Creating a poll on Discord is a great way to gather opinions and make decisions within a community. Whether you’re trying to choose a game to play, decide on a movie for movie night, or simply want to know what your friends prefer, polls can be a useful tool. In this article, I will guide you step-by-step on how to create a poll on Discord, including some personal tips and touches.
Step 1: Setting up a Discord server (if needed)
If you don’t already have a Discord server, you’ll need to set one up. Head over to the official Discord website (you can find it at discord.com) and create an account if you haven’t already. Once you’re logged in, click on the plus icon on the left-hand side to create a new server. Give your server a name, select a region, and click on “Create”. Congratulations, you now have a Discord server to create your poll on!
Step 2: Adding a polling bot
To create a poll, you’ll need to add a polling bot to your Discord server. There are several polling bots available, but one popular option is the “Poll Bot”. To add Poll Bot, you can either search for it on Discord’s bot list or visit its website directly (you can find it at top.gg/bot/276274842181810432). Once you’ve found the bot, click on the “Invite” button. Select the server you want to add the bot to, and grant it the necessary permissions. The bot will now be added to your server.
Step 3: Creating a poll
Now that you have the polling bot added to your server, it’s time to create a poll. In the text channel where you want to create the poll, type the following command:
!poll "Question" "Option 1" "Option 2"...
Replace “Question” with your actual poll question and “Option 1”, “Option 2”, and so on with the options you want to provide. For example:
!poll "Which game should we play tonight?" "Fortnite" "Among Us" "Minecraft"
Once you send the command, the polling bot will automatically create a poll message with the question and options. Discord users can then react to the poll message with emojis to vote for their preferred option.
Step 4: Managing the poll
As the creator of the poll, you have some additional options to manage it. You can close the poll by typing
!poll close, which will prevent further votes and display the final results. To delete the poll message, use the command
!poll delete. These commands give you control over the lifespan of your poll and allow you to keep your Discord channels organized.
Personal tips and touches
Creating a poll is straightforward, but to make it more engaging and fun, here are some personal tips and touches you can add:
- Use creative and catchy poll questions to grab people’s attention. A boring question might not generate much enthusiasm.
- Include some humorous or witty options to make people smile and encourage participation.
- Consider using custom emojis or reactions to add a unique touch to your polls. This can make them stand out and be more visually appealing.
Polls are a fantastic way to engage with your Discord community and make decisions together. By following the steps outlined in this article and adding your personal touches, you can create fun and interactive polls that will keep your server members engaged and excited. So go ahead, start creating polls on Discord and enjoy the power of collective decision-making!