Internal Upgrades

We have just posted some sizable internal upgrades, which should speed up the site and improve Internet Explorer compatibility.  (For those techies among you, we’ve migrated our Javascript from mootools to jquery.) If all goes well, it should be largely invisible to most of you, but if you notice any problems please post them on our forum.

New Sharing Options!

Thanks to the terrific service AddThis, you can now easily share polls with your friends through Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, and dozens of other ways.  At the bottom of any poll page (before or after voting), you will see a new set of sharing icons:

sharing

Just click one of the icons on the left or select “More Sharing” to see other sharing methods.  Spread your favorite polls around and share the fun!

More Poll Reviewers Needed

If you enjoy Mister Poll, this is your chance to influence the poll directory.  We are in need of a few more poll reviewers!  No pressure or quotas; just review as much as you are comfortable doing.  You’ll get free uncensored and ad-free access, as well as a nifty little badge displayed by your name.  You must be at least 18 years old and must agree to our reviewing guidelines.

If you are interested, email me at misterpoll@misterpoll.com!

Find Us on Facebook

Due to your requests, we’ve decided to start experimenting with Facebook a bit.  As a way of dipping our toe in the water, we’ve created an official Mister Poll page on Facebook.  Check it out and become a fan today!

Find us on Facebook

Watch It!

We are proud to unveil our new watch feature tonight!  You can now create automated watches to monitor your favorite areas of the Mister Poll web site.  You will be notified by email about any new activity in those areas.  You can watch:

  • All of your polls for new votes
  • All of your forums for new messages
  • Any individual forum for new messages
  • Any topic for new messages
  • Any directory category for new polls
  • Any keyword search for new  polls
  • Any user for new polls they’ve created
  • Any user for new messages they’ve posted

You will need a free Mister Poll account to create a watch.  Look for watch links throughout the web site.  They look something like this:

Watch a Directory Category

Watch a Directory Category

Create watches for all of your favorites, so you’ll never miss the action again!

Volunteer to be a Poll Reviewer!

You people create a lot of polls, which is great!  However, it does make it difficult at times to keep up with the reviewing process, as I’m sure some of you have noticed.  We’d like to reliably turn reviews around within 24 hours, but with our measly 2 reviewers, we just don’t seem able to keep up that pace while still doing everything else we need to do.

A couple of months ago, we had our first volunteer poll reviewer.  She was terrific, and things were really going smoothly.  We were lucky to find somebody so responsible and effective right out of the gate.  Unfortunately, she has to attend to other things right now, so she’s not currently able to keep reviewing.

So, we are now looking for a few new volunteers who are interested in reviewing polls.  Think of the fun!  It’s an exclusive club.  You’ll get to see new polls before anybody else and decide their fate.  You’ll also get a snazzy little “poll reviewer” badge in your user profile.

Because this will give you access to un-reviewed polls, some of which will be adult in nature, we have a few volunteer requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must agree to responsibly adhere to our reviewing rules

Ok, technically that was a couple of requirements rather than a few.  I will send our reviewing rules to you after you contact me.

So, interested?  If so, send an email to me at misterpoll@misterpoll.com.

UPDATE: We had a great response to this post, and we have all of the volunteers we need at the moment.  If you’d like to be notified when another spot opens up, go ahead and email.

Paged Search Results

Tonight’s release brings the much-requested feature of paged search results.  This means you can now dig deeper, beyond the initial 50 results.  It may seem like a minor thing, but for some people, it was a major irritation to be limited to the first 50 hits.  It could be especially frustrating if you were looking for an older poll.  In any case, this is no longer a problem, so enjoy!



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