How can we improve Poll Everywhere?

Ability to delete individual responses

In a moderated event, it would be good if we could delete individual responses to preserve the 500 response count. In many cases, we have forums where we would like to allow participants to be anonymous and also to have the ability to input multiple responses, but it only takes one person in the group to ruin it for everyone else. Deleting all the responses is not a great option because it deletes the legitimate responses.

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Ah, this is a tough one. Most of our pricing is based around the maximum number of responses allowed per poll question because generally larger events have a larger budget and this helps keep things fair for our customers and keeps us in business.

If we allow plans with moderation to “delete” a response and prevent it from getting recorded as a response it allows for some bad agents to game our pricing system and get a lot of “free” responses by showing them and then “deleting” them before they reach the limit. So, it’s a tradeoff for us.

We might be able to do something like giving each presenter a maximum of 5-10 “deletes” that they can use for any given poll question. That way you can remove a few bad responses that you never want to display, but prevent gaming the system.

Do you think that would work for you?


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  • Mike Peterson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We need this desperately since we have several where they just got in and entered the first question out of 40 questions and it kept it as a response. Allow us to delete responses by up to 10 or base it on % of engagement.
    In the meantime can you delete specific responses on a given survey with 40 questions for us? I hope so.

  • Ben commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is needed fro when some joker in the room sends in a swear or inappropriate question.

    It would take more time($) for someone to delete enough responses to really affect pricing tiering.


  • Gavin P commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please allow a few deletes. We have a problem where someone did some test answers prior to running a poll. Now we've run the poll many times (well <500 responses though, not close to the limit) but those initial test answers are still there and making the summary charts show up w/inaccurate data. We were never able to find a way prior to running the poll for real how to clear all the data, and now we have too much data for us to want to do that (even if we could figure out how to clear all responses, which btw we still can't figure out)

  • Lynne Cohen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I also need the ability to delete poll responses when students post items when students post irrelevant items. I know that I can have set the poll to automatically censor, but that does not consider new slang terms that the filter does not know about, or items that I don't want showing when I show the students again the next day.

  • petter.graff commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    At least give us a chance to delete a run. I may run through a test and before going live. I don't want this run to mixed with the final runs...

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