Poll Suggestion: Maniac(s)

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Decided to have a bit of a debut at IMDb Polls, because the idea was sitting there in my head for a while. There's a bit of a problem that one of the titles is yet to be released, so the Poll will probably sit there for some time before it goes live, maybe? 

What of those (mostly unrelated) titles that are named "Maniac" is your favorite? 

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls023534965/
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Hi Nikolay Yeriomin,

Welcome to the Get Satisfaction IMDb Poll section.

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Please re-read, especially section 5.

learn how to create polls on IMDb

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/faq-so-you-want-to-make-an-imdb-poll-heres-how


5. Add a link from the list description to your suggestion post so voters can discuss the poll. You'll have to post your suggestion (see below), then get the permalink to the thread and re-edit the description. 

Example:

[link=
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion...]Discuss the poll here[/link].


In your case it becomes:

[link=https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion-maniac-s]Discuss the poll here[/link].

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Before suggesting any new poll you can search it at Google by typing IMDb Poll at the beginning, to make sure that poll has never done before. Also you can search at Mr. Dan Dassow's blog: http://mypollwatch.blogspot.in/2013/12/imdb-polls.html.

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Now, you need to make the following changes in your list:

1. You don't have to write Poll Suggestion: in your list. This is what we write at the title of only the poll suggestion thread (Post at GetSatisfaction).

You should remove the  word Poll Suggestion: from your title. 

2. Here is the list of Most Popular Titles With Title Matching "Maniac" (http://www.imdb.com/search/title?title=Maniac). I got this from IMDb's Advanced Title Search option.

You can add the first 35 titles in your list, since 35 is the choice limit for IMDb Poll. The TV series "Maniac" will be released in 2018. We can use this poll then.
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Great thanks for corrections and guidance! 

I have corrected the list according to what you suggested, however in this case I was specifically aiming at titles with "Maniac" as their primary title, so "2001 Maniacs" and the like won't count in my book and will keep the list unfocused. I was thinking on making a wider poll for a while, but the sheer fact that we have enough titles which are just plain and simple "Maniac" fascinates me and was the inspiration behind the poll. 

Although I still added one new title to the list - Michael Sembello: Maniac, which counts because it is a music video: despite formatting it is still simple "Maniac" (and, in fact, the song was originally written for the 1980 movie). 
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Hi Nikolay Yeriomin,

Thank you for your poll suggestion.

I verified that the link back that you have in your list works properly.

Generally, it is a good idea to move the choices with images for a poll suggestion to the beginning.
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Hello, Dan! 

Great thanks! 

As there are many horror titles in the list it might be quite tricky to choose images and some titles actually lack proper images on IMDb, so far. 
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Hi Nikolay and welcome to poll authoring. :)

This reminds me of of one of my favorite bands, 10,000 Maniacs (when Natalie Merchant was still with them), who, if I'm remembering correctly, got their name from an obscure film of the same name. The movie is not on IMDb, however, so maybe it was a quote in a film instead, or something like that. Anyway, I always thought it was a great name for a band. I'm not sure how I'd feel about it as a film title, though, lol. 
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Hello, ribyfruit76! 

Thanks for the response! 

As far as I know 10,000 maniacs named themselves after Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964), a cult classic by Herschell Gordon Lewis. A modern remake, 2001 Maniacs (2005) is perhaps more known and a bit technically superior. :) 
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Oh yeah, that's right! That was the film. Thank you for reminding me. :)

I actually did not know about the 2005 film. I'll have to see if I can find that one.

Oh, if you're interested in making a poll for the Oscars, I have a few that I made but am offering them to new poll authors. It's briefly (but better) explained here: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/would-a-relatively-new-poll-author-like-to-make-one-of-these...
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Thanks for the bump, although I'm not sure I will be able to make that poll work, to be honest... 
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Oops!