The version of VBulletin now used by SDMB (2.2.1) comes with a poll feature that has been disabled by the Admins/mods. It allows any user to initiate a poll and invite votes for up to 10 items. This would have been an ideal feature to use for a recent thread where dopers were asked to vote for their favorite short story of 8 presented:
Objections that I have seen to enabling this feature are:
[ul][li]It is a new VB feature and may be buggy[/li][li]It adds extra load on the already-overburdened server[/ul][/li]Both may be right, but is this worth a reconsideration? (I have used polls on my tiny Door County Message Board with no obvious bugs, but I really don’t know how much load they impose on the server.)
Just a suggestion.