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Want to make a secure poll, need advice

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by Saidian, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. Saidian


    Blast From The Fast (Fangame)
    I've been making a few polls recently for the Twitch Plays Pokemon community (with the Streamer's backing) to help decide the next game to be played. For the first 2 rounds I've been using Straw Poll which has worked well enough (CAPTCHA is a good security feature). However I'm feeling like many of the votes are being influenced by people who look at the results before they cast their own and Straw Poll has no way to hide the results so I've been trying to find alternatives.

    I found one I liked the look of called Poll Maker, however a couple of people have told me this site could easily be exploited. I'm not sure if it's true or not and I never got an expanded explanation, if anyone has knowledge to share I'd appreciate it, is it more/less secure than Straw Poll or are they both mostly the same in terms of security?

    Or maybe there's another free provider that would suit my purposes? I'd love to hear about it