...can the portal not just use the same polling technology as the forums; either as a shared resource or by reusing the code?
I think, to maintain consistancy, the polling should work exactly as the polling in the forums and be able to use the same template.
The only other thing I can think of, and it would have to be added to both phpBB and phpPP if it does not already exist in the code, is a way to limit people who take part in a poll so that the number of votes that person gets is restricted.
For instance... I run a role playing game, and when I hand out experience their is a player nominated award where the players can nominate someone for good gaming. With this system I could start a poll on the group's portal for an adventure, and if the adventure is going to run three weeks I can just allot each player three votes. Once they cast all thre they are locked out of the poll. They can see the results, but can no longer cast votes.
er... maybe that is all a little too much? I just think it would be nice to have a way to protect a vote from ballot box stuffing. Of course phpBB2 may already have this feature, I don't know...
Looks like I'll be setting up a test site this weekend and downloading phpBB2 so I can get a little more familiar with the inner workings of the beast. I might be more productive if I know what we have to work with. :idea: