FAQ: List of Live Character Based Polls Recast as Image Based Polls

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It is not usually clear whether a poll suggestion is a new suggestion or a character based poll recast as an image based poll. Please use this thread to provide information for these character based polls.

Please provide this information for your new image polls based on live character based polls. These polls may have the same title as the existing live character based polls. They will be treated as any new poll suggestion.

Title:
Get Satisfaction Thread:
Image List:

Updated (20-May-2018):

1. IMDb has completed removing the character based polls and associated lists.

2. To aid your effort in identifying your character polls, I’ve created this list of 843 character polls as of 8-Nov-2017. The polls are sorted in descending order of votes on the first tab and by author on the second tab.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PJNRJC2Ld-0_yzPjCExQr0Q7R_-ApAGP/view?usp=sharing
or
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LV_vFEXD9tg90B-Ko5pPJbtVUgjwizrPGZf1MS0Udtw/edit?usp=sharing

3. Re-cast polls will be treated essentially as new polls. As such, there is no need to exactly recreate the character based poll as an image list and poll. At the discretion of the author, they may rearrange the order of the choices in the poll and add and/or remove choices as they deem appropriate. Authors may also make other changes at their discretion.

4. If the previous title does not meet IMDb’s style please update to ensure the title is properly capitalized.

5. It is probably not a good idea to include the vote totals in the re-cast poll. This information may be included in the associated thread for the poll at the discretion of the author.

6. Original authors have first choice in recreating a character based poll. Other poll authors may recreate a character based poll with the permission of the original author. When the original author is not active, please attempt to contact the original author for permission. Regardless, if you recreate a poll a character poll from another author, please credit the original author.

7. Recreated polls will be pushed gradually so that they do not distract from new polls.

8. There is no practical way of combine the statistics for the original poll and re-cast poll. We are not restricting authors from adding, deleting and re-ordering choices, since we would have no way of verifying that the two versions of the poll are consistent. For all intents and purposes the original poll and the re-cast poll will be treated as two separate and distinct polls.

9. This guidance will be updated as we gain experience on pushing recast polls that were originally character based.
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Disney bought Fox.  Not sure if this poll should be posted again.
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LD,

We will have to look at this in more detail after the dust settles regarding character polls.
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LD, just checking, did you scrap the X-Force suggestion?
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No.  I made a new list.  http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027790436/
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I think I couldn't load it, that's why I asked. It works now.
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Why is it necessary to put the link for the current character's poll list, it's gonna disappear anyway. Isn't the title enough?
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ElM,

I ask for the following in the original thread. As you point out, the link for the current character poll list will lead to a poll that will disappear in less than 24 hours.

Title:
Get Satisfaction Thread:
Image List:
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Thanks,

I was asking because I have a few re-suggestions to make, but I don't think I can make it till the 6th, I'm busier recycling the polls than cut-and-pasting the links of the original. I guess I'll just post them as new suggestions... will that be all right?
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ElM,

I've archived via the Internet Archive lists, polls and results for the 316 character polls with the most votes. I've also exported the lists for the top 100 character polls. There is a good chance that information on some of your favorite polls may have survived.

If your recreated polls is close the the original poll, post the title, thread link and list link in this thread.

It may make more sense to create an entirely different poll, since the original character poll is no longer relevant or too difficult to recreate. In this case, it probably makes sense to post it as a new poll.

We are traveling uncharted territory with so many polls being removed at once. We will have to collectively think through what makes the most sense.
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Title: Favorite Jurassic Park Character

Image list: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027127043/?publish=save#1

Get Satisfaction Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/sugg-favorite-jurassic-park-character

I rather if this one is kept until the release of the next film on june 2018, but I'm adding it from now to keep the record.

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Title: Face-Off: Dancing Kings

Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027143957/?publish=publish#1

Get Satisfaction Thread:https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/sugg-face-off-dancing-kings


This will be the last character poll I'll try to save.

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Title: Who Would You Want to be Trapped in a Car Trunk With?
Current Live Character Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/PKI8Li4PLGg
Get Satisfaction Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/live-polls-by-jen-dee-yrnej
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027121918
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Title: Which Member of the Ocean's Eleven Gang Are You?
Current Live Character Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/jEI7A67xfi4
Get Satisfaction Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/live-polls-by-jen-dee-yrnej
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027144070
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Title: James Garner, RIP
Current Live Character Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/TnaB-kt1F8A
Get Satisfaction Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/live-polls-by-jen-dee-yrnej
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027144823
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Title: In Memory of Robert Guillaume
Current Live Character Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/SAdc29BYgLM
Get Satisfaction Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/suggestion-in-memory-of-robert-guillaume
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027190186
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Title: Central Character of 'The Lord of the Rings' (by Drevnibor)
Get Satisfaction Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion-central-character-of-the-lord-of-the-rings
Image list: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027054682/#1
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Title: Tragic Movie Figures
Get Satisfaction Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/-recast-poll-suggestion-tragic-movie-figures
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027084201/



