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FAQ: Poll Authors - Re-Push Requests

FAQ: Key Threads - IMDb Poll FAQs Index
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At least for the time being, please do not ask for a re-push to change the link to Get Satisfaction. There are over 5,000 polls; there is not enough time right now to make such a substantial change.

Polls that are accurate, up to date
and complete are more fun and satisfying. It's hard to make a perfect poll and the quality has been tremendous, but errors do slip in.

What we are describing below is a process for supporting post launch poll revisions.

Note: if you are looking to close a no longer relevant poll, check this thread: FAQ: Poll Close Requests

If you're a poll author, I would encourage you to revisit your thread anddecide whether the post-launch suggestions (or any new ideas you have) are worth incorporating. Some things to look for.

At least for the time being, please do not ask for a re-push to change the link to Get Satisfaction. There are over 5,000 polls; there is not enough time right now to make such a substantial change.

Always OK Revisions
* Missing discussion board links
* Typos in descriptive text.
* Missing an obvious choice (an obvious option was overlooked at the time of poll publish)
These are usually ok to add, as long as it is to the END of the list. It is good form to add the date you added this choice to the description field forthat choice. That way someone looking at the results will not be surprised this obvious choice has so few votes compared to the original entries.

Sometimes OK Revisions
* Missing/weak descriptive text.
Important! Do not change the feel of the poll. If your poll was for favorites,it must stay that. If it's a worst poll it must stay that. Does this make sense? Otherwise you're changing historic votes. That is bad karma. Adding alittle color or description that keeps the feel of the poll is ok.
* Changing A Poll Title
Mostly discouraged, except for adding a question-mark if appropriate.
* Updating a Poll Due to New Information.
A new creditable entry, not due to an oversight comes up (e.g. a new release).We would generally discourage this if the poll has more than a few hundred votes. You maybe should consider a new poll?
* Fixing a image for character polls

Very Rarely OK Revisions
* Deleting a Choice
* Re-Arranging and Order of A Choice
* Re-pushing to Replace Valid Options Without Votes
These used to be impossible, but they are rarely OK. It is allowable in the case they do NOT affect any live votes and the duplicate choice and ALL items following it in the list have ZERO votes. If you have any doubt, please post to your original thread before making this change; if you do it incorrectly, you will never be able to update your poll again!

How to Proceed

If you are the author and want your poll re-pushed, make the changes to your original list in accordance to the instructions above, then reply to this post with the URL of the poll. This gives us (and other users) a chance to see these in a consolidated place and not hunt through threads. If you are not the poll author, you must contact the author by private message or the poll thread (or one our poll admins may be able to help you make a case).

A re-push request on this thread will be considered if formatted as follows

Ensure your reply incorporates the Poll title in the title of the post.

    Poll Title: O',brother,sister, who art thou

    Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/wvdPChk96q8/

    List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls059040806/

    Reason: Fixing capitalization in title (add much detail as you like)

Poll board members, please feel free to comment on the proposed revision and offer your support or rejection of the change.

It would be reasonable to cross post to the original poll suggestion thread, but this is optional.

Note 1: here's a useful trick. Can't guarantee this will work forever but it works now. If you want to find the list from a poll, substitute the word"list" for "poll" in the URL and the list id will come up.
e.g. http://www.imdb.com/poll/wvdPChk96q8/ -> http://www.imdb.com/list/wvdPChk96q8/ will 'automagically' transform to http://www.imdb.com/list/ls059040806/

-hb

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Transitioning to Get Satisfaction presents a number ofissues, not the least of which is that all legacy polls no longer have validlink backs. Fortunately, the link backs which go to the IMDb message boards arere-directed to: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/categories/imdb_imdb_poll

At least for the time being, please do not ask for a re-push solely to change the link to a thread on Get Satisfaction. Please do not ask to correct minor formatting problems to justify updating the link back.There are close to 5,000 polls which went live when the IMDb message boards were available; there is not enough time right now to make such a substantial change. The poll administrators do not have the capacity to update the link backs on the majority of these legacy polls. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis. These exceptions include but are not limited to:

  • Specific requests to update a poll from the IMDb Editors
  • Updating polls to add new relevant options
  • Updating polls to better reflect current information
  • Correcting typos in descriptive text
  • Replacing missing images or character pages
If there's still any confusion as to which polls will be re-pushed, please ask so that we can clarify this for everyone as soon as practical.

Responses

cinephile

2.3K Messages

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46.7K Points

2 m ago

Would it be possible to replace Luc Besson with Olivia Wilde in my poll?

