FAQ: Poll Authors - Re-Push Requests

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At least for the time being, please do not ask for a re-push to change the link to Get Satisfaction. There are over 5,000 polls; there is not enough time right now to make such a substantial change.

Polls that are accurate, up to date
and complete are more fun and satisfying. It's hard to make a perfect poll and the quality has been tremendous, but errors do slip in.

What we are describing below is a process for supporting post launch poll revisions.

Note: if you are looking to close a no longer relevant poll, check this thread: FAQ: Poll Close Requests

If you're a poll author, I would encourage you to revisit your thread anddecide whether the post-launch suggestions (or any new ideas you have) are worth incorporating. Some things to look for.

At least for the time being, please do not ask for a re-push to change the link to Get Satisfaction. There are over 5,000 polls; there is not enough time right now to make such a substantial change.

Always OK Revisions
* Missing discussion board links
* Typos in descriptive text.
* Missing an obvious choice (an obvious option was overlooked at the time of poll publish)
These are usually ok to add, as long as it is to the END of the list. It is good form to add the date you added this choice to the description field forthat choice. That way someone looking at the results will not be surprised this obvious choice has so few votes compared to the original entries.

Sometimes OK Revisions
* Missing/weak descriptive text.
Important! Do not change the feel of the poll. If your poll was for favorites,it must stay that. If it's a worst poll it must stay that. Does this make sense? Otherwise you're changing historic votes. That is bad karma. Adding alittle color or description that keeps the feel of the poll is ok.
* Changing A Poll Title
Mostly discouraged, except for adding a question-mark if appropriate.
* Updating a Poll Due to New Information.
A new creditable entry, not due to an oversight comes up (e.g. a new release).We would generally discourage this if the poll has more than a few hundred votes. You maybe should consider a new poll?
* Fixing a image for character polls

Very Rarely OK Revisions
* Deleting a Choice
* Re-Arranging and Order of A Choice
* Re-pushing to Replace Valid Options Without Votes
These used to be impossible, but they are rarely OK. It is allowable in the case they do NOT affect any live votes and the duplicate choice and ALL items following it in the list have ZERO votes. If you have any doubt, please post to your original thread before making this change; if you do it incorrectly, you will never be able to update your poll again!

How to Proceed

If you are the author and want your poll re-pushed, make the changes to your original list in accordance to the instructions above, then reply to this post with the URL of the poll. This gives us (and other users) a chance to see these in a consolidated place and not hunt through threads. If you are not the poll author, you must contact the author by private message or the poll thread (or one our poll admins may be able to help you make a case).

A re-push request on this thread will be considered if formatted as follows

Ensure your reply incorporates the Poll title in the title of the post.

    Poll Title: O',brother,sister, who art thou

    Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/wvdPChk96q8/

    List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls059040806/

    Reason: Fixing capitalization in title (add much detail as you like)

Poll board members, please feel free to comment on the proposed revision and offer your support or rejection of the change.

It would be reasonable to cross post to the original poll suggestion thread, but this is optional.

Note 1: here's a useful trick. Can't guarantee this will work forever but it works now. If you want to find the list from a poll, substitute the word"list" for "poll" in the URL and the list id will come up.
e.g. http://www.imdb.com/poll/wvdPChk96q8/ -> http://www.imdb.com/list/wvdPChk96q8/ will 'automagically' transform to http://www.imdb.com/list/ls059040806/

-hb

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Transitioning to Get Satisfaction presents a number ofissues, not the least of which is that all legacy polls no longer have validlink backs. Fortunately, the link backs which go to the IMDb message boards arere-directed to: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/categories/imdb_imdb_poll

At least for the time being, please do not ask for a re-push solely to change the link to a thread on Get Satisfaction. Please do not ask to correct minor formatting problems to justify updating the link back.There are close to 5,000 polls which went live when the IMDb message boards were available; there is not enough time right now to make such a substantial change. The poll administrators do not have the capacity to update the link backs on the majority of these legacy polls. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis. These exceptions include but are not limited to:

  • Specific requests to update a poll from the IMDb Editors
  • Updating polls to add new relevant options
  • Updating polls to better reflect current information
  • Correcting typos in descriptive text
  • Replacing missing images or character pages
If there's still any confusion as to which polls will be re-pushed, please ask so that we can clarify this for everyone as soon as practical.
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Poll Title: Ever Take a Trip Down a Dangerous River?
Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-sug-ever-take-a-trip-down-a-dangerous-river
The List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls025972071/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/u1TCax9RFMw/
Reason: Added choices.

