How do I create an online poll which users can permanently add to?
June 4, 2009 1:41 PM   Subscribe

How can I create an online HTML form poll, preferably for free, wherein the list of multiple choices can grow when users decide to add to the list of choices?

Many poll creators allow for the creation of multiple choice polls that give the viewer the option of selecting "other" with a text field for comments. However, usually this entry does not then become visible to viewers who visit thereafter.

I want my list of choices to be able to grow. If a user sees an existing choice that he likes, he can add his vote to that one, but if he doesn't see an existing choice I would like him to be able to add that choice permanently to the list. Any user who visits afterward will see his choice in the list and be able to vote for it.

I also would love for this poll to be clean, ad-free, and preferably embeddable into a blog or personal site. Does anything like this exist? Thanks.
posted by kmccormi to Technology (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Sorry I can't give a definitive answer, but you don't mention having tried Google Docs. They have a polling app as part of the spreadsheet stuff, but it's a bit basic so maybe it can't do what you want, either. Then again, Google is frickin' amazing.

It seems to be still in Beta, though... (:
posted by Squid Voltaire at 2:10 PM on June 4, 2009

Response by poster: I love everything Google, including Google docs. They do have a Form doc type, but it doesn't offer the particular additive feature I'm looking for unfortunately. Thanks though. Hopefully I'll find an answer!
posted by kmccormi at 3:30 PM on June 4, 2009

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