^_^ hello, It was to see if I could make a poll from an existing standard topic.
you should be able to do this for threads you're the OP for. If you are able to add a poll, you should see a "Add poll" link at the bottom of the thread's page (among the "Reply", "Notify", "Send this topic", and "Print" links, which should be there for everyone). The URL should look something like "http://forums.furtopia.org/the-forum-test-lab/test-of-mine/?action=editpoll;add
" (there may be additional stuff at the end of the URL, but the link seems to work as expected without it being there).
The ability to add polls to others' threads is one of the ACL things Mods have, and it's because of that that I see that link when I browse forum threads (including this one). As such, I don't actually know if what you see on your side is the same, but if you do have the ability to add a poll, that's where the interface will supply that option.
(*edit: changed formatting slightly to make the intended meaning more clear*)