No offence or anything, but this thought of having to reply to topics is complete crap. Sure this is true to an extent, but no should be forced to reply. Polls provide the OP with data and is reasonable in case scenarios where you are weighing multiple sides. If anyone feels the need to elaborate on an opinion they chose, they can do so, but restricting polls is simply not going to do any good. It gives people a voice, who aren’t willing to articulate their opinions within the thread itself. Of course, a majority are biased and don’t provide options that should probably be there, but there can measures such as informing OP to reconsider it. If not, there’s not much that can be done about that.
It shouldn’t be removed from #development-discussion, because you’re annoyed that ‘x’ amount is crap.