Allow authenticated but anonymous responses with one response per person
Forms should allow you to check the settings boxes for "record name" and "one response per person" independently. For things like voting we only want one vote, we want people to login to vote, but we do not want to see their name. Forms can store voting history to enforce single responses but should not need to display it to the Form owner.
Jeroen Brink commented
Agree, what's the holdup Microsoft, this is secure polling 1.0.1!
From all suggestions made so far, this is probably the most easiest to realize. Plus any serious survey software offers such a feature, since a) real polls are always anonymous and b) in every poll you need to make sure that people can't vote twice. So why for god's sake are you guys not even "thinking about it"?
I know there is a setting to allow one response per user if the users are NAMED in an organisations, but when sending surveys outside the organisation, then it would also be good to limit to one submission per user/visitor (via cookies? - I know it's not perfect, but Survey Monkey can offer this feature... seems feasible MS can too)
Tafara Chekai commented
We need this function to enable anonymous single responses in our office.
Randy Watkins commented
I have the exact need: Student evaluation of teachers with ratings and comments. We want anonymous access but we need to prevent multiple responses by contract.
We are in a standstill now that the teachers' union found out this "feature".
I do feel that the option for unauthenticated responses, but limited to single response per person per form should also be featured.
Polls will have a smaller hit rate if students have to log on to authenticate first in order to take the poll.
I'm sure most of us have started the process of taking a survey, but as soon as it started taking a little longer than expect to access we just closed the it.
Stephen Garrison commented
Should be able to allow one response per person without recording the name.
Luiz Fernando Maehana commented
Waiting this idea become true.
Dr. Ing. Ricardo Victoria López commented
maybe can be used the MAC address as authentification method
I agree that would a very useful update.
"Technically" speaking should be quite simple to implement.
The bg logic would just need to:
- save that the signed user submitted a response;
- show results only after "N" signed users submitted their response (to ensure anonymous also in bg)
It would be also great to "grant" the responses only to a selected AD Group
Help on this subject indicates you can check these boxes independently but in practice "one response per person" can only be checked if "record name" is also checked. Big drawback for collecting information that you want to ensure is not skewed.
Jared Pickerell - Troy Public Schools commented
In school setting, a perfect example of this is students nominating or voting for Homecoming or Queen of Courts Queen and King.
Or teachers voting on selecting a student for some honor or student honors organization/scholarship. Or employees voting on the best student Homecoming float, etc, etc.Or employees giving feedback to administration where they may not be as honest if responses are linked to them, but would feel free to be open if the responses were anonymous (but admins still knew the responses were only from the intended group).
Can someone tell me for how long this app already exists? Can't believe there is no such feature! This would be absolutely necessary for collecting data from polls...