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    Can anyone tell me why one of my polls has a null option with 43% of the vote - this is a long standing poll and one that should only have 4 options - maybe an admin tried to do something to this poll but I see that there is a blank option with lots of votes and when I go to edit the poll there are two "Additional Options" that I don't recognise.
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    Maybe I am missing something but I can't see how this could have happened or how I can fix it - the poll is old and quite important.

    TIA
    Will

  • #2
    It almost looks like there was another option (option 5) and then a mod changed it to only have 4 options? However, I can't reproduce that on my 3.8.0 site. Can you edit it and add just "xxxx" as another option? What would happen then?

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    • #3
      Thanks Lynne,

      Before I do this I wonder if anyone can suggest a better way of checking it out because the item doesn't show I am concerned that adding another may break the poll or something - as it is a long standing one I am not sure whether we are going to have to live with it.

      What I will do is log in as a user who hasn't voted in it and see what it looks like...

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      • #4
        OK, so logging in as a user who had not voted presented the blank option; voting for it returns you to the main page without registering your vote (by the count in that option - remains 265) or that you have voted - ie its still available to vote in.

        What should I dump from the database to work this out? Perhaps it can be edited in the database to correct the wierd option.
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        • #5
          Before you go dump anything, you may want to put in a support ticket and let support take a look at your database and they may be able to fix the issue.

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          • #6
            Thanks Lynne, I might try that - worth a try at least - I have lots of mods though.

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            • #7
              I just dug into this a little bit after placing a ticket.

              I think I fixed it - the Poll data had a record

              175|||162|||14|||2|||265

              In Votes but still only registered 4 options - so I cut the |||265 out and it is displaying and operating correctly.

              175|||162|||14|||2

              Completely mystified as to how that last 265 votes got into this table and a little confirmation from someone who knows the database better than I do that this should correct the problem without "throwing" out the polls table or something would still be appreciated.

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