Good for him. I commend Sho for what he does, but he, nor you should have a monopoly on these things, especially Sho isn't a mod and it's not his place to say how a poll should or shouldn't be made.
But that of course is just my not so humble opinion.
I don't think I've seen any instances of Sho handing out ultimatums or suggesting he was a mod. But it's a pretty simple matter that if a poll doesn't fit the criteria of compatibility, it can't be included in tabulated results. Isn't it the community itself that wants comparability? I know I do.