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Glenn Carremans
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16 Week Streak πŸŽ‰ + What online poll tool do you use? πŸ€”

16 Week Streak πŸŽ‰

Last week I received the 16 Week Streak badge! πŸŽ‰ I am very happy to be part of this community, even though most of my blog posts don't have the same audience reach as some of the bigger bloggers here πŸ˜‰

I have to say that it was hard for me to go for this badge, a couple of times I thought about not writing but then it would be a waste because I was so close already. I am sure that this decreased the quality of my blog posts, so I will now probably make less blog posts but I hope that they will deliver better content.

Thank god @ben confirmed that the 16 week streak will be the final streak badge, he is right that streaks enforce gamification πŸ˜…

Adjust badge streak copy for 16 week badge #2467

What type of PR is this? (check all applicable)

  • [ ] Refactor
  • [x] Feature
  • [ ] Bug Fix
  • [ ] Documentation Update


This makes it clear that the 16 week badge is the final streak badge, to eliminate the possibility to have folks toiling addictively or otherwise introduce negative side affects of gamification.

What online poll tool do you use? πŸ€”

I am looking into adding a poll liquid tag here on DEV. I think this will open a lot of new opportunities to different types of blog posts:

  • Will you watch x live stream?
  • What do you think about this new plugin/framework?
  • Are you exited with this new feature?
  • ...

The list of options is endless I think.

I would like to know if you guys make online polls what free poll tools do you use?
So far it seems that we can't use Twitter polls, this was of course my first option.

Maybe some requirements:

  • It has to be free
  • Embed, iframe is easiest to implement in liquid tags I think

An other option is to add native poll support in DEV but the downside would be the added complexity for voting. This would (I think) require visitors to have an account to be able to vote.

So what do you guys think? All idea's are welcome.

Please note that this is not yet an approved DEV feature, just something that I am investing and possibly will make a feature suggestion and PR for.

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Drishit Mitra

I have built a polling app called 'Pollscape'. It's available for Android only as of now.
Voters don't have to be a registered user to vote and the status can be seen on the app in real-time.

Give it a try:

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Polling the community on how to poll the community...