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Thu, Mar 26, 2020 8:58 PM

Bring back IMDb Poll section in the Homepage

Hello IMDB staff.

I wanted to reach you with the proposition to return the IMDb Poll as a separate section in the Homepage.

Beyond the personal preferences over the new layout, the new Home Page experience came as a blow to the Poll Community, as our section lost the featured place it had managed to get after many years of hard work and passion working on the poll.

While the poll is accesible in the Editor's pick section, it is a place were it is much more hidden than before, and the reduced visibility has impacted in terms of votes, as the featured poll in the editor's section manages to get around a fifth part of the votes that it used to get when it had a separate section.

This has also hurt the rest of the polls as there are fewer users reaching the polls section.

Since the new design went live, several sections have returned to the homepage as it was revealed removing them was reducing visits, and now the Top News, the Coming Soon and the Born Today sections have returned. I feel there is no reason to also return the poll to its separate section.

Many people in the poll community will thank you for this.

Watching the homepage, there seems to be two very similar sections, one is 'Explore waht's streaming' that recommends titles streaming on Amazon Prime; the other is 'Top Picks', with personal recommendations that also takes you to Amazon Primer viewing options, so you could consider they are roughly the same and they could be merged and making room to have the IMDb Poll back. Otherwise, there's no harm in putting it back in a new section in the page.

Thanks for considering this.

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6 months ago

Something like this...


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It looks great

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Nope, it doesn't.

"Malcolm in the Middle" should've been in that Top 5 :)

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6 months ago

It will be good if something like this happens!

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6 months ago

Yes

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6 months ago

Good try, Pencho :)

I doubt they'd listen. But who knows?


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The last time it was there, I also asked for it, it took some months, but it eventually got promoted. So there's no harm in asking again.

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6 months ago

Dear IMDb Editors,

Please consider what the genuine IMDb Users want from this website at least once in this lifetime.

We were sad when you closed IMDb message board, we became hopeless when you deactivated IMDb Character pages, but ultimately we lost all our interests from IMDb after the 'Netflix' like changeover of the Home Page and Polls lost it's space from the separate section in the Home Page.

We would be grateful if you kindly bring back the separate section of the polls at the Home Page and that's all we, the IMDb Poll Board members, need to something cheer for at least.

Thank you.

DC

[As a protest, I am not going to make/suggest any new polls until IMDb bring back the separate section of polls in the Home Page. All my previously suggested polls suggestions will be active and if our Poll Admins find those useful they can select those to publish. But no new suggestions will come from me.]

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While I don't agree with the protest, Dibyayan was one of the most talented and prolific poll creators, and the best there is for creating polls choosen to be featured in the homepage, just having him back is a great reason to make this little but important change.

We miss you Dib.

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6 months ago

I don't think they're going to bring back the poll section, not like that anyway. 

Cheerful, isn't it? :)

Polls now are a small cog in a large machine, it's not significant enough to have its own space, this is why it's been put in the IMDb editors' section. It's exactly like Netflix or Prime Video, there's got to be categories, one element can't be allowed an autonomous existence distinct from other items that are part of a specific category (Featured Today, News, Interviews etc.)

So it's not a matter of our polls, after all, they kept them (for the moment), but it's a matter of categorization, maybe what we should ask for is to have a section of the HP for users, that sounds crazy but why not?

Top Users' section, let's have our little banner with a randomly picked trivia, a randomly picked quote, a highlight on a user's list of favorite this or that, and have one poll or two polls. And how about a highlight on users' reviews for a change?

We must think big, if we beg for a little section, given the new layout, I can't see this thing working, but if we ask seriously for a section dedicated to users and not just poll makers, maybe it can work. I don't know.

And I'm not being pessimistic, I'm as angry as the next user,  sometimes when I look at offerings such as "The Evolution of [random young star who didn't time to evolve much in a ten-year spanning career]", or "The Style of [a director with trademarks though he/she made only 3 films so far but two or three narrative patterns already make up for auteurship]"  I'm like "why can't we have our little poll right there in that section, it's not like it would be a waste in space". *

So, that's how I feel about it, if we think big and ask for a users section, maybe we can get something substantial, if not, we'll get peanuts.

Cheers!

* And don't get me started on that [Caret Mulligan looks like Michelle Williams] thing, I swear I saw that thing on the HP more than my own polls lol.

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6 months ago

I highly agree !

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5 months ago

Dear IMDb Editors,

Any information from your end on this topic will be much appreciated.

Thank you.

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5 months ago

You have my full support.

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5 months ago

Good Idea.

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Thanks.