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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Actors Who Sang in Their Oscar Winning Roles
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls068194626/
https://www.imdb.com/poll/5qc6f2e2iZw/
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Billboard's Best Acting Performances by Musicians in Movies
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https://www.imdb.com/list/ls040355921/
Replacing missing image #29

Sundance Audience Winners
http://www.imdb.com/poll/l96zLKA6yIA/
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Title: Chapter 1: All God’s Creatures, Large & Lame
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls096500635/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/UwQgT4UJC6c/
Reason: I purchased the book that's mentioned in the poll. So I now use the book as source for the poll. I changed the source in the description. And it turns out that the book has eleven chapters and not twelve as I said in the description. Also changed this.
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Title: IMDb Poll Board Top 5 Picks for 2019
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls097251632/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/SIa_BycbeTE/
Reason: added another user's list
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NDbportmanfan 1,

I was expecting to see an update to this poll when I saw Sparse's post.

Please include the date you added choice #22 (Sparse's choice).
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added the date, not sure why I forgot to put it in but I did.
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NDbportmanfan 1,

Thanks for adding the date. Done.
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Title: A Tale of Two Kittys
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls043152061/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/h36akZ35eUY/
Reason: added another option; Cat Stevens...Musician. Dated the option for today. 2-19-20
Repaired option #25 Spelling Harself to Herself


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Re-push has broken
Like the first re-push
Admins have spoken
Like the the first admin ....
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Did you just watch 'Looper'?
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Who's the administrator on first?
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Indeed Sir. Thanks for the correction, Dassow of Missouri.
Are you the leader of your region, like Hammond of Texas?
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1. Poll Title: DCCU Superheroes

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls091999174/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/wdCK-AU5wlQ/

Reason: Replaced Batman Image [ #2 ]


2. Poll Title: MCU Superheroes
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls091998764/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/O0d14OL7-EA/

Reason: Replaced the list link (to DCCU Superheroes) with the poll link.
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Re-Push #1
Poll Title: Favorite Blumhouse Productions Horror Movie
GS Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...
List URL: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls025338447/
Poll URL: https://www.imdb.com/poll/hn0EAWJ3l5g/
Reasons: added new Blumhouse Horror movie options #22 The Invisible Man and #23 The Hunt
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Hi Urbane.

I voted Happy Death Day (2017) which *is* my favourite Blumhouse Horror to date, however, FYC to add:

Blumhouse's Truth Or Dare (2018)
Happy Death Day 2U (2019)

Both very entertaining.

Cheers.
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Too many Blumhouse Productions to list them all, the poll options will be limited to a selection of the more notable horror releases going forward.
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NVanKerr,

Please do not comment about polls in this thread. Please comment about polls in the related threads.
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Poll Title:  Firsts of Cinema of the 2010s
List URL: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls097303737/
Poll URL: https://www.imdb.com/poll/ZO2ZqCbpK0c/?ref_=po_ho
Reasons: Finished adding bold text to the descriptions of all options; added the word "exclusively" to the 'Hidden Figures' option to be more precise; added note in intro that movies are listed in alphabetical order. Also added a phrase to 'Tangerine' about the effect of the use of an i-phone in filming. 
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Thanks Jess!
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Re-Push #1
Poll Title: Best Live-Action Re-Imagined Disney Animated Classic?
GS Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi......
List URL: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls040978008/
Poll URL: https://www.imdb.com/poll/0iXN7Brk3AE/
Reasons: added new option #16 Mulan (2020)
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Title: Posters: Solo Portraits

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls096240648/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/ls096240648/

Reason: New Entry: [ #34 ] The Imitation Game poster.

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Question: It's said above that if an option has 0 votes, it can be deleted. Can I delete these two?



Thanks.
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Bonafide,

It is generally not a good idea to delete any choices from a poll. Deleting two choices from the middle of your poll would corrupt the poll results.

