Recently, there has been an influx of polls on the forum. Some are good and lead to discussion. Some are mediocre…and some are just plain awful. We've had some complaints, and a new rule is being implemented, starting today.
All poll ideas must be sent to a mod or an admin for review prior to posting. So basically, if you want to make a poll, send it to any of our online mods or admins for review. We will look at it, check to make sure that it is intelligent and could lead to interesting discussion, has not already been done, and includes all the options necessary so it doesn't need to be changed later.
We considered things such as banning polls all together, or banning specific types of polls like versus polls. But to give everyone a fair chance, each poll will be considered on a case by case basis.
The mod or admin's decision is final. If you have any problems, and choose make trouble about it, the appropriate measures will be taken, including warnings, and, if necessary, suspensions, and banning. Polls made without permission will be deleted, and if it becomes a continually problem, the member responsible will also have proper measures taken.
Hopefully, the polls we have on the forum in the future will all be interesting and useful…as oppose to the flood of not so useful polls we've had in the past.