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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 Sprinklr. 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 and decide 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 Sprinklr. 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 for that 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 a little 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 valid link backs. Fortunately, the link backs which go to the IMDb message boards are re-directed to: https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/topics/imdb-poll/5f4951c662e5fc53cfeb955a

At least for the time being, please do not ask for a re-push solely to change the link to a thread on Sprinklr. 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.

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3 poll re-push requests:

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Poll Title: Fictional Movie Serial Killers

List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066211995/

Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ls066211995/#1

Reason: Replaced a missing image for option #26.


2. 

Poll Title: Mysterious Movie Characters

List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls063683296/#1

Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ls063683296/#1

Reason: Replaced a missing image for option #17.


3. 

Poll Title: Those Villains... They're So Predictable

List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls063324874/#1

Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ls063324874/#1

Reason: Replaced a missing image for option #20.


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Complete. Thanks for your help!

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Poll title: Biggest Turn Off In a Movie?
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/6AuMCM9Zdf0/...
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls038424101/
Reason: I added a link to the related poll: Biggest Turn Off In a Screenplay?, which came live today.

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5 y ago

Title: Favorite Netflix Drama Series

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls076356797/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/NQ8rVANhWao/

Reason: Added 3 new titles with premiere dates.

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5 y ago

    Poll Title: Your Favorite Reservoir Dog

    Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/RpQnLxiwZ38/?ref_=po_ti

    List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064760272/

    Reason: There was an error in my link that I wanted to fix so that people can discuss the poll. It's updated on my list now.

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5 y ago

Title: Favorite Amazon Original Series

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls079175381/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/RwypUqPSoSc/

Reason: Added 10 new titles with the note - "Added on March 19, 2017".

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5 y ago

Forests
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls038997311
http://www.imdb.com/poll/KzuEXbzcHgw
image was deleted in entry #3

Helmets
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls033251298
http://www.imdb.com/poll/akj9JJmnzzg
image was deleted in entry #16

Force Awakens RRH
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls031693802
http://www.imdb.com/poll/OxDbqOxIWvg/
removed a dead link from the intro (and no, I'm not referring to the discuss thread)

Book characters
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls058180210
http://www.imdb.com/poll/kHOL3vxPxZM
added a link in the opening

Central chracter of LotR
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls074868178
http://www.imdb.com/poll/1DiRonOMx24/
Reworked the intro

Film adaptations of Hobbit
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls073327743
http://www.imdb.com/poll/co0QqdtrVX8
reworked the intro to coincide with its related poll:
http://www.imdb.com/poll/7KyEY86qFZo/

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5 y ago

Poll Title: March Madness 2017
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/evc5nPlLvA4
List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064658365
Reason: Updated list by notating the teams that had been eliminated.

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Every new option must be added to the end of the list.

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done thanks

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Title: Who Is Your Favorite Alien?
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/S3oMKJMADzw/
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls071049205/?publish=save
Reason: Updating two missing character pages (#16 and #19), and fixing caps in the title.

Title: Movie Sibling Duos
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/fbNOkFH4haY/
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls016068349/?publish=save#1
Reason: Replacing a missing image (#17)

Title: Favorite Movie Bromance?
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/K39sJh2MwHI/
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072533245/?publish=save#1
Reason: Replacing a missing image (#12)

Title: One Handed Characters
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/JFvOw48mZ24/
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072930992/?publish=save#1
Reason: Replacing a missing image (#20)

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These have not been re-pushed yet.

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They're done. Sorry I didn't see them earlier.

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5 y ago

   Poll Title: What do you miss the most without the IMDb Message Boards?


     Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/AAo7MmPcSlQ/?ref_=po_ti
     List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls062246082/


     Reason: Changing poll title capitalization for homepage consideration.


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Poll Title: Playing Pregnant While Actually Pregnant
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/7G6Nsj3lu3s
List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064145785
Reason: Added two options at the end of the list.

