Poll

Purpose

Poll: Provides a simple way to vote on answers to a question

Usage

Provides a simple way to vote on answers to a question

For example, this creates a poll:

<admin> @poll add "Is this a test?" "Yes" "No" "Maybe"
<bot> The operation succeeded.  Poll # 42 created.

Creates a poll that can be voted on in this way:

<citizen1> @vote 42 Yes
<citizen2> @vote 42 No
<citizen3> @vote 42 No

And results:

<admin> @poll results
<bot> 2 votes for No, 1 vote for Yes, and 0 votes for Maybe

Longer answers are possible, and voters only need to use the first word of each answer to vote. For example, this creates a poll that can be voted on in the same way:

<admin> @poll add "Is this a test?" "Yes totally" "No no no" "Maybe"
<bot> The operation succeeded.  Poll # 43 created.

You can also add a number or letter at the beginning of each question to make it easier:

<admin> @poll add "Who is the best captain?" "1 James T Kirk" "2 Jean-Luc Picard" "3 Benjamin Sisko" "4 Kathryn Janeway"
<bot> The operation succeeded.  Poll # 44 created.

<trekkie1> @vote 42 1
<trekkie2> @vote 42 4
<trekkie3> @vote 42 4

Commands

add [<channel>] <question> <answer1> [<answer2> [<answer3> […]]]
Creates a new poll with the specified <question> and answers on the <channel>. The first word of each answer is used as its id to vote, so each answer should start with a different word. <channel> is only necessary if this command is run in private, and defaults to the current channel otherwise.
close [<channel>] <poll_id>
Closes the specified poll.
results [<channel>] <poll_id>
Returns the results of the specified poll.
vote [<channel>] <poll_id> <answer_id>
Registers your vote on the poll <poll_id> as being the answer identified by <answer_id> (which is the first word of each possible answer).

Configuration

supybot.plugins.Poll.public

This config variable defaults to “True”, is not network-specific, and is not channel-specific.

Determines whether this plugin is publicly visible.

supybot.plugins.Poll.requireManageCapability

This config variable defaults to “channel,op; channel,halfop”, is network-specific, and is channel-specific.

Determines the capabilities required (if any) to open and close polls. Use ‘channel,capab’ for channel-level capabilities. Note that absence of an explicit anticapability means user has capability.