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    Can "Allow Other" options become part of the survey available to other people?

    Asked by nptechtoronto on April 30, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    I'd like to survey people on what restaurant they'd like to meet at. I'd like to give a few options, but have others add their choices, and have people taking the survey after that moment be able to choose between my choices and the others that have been added.

    I can get the Allow Other field, but wondered if you had an option like Survey Monkey of "Make this an answer choice".


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    Answered by KadeJM on April 30, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    I think you mean like an option to add other which would instead offer the ability to ignore the custom other option. The user would then only have the option to select from a group of additional pre-selected options to add into the mix of existing options. I think this would be something along the lines of a " Dynamic Radio with Advanced Options " field if I am understanding you right.

    Are you able to confirm? I can open a feature request for this, but I would like confirmation first to ensure I am on the same page as you.

    I don't think that we have anything of this sort and I am kinda convinced that you may be wanting to dynamically add this kinda like how I've depicted below. However, at this time I don't think we have any sort of feature available for this yet so what you could do for the time being is create this via a workaround which would allow " Other - Suboptions " if a to be chosen. This is done using conditional logic.

    Example:  http://form.jotform.us/form/41194894590162

    In the example below " 5, 6, and 7 " would jump from the Suboptions and be applied into Basic's.

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    Answered by KadeJM on April 30, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    The above screenshot I am showing you is not real unless done with conditional logic as I mentioned. It is actually just a quick example concept I threw together for demonstration purposes just so you know. 

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    Answered by nptechtoronto on April 30, 2014 at 01:01 PM

    Hmmm...That doesn't seem quite what I'm looking for. Essentially hoping for user-generated options. But I can use that as a workaround, or consider some other options. Thanks.

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    Answered by Mike_T on April 30, 2014 at 03:00 PM

    As far as I understand, our "Allow Other" option is the same as the "Make this an answer choice" option on SurveyMonkey. In other words, our other option is not an "additional comment" field, but a separate answer option that can be filled by the end user.

    Thank you.