Title: Smart and Evil
Get Satisfaction Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/-recast-poll-suggestion-smart-and-evil
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027555853/



Title: Envious Movie Characters
Get Satisfaction Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/-recast-poll-suggestion-envious-movie-character
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027557150/



Title: NO! Noo! NoooOO!!!
Get Satisfaction Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/-recast-poll-suggestion-no-noo-nooooo
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027511624/



Title: Most Badass Female Character from Game of Thrones
Get Satisfaction Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/-recast-poll-suggestion-most-badass-female-character-from-ga...
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027167222/



Title: Loneliest Movie Characters
Get Satisfaction Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/-recast-poll-suggestion-loneliest-movie-characters
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027161214/



Title: SHUT UP! And Take This Poll!
Get Satisfaction Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/-recast-poll-suggestion-shut-up-and-take-this-poll
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027149587/



Title: Face-Off: Choose Sam-one to Be Your Best Friend
Get Satisfaction Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/-recast-face-off-poll-suggestion-choose-sam-one-to-be-your-b...
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027123730/



Title: Make A Wish...
Get Satisfaction Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/-recast-poll-suggestion-make-a-wish
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027123781/



Title: Movie Geniuses
Get Satisfaction Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/-recast-poll-suggestion-movie-geniuses
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027123902/
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Title: In Memory of Harry Dean Stanton
Current Live Character Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/LHD8o9wgJcg
Get Satisfaction Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/suggestion-hooray-for-harry-dean
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027183432
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Title: What Did Your Mom Do?
Current Live Character Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/8d5RgfJJm14
Get Satisfaction Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/suggestion-what-did-your-mom-do
Image List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027182034
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It seems like character polls are still active and we can still vote until now, only character lists disappear. Do these polls need to be recasted? Or will they be disappear too later?
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Yeah. Ditto.
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peaspot and Jen,

IMDb Staff Member Nic Bachhuber stated that character based polls will disappear. However, there is a remote possibility that character based polls will not disappear. The character based lists disappeared throughout today. The same may be true for character based polls.

Honestly, I would prefer that the 843 character based polls do not disappear. We are in Limbo on this issue. Time will tell.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Will Poll Admins Push Recast Polls.

Not sure if this is a Dan or General Poll Admin question but:

Seeing as the character-based polls haven't actually disappeared (only the lists on which they're based on themselves have), are poll admins going to be publishing poll re-use suggestions? Just wondering since the character polls haven't actually disappeared... it'd be nice if they don't!

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Poll Re-Suggestion: TV Iconic Items of Clothing.
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Kyle,

In general, the polls based on the character polls will not be published / pushed unless the character based polls are removed. There may be some special cases where this may be necessary. For instance, if there is a compelling need to update a character poll.

We still do not know whether or when the character based polls will disappear. I would prefer that they remain active.
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Dan,

As would I (and I'm sure everyone here). Let's hope we get that kind of good fortune... it's been hard to come by on this site lately. Thanks for getting back to me.
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Update (13-Jan-2018):

1. IMDb has completed removing the character based polls and associated lists.

2. To aid your effort in identifying your character polls, I’ve
created this list of 843 character polls as of 8-Nov-2017. The polls are
sorted in descending order of votes on the first tab and by author on
the second tab.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PJNRJC2Ld-0_yzPjCExQr0Q7R_-ApAGP/view?usp=sharing
or
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LV_vFEXD9tg90B-Ko5pPJbtVUgjwizrPGZf1MS0Udtw/edit?usp=sharing

3. Re-cast polls will be treated essentially as new polls. As such,
there is no need to exactly recreate the character based poll as an
image list and poll. At the discretion of the author, they may rearrange
the order of the choices in the poll and add and/or remove choices as
they deem appropriate. Authors may also make other changes at their
discretion.

4. If the previous title does not meet IMDb’s style please update to ensure the title is properly capitalized.

5. It is probably not a good idea to include the vote totals in the
re-cast poll. This information may be included in the associated thread
for the poll at the discretion of the author.

6. Original
authors have first choice in recreating a character based poll. Other
poll authors may recreate a character based poll with the permission of
the original author. When the original author is not active, please
attempt to contact the original author for permission.

7. Recreated polls will be pushed gradually so that they do not distract from new polls.

8. This guidance will be updated as we gain experience on pushing recast polls that were originally character based.
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I have updated and removed the votes total in my new image lists.