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But should you wish to exclude other selective words or phrases that are not relevant to your session, you can manually hide them from word cloud polls or text polls whilst your poll is live and running.
This manual filter function is only available when you are running your polls from the dashboard.
Filtering words from Word Clouds
To manually filter out words, do the following:
From the dashboard, open your word cloud.
As the participant responses come in, you will see the words and their frequency count appear in the dashboard. (Remember, participants can send in multiple responses, but each word is sent individually.)
If you spot a word you would rather not appear in your results, select the hide icon (eye icon) next to the word. This will remove it from the voting results seen by the participants in Present view. You will notice a line through the selected word, and it will be greyed out in your dashboard results as well.
Should you wish to include the hidden words again then simply select the hide icon again, and they will re-appear in the results.
If the word you are filtering out has been sent in repeatedly, no need to worry about finding all the other instances of it. Vevox will automatically filter it and all other occurrences of it from appearing.
When you close the poll, you can continue to filter messages before you publish the results. However, once you have published the results to your participants, you will no longer be able to make changes to the responses.
All results submitted by the participants will appear in the data report. Even the ones that were manually filtered out.
Filtering words from text polls
Filtering words from text questions works in much the same way but with one crucial difference. Rather than just removing the word from being displayed, it removes the entire response from the participant.
With text polls, the intention is that the participant submits a sentence of text. Removing just one word from the sentence could lose the context of the response. For this reason, the whole message will be removed when filtering a text response.
In the text poll results, the complete sentence is omitted. Click the hide icon to remove a phrase from your text poll.