Polls, send reminder(s) to non-responders to vote
Polls - once created, you should have the ability to email non-respondents reminder(s) to vote
Jessica Jones commented
Today when looking at the email log for my poll announcement, I saw an option that said resend to select. To me, this looked like an option to send the original email to select people. What it ACTUALLY does is create a template with no links to the originating poll. This has caused MUCH confusion in my organization this morning. This is a VERY high priority. And if that button doesn’t resend the actual poll email, it should be removed from the log interface for poll emails.
Mark Fitzgerald commented
Wild Apricots doesn't address these issues. This poll issue has been a problem for a long time. The most recent poll I tried to post didn't even get emailed because I selected a date range and the current day was excluded. The apricots don't listen and this hosting platform is really old and doesn't address issues. I'd go to Wix!
I agree with this suggestion and hope to see it implemented.
Bill (& Sherry) Martin commented
agree with various comments below. The Poll GUI should have similarity to the Event GUI where reminders with specific timeframe can be automatically set up to send to people that have not voted in poll.
I just sent out to the masses again and some were confused when they tried to vote and were rejected (they had already voted. I probably could have gone through a time consuming export with login address and then created a list to send out a custom email to remind people. Too much time while the system should already have this information....
It looks like no change has been made to address this over the past three years. I have no way to resend an individualized access link to a poll to those who have not responded, and since the responses we have are anonymous we can't generate a new (duplicate) poll to send to non-responders. Very frustrating.
Tony C. commented
the system has the process to email non-responders already built in.
the process I am referring to is that of scheduling events. So why not treat this the same as an event. By that I mean that an event has a number of announcements that are scheduled and sent ONLY to members who have not responded to the event announcement.
In this case, the first announcement is the one sent as the initial poll email/announcement. the second (and possibly, the 3rd ) announcement would be sent on a specific date only to those that have responded to the poll.
Sallie Haws commented
Enhance the poll module by being able to resend reminders to members who have not answered the survey or poll.
Sandy Runyon commented
Need the ability to send reminders to non-responders as soon as possible.
I definitely vote for this idea ….
Lee Rasch commented
This step will help the concept of membership polls immensely. It should be a top priority
Kate Kloos commented
I agree that there should be a way to resend the poll. People are busy and e-mails can be pushed aside. When you have had low participation in the poll you want to resend it to remind people to vote. It would helpful to have the Link to the poll more obvious to find on the poll set up page as well.
Otherwise, polling is a very nice feature. Thanks.
Brandi Leos commented
I really like this idea. I just tried resending the initial poll email and all the links were broken. Timed reminders like we can do for events would be very helpful.
Karen, thanks for suggestions.
Our practice shows that it is hard to manage suggestions that combine many things together. So we prefer to close them and leave only suggestions that a focused on specific idea or problem.
I see that you've already voted for several suggestions related to poll.
So, let's keep this for your new one. I really like the idea to send the reminder to people who haven't voted yet.
I updated the description and the title to match the suggestion.
Also, I created the new suggestion about the ability to change or add a closing date – https://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932/suggestions/34668175
Product Owner @ Wild Apricot