Sixth Anniversary of the IMDb Poll

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Happy sixth anniversary!

The current version of the IMDb Poll went live on September 4, 2013. This achievement is due to the creativity and efforts of the 375 authors with published polls, more than 1000 people who suggested polls and the thousands of IMDb users who vote in these polls.

Thank you Col Needham for trusting the IMDb user community to run the poll on a day to day basis.

Special thanks go to two members of IMDb’s technical staff who implemented the poll and provided guidance and technical support for the first two years. Thanks also go to the IMDb Editors (who have provided support and guidance on polls since June 2015) and the other IMDb Poll admins.

Summary Statistics



Top IMDb Polls



Superlatives:

Polls by Date

First Poll: Who Is the Nastiest Villain?
by muzzle

Most Current Poll: IMDb Poll Board Favorite Live Poll - Part 2
by Son_of_albstein

Polls By Vote

Poll with Most Votes: Best Movie to Have Been the IMDb Top 250 #1
by Mega_wizard

Hotly Contested Polls

Most Contested: Emmys 2018 — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
by simeon-83777

Categories

Most Popular Category: Anticipated

First Author: muzzle
Newest Author: HonestOwl

Votes by Author
Home Page Polls

Author With Most Votes: Dibyayan_Chakravorty
Author With Most Polls: yrnej
Author With Highest Votes for a Poll: Mega_wizard
Author With Highest Average Votes per Poll: lakshaynagpal1994
Author with Most Home Page Polls: Dibyayan_Chakravorty

Polls:
By Date | By Vote | By Vote and Author | By Rate | By Contention | Hotly Contested
| Alphabetical | Alphabetical by Author | Friday Face-Off | Votes by Author | Titles Seen
| Top IMDb Polls | Home Page Polls | Categories | Summary Statistics

FAQ: List of Polls Alphabetical Within Category







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Dan Dassow, Champion

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Posted 1 month ago

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Dibyayan Chakravorty, Champion

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Great milestone for the whole community!

May this community remain as active as now at the time of it's 60th anniversary!!!
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Kyle Perez

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I second this - we'll be polling til the end of time. Congrats guys!
Well done IMDb.
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albstein

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It is the year 10997. DC's astral body floats through the andromeda strain. He perceives a slight, gentle vibration in the force, signalling that three poll suggestions have gone live. One of them is his idea, "Which is your favorite Fast and the Furious film (between parts 385 and 410)?". RoboKyle (his thirteenth clone's body and mind were upgraded in 8862) sends his congratulations from across a different galaxy. Today it was a good day, even if 'days' and 'years' are a relative concept in outer space.
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Kyle Perez

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Amazing! Can I get an advanced screening ticket when Alb's space opera is a hit☝️
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MAthePA

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;)))

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ACT_1

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Please Add Link to Polls FAQ to Community Home // All Categories // Services // IMDb Poll 

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/faq-so-you-want-to-make-an-imdb-poll-heres-how-c1psxy7p2yrat

by Dan Dassow, Champion
Posted 3 weeks ago
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Pencho15

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Congratulations everybody. To celebrate I click on hide polls you've taken and voted on older polls I had left pending and that I can vote today since I have seen more titles than when they went live.

Dan, I really love your stats, I would have never iagined that the depredated character polls would have more votes that the people polls, which not only remain active but have a lot more options. I guess it is due because they rarely reach the front page.

Also, we can only imagien how many votes there would be if the front page poll changed more often and gave more polls the chance to be seen. That remains my frustration with the polls.
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ElMo

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I salute your bringing the subject of the front page, which has been a source of frustration for me as well... we're not a social network, it's not about flattering egos or having our cute smile on a front page, we're all anonymous here under our usernames, it doesn't affect our lives to get polls published but we're passionate people, we have fun doing what we do and it's our polls that speak for our passion for movies and TV series and whatever can be related...

Indeed, so many great polls didn't get their shot at the front page and while they're likely to get pass the 1000 mark after a few months, it's nothing like getting 10.000 votes in one week... I sincerely hope there can be some changes on that level, like getting back to the daily format, increasing the frequency of picks or just reducing the disparity between users, after all, a poll is about getting votes, let's not kid ourselves.

Speaking about frustration might sound like being a buzz-killer, but I guess there's nothing wrong with seizing a happy opportunity, and it IS a happy opportunity, to bring more serious stuff, hey, stars do that during Awards shows, why shouldn't we?

That said, congrats to everyone on the board, honorable mention to Dan for all the great work, I wish some veterans were still among us and I guess I might still be here for the 12th anniversary.

HAPPY 6th ANNIVERSARY!

ElMo (-hican, but not the last)
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Pencho15

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Dan stats only makes it more sad, 7639 didn't have a chance to shine vs.446 that did.

And I'm under the impression that lately we only get a front page poll per week instead of two. That means the number of little seen polls grows at a rate of at least 20 to 1 each week.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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I've been at this exactly one year. I find it frustrating that my only poll out of 97 to make the front page was a de-facto handout of the polls that no one wanted for last years Oscars. Short Subjects. They were kind enough to leave it up for the full 2 weeks even though it was getting very little votes daily. One of my own have never made it. Of course I realize that a lot of my polls are of older subject matter. When I try and make a timely poll it seems that there are 3 people that have a lock on that and I'm trying hard to out think them. but making poll suggestions 9-12 months in advance of the idea being timely just feels wrong in my bones. So if I ever see a front page poll you may have to call the paramedics for me! LOL
I wish that there was a better way and better communication with "The IMDb Editors" that make these decisions. The little people (Us) need to see a HPP once in a while. I think that they are too used to looking at "The Old and Reliable" past HPP contributors. I can't speak for everybody else, but the sheer number of polls makes one wonder how lost in the "noise" a lot of us may be.

Thanks
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Stephen Atwood

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Since wood is the traditional gift for the sixth anniversary? Here's a wooden obelisk to place on Col Needham's dining room table.


We'll get all 375 names of all the poll writers currently published microengraved onto all four sides of the obelisk.
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Kyle Perez

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LOL if we can convince him, it's on!
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ACT_1

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Col Needham
IMDb member since October 1990
Founder and CEO of IMDb.
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur1000000/

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur1000000/lists - 218 lists


Need to add 'Polls Started' to Quick Links
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Peter, Champion

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Just don't trip and fall on the obelisk.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Isn't that one of the murder weapons on Clue?
The Butler did it with the obelisk in the pantry!
Or Bill in the coat room with Mo..........................
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Breumaster

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Cool. Greetings to Col Needham.
Thank you for founding IMDb. Love it, have been there every day for years. :D
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ACT_1

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Peter, Champion

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There is a mobile display of polls as of most other IMDb pages, but there's no need to complicate things for poll authors.

And no, there are no polls on Pro.
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Nikolay Yeriomin (Mykola Yeromin), Champion

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Congrats to everyone! A great milestone and hopefully just a start to even greater things!