My main home page is http://wiki.hypertwins.org/woozle
What I'd like to see as far as polling is a tool that:
- is persistent -- lets users see all the polls they've been offered, optionally filterable by "already responded" and "not responded yet" (to make it easier to respond when you have time)
- allows pollers to see at least what percentage of the group has responded
- allows some mechanism whereby users can escalate a poll -- decide that a poll is really important and should be seen (and voted on) by more people
- is searchable and cross-linkable -- I should be able to search for pre-existing polls that might be on the same topic I want to poll about, and other users should be able to note that Poll X is basically the same as Poll Y (so perhaps they should be merged), or similar to Poll Z (so if X is interesting to you, you might want to vote on Z as well).
We've been using toys that sound a lot like the tools we need, but they're really only toys... and when someone has only ever seen a hammer in toy-form, it may be difficult to convince them the real tool it represents could actually build things.