I have given up on wp-polls and taken your advice in trying to use democracy.
I have deleted the images.ini and rotator.php files added for wp polls. I've also deactived wp-polls and deleted any code to any part of my site which wp polls required. HOWEVER. 'Polls' still appears as a tab in my wordpress admin. What do I need to do to TOTALLY uninstall it?
I started off well with the Democracy installation but got to a point where the same problem as with wp polls accured with Democracy. When it came to pasting in the short line: <?php jal_democracy(); ?> When clicking save, the space between < and ? is added. No matter how many edits I do, the space appears.
Also, I had tried to install democracy a few days ago. I have put a fresh batch of files in the required plugins folder, but when I went to activate the plugin, it was listed as activated already'. When I chose the 'democracy' tab in 'management' on the WP admin panel, I didn't see ANY settings for democracy.
It appears that 'democracy' is made by the same guy that made a 'shoutbox' plugin which I use. Both plugin's seem to use something called ajax. Beneath the 'democracy' tab is all the settings for my 'shoutbox' plugin.
I think I need serious help!
Thanks in advance.