Sounds good. I think an easy way to see what people want is to make a survey dialog box pop up when users log on. It would have the options "Yes" "Later" and "Leave Me Alone". And give some goofy C-Store giveaway for everyone who participates.
Not allowing lunatics to disrupt conversations with their psychotic rantings is not the same thing as suppressing free speech.
If you can't understand the difference, then you may be one of those people that I'm talking about.
Maybe I am, what are you going to do about it? :p
As for the in game polls, I think they're a great idea and would love to see them implemented. A reward program for the those who do vote would help get more people to take them, even if it is just a simple cosmetic item, say a new breed of tribbles?
This "council" was still not nominated by us, not voted on by us, not chosen by us, and therefore represents no one except those who did nominate and choose them, Cryptic.
To claim that they represent us is disingenuous. And, frankly, those who accept this "honor" deserve no respect whatsoever.
The usurped might fear the usurper. But he never respects him.
You're right, they don't represent you. But that may be because that was *never* the intention. For all intents and purposes, forum users don't even have to spend a single thought on this 'council', its not there to voice your opinions or represent you in any way. But rather the people that choose to voice their opinions via other media than this forum.