That sounds almost as if you object to the idea of polling the participants, Mike!
We had about 1270 threads active this year. One thread hit the 500 limit and was closed automatically. One was a duplicate congratulations topic and the two were merged. One was closed because it had degenerated into snark. Three out of 1270 is not bad, and only one of the 1270 was closed because of the behaviour of participants. When I took over as moderator I determined at the outset that the reflector would never be allowed to degrade into the sort of name calling, sarcasm and stupid squabbling that characterises some of the big American sites, such as the Zed, eham or the Island. I have enforced the AUP and kept the reflector as friendly, helpful and ham-spirited as possible, and the very few participants that have been permanently excluded for bad behaviour were given three strikes before they were out.
You refer to Social Media, and I suppose you are thinking of SOTA(FE) . As I have said before, FE is an excellent site within its limitations and does a good job - as long as you excuse its one major eccentricity, its policy of banning members of the SOTA management team. This allows certain participants to bad-mouth the MT and its members whenever they feel like it, without any right of reply, and the spreading of disinformation without any chance of corrections from the horses mouth. Free expression, it seems, is extended to everybody except those running SOTA! Well, their site, their rules, perverse though it seems, but it nicely illustrates the limitations of social media…
Anyway, I hope you start up “Son of Light at the End of the Tunnel”.