FAQ: Key Threads - IMDb Poll FAQs Index

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Index of IMDb Poll Information

Sections (Table of Contents):
General Interest
Poll Authors
Poll History

General Interest
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IMDb Poll FAQ
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http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?poll

IMDb Polls
http://www.imdb.com/poll/

Legacy IMDb Polls
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https://web.archive.org/web/20150427204618/http://www.imdb.com/poll/questions

IMDb users daily poll
http://moviesdailypoll.blogspot.com/
FAQ: New authors: Face-Off Polls
FAQ: Polls Featured at IMDb's Facebook/Twitter Page
FAQ: IMDb Poll Posted To Facebook
FAQ: Poll Authors
FAQ: What Time Zone are you in?
FAQ: Polls Featured at IMDb Home Page
FAQ: How to Improve the Chance of Having your Poll on the Home Page
FAQ: Hotly Contested!

How to Determine How Many Polls you have Taken
The number of polls you’ve taken is shown at the bottom of your profile page. Note: a user can only see the number of polls they have taken.
http://www.imdb.com/profile
FAQ: One Million Votes
FAQ: Poll Milestones
FAQ: First Poll to Cross 20k Votes
FAQ: Which race is Gandalf?
FAQ: IMDb Seen Gets an Upgrade
FAQ: IMDb Seen now available on poll results...

Poll Authors
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FAQ: So You Want to Make an IMDb Poll? Here's How...
Please note: Polls are limited to a maximum of 35 choices.

FAQ: Selection Criteria for Polls
FAQ: How to Post Your Poll Suggestion at Get Satisfaction Site?
FAQ: Reminder: Get Satisfaction is a Public Forum
FAQ: How do you create your suggestions?
Discussion by poll authors on how they approach creating polls.

Create a new list
http://www.imdb.com/list/create

Frequently Asked Questions about Lists
http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?listfaq
Note: The URL tag does not work for lists.


FAQ: Attention Poll Authors: Mark Up Tags for Polls
The markup code for the IMDb message boards and lists are based on BBCode or Bulletin Board Code (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBCode).The markup code for IMDb message boards and lists are slightly different.

If you look at the link (URL) for a person (name), character, title or company page, you will see a unique key or identifier. The general form is [link=key]. For instance:

[link=nm0000151] as [link=ch0001387] in[link=tt0111161] produced by [link=co0040620]

renders as:
Morgan Freeman as Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding in The Shawshank Redemption (1994) produced by Castle Rock Entertainment

You can copy and paste the images from the following page to a Get Satisfaction Thread
http://web.archive.org/web/20120103080329/http://www.imdb.com:80/help/boards/markup




The emoticon images are originally from
http://www.planetsmilies.com/

Happy smiley 64


How can I tell if a poll is live?

If you want to know if a poll is live, just replace the word 'list' in a list URL with 'poll'. If you get a 404 error page, the poll is not live. Otherwise, you will see the poll.

So, in this case:
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls056959189/ (list)
http://www.imdb.com/poll/4eyyw7SK-0s/ (poll, if it's live)

Poll authors, please consider including the listing of your lists within the suggestion post as well as making the list itself. This makes it easier for others to review your list; helps ensure that people do not suggest items already in your list and increases your chances of having your poll selected.


How can I find the list upon which a poll is base?

All IMDb polls are based upon IMDb lists. To find the list upon which a poll is based, replace "poll" with with "list" in a poll URL. If you receive a 404 (page not found) error, the author of the poll deleted the list. If the list is deleted, the poll cannot be updated.

So, in this case:
http://www.imdb.com/poll/4eyyw7SK-0s/ (poll)
http://www.imdb.com/list/4eyyw7SK-0s/ (list)
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls056959189/  (this becomes this list)

How can I when a poll has gone live?


If you want to know when a specific poll went live, you can switch to mobile view, which shows the date.

Example:
https://m.imdb.com/poll/TKiwPliypjU
It's pretty easy to just copy the text from the list once it's made and edit out the unneeded text.


FAQ: Poll Authors - Re-Push Requests
FAQ: A Note On Polls
FAQ: Poll Maker Badge
FAQ: Poll Close Requests
FAQ: Request for Simpler, More Straightforward Polls
FAQ: The New IMDb Quiz

Spoilers in poll
Best practice:
1) Write spoiler in the title:  For example, in Thing and Inception suggestions.

2) Hide survey responses in case someone accidentally enters the poll and does not want to see the candidates.

3) Spoiler tags do not hide text that is linked or has a color.


FAQ: Avoiding Duplicate Poll Proposals
FAQ: Polls Needed For Missing Popular Names and Titles
FAQ: Poll Authors: Regarding Face-Off and Throwback Titles
FAQ: Poll Making with Character Pages

Poll History
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Plots related to IMDb Polls
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2013/11/poll-statistics-16-november-2013.html
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2013/11/top-5-poll-18-november-2018.html
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2013/12/poll-stats-21-dec-2013.html
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2013/12/poll-stats-29-dec-2013.html
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2014/01/poll-stats-5-jan-2014.html
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2014/01/poll-stats-25-jan-2014.html
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2014/02/poll-stats-21-feb-2014.html
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2014/02/academy-awards-2014.html
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2014/03/poll-stats-28-feb-2014.html
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2014/03/academy-awards-2014-28-feb-2014.html
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2014/04/top-five-polls-30-apr-2014.html
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2015/01/poll-stats-24-jan-2015.html
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2015/01/who-shot-first-han-solo-or-greedo.html
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2015/03/poll-stats-07-mar-2015.html
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2015/03/myers-briggs-personalities-of-fictional.html

Index of Polls
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2014/08/index-of-polls.html

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This is the list of live polls sorted in different ways. These blog entries are updated periodically.

IMDb Polls
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2013/12/imdb-polls.html

IMDb Polls - Descending Order of Votes
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2013/12/imdb-polls-descending-order-of-votes.html

IMDb Polls - Descending Order of Rate
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2013/12/imdb-polls-descending-order-of-rate.html

IMDb Polls - Descending Order of Contention
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2014/02/imdb-polls-descending-order-of.html

IMDb Polls - Alphabetical
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2014/03/imdb-polls-alphabetical.html

Friday Face-Off Polls
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2014/05/friday-face-off-polls.html

Titles Seen from Poll - Alphabetical by Poll
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2015/05/titles-seen-from-poll-alphabetical-by.html

IMDb Polls - Alphabetical by Author
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2014/05/imdb-polls-alphabetical-by-author.html

IMDb Polls - Descending Order of Votes by Author
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2015/03/imdb-polls-descending-order-of-votes-by.html

IMDb Polls - Votes by Author
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2015/03/imdb-polls-votes-by-author.html

Top IMDb Polls
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2015/07/top-imdb-polls.html

Home Page Polls
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2016/06/home-page-polls.html

Summary Statistics
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2016/05/summary-statistics.html
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