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FAQ: List of Polls Alphabetical Within Category

I would appreciate feedback on whether this is a useful breakdown of live polls. Someone reviewing the list of polls on my blog suggested a list of polls by category. This is my attempt to address that suggestion.

This is my initial cut. I've been able to categorize about half of the polls. Most of the polls are not categorized (zxNoCategory).
I would appreciate suggestions for categories using short keywords as shown below.

http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2018/06/categories.html

Acting
Action
Actor
Actress
Adaptation
AFI
Africa
African-American
Age
AlternateStorylines
Amazon
Animals
Animation
Anniversary
Anticipated
AprilFoolsDay
Art-and-Literature
Awards
BadFilms
BAFTA
Beauty
Biography
Bird
Birthdays
Bodyguard
Bond
Books
BoxOffice
British
Cannes
Cars
Casting
Celebrities
Censorship
Characters
Christmas
Chroma
Cinema
Cinematography
City
ClassicFilms
Cliche
Collaboration
ColNeedham
Colors
Comedy
ComicBook
Comic-Con
ComicStrip
Costume
Countries
Couples
Credits
Crime
Critics
CriticsChoice
Culture
DCEU
Deaths
Detective
Dinosaur
Directors
Disaster
Disney
Documentaries
Dragon
Drama
Dreams
DVD
Emmys
Endings
Episodic
Era
Europe
Fans
Fantasy
Fashion
FeatureFilm
Festivals
Fictional
FilmHistory
FilmNoir
Flags
Food
ForeignLanguage
Franchise
GameOfThrones
Games
GameShow
Gangster
Genres
GoldenGlobes
Hair
Halloween
HarryPotter
Hero
Hijacked
History
Holiday
Hollywood
Horror
Iconic
IMDb
IMDb-India-Spotlight
IMDbPollBoardPicks
IndependentFilms
Indian
InMemoriam
Job
Kids
Language
Lawyer
LGBTQ
Locations
Logo
LotR
Make-up
Mask
MCU
Memorable
Men
Mentor
Moments
Monster
MPAA
Music
Mysteries
Names
Narrators
NationalFilmRegistry
Object
Olympics
OnTheSet
Oscars
Outerspace
Overrated
Parody
People
Performances
PhysicalFeatures
Pirate
Plot
Political
Posters
Prequel
ProductionBudget
ProductionCompany
ProductionProblems
Quotes
Razzie
RealityTelevision
References
Relationships
ReleaseDate
Religion
Remake
Ridiculous
Robots
Romance
RottenTomatoes
Royalty
Runtime
Sadness
SAG
Scenes
School
Sci-Fi
Seasons
Sequels
Series
Shark
SherlockHolmes
Shorts
Shows-within-Shows
SilentFilms
Similarities
Smile
SNL
Sound
Sports
StarTrek
StarWars
State
STEM
Streaming
Summer
Superhero
Tagline
TalkShow
Technology
Teen
Television
Thanksgiving
Theme
Thrillers
Title
Top250
Trailers
Transportation
Trilogy
Trivia
UserDemographic
UserRating
Vampire
VFX
VideoGames
Villains
VirtualReality
Voices
War
Weapons
Weather
Western
Women
Writing
Zombie
zxNoCategory
zzClosed
zzRemoved

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Personally I don't see myself using it, but it may help others.

Something I'd love, that maybe you'd consider (or maybe there a way to do it now I just don't know about?) is being able to go to the archive list and look for polls that ran on specific days. Or at least the month and year they ran? I want to know how long ago a poll when live.

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If you want to know when a specific poll went live, you can switch to mobile view, which shows the date.

Example:
https://m.imdb.com/poll/TKiwPliypjU

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Thanks, Peter, this is very helpful. I update this FAQ to include this information:
FAQ: Key Threads - IMDb Poll FAQs Index

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Also, I include the date and time a poll goes live in an Excel file I update periodically on my Google drive. This is the latest version.

Poll Data:Poll_Data_2018-05-31.xlsx

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gbgrP23EbzyIDkTAFsCpqk2Bxt_FPqzm/view?usp=sharing
or
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wQ0zS1Q-SSJLvIFxDP7cpG4l82TEgECpLKANCz-5I5Q/edit?usp=sharing

I provide a link to the latest version in FAQ: Summary Statistics

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Thanks Peter - didn't know about that. But you still can't search by a date like this.

Dan, the excel page is great but I wish there was a way this worked within your Poll Watch Index.

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Jen,

The size of the Poll Watch blog (https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=3900394678511523241#allposts) entries are already large. The Excel files are the only feasible way to include all of the information you and others wish to see.

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Extremely useful

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Yes, indeed, very helpful,

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All the Polls have Lists ?