= = =

dgranger,

I re-pushed your poll.
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Title: In Honor of J.R.R. Tolkien
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066659727/#1
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ehrjdGHEoY8/
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Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/qUoNE7Q-HQc/

Reason: Added 1 title.
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Title: Coolest "The Walking Dead" Poster

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Title: IMDb All-Time Top 250: Biography
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066309050/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ls066309050/

Poll 2
Title: IMDb All-Time Top 250: Crime
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066187857/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ls066187857/

Reason: Linking the two together.
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Title: IMDb Tourism

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Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/NyAnSvGUGEY/

Reason: Replaced the controversial 'Concentration Camp' option.
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Reason: Added a new title ('La Luna')
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Title: Most Unusual Character Names in Non-Fantastical Films
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Title: I Would Walk 500 Miles and I Would Walk 500 More...
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027031842
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/y2wemFAfMMU
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Title: Favorite Moment in 'The Lord of the Rings' Trilogy?
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Re-Push #1
Poll Title: Live Poll: Favorite 'Cars' Movie Franchise Character
GS Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-favorite-cars-movie-franchise-character/
IMAGE List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064628563/
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/0c9GPmUzabU/
Reasons: character poll converted using image option list

Re-Push #2
Poll Title: Live Poll: Favorite "GLOW" Character
GS Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-favorite-glow-character/
IMAGE List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls068406269/#1
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/m1Vrk7ClCho/
Reasons: character poll converted using image option list

Re-Push #3
Poll Title: Live Poll: Who has the Right Stuff: Movie and TV Astronauts?
GS Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/best-fictional-movie-or-tv-astronaut/
IMAGE List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069381874/
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/P_0CCEZ93BI/
Reasons: character poll converted using image option list
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urbanemovies,

The poll based on an image list would be a different poll. These cannot be re-pushed, but need to be reviewed and pushed as new polls.
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Poll title: Best Directors' Lowest Rated Titles

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Pictoris,

Your poll cannot be re-pushed without damaging it. You've changed the order of the list. New choices MUST be added at the end. Please re-order your list to correspond to the order of your poll.

Per
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/faq-poll-authors-re-push-requests
Very Rarely OK Revisions
* Deleting a Choice
* Re-Arranging and Order of A Choice
* Re-pushing to Replace Valid Options Without Votes
These used to be impossible, but they are rarely OK. It is allowable in the case they do NOT affect any live votes and the duplicate choice and ALL items following it in the list have ZERO votes. If you have any doubt, please post to your original thread before making this change; if you do it incorrectly, you will never be able to update your poll again!
(Edited)
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LD,

The 26th choice in your poll is currently Michiel Huisman. Michiel Huisman already has 9 votes. You should not replace Michiel Huisman with Dacre Montgomery.

Armie Hammer is already the 27th choice in your poll. Please add your new choices after Armie Hammer and indicate below that you have done so. Thanks.

28. Dacre Montgomery
 
29. Alden Ehrenreich

30. Chris Pine

31. Taron Egerton

32. K.J. Apa

33. Richard Madden
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Fixed it.  Sorry!

28. Dacre Montgomery
 
29. Alden Ehrenreich

30. K.J. Apa

31. Richard Madden

32. Kit Harington
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LD,

Thank you for correcting the problem. I've re-pushed your poll.
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Title: Carnage Casting for 'Venom' (2018)
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls068344469/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/0PdeBSnERYw/?ref_=po_ho


Reason: Added more choices:

Scott Haze
 
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Done.

Actually, you added three people:
24.Taron Egerton
25.Harry Styles
26. Scott Haze
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Oops!  Sorry for not being more careful editing the list.  Thank you!
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Title: Carnage Casting for 'Venom' (2018)
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls068344469/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/0PdeBSnERYw/?ref_=po_ho


Reason: Added more choices:

Scott Haze
 
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This repeats the request above. Done

Actually, you added three people:
24.Taron Egerton
25.Harry Styles
26. Scott Haze
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Title: Next Wolverine
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls038862101/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/5MHLXFLFIg0/?ref_=po_ho


Reason #1: Changed the title "Next Wolverine Casting"

Reason #2: Updated Description

Logan is Hugh Jackman's last appearance as Wolverine.  He explained in an interview with The New York Times that the character will go on and another actor will replace him in near future. Hugh Jackman believes Tom Hardy is a perfect fit as his replacement. [b]Do you think Tom Hardy could pull off being the next Wolverine? If not, to which actor do you think Hugh Jackman should pass the torch?[/b]  

Reason #3: Added more choices:



Pedro Pascal
Luke Evans
Alexander Skarsgård
Zac Efron
Dan Stevens
K.J. Apa
Ben Barnes
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Can I add "Casting" at the end of original title? If not I can change it back.


Updated choices:


26. Pedro Pascal
27. Alexander Skarsgård
28. Dan Stevens
29. Zac Efron
30. Ben Barnes
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Adding "casting" is probably fine.

Re-push done.
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Poll 1
Title: IMDb All-Time Top 250: Adventure
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066304838/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ls066304838/
Reason: Linked to Biography | Crime polls

Poll 2
Title: IMDb All-Time Top 250: Biography
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066309050/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ls066309050/
Reason: Linked to Crime | Adventure polls

Poll 3
Title: IMDb All-Time Top 250: Crime
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066187857/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ls066187857/
Reason: Linked to Biography | Adventure polls
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All three done.
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Title: Skeletor Casting for 'Masters of the Universe'
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027531903/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/TTY2tH5m-yw/


Reason:  Added few more actors with good villainous  voices for Skeletor (face will most likely be covered)

Giancarlo Esposito
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Ben Kingsley
Joel Edgerton
David Tennant
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Done.