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• Revive the IMDb Daily poll software. Provide limited administrative access to volunteer non-IMDb employed trusted agents to create the poll.
• Revive the Facebook version of the Poll. The downside to this option is that only Facebook users would be able to participate in the poll. Likewise, the results of any poll are difficult to find, especially for those who do not subscribe to Facebook.
• Implement the poll feature as part of the IMDb Message Board system. Optionally, restrict creating a poll to the IMDb Daily Poll Board and/or trusted users.
• Conduct the poll using Google Docs software. Here is an example poll:
oo Favorite cameo on Big Bang Theory?
• Conduct the polls using Straw Poll.
• Conduct the poll using Survey Monkey.
A link under Community, much like the one for “Quiz Game”, would help to publicize the reconstituted poll.
Did you link to this on the message board? I think TONS of people would be excited to see this idea.
Did you like to this on the message board? I think TONS of people would be excited to see this idea.Yes!
I am surprised at the quizzes being popular, I looked at one and got bored and haven't bothered with one since. It might be they get more total traffic, but that'd be because there are so many of them.
by pencho15 Tue Apr 23 2013 10:44:04
Hi there. Regarding the daily poll sometime ago Tsarstepan suggested we should make our own daily polls instead of waiting for the IMDB to bring it back. The idea was accepted but it never became a reality and eventually it got forgotten.
A couple of days ago I tought of a way to make it work, a blog at Blogger, and I started the page yesterday, however before promoting it I would like to have your opinion on the matter.
Here is the address of the blog so you can see how would it work: http://moviesdailypoll.blogspot.mx/
At the left the polls would be featured, and the person who toughht of the poll would be recognized. Blogger has the advantage that you can mark the time when a poll would close so they would jot remain open indefinitely, also it allows to have several polls featured at once so we could open one every couple of days but keep each open for around a week to get enough number of votes.
At the center the entries of the blog would feature the results of the closed polls, which would work as an archive like the one the IMDB used to have and like Facebook would never allow, tags would allow to easily find polls by topic.
At the right we have links to the daily poll board so people can suggest polls here, ideally that would bring new people and more activity to the baord which hopefully would be notes by IMDB administration.
Also we have links to our campaigns to get the poll back at the IMDB, I don't have many hopes that i'll ever return but attrafting some attention to the cause won't hurt.
Aditional Blogger advantages:
while we can't expect to have many visitors at first, if we are patient it will attract people not only from IMDB but from aroudpnd the internet as the polls could pop out in Google searches.
As far as I know there is jo limit to the jumber of options a poll can have, We'll have to confirm this but I know at leats 11 options per poll are possible.
While I opened the blog and I am the current administrator Blogger allows for several people to work on the same blog, so if you have a Google account All of you could join me so we work at this together.
I think this is the best way to have a daily poll even if it never returns to IMDB, I hope you can tell me what you think, and if you find itok we can start promoting it and adding polls. it requires some work and compromise, but I think it's worthy, hope you like the idea.
Help needed: as you may now I'm mexican and english is not my first language, so I'm sure everyone may have notice at one time or another I surely make some mistakes, if someone could review e introductory text at the blog and make sure there are no mistakes It sould be helpful, also you can suggest a different text, the limit is 500 characters.
Let the voting begin, I'll post one poll every two or three days and each one will remain open for a week.
Things to do: First of all vote, second help me promote it. Thanks and let's hope this Works.
Vote on the IMDB Users Poll:
pencho15 has been posting a poll suggested by members of the IMDb Daily Poll board [http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/t...] every two to three days. On average, there have been around 20 responses per poll.
If you would like to vote on one of the three current polls or see the results of previous polls, please visit:
If you would like to suggest a poll, please post your suggestion on the IMDb Daily Poll board.
It should be very easy to have a poll on the homepage and to allow people to share it on Facebook (if that's what you care about) bring back the poll.
Sunday, July 14, 2013Current poll: What are your feelings about Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor Who?
With a new look in the IMDb message board implemented this week, what do you think of it. Here are the results:
It has promise, but it still has bugs. - 10 votes, 30.3%
I prefer the current (old by now) message board look. - 8 votes, 24.24%
It has promise, but it removed some useful features. - 6 votes, 18.18%
I have no preference. - 4 votes, 12.12%
I just hope they are not using the update to get rid of message boards, such as the IMDb Daily Poll board. - 3 votes, 9.09%
I have not tried using the new message board system. - 2 votes, 6.06%
I am currently using it and like it a lot. - 0 votes
I do not use the message board on IMDb. - 0 votes
A total of 33 votes were collected.
It would be very helpful to have a link to the IMDb Users Daily Poll listed under the Community tab.
The IMDb Poll (http://www.imdb.com/poll/) went live around nine months ago. As of today, 1211 polls have gone live, the majority of which are still open for voting. As of last night, over 2,800,000 votes have been cast by at least 24,900 users.
You can find more information in the IMDb Poll FAQ (http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?poll) and the IMDb Poll message board (http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/threads/).
If you are interested in suggesting a poll, please read learn how to create polls on IMDb and post your suggestion with a link to your list on the IMDb Poll message board (http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/threads/).
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