Polls - with voting buttons - EXCELLENT idea, there's often threads on here asking for people's 'simple' opinions (ie Which of these optioins do you think is best) and a 'vote' would make it easier to see the 'general' consensus on something (would also mean you could do polls for 'site stuff' which people ask for........obviously if people wanted to add a comment as well as vote they could, but the 'results' would still be easy to see,
Apologies for the delayed response. We did discuss this at our last meeting and decided that starting from the autumn we'd aim for a weekly poll, which the mumsnet team would set based on ideas suggested on a special thread. The poll would pop up when clicked on from the homepage/talk thread with immediate results feedback and we'd probably limit response to one reply per member.
So hope you can wait till September time. In the meantime if you want to start a thread to suggest poll topics in advance - please feel free to do so.