Is it possible to credit my submission count with all the test submissions I used to get my form up and running?

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    thelionpride
    Asked on May 20, 2011 at 03:42 AM
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    abajan
    Answered on May 20, 2011 at 05:40 AM

    Hi thelionpride

    That's an interesting and reasonable question but the thing is, how would we know which submissions were just tests? At first blush the answer might seem simple but is it really?

    Our checking the IP address from which the submissions came might look like the obvious solution: Mark all submissions from the user's IP address as just tests (something like how the "Unique Submissions" feature works). However, what happens in a case where several computers share the same IP (like in an institution for instance)?

    Another solution could be to have users identify all test submissions by typing "test submission" in a field but that could be circumvented by all submitters being notified by the form's creator to enter that text with their genuine submissions.

    I'm pretty sure test submissions were taken into account when the submission limit for each account type were set.

    Incidentally, when we run test submissions on users' forms, we reset the number of submissions used to what it was before those tests were carried out.

    Thanks for asking.

    ~ Wayne