Title: Aquarius Directors

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls089149509/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/JSXcvAg3jyU/

I'm not certain on how to proceed so I have not yet edited the list.

Champion

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14.1K Messages

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419.7K Points

cinephile,

  1. Generally, we advise against trying to replace a choice in a poll, since if not done right it can damage a poll.
  2. You can only replace a choice in a poll if the choice has no votes. Since Luc Besson currently has no votes, you can do so in this case.
  3. In your list (https://www.imdb.com/list/ls089149509/) change item #28 Luc Besson with Olivia Wilde. In addition to Olivia Wilde's birth date add the phrased:
    Updated February 22, 2021.
  4. Post in response to this part of the thread that you've updated the list.
  5. We will double check to make certain there are no problems with your update.
  6. If there are no problems, we will re-push this poll. If there are problems, we will provide additional guidance.
cinephile

2.3K Messages

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46.7K Points

I updated the list.

Champion

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6.6K Messages

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182.3K Points

Thank you, cinephile, for letting us know. I re-pushed it and it worked just fine.

Done. 

Champion

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14.1K Messages

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419.7K Points

Ruby,

You beat me by 3 minutes.

Champion

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6.6K Messages

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182.3K Points

Finally, lol.

3.9K Messages

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91.1K Points

2 m ago

Title: 2020 in the IMDb Top 250 TV

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/M-aB2_wDUhM/

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls082304051/

Reason: New Entry [#9]

Champion

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14.1K Messages

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419.7K Points

Done.

Champion

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4.2K Messages

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91.4K Points

2 m ago

Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award: Favorite Recipient (1988-Present)

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls031464953/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/HdIOkcX90vg/?ref_=po_ti

Added Jane Fonda.

Champion

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4.9K Messages

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139.5K Points

Done.

cinephile

2.3K Messages

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46.7K Points

2 m ago

  Poll Title: Golden Globes 2021 - Favorite Winner

    Poll URL: https://www.imdb.com/poll/lV_DYJw1V0Q/

    List URL: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls089269926/

Typo:

  John Boyega recipient of Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Supporting for Role Red, White and BlueSmall Axe

to

 John Boyega recipient of Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Supporting Role for Red, White and Blue, Small Axe

Champion

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8.4K Messages

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265.5K Points

Done.

890 Messages

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15.5K Points

2 m ago

Title: Face-Off: Wonder Woman vs. Black Widow

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls083344440/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/w3RFJtxePK8/

Reason: Black Widow image missing.

Champion

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14.1K Messages

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419.7K Points

Done.

3.9K Messages

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91.1K Points

1 m ago

Title: Favorite Bollywood Actor - Female

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls092641352/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/PO3RPLZAMZ0/

Reason: New Entry [#34] | Richa Chadha

[ Note: The poll was recently published, like 10mins ago, so I hope it's not necessary to add the date. ]

(edited)

Champion

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4.9K Messages

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139.5K Points

OK, done.

890 Messages

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15.5K Points

1 m ago

Title: Face-Off: Modern Sherlock-Watson

Champion

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14.1K Messages

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419.7K Points

Done.

Champion

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4.2K Messages

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91.4K Points

1 m ago

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Favorite Recipient (2000-Present)

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls072948975/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/qOyvqhSLwV4/

Added Tyler Perry.

Champion

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4.9K Messages

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139.5K Points

Done.

3.9K Messages

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91.1K Points

1 m ago

Zack Snyder Movies

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls091671190/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/l1EOk_Cu0qI/

Reason: Added the Snyder Cut!!! 😮

Champion

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4.9K Messages

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139.5K Points

Done.

3.9K Messages

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91.1K Points

@Jessica 

Thank you!

3.9K Messages

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91.1K Points

1 m ago

Favorite Willem Dafoe Film

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/XaAw6hYyigU/

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls096808686/

Reason: Added the Snyder Cut!!! 😮

3.9K Messages

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91.1K Points

[Request #2]

Title: IMDb Top 250 Movies With Average Metascores

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/wsUh3DE_m7E/

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls081797919/

Reason: Added the Snyder Cut!

3.9K Messages

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91.1K Points

[Request #3]

Title: Japanese Films With Most Votes

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/Mz2qUKsThE4/

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls099159751/

Reason: Added 'A Silent Voice'

Champion

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14.1K Messages

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419.7K Points

BonaFideBOSS,

All three repushed.

3.9K Messages

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91.1K Points

Thanks, Dan!