FOR FUCKS SAKE MASTODON THERE IS NO REASON TO HIDE THE RESULTS OF IN-PROGRESS POLLS TO UNAUTHENTICATED USERS
IF IM UNAUTHENTICATED SHOW ME THE RESULTS NOT A FUCKING GREAYED OUT LIST OF CHECKBOXES
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@steph in-progress votes should not show progress in general as that affects voting behavior

at most it should be an option to make results visible before expiry

· · Subway Tooter · 1 · 0 · 1
@trwnh yeah but its visible after you vote so its fucking stupid

@steph those are called results

the point is not to influence behavior while the vote is active

@trwnh yeah but thats dumb for anonymous users who cant vote anyway

@steph anyone can be an "anonymous user" temporarily

votes generally should be kept secret so as not to compromise the results

@trwnh @steph
it influences behavior anyway, because sometimes you want to abstain from voting, but you still want to see the results. In that case, you're more likely to vote for something even though you don't have a strong preference, just to see the results.

That's why I try to add "just show me the results" option to my polls if I can spare an option, but that's a workaround.

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