Live Poll: Best D.W. Griffith Film

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D.W. Griffith was the first blockbuster director in the history of film, and arguably the greatest director of the silent film era. His films chronicle the suffering of humanity throughout history. Pick the D.W. Griffith film you think is best!

More for the cinephiles than the Star Wars fanboys of IMDB!

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Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/HsFJ7D3xoH8/
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Vivienne Taylor

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Posted 12 months ago

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Is this poll suggestion?
Here's how to submit one.
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Edit your IMDb list. An admin will update this post accordingly.
And Welcome. :)
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Jeorj Euler

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Registered users who've never seen these but are curious about them will probably wind up only watching the two that are available free-of-charge with an Amazon Prime subscription. I wonder if the selection of films are all technical masterpieces like the one about the volunteer White Knights valiantly saving the town from dark marauders (LOL).
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Vivienne Taylor

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Yes, as a matter of fact, they are!
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albstein

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A number of D.W. Griffith films can also be found on Youtube for free.
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Hi Vivien Caronna (AKA Robinshallrestoreamends),

Thank you for your poll suggestion. As a fan of old film I really like the concept for your poll.

1. Once people respond to a post, only an admin can edit your post. I have admin rights and edit your posts as necessary.

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4. Your title has a small typo. The ellipsis are not needed. Please change:
Best D.W Griffith Film.....

To:
Best D.W. Griffith Film

5. You may wish to add to your list (https://www.imdb.com/list/ls024126157/) a short description on the career of D. W. Griffith Film.
D. W. Griffith was a pioneering film maker who directed over 450 short silent films and five feature length films. He was a visionary in narrative film-making and film technique, although he was similarly criticized for his blatant racism.

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Which of these D. W. Griffith feature length silent films do you find most interesting?

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Best D.W. Griffith Film

D. W. Griffith was a pioneering film maker who directed over 450 short silent films and five feature length films. He was a visionary in narrative film-making and film technique, although he was similarly criticized for his blatant racism.

Which of these D. W. Griffith feature length silent films do you find most interesting?

After voting, please discuss here.

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Ok, followed given directions.
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Dan Dassow, Champion

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Vivien,

Thank you for making the recommend changes. I've updated your original post accordingly.

I have one minor quibble: Please add a period after the "W" in the title for your list. The title of the list would be used as the title for the poll if your poll suggestion were to go live.

Please change:
Best D.W Griffith Film

To:
Best D.W. Griffith Film
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Vivienne Taylor

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Did it.
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Dan Dassow, Champion

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Vivien,

Thanks for making the correction.
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Vivienne Taylor

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Why isn’t this a poll yet?
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Vivien,

Generally only three polls go live per day. There is a large backlog of polls that meet the minimum requirements for a poll to go live.
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Please change this:
Pick the D.W. Griffith film you think is best!

To a question, such as:
What is the best D.W. Griffith film?

You can link his name by doing this: [link=nm0000428]
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Sorry for the confusion. I think the title was fine as it was.
I meant the question should be in the description, instead of what you currently have (Pick the D.W. Griffith film you think is best!).
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Hi and welcome to the poll board. :)

Like Jess said, there should be a question in the introduction but it's not necessary to have the title be a question. If "Best D.W. Griffith Film" was your title, that's a good one and the capitalization is correct for a title, as well. 

'Good poll, by the way, and it's nice to see Griffith's films besides 'Birth of a Nation' get more attention.
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Hi Vivien Caronna,

Sorry for the confusion on the suggestion to add a question.

Please change the title of your list (https://www.imdb.com/list/ls024126157/) from:
Pick the D.W. Griffith film you think is best!

To:
Best D.W. Griffith Film

The rest of your list looks fine. Do not change anything else.

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After saving the edit, you should see:
Best D.W. Griffith Film

D.W. Griffith was the first blockbuster director in the history of film, and arguably the greatest director of the silent film era. His films chronicle the suffering of humanity throughout history. What D.W. Griffith film do you think is best? After voting, please discuss here.

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Dan Dassow, Champion

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Hi Vivien Caronna,

Thanks for updating the title.
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Congratulations, Vivien Caronna, on your first live poll!


Best D.W. Griffith Film
Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/HsFJ7D3xoH8/
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Congratulations Robinshallrestoreamends on your first live poll! As of 16-Aug-2018 6:57 AM Pacific your poll had 73 or more votes.

Best D.W. Griffith Film
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A virtual tie among THE BIRTH OF A NATION, INTOLERANCE, and WAY DOWN EAST.... Three superb films!
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Philip Perkins

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We need more polls about silent films and silent film stars.
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Philip Perkins,

I agree that we need more films about silent films and silent film stars.

It's somewhat disappointing that this poll only has 94 votes.
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