GitHub Polls

Polls for GitHub issues and readme

#3 Product of the DayJuly 05, 2017

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Ben TossellHunter@bentossell · newCo
Reaaaaaally simple Poll generator for GitHub These polls work by pasting individual markdown SVG images into your issue, each wrapped with a link that tracks a vote. A single vote per IP is allowed for a given poll, which are stored in DynamoDB.
Keith HorwoodPro@keithwhor · Founder and CEO at StdLib
This is awesome! TJ is hands-down one of the most prolific and talented developer product creators on the planet. Always a joy to see what he builds. TJ - what inspired GitHub Polls?
TJ HolowaychukMaker@tjholowaychuk · Founder of Apex Software
@keithwhor thanks man! I was just looking for a better way to get organized feedback without having to tally up dozens of comments. The more I've been "abusing" SVG in markdown the more powerful I realize it can actually be, fun little project!
Vinay Hiremath@vhmth · Founder & Head of Engineering @ Loom
Pretty unique way to hack around SVGs on GitHub. Not sure what I would use this for as of now, but I really want to. You been using this for anything specifically TJ?
Elvis Wolcott@randomrumblegen · Voice app developer
@vhmth I imagine uses like someone proposes a feature and then you can do a poll to see if it is worth adding
Vinay Hiremath@vhmth · Founder & Head of Engineering @ Loom
@randomrumblegen I suppose I can see that, but feature proposals probably happen closest to your transactional conversation platform (i.e. Slack, Hipchat, Email, etc.). I guess for some teams this would be on GH, but I don't think that would be the case for most. I'm thinking of using this to run polls on the effectiveness of our Wiki pages. A simple "Was this page helpful? Yes or no"
Alexander Pushkov@_iamale_ · Web Developer and Python Evangelist
@randomrumblegen @vhmth How about open source projects? At least those that don't use gitter / slack etc. Most of the discussion is going on in the Issues section for them I guess.
Vinay Hiremath@vhmth · Founder & Head of Engineering @ Loom
TJ HolowaychukMaker@tjholowaychuk · Founder of Apex Software
@vhmth it's great for getting a nice overview of what features or examples people might want first, for example https://github.com/apex/up/issue.... This way you don't have a massive stream of responses to count haha.
TJ HolowaychukMaker@tjholowaychuk · Founder of Apex Software
Real-world example if anyone is curious! https://github.com/apex/up/issue...
Peter@peter71585149 · Mobile developer
Cats are cool! So is this!
Philipp@dangerstick · Developer @VisoCon
But dogs are better...
Peter@peter71585149 · Mobile developer
Cats make cooler .gifs!
Alexander Pushkov@_iamale_ · Web Developer and Python Evangelist
@peter71585149 But do cats make cool .svgs? :D