The visual component is almost finished, I just need some kind of link or button on remote polls that would download most up-to-date tallies from the origin #mastodev
All done except for unit tests and a React component for composing polls, but I might move the latter to a different pull request because 1k of line changes is enough and I also can't be arsed
@Gargron Thank you 🙏 🙏 🙏
i'd die if you gave us image polls as well, but one thing at a time ofc
@birbhorse What is an image poll?
@Gargron it's basically just a poll but the options are images
it was a thing Twitter did for a bit, but only like 5 people could use them, and then they gave up
and i always wanted them cause as an artist, it could be really invaluable to use it without having to say "plz look at replies for the images, here's the poll as option 1, option 2" etc.
@Gargron: I wonder how that'll work... 🤔
Dude! That's awesome! Can't wait to see that show up on my instance! 😄
@Gargron this is a Twitter feature that people seem to love, but I’ve always hated because I could never see them due to using a decent twitter client. Actually having access to them could be nice 😸
@Gargron inb4 people complain
@Gargron heck yes
@Gargron Where is the cowbell
This could be an amazing way to crowdsource labelled datasets where a community need but no money is available. I would love to see it, especially if it could include images as the "question".
I'm imagining bots that post questions like "is there a mosquito in this image" so we could crowdsource data for a mozzie-killing laser bot.
Please add an option to see the results without voting
In a federated platform, how to ensure votes are anonymous? Also, how to weed out trolls or bot armies from ill intentioned instances?
Can you restrict the poll to followers, or locals?
How about asking for voting tickets first (that would work similarly to invite links) and then allow people to vote using those tickets (using some hash to make sure the ticket and the user match)?
I think you'd first need to propose a protocol and request comments on that - 1/2
@gargron Who knows who would give a great idea on design and implementation?
Polls can be a very powerful feature, but we need to think twice before implementing it so it wouldn't be misused. - 2/2
@Gargron Votes are a great feature 👍 Looking forward to implementing them in Halcyon 😍
@Gargron Thanks this will be a fun new feature. I appreciate the hard work.
@Gargron Are votes going to be changeable, e.g. if you clicked something by mistake?
@Gargron Would be great if that button weren't necessary. I.e. that it auto-pulls often enough.
^ this + "instance-only" = 👍👍👍
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