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Listed below are two recognizable movies from the year 1994. There are quite a few differences between the two but the one I am focusing on for this poll is that one is based on a book and the other is not. Well actually I am not; if I am being completely honest with you I wanted enough text to separate the people who actually read these descriptions. I want to know if people are actually reading the texts or are just voting what they like. This is a test from a IMDb poll user, pay no mind to what I wrote below or the question in bold. If you read this vote on option two.

Which movies do you enjoy more movies based on books or original stories?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls044858488/

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If anyone has a more amusing title for this it would be appreciated!
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brilliant ndb...i vote option two...

it's about time...
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I really like this one. 'Tough choice, too, because it seems I am so often finding out that more films than I thought are from books. I'm thinking that these two movies might influence the votes and in one direction since 'Shawshank' has been the #1 movie on IMDb for so long and 'Clerks' doesn't crack the top 1,000. I think that, if 'Shawshank' weren't so massively popular, it would be a great representative since it's less known that it's based on a previously penned story than something like 'Harry Potter' but perhaps it's just a bit too popular. I like the idea of it because, with no representative films, #2 would probably win by default so a really well-known and well-liked film is important but maybe this film would mitigate the bias just a bit too much? 
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Did I just catch you in my trap? :)
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This is a really great idea. :)

Though, of all the people who vote option #2, how will you be able to tell how many of them read the description, and how many just answered the question?
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Would it be to much to say, "click on the discuss here link and like rocky-o's comment"? Other than that I am not sure what else to do.
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I just thought, if the question was a more obvious one like "Which is the better movie?", the majority would probably vote for Shawshank; that way it might be easier to know if they read the intro or not. 
The question you have now is such a good one and hard to answer (for most anyway), that people who read it could choose either option.

But I like it as it is, I don't think you need to change anything. :)
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But you've got to play fair with your own idea, you've got to have a third option : "I have no preference/ it doesn't matter" (which would be my choice) 

And I think a 3rd option would help your poll even more. Generally speaking, the "I don't know" option gets the least votes, so if you put the marginal option with a popular movie and it gets the first or second position, the point will be made as well.

You can pick a picture that is both original and adapted like "The Lion King" for instance.
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Thanks for the input; I added The Lion King. Having two popular movies would help distinguish the results. 
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I would hope people answer the question in bold. People should be able to skip a long intro, look at the question and options and vote.
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I understand; I am just curious how many do that.
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FYC
4th Choice
Movies based on true stories.
My watchlist always has those as a priority
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Can't true stories be from books or called an original movie? I don't know if it has enough footing to be its own option. 
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I have no preference.  
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They need to push this into live polldom on April Fool's Day.