Sommers you could have at least waited until we got civil service before you created a bureaucracy and then took control if it. I don't remember voting to make you Poll God. I must have missed that poll alert. The poll system is not working fine. It is too distracting and you even said yourself people are ignoring THE BIG BOLD HEADERS and posting where they want. Sure no poll has come out against majority opinion because you're polling things that don't need to be polled in the first place. We don't necessarily need a new thread with BIG BOLD HEADERS to tell us a poll is coming. You could create one thread for all poll alerts and announcements and even sticky it if you want. We can then subscribe to that thread and get email notifications every time Sommerswerd wants to have a poll. You do not need to litter the team forum with a thread for each announced poll. If you really want to contribute to the team and encourage participation then put your time and energy into summarizing where a discussion is at the time you think a poll alert is needed.