Paul T has an idea which is just so crazy it might work.
He's working on a screen / feed scraper for Tribe discussion forums which lets you turn threads into polls. The poster who starts the first thread places a list of options, simply by wrapping them in double equals signs like this :
Which is your favourite exotic Brazilian fruit?
== Acai ==
== Cupuacu ==
== Pitanga ==
== Caja ==
Any later post can then vote for an option by pitting a single = in front of it. eg =Caja
That's it. It then totals the votes for each user.
Very nice. And very wiki :-)
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