posted on Dec, 30 2006 @ 05:18 AM
i think polls are great , and they should be brought back ASAP .
i certainly do not agree with the " potential for abuse " excuse
yes - they can be horribly abussed and used by trolls and sammers - but so can regular threads , what is the difference ?
solutions , include :
a " submit a poll " form - that would be held in limbo , pending staff review
and as that involves more staff work load - there should be a BIG warning that polls that violate T&C would " earn " warn flags [ MULTIPLE ] ,and
points deductions [ BIG POINTS DEDUCTIONS ]
so it would be pollster beware - and people would [ i hope ] stop and think before risking staff ire .
alernatly , a hurdle [ 250 post count ] or applause [ 10 applauses recieved ] , before a member can post polls - would prevent the most likley abusers
from even getting a poll submitted
lastly , have a " pollster " tag that people could earn - akin to the ATSNN " experts " , members who have repeatedly demonstrated that thier
submissions were of a quality and consitency to earn them a greater degree of trust
i know anyone can potentially " go off the rails " even membrs of impecable long standing , but it is people who have just joined who [ imho anyway
] attract or seem to attract over 75% of staff punishments
so if the sort of people who cause most problems with violations of T&C in reguLar boards - are prevented from using - or must have staff review of
i honestly believe that very little drama and staff headaches would be generated by polls.
just my 0.002 grats [ YMMV]