Reddit Polls are a great way to get your audience's opinion and bring their voice into your programming. Polls allow Reddit's more than 430 million monthly users to participate in a conversation with one click, even if they prefer not to comment. With Tagboard, you can visualize the results in a Smart Panel.
For more information on creating a Reddit poll, click here.
Start by titling your Reddit Poll Smart Panel in the upper left corner. Then you can begin to customize your real-time poll. We'll walk step-by-step through the Reddit poll builder.
Begin by finding the poll on Reddit that you want to visualize. Copy and paste the direct URL link for the poll into the text field. The Reddit Poll will automatically populate in the preview window.
If your poll isn't loading, the first thing to check for is when the poll was posted. Reddit updates polls and results in its API every six hours at 00:00, 06:00, 12:00 and 18:00 PST each day. In order to visualize results, the poll must have been posted on Reddit before the next scheduled refresh time and will appear at the next upcoming time. If the poll was posted more than 6 hours ago and still isn't working, the Reddit Community the poll is posted in may not be supported. Reach out to your dedicated Client Success Manager to get more specifics.
Layout & Styles
Once you've entered the Reddit Poll URL, you can then stylize your Smart Panel. Choose between two layout options: fullscreen or lower third.
Enable Background: The background is enabled by default. If you toggle the background off, the Reddit Poll will be on a transparent background. (Tip: This is a great option if you want to drag and drop the Reddit Poll onto a display theme, to visualize in between individual social posts.)
Type: If the background is enabled, choose between a solid color, gradient, or select an image from your account media library.
Show Vote Count: Toggle on if you want to display the total number of votes on the poll. It will also display whether the poll is still open or if it has ended.
Show Timestamp: Toggle on to display the date and time when the poll was posted on Reddit.
If you need a visualization that is more custom than the options allow for in the Smart Panel Builder, the Tagboard team is happy to help! Reach out to your dedicated Client Success Manager to get started.
If you've already worked with our team to build custom visualizations, the Snippets tab on the left sidebar of the builder is where you can apply those customizations to your Smart Panel.
Click on 'add snippets' to view the dropdown menu that has been customized just for you. You'll see a list of every custom design the Tagboard team has already built out for you. Select the custom look you want to apply to your Reddit Poll Smart Panel.
When you add a Snippet, you are applying custom code to that visualization. Snippets can be used to customize every type of Smart Panel, as well as Themes and Graphics. If you are adding a Snippet to a Reddit Poll Smart Panel, be sure to add a Snippet that was built for that specific type of Panel in order for the CSS to apply properly. One important thing to note: you also have the ability to remove a Snippet, which will remove custom code from that visualization.
Once you have customized your Reddit poll, add appropriate tags in the bottom left corner to make your Smart Panel easier to search and access.
Need more assistance? Contact your Account Manager directly or email Support@tagboard.com.