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FAQ: List of Live Character Based Polls Recast as Image Based Polls

It is not usually clear whether a poll suggestion is a new suggestion or a character based poll recast as an image based poll. Please use this thread to provide information for these character based polls.

Please provide this information for your new image polls based on live character based polls. These polls may have the same title as the existing live character based polls. They will be treated as any new poll suggestion.

Title:
Get Satisfaction Thread:
Image List:

Updated (20-May-2018):

1. IMDb has completed removing the character based polls and associated lists.

2. To aid your effort in identifying your character polls, I’ve created this list of 843 character polls as of 8-Nov-2017. The polls are sorted in descending order of votes on the first tab and by author on the second tab.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PJNRJC2Ld-0_yzPjCExQr0Q7R_-ApAGP/view?usp=sharing
or
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LV_vFEXD9tg90B-Ko5pPJbtVUgjwizrPGZf1MS0Udtw/edit?usp=sharing

3. Re-cast polls will be treated essentially as new polls. As such, there is no need to exactly recreate the character based poll as an image list and poll. At the discretion of the author, they may rearrange the order of the choices in the poll and add and/or remove choices as they deem appropriate. Authors may also make other changes at their discretion.

4. If the previous title does not meet IMDb’s style please update to ensure the title is properly capitalized.

5. It is probably not a good idea to include the vote totals in the re-cast poll. This information may be included in the associated thread for the poll at the discretion of the author.

6. Original authors have first choice in recreating a character based poll. Other poll authors may recreate a character based poll with the permission of the original author. When the original author is not active, please attempt to contact the original author for permission. Regardless, if you recreate a poll a character poll from another author, please credit the original author.

7. Recreated polls will be pushed gradually so that they do not distract from new polls.

8. There is no practical way of combine the statistics for the original poll and re-cast poll. We are not restricting authors from adding, deleting and re-ordering choices, since we would have no way of verifying that the two versions of the poll are consistent. For all intents and purposes the original poll and the re-cast poll will be treated as two separate and distinct polls.

9. This guidance will be updated as we gain experience on pushing recast polls that were originally character based.

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Title: In Memory of Harry Dean Stanton
Current Live Character Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/LHD8o9wgJcg
Get Satisfaction Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/suggestion-hooray-for-harry-dean
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027183432

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Title: What Did Your Mom Do?
Current Live Character Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/8d5RgfJJm14
Get Satisfaction Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/suggestion-what-did-your-mom-do
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027182034

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It seems like character polls are still active and we can still vote until now, only character lists disappear. Do these polls need to be recasted? Or will they be disappear too later?

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Yeah. Ditto.

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peaspot and Jen,

IMDb Staff Member Nic Bachhuber stated that character based polls will disappear. However, there is a remote possibility that character based polls will not disappear. The character based lists disappeared throughout today. The same may be true for character based polls.

Honestly, I would prefer that the 843 character based polls do not disappear. We are in Limbo on this issue. Time will tell.

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Will Poll Admins Push Recast Polls.

Not sure if this is a Dan or General Poll Admin question but:

Seeing as the character-based polls haven't actually disappeared (only the lists on which they're based on themselves have), are poll admins going to be publishing poll re-use suggestions? Just wondering since the character polls haven't actually disappeared... it'd be nice if they don't!

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Poll Re-Suggestion: TV Iconic Items of Clothing.

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Kyle,

In general, the polls based on the character polls will not be published / pushed unless the character based polls are removed. There may be some special cases where this may be necessary. For instance, if there is a compelling need to update a character poll.

We still do not know whether or when the character based polls will disappear. I would prefer that they remain active.

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Dan,

As would I (and I'm sure everyone here). Let's hope we get that kind of good fortune... it's been hard to come by on this site lately. Thanks for getting back to me.

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Update (13-Jan-2018):

1. IMDb has completed removing the character based polls and associated lists.

2. To aid your effort in identifying your character polls, I’ve
created this list of 843 character polls as of 8-Nov-2017. The polls are
sorted in descending order of votes on the first tab and by author on
the second tab.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PJNRJC2Ld-0_yzPjCExQr0Q7R_-ApAGP/view?usp=sharing
or
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LV_vFEXD9tg90B-Ko5pPJbtVUgjwizrPGZf1MS0Udtw/edit?usp=sharing

3. Re-cast polls will be treated essentially as new polls. As such,
there is no need to exactly recreate the character based poll as an
image list and poll. At the discretion of the author, they may rearrange
the order of the choices in the poll and add and/or remove choices as
they deem appropriate. Authors may also make other changes at their
discretion.