One-for-one replacement of choices is OK, so long as:
1) The replaced choices does not have a vote.
2) You do not reduce the number of choices.
3) You do not change the order of the choices.

It looks like you added [ #34 ] The Imitation Game poster at the end. So long as you do not go beyond 35 choices, adding choices at the end is preferable to replacing choices with no votes.

I will compare the list and the poll to ensure you do not have any misalignment.If there a no problems, I will re-push this poll.
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So... can I replace my new entry (#34) with any of those two (the one with 0 votes)?

I'm just asking, 'cause in future, if I find more solo-portrait posters, I'll simply create a part 2 for the poll.
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Bonafide,

I re-pushed your poll. I verified that there was not misalignment and that you included a date for [ #34 ] The Imitation Game .
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Hey,

As per the 1st rule of One-for-one replacement: (The replaced choices do not have a vote). Can I replace this?



It has 0 votes. I haven't edited the list yet (since my last re-push). Waiting for confirmation if I could do it or not. Thanks.
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Bonafide,

Since you have only 34 choices in your poll, I recommend that you add your next update to your poll to the the end of the list (at position 35). Also, remember to include the date of that you added the date.

If you need to add two choices, you may replace these two choices:
27 of 34 Titles: Isn't It Romantic
28 of 34 Titles: Life of the Party
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Oh okay! (I just wanted to leave a spot for the future, but no worries.)

I'll add a new entry at the end [ #35 ] and sure, I'll remember to add the date too.

Thanks for the help. <3

Btw, FYI: Even if I had two new choices to add, I don't think I can replace #28 'cause it has 1 vote now.
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Bonafide,

You are correct, now that Choice #28 'Life of the Party' has one vote, you should not replace that choice. When you made your original re-push request, 'Life of the Party' had no votes. 
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Title: Posters: Solo Portraits — Part II

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls096966907/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/bGUoguxv-1w/

Reason: New Entries: (entry date added)
- Artemis Fowl [ #33 ]
- The Dictator [ #34 ]
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Title: Posters: Solo Portraits

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls096240648/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/ls096240648/


Reasons:
  1. New Entry: Ad Astra [ #35 ]
  2. Replacement: [ #27 ]
    - Old: Isn't It Romantic
    - New: I'm Still Here

I hope you it gets re-pushed before someone vote on it, lol.
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R.I.P ... Too late.

I reverted the replacement. Only added a new entry [ #35 ].

:(
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Title: Highest-Rated Films by IMDb Top 1000 Voters

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls092368359/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/bsCTyx17NKM/

Reason: Highlighted ALL ratings with red color.


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List:

Poll:


Why the line break isn't working on the poll? *confused*
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Bonafide,

The poll software removes line breaks. If you want to keep these two line separate, you will have to add an addition line break.

- Who are the Top 1000 voters?

The top 1,000 voters consist of 1,000 people who have voted the most titles on IMDb.

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I've edited the list.

Can you (or someone) please re-push the poll again?

Thanks in advance.
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Bonafide,

Re-pushed. Sadly, unordered lists do not work properly in IMDb polls.

You may wish remove the bullet from the last line and ask for a third re-push.
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They should really work on this.

Btw, I've fixed it and gave an extra line-break.

Please re-push it once more. Thanks and sorry.
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Done. It finally worked.

By the way, what application are you using to capture the video of your PC/laptop actions?
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Thanks, Dan. <3


I use Gyazo when I have to capture and post quickly.

- It is super easy and super fast when you want to share a 7-second-gif.

Yes, it can automatically convert your screen capture into a gif file. Which you can share directly; No downloading or saving required (of the file/screen-capture, you must download the software tho, obviously).

[ Note: 7-sec is a limit for standard users. Pro (4$/month) can get you up to 60-sec of HD gif. (I'm using the free version) ]

Or if I have to record something longer than 7s, I use Wondershare Uniconverter or ScreenToGif. (ScreenToGif is just like Gyazo, but a little shi**y). Then I upload the gif file to Imgur, and then you know how it works.
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