One thing I’ve noticed is that whenever there is a poll, there are 500 replies but 9 votes. This is because the polls force a “yes or no” stance to be taken more often than not. Is there a way to force a vote in the poll before the poster would get permission to comment on the thread? I don’t think you should do this to all polls because you’d end up with a bunch of lopsided polls with no dissent. But maybe make it a forum unto itself.