Polls need to be updated

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Tanvir Ahammed

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Jen, Champion

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Tanvir, in most cases it is not possible to update polls, especially when they were published over four years ago. When they first go up on IMDb there are some times where changes can be made, but even those are very limited. Thank you for understanding.
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Tanvir Ahammed

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Jen, thanks for letting me know. I understand now. But I think it should be reconsidered for this types of poll. Because, I was not there when this poll went live and there are many users like me as IMDb is getting new users everyday. When a new user like me find these polls, it must raise a question in their mind... where is this option? where is that option! It says 'IMDb Top 250 animated TV show' or 'IMDb Top 250 anime TV series'... right? So, these options should be there...

It's normal for someone to think like this after watching these polls. I don't know the IMDb rules regarding this issue but what I think is... Rules are changeable when it's necessary. I mean, this can't go on! Not only for these two polls but also for other polls with similar issue. The issue I'm talking about is... These type of polls needs to be updated at least annually. Just think about it, a person can't vote on these polls in the year 2025 when there will be more eligible options missing as the polls were last updated in 2015/2014. As time goes on, there will be always some change in IMDb top 250 lists. Polls are not only a way to see if my favorites are same with others but also a way to find good movies and shows.

As a regular user of IMDb, I want it to be perfect. So I shared my thoughts regarding this matter only to present a problem. I don't mean to offend anyone. Thanks again for reading.

Sorry for grammatical mistakes if there's any[I think there is some]. I hope it won't be an obstacle for you to understand what I'm trying to say :)
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I agree. Some updates are possible, but it's true that there are limits to what we can do.

It is also possible for IMDb to close outdated polls so we can make new ones instead.
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Tanvir Ahammed

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Didn't think about it but I like your idea.
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It's never gonna be perfect. :)

And if we had to keep updating and updating, we'd never have time for anyone else. I personally just try to get my suggestion lists as near perfect as possible when I make them. If they are published and changes are warranted (and able to be made) I personally don't like to add new options past about 3 months. A poll is kind of a moment in time frozen on IMDb.

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