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[Plugin: PollDaddy Polls & Ratings] NOT Free, crappy non-disclosure (4 posts)

  1. striker101
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    There is WAY too much they don't tell you up front, such as you get 100 polls and then it's gonna be expensive, it's NOT free and some probably strong features not available until you go "PRO".

    Their required registration process is a nuisance again unexpected.

    The one tiny star is for "it appears to work"

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/polldaddy/

  2. Honor_MacDonald
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This is the first time I've looked at this plug-in... But, I have to say, the gigantic blue button square in the middle of the index page of the plug-in site that says "See Plans & Pricing" seems like kind of an obvious clue, to me...

    But yes, the short version is, in order for this to be a useful tool for any except the most basic and untraveled sites, it's gonna cost you almost $80 per month.

    For most WordPress users, I'm guessing that's more than you spend on hosting and internet access, combined.

    Here's the thing: From my understanding, it's not a hundred polls you get at the free level, but 100 survey responses per month. After a hundred people answer, you can't see the further answers, until you pay.

    So... Basically, I guess, the free version is fine if nobody ever visits your site except your immediate family and your cat...

    Even the "Pro" version - $16.66/mo - only allows you to see the first 1000 responses per month. That's over a penny and a half per response for, basically, one ping to their servers, and a database report when it's over.

    If you only do one survey per week, and only get 250 visitors who want to participate in these surveys, you'll get your data. Any more than 1000 answers in a month and, again, they hold the additional data hostage until you upgrade "Corporate".

    $74.92 per month for "Corporate" and unlimited answers. Four and a half times the "Pro" rate. So, if you're getting 2000 responses, on average, you're going to pay almost four cents per for less server traffic than one tweet, and a database report at the end.

    After five minutes research, the only thing that remains interesting to me about this plug-in is that -anyone- would be gullible enough to pay that much. I mean... For $899, someone with the intelligence dog gave a soda cracker should be able to learn enough PHP/MySQL, CSS, etc., to code their own survey plug-in and pay their web hosting for the year.

    I'd be happy to pay for the not inconsiderable power and flexibility of a service like this, but the pricing plans would have to at least pass the laugh test.

  3. Eoin Gallagher
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi, this is a poll and ratings plugin.

    With a free account you get unlimited polls, unlimited ratings and unlimited voting/rating. You don't need to pay anything for this and you never will.

    While survey shortcodes will work if you install this plugin, you again don't need to pay for anything for them to work. With a free account, the surveys features are more than enough for the casual user. If you need to upgrade to access advanced features, you will find we are competitively priced.

    Most plugin users are only interested in using the plugin for its polls and ratings, and it's important to reiterate, they are entirely free to use.

  4. Honor_MacDonald
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It should list the ratings capabilities on the Plans & pricing page, I think... You look at the limitations on polls on the free account and think "ok, if I want to ask my friends where we should go to dinner once per month, maybe..."

    At that point, I didn't even both digging any deeper to see if it had some secondary feature set that was worthwhile.

    I still think the pricing on polls is insane, considering how little data has to pass back and forth, but I can see a lot of value in the ratings stuff.

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