Oh wow. I totally forgot about this thread.
Yeah, if space is an issue, just have word games auto-prune old threads.
And I fail to see the impact of it causing problems for people who didn't have it on originally. Quite simply, it shouldn't have /any/ impact, and if it does, somebody is doing something seriously wrong (like burning a salad). Most people don't know that its not on by default, and thus would be rather annoyed as I was when they discover that it's /still/ not activated for them when it was for all the new people.
And since I apparently have the power to unlock the poll, I am going to inject my own vote into there too
Ok, never mind, I don't. But I still vote in favor of making it default.
(I mean, seriously. Why lock a poll like this? I don't get that...)