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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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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 one more option at the end of the list.

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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 (Final Four and Final game)

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5 y ago

Poll Title: Favorite Fictional Movie or TV Baseball Team
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/arO9KRl-Ygw/
List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls031813556/
Board URL: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-favorite-fictional-movie-tv-baseball-team/
Reasons: added #25 option Morristown Frackers from Brockmire debuts IFC April 5th and #26 Brooklyn Loons from Rhubarb.

Poll Title: Root for a Fictional Movie-TV Football Team
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/5_D3yQv6ZC0/
List URL:  http://www.imdb.com/list/ls031813672/
Board URL: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-favorite-fictional-movie-tv-football-team/
Reasons: better title: Favorite Fictional Movie or TV Football Team, stipulated "American style football" for clarity, added companion poll hyperlink, added new message board hyperlink, added asterisk to clarify "fictional" parameters

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Favorite Fictional Movie or TV Baseball Team was re-pushed and COMPLETE
Root for a Fictional Movie-TV Football Team remains an outstanding re-push.

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5 y ago

Poll Title: Goodbye Mr. Warmth
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/xwlYJ7xjlPs
List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064998305
Reason: Corrected some grammatical errors in the intro.

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5 y ago

Poll Title:  The Chemistry of Breaking Bad
Poll URL:  http://www.imdb.com/poll/4gBqKpU08Is/?ref_=po_ho
List URL:  http://www.imdb.com/list/ls079150259/?publish=save#1
Reason: IMDb Editors asked me to put the title of the series inside quotation marks, both in the title and the intro.

Thank you!

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5 y ago

Poll Title:  What About "Better Call Saul" is "All Good, Man?"
Poll URL:  http://www.imdb.com/poll/Lc_3FH1CG3Q/?ref_=po_ti
List URL:  http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064933366/?publish=save#1
Reason:  I put the titles included within the intro. inside quotation marks.

Gracias.

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5 y ago

Poll title: Surprising Wilhelm Screams
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/UB6hPQ7NIcc/...
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064467421/
Reason: minor grammar correction in the description, like rubyfruit76 suggested

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5 y ago

Title: Favorite 'Fast and Furious' Movie

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls076357248/

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

Reason: Added 'The Fate of the Furious (2017)' at #8 which is releasing in USA on 14 April 2017 and in UK on 12 April 2017.

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'The Fate of the Furious (2017)' has been released today. This poll needs re-push.

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The addition of 'The Fate of the Furious' is not the only update you have made to your list. Please remember to state every reason for re-pushing your poll.

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Gigi,

The reasons are:

1. Added 'The Fate of the Furious (2017)' at #8.
2. Fixed little typo in the description - Which movie from the 'Fast and Furious' franchise is your favorite?
3. Added GS discussion thread, because this poll may get featured at IMDb Home Page and if it get featured then our voters need a place to discuss the topic.

#2 and #3 are minor reasons, that's why I didn't mention it earlier.

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Somebody please re-push this poll.

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'The Fate of the Furious (2017)' has been released today in USA. This poll hasn't been re-pushed yet.

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Dan has previously stated that we should not be changing the discussion links to GS threads.
There have been some discussion about that, hence the delay. I apologize for that.
Your poll has been re-pushed.

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Gigi,

Thanks for the re-push.

Yes, I know the poll re-push rules and I think there need some modification. For example: a very timely poll has been updated with one or more than one new options, only and only in those cases I think we should approve new GS backlink thread. Because, those polls have a good chance to get featured on IMDb home page and Editors do not feature polls on home page without valid discussion threads.

This is a special case, not everytime you have to approve this. If our poll admins discuss this 'Special Case' issue privately, I think we'll get a proper solution which will affect the future of IMDb Polls.

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5 y ago

Poll Title: Goodbye Mr. 
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/7G6Nsj3lu3s
List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/xwlYJ7xjlPs
Reason: I had uploaded a better photo for Robin Williams and it just got approved.

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I jacked this up. But it looks like you figured it out anyway. Thank you.

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5 y ago

Title: Favorite Chandler Bing Quote?
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/CHyV-_aOd80/
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls074275934/#1
Reason: Added "Part 1" to the title, a link to part 2, and updated two images (#4 and #9)

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5 y ago

Title: Favorite Chandler Bing Quote? (Part 2)
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064698570/?publish=save#1
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/YYYknlH_dFk/
Reason: Removed the word "guys" in entry #2. It was not supposed to be there.

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'Got these last two. Sorry I didn't get them sooner.

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5 y ago

Title: Why on Earth Did I Make This Movie?

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064010284/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/kcD80XmGbDk/

Reason: Small change in the description (IMDb rating of 5.5 or lower) + added IMDb ratings

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5 y ago

Title: Why on Earth Did I Take This Role?

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls062508959/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/cutwVQzyS64/

Reason: Added link to related poll + IMDb ratings

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5 y ago

Title: Who Solves the Murder Mystery?

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064454400/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/9paziPP-DXI/

Reason: Added new option #33 at the bottom iZombie (suggested by Triin Raud)

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5 y ago

Title: IMDb Top 250 Animated Film

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls075496365/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/rGlf1Vgdtx0/

Reason: 

1. Added 'Your Name. (2016)' at #23 with a note "Added on 16th April 2017"

2. Removed the old IMDb Poll Board discussion thread. If you think this poll needs a valid discussion thread, please tell me. I'll add one.

I have already made a GS discussion thread for this poll - https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/live-poll-imdb-top-250-animated-film

But will not add it to the list without your permission.

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DC,

You may update the link back for a poll if that is not the primary reason you are asking for a re-push. In this case it is not. I posted guidelines regarding re-pushing polls created prior the discussions being hosted on Get Satisfaction in a message below and in the original post.

Please indicated when the list is ready in response to this post.

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Dan,

Thank you. I have updated my list. You can re-push it now.

Can you please forward the message about the primary reason that you just wrote above to our other poll admins who have poll re-push right? It'll be helpful for them. Gigi was little confused at the first place when I asked for a re-push of my 'Fast and Furious' poll.

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DC,

I consulted with the other poll admins before posting the updated guidelines.

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Dan,

Thank you. Good job and well done!