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    Time period for unique entries?

    Asked by ericmindel on January 03, 2012 at 10:37 AM


    I'm looking to build a form that allows for one entry per email per week.

    I know I can do a date stamp, and I know I can control for unique submissions.

    Is there any way to have an automatic "reset" of the form wherein at 12:01am Sunday, someone can submit the form again with an identical email from prior week?

    This is for a weekly contest, and that single feature would be very helpful to be able to keep the same form without any need to edit it every week.



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    Answered by NeilVicente on January 03, 2012 at 12:18 PM


    I am afraid to tell you this but we currently do not have a feature that enables a form to automatically reset its unique submission records to allow new entries from the same user. Also, our "unique submission" feature cannot track users using their email address. It checks the IP address instead (if set to strict check), and browser cookies (if set to loose check).

    I can think of two methods to work around resetting your form's unique submission records, but none of them would make things "automatic".

    The first one is to create a clone of the form every week. It can be a little tedious though, as you'd have to re-embed new form codes every single week.

    The other option is to clear (delete) your form's submission entries at the end of each week to allow your users to submit again.