Make polls close when they are not the “live” PPT slide.
Polls should not be active at all if they are not on screen in Powerpoint.
If you advance to a new slide without a poll, the poll is still active even though it's no longer on screen. This means it can still accept responses. This isn't very helpful if you have a lot of content to cover before the next poll slide is shown.
Whew, well I am going to leave this open for a while in case other people are interested, but this is going to be very hard for us to do. The reason this is difficult for us is that we have a lot of flexibility and different ways to allow people to get poll responses. For many of these different methods we use the same consistent concept of Activation. Where once you have activated a poll question or survey > that poll question or survey will remain active until you manually deactivate it, activate a separate question/survey, or a set time period passes (by default 1 week).
Sharing this same activation concept helps make it clear for our users to know when/how a poll is active or not. It also helps keep our customer support team and engineering team a bit more sane my minimizing complexity.
We could make it so that our slideware integrations use a different “activation concept” than clicking the manual activation button on the website, on our mobile app, or using one of our embed poll features. This is another layer of complexity to our application and will change the current default behavior that our user base is familiar with. So, I’m very reluctant to move forward with it.
As a workaround, I would recommend using our Countdown Timer that will lock the poll question after you have presented. This will prevent anyone from sending in responses or be distracted by the poll question after you have presented it. You can see more details for how here: https://www.polleverywhere.com/guides/presenter/managing-responses-and-participants#timing_your_polls
Hope this helps!