We would regularly have to come up with new uncontroversial questions and answers though. For example, "Do you think our wiki is reliable?" would just attract a lot of trolling and negativity, whereas "What type of entertainment do you like most?" should hopefully be harmless enough.
Could be a thing. I'm not sure how we'd use it but it is certainly a unique opportunity considering how many daily users we get. I'd say go for it if you could think of polls to actually populate it with.
We can also ask questions like “Do you prefer DC or Marvel?” or “Which console do you like more (PC included)?”. Like, the first one if Anime/manga wins the popularity poll, the second if comics do and the third for videogames.
I created two templates, one for the poll itself, and another for the section header text. However, after trial and error, I reached the conclusion that the second would not fit with our overall layout, as it would require me to replace all of the other section headers in a similar intrusive manner.
It does keep in with the blue scheme which is a plus. However, at the moment, most everything on the front page has a general alignment to the right. Adding in headings that have a central alignment would clash against the other portions of the front page.
For some it would be ok, such as the Media heading, to have a central alignment, as that catagory is very central. However, every other section is right-aligned, and I don't think adding centralised titles would look very good.
I do think it is worth a test run, just to see if I'm a dirty liar though. What's the harm?
It probably looks good with adblock installed. Without adblock, the statistics section on the right side is pushed down and starts when the whole content of the left side is already finished. This is just for the visitors tab.
The members tab looks much better imo.
Just one thing, all the characters of "STATISTICS" heading are in upper case while all other headings only have the first letter of the word in upper case, like "Poll".
I'm wondering if separating manga from Anime or separating Visual Novels from other video game genres would make a difference and effect the poll. It probably won't considering VN's are sub category of video games and people do have a tendency to say Anime when they meant manga.
One thing I want to point out is that even if trolls do skew the results, the results aren't what matter. Isn't part of the point of the polls to make new guests have something to do? well even if they results are wrong, I think the poll should still stay up for the benefit of new users.