We're not doing anything sinister, not going down any path! It is simply standard practise on most (all?) boards that only moderators or admin can post polls. It's just one of those more infrastructural-type items that are better administered rather than left to themsleves. Others include the definition of forums, or the ability to delete someone else's posts. In fact the very existance of moderators is another example. Does the use of mods on this board mean that we are operating as a "News Corp."??
If we didn't impose some structure and rules, the board may well revert to the anarchy and nonsense typically found on Usenet.
Let's see what others have to say on this. In fact, let's poll!
I only said "don't go down this route", because, when the site had its toybox topped-up, even I had the chance to post-a-poll :-) Its a fun thing - an family affair. Some things don't have to be controlled.
I understand the use/need for mods and I was not suggesting the site's latest move is 'sinister'. God bless.
However, whether it is normal practice to control polls on other sites is irrelevant. This site breaks-ground by being different.
Its civilised: and moderation has proved effectual. I enjoy spending money being here!
It will never become a Newsless Group/UselessNet thanks to its mods :-)