Also the latest release has a poll creator and there are some changes with macros that are described in corresponding help topic. Note that at LiveJournal.com polls can be posted only by paid users.
About insecure passwords:
Note that the message that you may get during login is *not* from Semagic. Also later you will not be able to login or do anything at all (via client or web) if your password does not meet those requirements.