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Revamping voting - A new look to polls and ratings as the site revamp continues

Published by Mr. C

This past week we've been hard at work revising the voting widgets used to handle all of the polls we put up on Sidepodcast. For a while now, we had been reluctant to rely heavily on the old voting system, but with this years F1 Driver Character Cup about to begin, we knew a timely revamp was in order.

A number of significant changes have been made to the user interface of the voting widgets, and we could do with some inconsequential live testing to make sure the voting process works flawlessly when we really need it. You might like to consider this post such a test.

Below you'll find a simple poll. The question relates to a post Christine wrote yesterday on the subject of the future of Robert Kubica. If you haven't seen it already, get yourself up to speed on the latest and then come back and let your feelings be known.

Update: Since posting this poll, Renault F1 announced Robert Kubica has agreed a contract extension and will stay with the team until the end of 2012.

Dive straight in and place your vote, or play around with the viewing button first. If you're using a modern web browser, you'll have the ability to see either the selection of options or the total number of current votes posted. Users of older browsers have the same ability, except the page will need to be refreshed and the overall experience is less graceful.

If you have time to give us some feedback, we'd appreciate any thoughts you have. A couple of points worth keeping in mind.

  • We are very keen to know of any problems you experience using the new poll. Does the user interface work for you, and are you seeing any technical problems preventing you from voting.
  • It should be possible to vote and view results from all modern mobile devices. Let us know if you're having any issues.
  • You can now vote directly from the syndicated RSS feed, should you prefer that means of reading and interacting with the site.
  • Although it is possible to vote from the realtime and live commenting pages, the experience will likely be suboptimal. Both of these pages are due an update soon, bringing them into line with the rest of the site.

Depending on how things go over the next few days, we may be posting a variety of polls and requesting further feedback. You can also look back on how previous votes worked out, in our poll archives.