#2
when posting a new topic:

1. after you're done with your title and message, scroll down to "Additional Options"
2. find, "Post a Poll"
3. check, "Yes, post a poll with this thread"
4. set the number of poll options
5. click, "submit thread" and it will bring you to the page to set up your poll
#3
*note to self: add instructions on starting a poll to the FAQ*
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