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/-list-of-lists

Is there a way to make a List of Lists ?
I found other Lists I would like to list with one of My Lists
I do not want to copy the contents of other persons' list after they did all the work
Add by List number "ls000000000"

Posted May 16 2018
by ACT_1


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How can I find the list upon which a poll is base?

All IMDb polls are based upon IMDb lists. To find the list upon which a poll is based, replace "poll" with with "list" in a poll URL. If you receive a 404 (page not found) error, the author of the poll deleted the list. If the list is deleted, the poll cannot be updated.

So, in this case:
http://www.imdb.com/poll/4eyyw7SK-0s/ (poll)
http://www.imdb.com/list/4eyyw7SK-0s/ (list)
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls056959189/  (this becomes this list)

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ACT_1,

Get Satisfaction was created as a help desk message board. When IMDb deprecated the IMDb message boards, they moved the Poll message board to:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/categories/imdb_imdb_poll

We are unable to add additional conversations types beyond recent, question, idea, praise, problem and update. Get Satisfaction controls which conversation types are available.

We use the conversation type idea for poll suggestions and praise for live polls.

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Get Satisfaction was created as a help desk message board
by Dan Dassow, Champion
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https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/categories/imdb_imdb_poll
Conversations
All (Conversations: 3704) | Questions | Ideas  | Problems | Praise | Announcements

So how are all the Polls mixed in with
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb

Polls can be fun and I have offered a few comments to some of them
I just object to them being 90% of GS

IMDb Boards were better organized
with One Board for each Topic
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Copy of some Old Boards:
https://filmboards.com/
https://filmboards.com/user/legacy/dan_dassow/

IMDb Poll
https://filmboards.com/board/141/
( no messages )
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https://www.google.com/search?q=site:IMDb.com+polls
About 43,600,000 results (0.22 seconds)

https://www.google.com/search?q=imdb+polls
About 71,800,000 results (0.22 seconds)
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Message Boards started May 7 1999
New Message Boards started Aug 6 2002
about 266,164,000 messages were posted Aug 6 2002 ... Feb 20 2017

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/imdb-message-boards



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https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0127678/lists -  303 lists
Recently Taken Polls:


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Off topic ... but a curiosity

June 2 2018

https://www.imdb.com/poll/YVMdkD-trkk/
https://www.imdb.com/list/YVMdkD-trkk/
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls063666409/ - Access denied
https://m.imdb.com/poll/YVMdkD-trkk/
a Poll by ur68044248 - Created Oct 24 2016

Poll: What Is the Best Supernatural Show of All Time?
A poll by ur68044248
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur68044248/
The requested URL was not found on our server
https://www.google.com/search?q=site:IMDb.com+ur68044248

Discuss here
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/nest/260132424 - Old Boards !

https://www.imdb.com/poll/YVMdkD-trkk/results
Results of 10,922 votes:
1. Lucifer (2015) - 1,883
2. Supernatural (2005) - 1,575
3. The X-Files (1993) - 1,383

Recent Activity
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Add Names here ? ?
and Use Profile Page Links

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls062203075/
Poll Authors
by dan_dassow
created - 06 Feb 2017
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More New Users voting for Lucifer (2015)

Poll: Favorite 2016 TV Show Tagline
https://www.imdb.com/poll/P1ZzdYdBJtc/
Results of 2,554 votes:
1. Lucifer (2015) - 433

Poll: Favorite DC Branded Live-Action TV Series
https://www.imdb.com/poll/8JCCFOWEDLA/
Results of 1,639 votes:
1. Lucifer (2015) - 871

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https://www.imdb.com/poll/yAtbcVYQ-bI/
Results of 6,023 votes:
1. Lucifer (2015) - 816

Look for User Numbers starting with
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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4052886/ratings
113,737 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 8.2 / 10
10 - 39.6% - 45,016
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This looks awesome Dan; I think voters would agree.

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'Great job, Dan. I think it would be very useful. Bravo, "oh Captain, my Captain." :)

I'll try to brainstorm ideas for more categories.

So far, I've thought: independent films, non-English language films, women, "iconic"/icons, film festivals and awards (other than the Oscars and GGs)

I'm trying to think of a way to categorize  what, right now, I can only describe as creative, often humorous, out-of-the-box, often-Elmo-type polls. For instance, off the top of my head, I'm thinking of his "why did the chicken cross the road?" or my "Stewie Asks Hannibal Lecter for Tips..." but there have been many more.

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FYC:

-LGBTQ
-African-American
-IMDb (for example, polls like this: https://www.imdb.com/poll/uS91Bs-QyYg/?ref_=po_re)
-IMDb Poll Board Picks (perhaps combined with above "IMDb")
-Little-known Films
-Old or Classic Movies
-Political (for example: https://www.imdb.com/poll/uudKCAvTyok/https://www.imdb.com/poll/9g-FF3NcPUc/https://www.imdb.com/poll/fzcMAKcadPs/)
-Art and Literature (films adapted from books; poetry polls; polls about titles; polls about artists; polls about movies based on paintings; polls about posters inspired by paintings; etc.)