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5 y ago

Poll Title: Favorite 'Zootopia' Movie Character
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/idtnDnASPAA/
List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls033947406/
Board URL: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/live-poll-favorite-zootopia-franchise-character
Reasons: Image #12 has gone MIA, updated title, updated message board link

Poll Title: Hollywood's Most Prolific Actor Ever
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/PLSsctHmGD8/
List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls033707593/
Board URL: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/live-poll-most-prolific-actor-hollywood-has-ever-seen
Reasons: Some primary title/actor CHARACTER links do not show on poll, updated title, updated message board link

Poll Title: Face-Off: Favorite Fargo Incarnation
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/iTmmVsxIz3o/
List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls033364336/
Board URL: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/live-poll-favorite-time-set-fargo-incarnation
Reasons: added 2017 season 3 option, updated title, tweaked question, updated message board link

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Poll re-push is still pending on these three polls.

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Is there a problem on any of these re-pushes that is preventing their completion?

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It takes time to review re-push requests to ensure that polls are not damaged.

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I can appreciate that, I was curious why the requests are not being processed in the order they are submitted?

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Poll Title: March Madness 2017
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/evc5nPlLvA4
List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064658365
Reason: Updated list by notating the teams that had been eliminated (4th round)

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5 y ago

Poll Title: Face-Off: Best Network Type - Original Programming
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/6Kph_mBVjos/
List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls033572434/
Board URL: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/live-poll-network-face-off-best-original-programming/
Reasons: updated shorter title, updated message board link

Poll Title: Save My 2016 TV Show From Cancellation
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/GIvPOQvF_Mw/
List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls033579620/
Board URL: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/live-poll-2015-2016-television-season-cancelled-series/
Reasons: tweaked question to refer to past season in present tense, updated title format, updated message board link

Poll Title: Favorite Academy Awards Poster (2000-2017)
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/Jq87QEb0BCU/
List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls033113443/
Board URL: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/live-poll-favorite-oscars-boradcast-poster-2000-now
Reasons: updated title to use more current "Oscars" term and future proof date, updated message board link

Poll Title: Inspirational Women's History Leader Biopics
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/XFtD38v6ztg/
List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064108862/
Board URL: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-world-changing-women-leader-biopics/
Reasons: added companion poll hyperlink to Women's History Humanitarian

Poll Title: Favorite Top Box Office Black Directors
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/CSD60qpqvl8/
List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls033140059
Board URL: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/live-poll-favorite-top-box-office-black-directors?
Reasons: substitution of poll's zero vote directors to keep poll current and relevant -  #24 Bille Woodruff ($94m) and #33 Anthony Hemingway ($55m) directors for (#24 sub) Jordan Peele ($150+m) and (#33 sub) David E. Talbert ($101m). Both directors recently broke the $100 million box office total mark and would rank in the top 25 with their respective hit movies. Added an asterisk to reflect poll comprised of a selected assortment of directors with $50 million threshold rather than an implied top 35 totals. Updated message board link.

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Poll re-push is still pending on these five polls.

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Is there a problem on any of these re-pushes that is preventing their completion?

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added reason notations:
Face-Off: Best Network Type - Original Programming
Added Reason: removed "do you think" from question

Favorite Top Box Office Black Directors
Added Reason: shortened and polished introduction paragraph

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Your polls have now been re-pushed.

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5 y ago

Triple F
http://www.imdb.com/poll/whJB2987v-o/
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064280083/
Added Little Women at #30 since it has been added to IMDb's listing.
(I probably won't add more titles after this.)

✔️ done

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5 y ago

Poll title: Top 25 Highest-Grossing Films: 20th Century Fox (1/6)
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/HKRG5b05DHE/...
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls062097780/
Reason: small grammer change in the description, like rubyfruit76 suggested

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Please correct your discussion link as well.

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Thanks! I've corrected the link.

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Thank you.