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    Is it possible to allow responders "other" answers to be seen by future responders?

    Asked by Jon  on April 12, 2017 at 09:23 AM

    Is it possible to put in a multiple choice question where responders answers can be seen and used by future responders?

    E.g. I want to set up a vote for class president, but don't know who is running. I want my responders to be able to say "Other: Jane" and then have that come up as an option for subsequent responders when they access the poll.

    Facebook allows this (or, definitely used to) when you set up a poll, but I don't want to use Facebook.

    Any ideas?



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    Answered by Sven on April 12, 2017 at 11:09 AM

    Unfortunately, we don't have any feature that would add previous submissions to your future form responders. We do, however, have the option of allowing users to add more options, using the Configurable List widget

    We also have a number of Poll Form templates that you can make use of, please see:


    We also have JotPoll app, which will allow you to show users the poll results after submissions.


    Thank you. 

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    Answered by Jon  on April 12, 2017 at 11:18 AM

    Hi Sven,

    I don't understand the difference between what you suggest JotForm can't do, and the widget that seems to enable it.

    I don't need to show the responders the results of the poll.



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    Answered by david on April 12, 2017 at 01:41 PM

    We do not currently have a feature that will allow previous submission data to populate options in a field.  We do, however, have a widget that is a dropdown field and will allow users to contribute new options:


    This way, users can add an option as needed, then select that option before submitting the form.