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Ruby,

Thanks. I will check which of your suggested categories work. There are still 3,215 polls that are not categorized.

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Ruby,
Thanks again. I updated the list, incorporating your suggestions for categories.

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Dan, from your uncategorized polls I think you can categorize this one in existing categories:

actors: https://www.imdb.com/poll/jyL_6AQgRp0/ and http://www.imdb.com/poll/n9V4RqD1udQ/

 actress http://www.imdb.com/poll/IrmSeNDA4NI/, http://www.imdb.com/poll/hr35s7Iqu2o/ and http://www.imdb.com/poll/6hNHf-1fKhA/

Directors: https://www.imdb.com/poll/U7Gj2BIZFrE/, http://www.imdb.com/poll/DOcg2qy1_LM/ and http://www.imdb.com/poll/6oxyvJ_wKhU/

Bond: http://www.imdb.com/poll/YFKCcWaMdAQ/, http://www.imdb.com/poll/dovJDPheLcw/, http://www.imdb.com/poll/9vyp0KGXQzU/ and https://www.imdb.com/poll/UUsb6fU-DTk/

Music: http://www.imdb.com/poll/5c2AALGcQu8/, http://www.imdb.com/poll/jXGTo88_SG4/, http://www.imdb.com/poll/ydCZm7flZHs/,  http://www.imdb.com/poll/eXBC7Xl3ssM/ and http://www.imdb.com/poll/3VKVU_SRwYw/ 

Game of Thrones: http://www.imdb.com/poll/aWz5bEGpauY/

Holidays: http://www.imdb.com/poll/Na_SrApqAA0/ and http://www.imdb.com/poll/swPGj01dT9c/

ClassicFilms: http://www.imdb.com/poll/pPNTjwDdl7A/

Disney: http://www.imdb.com/poll/Vc4xqmas4B0/

Marvel Cinematic Universe: http://www.imdb.com/poll/l-FjpsmHRgo/, http://www.imdb.com/poll/E7A1DtLsfIk/,  http://www.imdb.com/poll/24LVYvzC-xQ/ and http://www.imdb.com/poll/kfO2ID5csvE/

Lord of the Rings: http://www.imdb.com/poll/gs7usYeAiTc/

Quotes: http://www.imdb.com/poll/4rIL-VSrsd0/ and http://www.imdb.com/poll/HCwsX-w2PaU/

Fashion: http://www.imdb.com/poll/imXO8Gm-1FI/


Perhaps Amazon should be another category: http://www.imdb.com/poll/j2kFJ9_is1w/, http://www.imdb.com/poll/pbODxTtS_DQ/, http://www.imdb.com/poll/tfVso5qXdNE/, http://www.imdb.com/poll/ZEVBUQf_MsM/

Video games also have enough polls to merit a category

Also I suggest a category for personal information about IMDb users where polls like this could fit: http://www.imdb.com/poll/9pCXyIaW0QM/and other about beautiful persons where polls like this could fit:  http://www.imdb.com/poll/nOuMQkmyOuI/ but I don't know how can they be titled


What will you do with polls that fit in two categories?


You also have two polls incorrectly categorized as Indian, when they are Indiana Jones related: http://www.imdb.com/poll/codan0vuQFs/ and http://www.imdb.com/poll/2-DTM5lDKgQ/

However you could add this one in the Indian category: http://www.imdb.com/poll/G5AtEV7BQ5A/

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Pencho15,
Thanks for your very thorough review. This is very helpful.

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Pencho15,

Thanks again. Most of what you suggested worked great.

I will not further categorized any poll that's been closed (zzClosed) or removed (zzRemoved).

I added Amazon as a category. One of the polls you suggested was closed. I also found a few more polls that I categorized as Amazon.

I added VideoGames as a category.
Also I suggest a category for personal information about IMDb users where polls like this could fit: http://www.imdb.com/poll/9pCXyIaW0QM/and other about beautiful persons where polls like this could fit:  http://www.imdb.com/poll/nOuMQkmyOuI/ but I don't know how can they be titled
I'm not certain what to do with this suggestion.
What will you do with polls that fit in two categories?
When a poll fits within two or more categories, I look for the best fit. If I cannot determine a best fit, I arbitrarily choose the category.

I added IMDb-India-Spotlight as a category, which DC suggested below. This category will take precedence over Indian. I removed the Indiana Jones from the category Indian.

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Glad to help.

I will try to categorize the rest of the polls and suggest new categories for those missing a place

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Pencho,
I appreciate the help. This is list is definitely a work in progress, especially since we've not attempted to categorize polls for more than four and a half years.