I would not use it.

    And moreover, we don't have storage for such polls. Once you want another poll, you have to get rid of it (unless you want to keep two polls one after another on the main site) and you will lose whatever the people said.

    So, you can try it, I tried it and found gross. I would keep my site clean rather than polluting with lucky polls.

  8. Dreamnepal, you're probably right.

    I've been thinking about removing them shortly anyway. It was interesting and certainly worth a bash.

  9. I tried out luckypolls and it works quite nicely.

    Solved my need for poll, polls, polling, votes, voting, vote.

    (adding words because this thread doesn't show up in the search results :)

  10. WordPress is ridiculous. Their techies shoud stop being so paranoid. We now how to manage our blogs and we now what is good for them! All other blogs services allow html edition, javascript, ajax, ads etc. Only wordpress keeps with this nonsense of restricting our freedom in our own blogs.

  11. We now how to manage our blogs and we now what is good for them

    We do? /me takes a quick look at the 5,000+ threads here and asks "Wanna bet?" What's your degrees in? What's your experence?

    All other blogs services allow html edition, javascript, ajax, ads etc.

    And they all get hacked and defaced and whatnot. Is that what you want for your blog?

    Only wordpress keeps with this nonsense of restricting our freedom in our own blogs.

    And they're the only ones who don't have the problems the other services have.

    Your ignorance is showing.

  12. At least you guys should grant some kinds of permissions to some users. or put on some partnerships with some services like vizu or other pool services. Or if you guys really DONT WANT javascript PLEASE give us a pool widget.

  13. Since I did not find alternatives, I am still using that same freaking luckypolls. It is okay to get the general views but it sucks when it comes to displaying results and storing them. They don't store it...

  14. Is that maybe an issue to take up with luckypolls? If you use them regularly, they should listen to you.

  15. I really don't have the energy to pursuade them to change the poll to my liking, but I would love to get a free-ride if anyone takes the effort.

    hehe...I am selfish, ain't I? Well, the world is selfish, people accuse Mother Teresa for being selfish...she worked for her satisfaction-the only difference being that she was happy to see others happy...confusing huh?

  16. Drmike and his reply to "All other blogs services allow html edition, javascript, ajax, ads etc."

    Drmike said "And they all get hacked and defaced and whatnot. Is that what you want for your blog?"

    Ja,ja,ja,ja... It's our problem? Increase the security.
    In other case, are guns prohibited in EEUU???

  17. Disallowing embeds and javascript IS increasing the security, as you will understand if you re-read the thread.

    Dr Mike is an American and presumably has relatively free access to firearms...are you suggesting he get some to protect your blog?

  18. Disallowing embeds and javascript are the only method to increase the security? ;-)

    Why don't turn off the computers? Is more secure than disable javascript.

  19. And im not sure that guns are the best way to protect my blog ( like Irak...)

  20. I just took a look at "luckypolls" and I really don't know what is so bad about it? You can make a poll in to your sidebar and people can vote on it. Nothing lasts for ever...

  21. how in the world does dr. mike incorporate polls on daria.be without it being a security risk there?

  22. He is running WordPress MU on his own web host. There he can do whatever he wants because he is not hosted on wordpress.com. He would have to tell you why he runs it (security risk or not).

    Trent

  23. And Matt has asked us not to discuss other WPMu installs here as well.

    You would have to ask staff for the specific reasons as to why they haven't added in polls here. On my install, it adds in tables to the database and, IMHO, staff seems to stay away from functions that add tables to the database. (Forums add in tables as well) Outside polls are not allowed due to them usually being forms and those have the security risks. (I don't allow them either.)

  24. hmm, many thanks for the reply, when is the fjord theme coming to daria?

  25. And Matt has asked us not to discuss other WPMu installs here as well.

    Working on plugins today actually.

  26. my apologies, that seems to make sense, guerrilla advertising otherwise

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