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Polly highly inadequate as polling solution

The Polly offering for Teams is in beta. They don't have simple things like multiple choice answers, recasting a vote, retracting your vote or even deleting a poll that was created.

Poor choice for a polling solution.

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  • Everson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We need a better polling solution, available not only in channels but also during calls.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I don't like how Polly will post my question as a teams comment directly below the poll - people don't know what to respond to - whether to click the buttons in the poll or just comment on my original post.

  • Jasmine commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I can't seem to see who answered in a poll - is this only for people who created the poll?
    A good example to follow would facebook's workplace polls. you can add answers, see who voted, give more than one answer

  • Jerry Jackson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Polly seriously sucks, basic features its missing (in priority I see them):

    1) Ability to add additional answers. e.g. Initial poll created as @Polly "what's for lunch?" "Chicken" "Fish" .But what happens if another users wanted to add/vote for something else like "Soup".

    2) More than 5 possible answers.

    3) Multivote answers.

    I also hate how Polly creates a new post below the creation post. It leaves your poll creation post orphaned in the channel (especially annoying if the team has disabled deleting posts). I think you should either be able to create the poll another way other than posting in channel, or, Polly should replace your post with the poll.

  • Jerry Jackson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Someone else in the comment section said that its not anonymous - it can be.

    By default, all polls are not anonymous. To make a poll anonymous, simply add an [anon] tag after you mention Polly. For example: @polly [anon] “What should we order for lunch?” “pizza” “sushi”

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    would be nice to be able to preview a poll before it gets published. Syntax errors, like including a comma, result in invalid answer choices which cannot then be corrected once the poll is published.

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