Allow guests to vote on requests

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Allow guests to vote on requests

Allow guest users to vote on feature requests.
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3 thoughts on “Allow guests to vote on requests”

  1. Andi101 says:

    Hi,

    Users must obtain a quick&easy way to post a vote. Registering might be useful for certain cases, but most of them needs to be quick and simple.

    Hope you implement this soon.

    Thanks!

  2. Philipp S says:

    I think this is very difficult to implement and can easily distort the results. Users could vote on the same idea multiple times, or vote as a guest, then register and vote again (without a way to remove their guest vote again)?

    Tracking user votes is difficult as well: Usually, the visitor’s IP address changes frequently and cookies can be cleared. Would need a solid way to remember, how often a guest voted. And also how many votes are remaining for a guest.

    One solution I think is possible is via email: The plugin asks for an email address without registering a new user account. Then sends a “confirm your vote” email to that address and so can track which email addresses did place a vote. As a side-effect, you could merge the guest votes into the user account, in case the user decides to register an account with that email address.

  3. Andi says:

    This is a good option, not totally unregistered but still limiting to existing email addresses.

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3 thoughts on “Allow guests to vote on requests”

  1. Andi101 says:

    Hi,

    Users must obtain a quick&easy way to post a vote. Registering might be useful for certain cases, but most of them needs to be quick and simple.

    Hope you implement this soon.

    Thanks!

  2. Philipp S says:

    I think this is very difficult to implement and can easily distort the results. Users could vote on the same idea multiple times, or vote as a guest, then register and vote again (without a way to remove their guest vote again)?

    Tracking user votes is difficult as well: Usually, the visitor’s IP address changes frequently and cookies can be cleared. Would need a solid way to remember, how often a guest voted. And also how many votes are remaining for a guest.

    One solution I think is possible is via email: The plugin asks for an email address without registering a new user account. Then sends a “confirm your vote” email to that address and so can track which email addresses did place a vote. As a side-effect, you could merge the guest votes into the user account, in case the user decides to register an account with that email address.

  3. Andi says:

    This is a good option, not totally unregistered but still limiting to existing email addresses.