4. If the previous title does not meet IMDb’s style please update to ensure the title is properly capitalized.

5. It is probably not a good idea to include the vote totals in the
re-cast poll. This information may be included in the associated thread
for the poll at the discretion of the author.

6. Original
authors have first choice in recreating a character based poll. Other
poll authors may recreate a character based poll with the permission of
the original author. When the original author is not active, please
attempt to contact the original author for permission.

7. Recreated polls will be pushed gradually so that they do not distract from new polls.

8. This guidance will be updated as we gain experience on pushing recast polls that were originally character based.

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I have updated and removed the votes total in my new image lists. 

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Thanks.

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Title: TV Iconic Items of Clothing
Get Satisfaction Thread:  https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-re-suggestion-tv-iconic-items-of-clothing
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027132699/ 

Title: To Be Frank, My Favorite Character is..
Get Satisfaction Thread:  https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-re-suggestion-to-be-frank-my-favorite-character-is
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027553659/

Title:
 AFI Female Villains

Get Satisfaction Thread:  https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-re-suggestion-afi-female-villains
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027173422/

Title:
 Intials: R & B  

Get Satisfaction Thread:  https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-re-suggestion-intials-r-b
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027194455/

Title:
 Promising TV-to-Movie Crossovers

Get Satisfaction Thread:  https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-re-suggestion-promising-tv-to-movie-crossovers
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027176300/

Title:
 Where's My Money?

Get Satisfaction Thread:  https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-re-suggestion-wheres-my-money
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027194674/

Title: Overused Job Clichés
Get Satisfaction Thread:  https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-re-suggestion-overused-job-cliches
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls052788448/

Title:
 Vilest Best Picture Villain

Get Satisfaction Thread:  https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-re-suggestion-vilest-best-picture-villain
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027730458/

Title:
 Most Inspiring Best Picture Hero 

Get Satisfaction Thread:  https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-re-suggestion-most-inspiring-best-picture-hero
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027730455/

Title:
 Movie Characters Who'd Make the Best Life Therapists
(previously Blue Monday Blues)
Get Satisfaction Thread:  https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion-movie-characters-whod-make-the-best-life-the...
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027198009/

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Title: Movie Redheads
Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion-movie-redheads
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027074031/

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Title: Iconic Movie Catchphrases
Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion-most-iconic-movie-catchphrase
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027074276/

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Title: Manliest Movie Characters
Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion-manliest-male-movie-characters
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027118696/

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Title: Favorite Gangster in AFI's Top 10 Gangster Films
Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion-favorite-gangster-in-afis-top-10-gangster-fi...
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027509719/

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Title: Face-Off: Homer Simpson vs. Peter Griffin
Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/face-off-suggestion-homer-simpson-vs-peter-griffin
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027074885/

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Title: Face-Off: Hannibal Lecter vs. Norman Bates
Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/face-off-suggestion-hannibal-lecter-vs-norman-bates
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027079876/

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Title: Face-Off: AFI's Top 10 Heroes OR Villains
Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/face-off-suggestion-afis-top-10-heroes-or-villains
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027074878/

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Title: Face-Off: Bruce Banner vs. Bruce Wayne
Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/face-off-suggestion-bruce-banner-vs-bruce-wayne
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027079427/

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Any chance you could add the character names in the descriptions in the Movie Redheads list?

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Pete,

Definitely. I have back-to-back exams today but will do so once I'm 'free' again :)

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Only one remaining now: Face-Off: Homer Simpson vs. Peter Griffin

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No, "Manliest Movie Characters" is on hold.

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Title: Mad Max Villains (by Drevnibor)
Get Satisfaction Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion-mad-max-villains
Image list: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls021207205/

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Recast Suggestion #1

Title: Thatta Girl (for Women's History Month if possible)
Get Satisfaction Thread:  https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion-thatta-girl-for-womens-history-month *
Image List:  https://www.imdb.com/list/ls027197443/

*The original discussion thread was on the poll board.

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Live Recast Poll: Who is Proudest?

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