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Discussions includes the option to create a poll within a post, which can be useful for engaging community members and starting conversations.

Polls are available in the mobile Fandom app, but they are not available in the Community Apps.

Creating a poll

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It's easy to create a new poll in a Discussions post.

  • Click on the button with the chart icon to open the poll creation form. 
  • Add answer options. The minimum number of options is 2 and the maximum is 6.
  • If the community has multiple Discussions categories, choose the most suitable one in step 2. Here, you can also assign your poll article tags to link it to an article.
  • Publish your post!

Visual Polls

Add images to your answer options to create a visual poll.

You can add images to your answers. This makes for more visually engaging polls.

  • To create a poll with images, click the Image icon to the right of each answer option. You can now choose image files from your computer or device for upload.
  • You'll still need to add text to each answer option.
  • As with text polls, the minimum number of options is 2, the maximum is 6.
  • Visual polls can only be created with an even number of answer options, meaning your poll must have either 2, 4 or 6.
  • If you add images to your answer options, all options must have images. A mixed poll with some text-only answers and some image answers isn't possible.

Users will be able to vote in the poll, as well as upvote the post and add replies. Once a poll is created, the question and answer options cannot be changed. Categories and tags can be edited afterwards as with any non-poll post.

Other notes

Closing a poll

The best way to end voting in a poll is to lock the post, which can be done by a Discussions moderator or an administrator.

Viewing lists of users who voted

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There are two ways to view lists of users who have voted in a poll, after you have cast your own vote:

  • To see a full list of users who voted, click the total vote count that is displayed in the lower right corner of the post.
  • To see a list of who voted for a specific option, click the option.

Deleting a poll

To delete a poll, edit the post containing the poll and click the Reported-delete.png ('delete') button.

Adding polls in the wiki page

Creating a poll directly from a wiki page is not available. However, you can use AjaxPoll from the Dev Wiki to embed an existing Discussions poll.