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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.

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4 years ago

Title: Best 'X-Men' Villain

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls067542581/#1

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/t0PLh3T-YXI/

Reason: Added the villain from 'Logan'.

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4 years ago

Title: Best 'X-Men' Villain

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls067542581/#1

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/t0PLh3T-YXI/

Reason: Added GS backlink.

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4 years ago

Title: Costume Face-Off: Different Versions of Batman

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls076139666/#1

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ZpjIYwG1hv4/

Reason: Added some new options.

838 Messages

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26.2K Points

4 years ago

Title: FX has the TV Shows

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064084349/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/khgSnl7zNnw/?ref_=po_ho

Reason: Changed Its to It in the description. 

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4 years ago

POLL 1

Title: Costume Face-Off: Different Versions of Batman 

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls076139666/#1 

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ZpjIYwG1hv4/ 

Reason: Added some new options.

POLL 2

Title: Best 'X-Men' Villain

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls067542581/#1

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/t0PLh3T-YXI/

Reason: Added GS backlink.

POLL 3

Title: 35 Hottest Jessicas

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls074734161/#1

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

Reason: Options replaced with some better images and added GS backlink.

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Poll Title: Face-Off: Favorite 'Alien' Franchise Synthentic

Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/_6WRhhjVF8w/

 List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066893772/

Board URL: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-face-off-favorite-alien-franchise-sythentic/

Re: spelling in title "Synthentic" to "Synthetic"

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4 years ago

Title: Costume Face-Off: Different Versions of Spiderman

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls076139414/#1

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/Hmf7nOy3P_E/

Reason: Option #8's image missing. Added new image.

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4 years ago

Title: Most Anticipated Sequel of 2017

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls032301138/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/r_RkVTTabj4/

Reason: Added Bahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017), which will be releasing in USA on 29 April 2017.

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You had another title at #29 originally, and it has 40 votes. I think you have to add the new title at #30.

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Pibby,

I am in a big trouble.

Someone deleted the movie 'Friday the 13th (2017)' IMDb page which was at #29 in my list.

This is the deleted page - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3364774/

What should I do?

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I have the same problem with my poll "Most Anticipated 2017 Horror Movie":

http://www.imdb.com/poll/12j1DpKwh0k/

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DC,

There are probably no good solution to your problem. Since you deleted 'Friday the 13th (2017)' from your list and the title no longer exists on IMDb, you cannot add that title back in the list.

One possible solution is to use Friday the 13th (2009) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758746/)  in place of 'Friday the 13th (2017)' and add a comment that 'Friday the 13th (2017)' is no longer available as a choice. Admittedly, this is not a very satisfactory option.

I recommend against making this change at this time.

Until this is resolved, you will have to wait to have your poll re-pushed.

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Ok Dan.

"... Since you deleted 'Friday the 13th (2017)' from your list..."

- Actually I didn't delete it from my list. A deleted title can be stay on poll and will be vanished from the list. That's what I heard on IMDb technical rules years ago.

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This is what I found now:

http://fridaythe13th.wikia.com/wiki/Friday_the_13th_(2017)

"On February 7th, 2017 the movie was cancelled after the poor box office performance of Rings."

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Just a question - can we add 'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)' in the place of 'Friday the 13th' at #29? Using some technical methods.

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Anyway, I wouldn't mind if it is not possible. Thank you for your help and thank you Pibby for re-pushing my polls.

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4 years ago

POLL 1

Title: Movies at 75 in 2015

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls076741769/

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

Reason: Made little change in the intro.

POLL 2

Title: Movies at 50 in 2015

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls076159771/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/FR3PboKRPrg/

Reason: Made little change in the intro.

POLL 3

Title: Movies at 75 in 2016

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls034836281/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/w7z6zfziI_o/

Reason: Made little change in the intro.

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4 years ago

Poll Title: Tribute: Iconic Black Male Movie Characters
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/vdU_CPZ_4vc/
List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls033676277/
Board URL:  https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/live-poll-tribute-iconic-black-male-movie-characters/
Reasons: polished introduction for flexibility, added paired companion female poll version hyperlink, added non-fictional and pop culture characters to broaden spectrum of answer options and updated message thread link


Poll Title: Tribute: Iconic Black Female Movie Characters
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/Me9gzaEIQv0/
 List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls033631992/
Board URL: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/live-poll-tribute-iconic-black-female-movie-characters/
Reasons: polished introduction for flexibility, added paired companion male poll version hyperlink, added non-fictional and pop culture characters to broaden spectrum of answer options and updated message thread link

Poll Title: Morally Bankrupt Movie Classic Movies
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/KG5d3KqfWkI/
List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls033964762/
Board URL: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-morally-bankrupt-movie-classic-movies/
Reasons: added "that" to introduction, removed redundant Movie from title "
Morally Bankrupt Classic Movies"

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4 years ago

Title: Movie Quotes That Best Describes the Shutting Down of IMDb's Message Boards
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ls062253244/
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls062253244/

Reason: Fixing #26 Quote
Change link to GS discussion board

Repost because this poll hasn't been repushed since 2 weeks ago