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Poll Suggestion: Ideal Number of Choices in a IMDb Poll

Hello, poll forum, another idea for your consideration, feedback welcome, thank you.

It can be easy to decide between just two choices in a Face-Off poll, on the other hand, to scroll up and down between 35 choices can be strenuous, but the list of carefully selected items is very rich.

Which is the ideal number of entries (titles/people/images) in an IMDb poll?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls502042539/

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15 - 25

cinephile

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I'm pretty sure it has already been made.

My personal choice is preferably less than 6, but no more than 34. In my Face-Off polls, the idea originates from options. I dislike this method because I dislike making polls for the options. It doesn't allow me to discover beyond my comfort zone. Whereas in 6+ options polls, the options come from the idea, meaning often, I'm not familiar with 2/3 of them.


35 options polls imply that you have left out some lesser-known options. Often it means your idea is too vague. That is why I'm not a big fan of it, even though, often I have no other choice.

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@mariojacobs,

There already is a poll very similar to this one:

Your Preferred Number of Choices in a Poll

https://www.imdb.com/poll/OsGbad7Tbgg/results

This is a summary of the poll sorted by preferred number of choices:

(Data as of 25-Sep-2021)

This is a summary of polls by number of votes sorted in descending order average number of votes per poll:

(Data as of 23-Jul-2021)

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ok, forget about this suggestion then. Now I know the answer.

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@mariojacobs,

During the first few weeks of this version of the IMDb Poll there were advocates for a maximum of 10 choices, 25 choices, 35 choices and unlimited choices. The developers of the poll software settled on a maximum of 35 choices.

This chart may also be helpful. It is based on data through 23-Jul-2021.

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