Well, the poll about whether to allow non-contributor comments was at 69% in favor, 31% opposed when I yanked it. Of course, as a few people pointed out, it was fairly worthless and perhaps self-defeating. 55 votes is substantially more than the membership of EG (and BAF combined), meaning many non-directly involved folks voted, predictably for allowing themselves to post. And this is natural, I suppose. From the beginning, though, the poll started out even and then stretched into a rout for openness. Barring more abuse from gadflies, then, the status quo shall remain for the time being. Thanks for voting.