Polling system not anymore anonymous

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sotoda
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Polling system not anymore anonymous

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I am wondering if, in the past, the vote were still anonymous for registered members

The issue was brought by some of my users, in testing environement, asking why they now see a small "x" next to their votes.

It means, in other hands that the polling system remember who voted for what. So, they are asking me if I could, as a database administrator, build up a query in reverse engineering, to know who voted for what.

From my understanding, in phpbb2, the poll system was:
Poll 1: user A and C voted, B and D have not voted.

In phpBB3 it seems to be
Poll 1: user A voted option aa, User C voted aa

Do you plan to move back to the old system or it was a debug feature, which is activated (I think) in my forums ?
Or, is there a plan to hide the small X so the users would be fooled and think their vote are still anynomous ?
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code reader
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having the system remember what was each member's vote enables the feature which allows members to change their vote. with the "old" system that was impossible.
i do not believe there is any intention of changing this.
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Furthermore, it doesn't make any sense to change this, but if you really must turn it off on your board, you can simply eliminate that column in the style templates.
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I like that new feature, Now everyone can change his/her vote without screwing up the total count of the votes.
No one can vote twice
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Freelance wrote: I like that new feature, Now everyone can change his/her vote without screwing up the total count of the votes.
No one can vote twice

You can enable a user to select more than one option as well.
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