I recently held a contest and it requires users to vote. What I found is so disturbing.
The existing poll feature only provides very basic functions, which I didn't use for the contests. I used Poll Maker and recently PollDaddy for the voting, but I found users stuffing the ballot box. When they see their desired candidate is left behind, they vote the same candidate using their phones, tablets, etc. which could be worse as this.
Even I set to block multiple votes by cookies and IP addresses, but since the ballot is tied to the device, it has no effect. You can view the results of the past contests here.
Users on Polandball Wiki are also having the same problem. Admins hold election via blogs, which requires users to use templates in order to…Read more >
Sometimes if you want to enable an extension, turn on site-wide scripts, or turn on discussions, you need to contact the staffs and this could be further simplified.
These requests can be made into buttons. Requests can be revoked in any time. Once the requested feature is enabled, the button will disappear, and you will be notified via the notifications menu.
The buttons are stored in a Special page.
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Today I tried out the new wikitext editor in Wikipedia, and it is awesome.
It provides better ways to switch between the visual editor and the source editor, and it also includes useful tools such as citing, find and replace texts and more. It also enable users to undo or redo edits. Moreover, it is faster, cleaner and has a more comfortable look.
I think Wikia should consider implementing this feature in the future.Read more >
Should Wikia give the option to let users replace email notifications with notification cards? For example:Read more >
Few days ago I made a gadget preferences modal where users can select gadgets they wish to use. It's also useful when you have some gadgets that needs to be constantly turned on and off. You can see the script here:
You may also want to read my blog post in regard to the tool.
There are some tools users wish to use, and some they wish to disable. This is in respect to user's rights and should override boundaries in conflict. Also, …Read more >