Jul 04 2023 02:24 AM
Jul 04 2023 02:24 AM
I've been testing the poll function within teams for an upcoming meeting. For some reason, the repondends still show up as anonymous despite having checked the box "Record names of respondents (only visible to creator)". Results show anonymous directly in the teams app but also when I access the results via office.com> forms> etc.
Does anyone have an idea what is going wrong here?
Jul 04 2023 07:49 AM
If the respondents' names are still appearing as anonymous despite using the "Record names of respondents" option, there could be a few possible reasons for this not working:
Permission Settings: check that you have the necessary permissions to view the names of respondents:
To have the necessary permissions to view the names of respondents in Teams Polls, you typically need to have the following access rights:
- Microsoft Teams: such as owner.
- Office 365: You should have sufficient access rights in Office 365. This may include being a member of the appropriate groups or having specific permissions assigned to your user account.
- Poll Creator: you should be the creator of the poll. Ensure that you are logged in with the account that created the poll or have been granted access by the creator.
Poll Creator View: Make sure you are viewing the poll results as the creator of the poll. Sometimes, the poll results may appear anonymous to other participants or viewers, but the creator can still see the names of respondents.
User Privacy Settings: It's also worth checking the privacy settings of the respondents. If the respondents have chosen to remain anonymous or have restricted the visibility of their names, it can override the "Record names of respondents" option.
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Jul 04 2023 01:40 PM - edited Jul 04 2023 01:53 PM
Jul 04 2023 01:43 PM
First of all, thanks for your reply. Unfortunatly, I'm afraid your suggestion do not solve the issues as I have full teams access via my company account and I'm hosting the polls myself (and am thus the poll creator). Even when I'm in just a teams call with myself and I look for the responses via forms.office.com, respondents (which is in some attempts just me) are shown as anonymous. So this should cover both the poll creator view as well as my own privacy setting. So I think it must be something else, or might I have misinterpreted you?
Jul 04 2023 01:48 PM
Jul 05 2023 01:39 AM
Jul 05 2023 03:04 AM
Hi @anne-a500, @SandorKrus, @Smockrun,
Can you please go to https://office.com > Apps > Forms > All my forms > It should be there. > Open Answers > Viewing results and let me know if you can see the results there?
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Jul 05 2023 03:36 AM
Jul 05 2023 04:05 AM
I can also see the results. But the last result with a correct email and name is from 28.6. - any answers from yesterday and today simply show "anonymous". I also tested by sending multiple replies myself and those show up as multiple "anonymous" entries instead of being recognized as the same user.
Jul 05 2023 04:06 AM
@SandorKrus experiencing same today. Pls share incase you have resolved this issue. thank you!
Jul 05 2023 07:25 AM
@SandorKrus I'm experiencing the same. I've been using the Polls app each week for a number of months, to get a list of names for Friday lunchtime's 5-a-side soccer game at work. This week, its just Yes/No replies from players named 'anonymous'. Frustrating!
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Jul 06 2023 12:34 AM
I am experiencing the same issue, my previous polls I can see the names, the one I made yesterday all are anonymous.
Jul 06 2023 03:42 AM
@jozsefhajdu I am facing the same issue. Although I select "names recorded" the names are showing as Anonymous. How to fix it, is it a bug in Microsoft Teams poll ?
Jul 06 2023 04:52 AM
@Prabhaharan27 same here, selected record names, but shows anonymous at each responder. seems like it is a recent bug