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Info to poll makers

Hi everyone 

Just some things to think about when making a list for a poll suggestion:   

- Do not use bullet points ( • ) to list things under an option or in the intro text - they don't work in poll format  

- When listing several things under an option, always add a blank line or punctuation marks ( ; ) to separate the sentences

Example from a poll:

Category: Actress in a Supporting Role

(two line breaks, press SHIFT + ENTER twice)

IMDb votes for Kerry Condon: 34%

(two line breaks, press SHIFT + ENTER twice)

Oscar Winner: Jamie Lee Curtis in Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) (24% of the IMDb votes)

(two line breaks, press SHIFT + ENTER twice)

Poll: Oscars 2023 — Actress in a Supporting Role

Without the line breaks, it would have looked like this: 

Category: Actress in a Supporting Role IMDb votes for Kerry Condon: 34% Oscar Winner: Jamie Lee Curtis in Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) (24% of the IMDb votes) Poll: Oscars 2023 — Actress in a Supporting Role

- When making an image list, it's always good to add captions (title, character name etc.). If an image should disappear from the poll, it's hard for the poll taker to know what the option was: Example

Reminder: Re-pushing a poll

A live poll can be updated (re-pushed) to add one or more options to the poll.

Always add the new option at the end of the list, and do not change the order of the choices in the list. 

It is recommended to include a note with the day's date, so voters can see that the option was added after the poll was published. 

Request the re-push in this thread: 

https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdb-poll/faq-poll-authors-repush-requests/5f4a7ad08815453dbabc3d05?page=133

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For even more detailed advice, see Mario's helpful guide: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls089671464/

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5 months ago

@Jessica ,

Thanks for writing this FAQ / guidance. 

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4 months ago

Things that go bump in the night.

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More things that go bump in the night.  

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1 month ago

Since blank lines are mentioned, perhaps it could also be mentioned here how to make a blank line (two line breaks) with the shift key.

Without the spaces, it would have looked like this: 

Category: Actress in a Supporting RoleIMDb votes for Kerry Condon: 34%Oscar Winner: Jamie Lee Curtis in Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) (24% of the IMDb votes)Poll:Oscars 2023 — Actress in a Supporting Role

Aren't spaces inserted so it's more like this?

Category: Actress in a Supporting Role IMDb votes for Kerry Condon: 34% Oscar Winner: Jamie Lee Curtis in Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) (24% of the IMDb votes) Poll: Oscars 2023 — Actress in a Supporting Role

Always include a note with the day's date, so voters can see that the option was added after the poll was published. 

The guidelines say it is "good form". I don't think we have discussed whether it should be a requirement.

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@Peter_pbn​ 

Since blank lines are mentioned, perhaps it could also be mentioned here how to make a blank line (two line breaks) with the shift key.

I think you mean SHIFT + ENTER.

Aren't spaces inserted so it's more like this?

Category: Actress in a Supporting Role IMDb votes for Kerry Condon: 34% Oscar Winner: Jamie Lee Curtis in Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) (24% of the IMDb votes) Poll: Oscars 2023 — Actress in a Supporting Role

 

I meant space as in space between the lines of text, but I see why it's confusing. Will edit.

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@Jessica​ 

I think you mean SHIFT + ENTER.

Yes, I was just referring to the fact that the command uses the shift key.

I meant space as in space between the lines of text, but I see why it's confusing. Will edit.

Yes, that can be confusing. But my remaining point is whether the lack of blank lines makes the text look like this, as you wrote:

Category: Actress in a Supporting RoleIMDb votes for Kerry Condon: 34%Oscar Winner: Jamie Lee Curtis in Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) (24% of the IMDb votes)Poll:Oscars 2023 — Actress in a Supporting Role

or like this, as I wrote:

Category: Actress in a Supporting Role IMDb votes for Kerry Condon: 34% Oscar Winner: Jamie Lee Curtis in Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) (24% of the IMDb votes) Poll: Oscars 2023 — Actress in a Supporting Role

I struggle to find good examples, but my impression is that the latter is true.

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FAQs that go bump in the night.