posted on Aug, 26 2007 @ 02:28 AM
Here are a few problems with the idea. Polls can alienate people. They're irrelevant if a topic is already being discussed by people who think for
themselves. It's a mere curiosity what the membership's opinion or preference is. Polls, lacking nuance, are superficial. Ideas, opinions, and
observations by people interested and versed in a topic are much more compelling than random votes at large.
You could always say, "Well don't participate." But they would impose on the unwilling. I don't want to see threads about polls, fights over
polls, what polls there should be, why wasn't such and such offered as a choice in a poll, references to polls on unrelated threads, on and on and
on. You know how it would play out here.
I think staff has thought this through and reached the right conclusion--no polls.