Five Unique Voting Methods

User Limited Voting

User Limited Voting

Assign a limited number of votes to each user and a maximum number of votes per topic. Users can only expend as many votes as they are given. Once a topic is accepted or rejected votes are released back to the users.

Topic Limited Voting

Topic Limited Voting

Similar to limited voting, you assign each user a limited number of votes. Rather than setting a standard maximum number of votes per item, a moderator assigns a set number of votes to each topic. When a user votes for a topic, it counts as one vote even though the topic may require the user to expend several votes from the allocation of votes.

Category Limited Voting

Category Limited Voting

Nearly identical to the Topic Limited Voting except that instead of assigning a specific number of votes to each topic, those votes are assigned through assigning a category to the topic. You can either allow users who submit topics to set the category or require an administrator to set the category. Topics will not be visible until the category is set.

Up/Down Voting

Up/Down Voting

With this method, a user can vote up or down on every topic. A topic’s vote total is determined by taking the number of “Up” votes and subtracting the number of “Down” votes. The highest rated topic is the one with the highest positive vote total.

star Voting

Star Voting

This voting method allows users to assign a one through five star rating to a topic. The highest rated topic is the one with the highest average rating. As with all the voting methods, the best ideas float to the top.

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