I thought I was a forum supporter and gold member, but I am apparently too stupid or blind to see how to create a poll. The FAQ says:
When posting a new topic or editing the first post of a topic, click the “Poll creation” tab below the main posting form; if you cannot see this, you do not have appropriate permissions to create polls.
All I see below the main post area is five check boxes and four action buttons, followed by an "Upload attachment" section. A browser search for Poll on that screen comes up empty. Actually, the only thing I remember seeing on any forum page that I would classify as "tabs" are the options on the left of the User Control Panel.
At the bottom of every page on the forum I see:
You can post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You can edit your posts in this forum
You can delete your posts in this forum
You can post attachments in this forum