What about a section of GetSatisfaction for Polls?

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What about a section of GetSatisfaction for Polls?

There seem to be more & more of tem nowadays and I usually have very little interest in them. I never use them & so can't fix any problems with them, I also have no desire to take part in the vast majority of them

Even better would be if there was then a way to see all GS messages EXCEPT for polls  :)

Thanks

    Steve
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What about a section of GetSatisfaction for Polls?
by Steve Crook, Champion
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as you know there is ...

Community Home /  All Categories /  Services /  IMDb Poll
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/categories/imdb_imdb_poll
IMDb Poll · 3470 Conversations   ·  865 Followers

Related:
http://www.imdb.com/poll/


I would like to Not see them  in the All section
I posted something like this recently (?) but can not find it now

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https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/-poll-makers
[ Poll makers ]
Each Poll maker should keep a weekly history of Votes posted on GS ??
April 2 2018
by ACT_1
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https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/same-person-with-many-accounts-flooding-the-polls-and-rating...
Same person with many accounts Flooding the Polls and Ratings
Feb 27 2018
by ACT_1


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But I don’t see Polls in the main list of GS categories along with things like Questions, Ideas, Praise etc.

And as I can’t categorise them, I can’t exclude them. Polls seem to appear in just about every category

Steve
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See ACT_1’s comments above. You can always start at https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/cate... and avoid the poll category. Get Satisfaction does not offer the ability to see all categories except a specific one, sorry. Or specifically you might find https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/cate... most relevant.
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That's a shame  :(

I don't see how the content issues page is useful, it doesn't show any recent Problems, Queries or Ideas

I don't see either where the categories page is at all useful

Thanks anyway but I'll carry on being flooded by polls

    Steve
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The page for the Data Issues & Policy Discussions category does show all the recent topics in that category.
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Thanks Peter,
The page at https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/categories/imdb_imdb_contentdata_issues does seem to list recent Question, Announcement and Problem topics. It also gets rid of the  Ideas category which does seem to be overloaded with Polls but some are in the Praise section as well. But the Ideas section also includes genuine Ideas like the one at receiving topical and relevant notifications

Thanks anyway, it seems that what I want just isn't possible in GetSatisfaction

    Steve
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This sounds odd ... everything is visible for us at https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/categories/imdb_imdb_contentdata_issues as in the grab below [red highlighting added]:



The default is "all" which includes questions/ideas/problems/praise/announcements, but you can drill down by clicking any of the tabs other than "all"

You might want to check in a different browser and/or with any plugins disabled. 
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Yes Col, I see that list of topics under Conversations, but I don't see any of the Ideas shown in the list of conversations below it when I selected All (the default)

Now when I do click on Ideas I see all of the Polls and also the discussion about receiving topical and relevant notifications

Thanks

    Steve
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We have no idea why this is happening to you, sorry.  It is not the intended behaviour of the system.  

If we start at https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/categories/imdb_imdb_contentdata_issues (as in the grab above) then clicking "Ideas" within the red highlight of the grab takes us to -> https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/categories/imdb_imdb_contentdata_issues?topic-list[settings][type]=... which contains just the ideas for content: 



what URL do you land upon instead? 
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Thanlks Col,
I get to those URLs but not everything seems to be categorised correctly.

If I look at https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/categories/imdb_imdb_poll under the "IMDb Poll" in the menu to the right then I see some polls in category Ideas & some in Praise but not all polls seem to be included. What determines which category they are put under? Is it done automatically or is it just for the poster to decide?

    Steve
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Poll suggestions are posted as ideas, but when a poll goes live we move the thread to "praise" to make searching easier.
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Thanks Peter,
But who are the “we” who are changing the categories?

Also, I do sometimes see some polls that aren’t categorised as Ideas or Praise and some items that are categorised as Ideas or Praise which aren’t polls.

As there are so many polls nowadays, wouldn’t it be better to make a new category just for the polls?

Steve
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There is already a category for polls, as explained. If you want polls separated from this site, you would need a whole other site - or, you know, a message board system at IMDb.

Dan Dassow and I edit the poll posts since we both have admin privileges as well as helping run the polls. (It wasn't my idea to change the posts from Idea to Praise, but since it's been more than a year and I haven't heard complaints from IMDb, I figure we are safe.)
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OK, thanks Peter.

The trouble with the Polls category at https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/categories/imdb_imdb_poll is that not all of the polls are in it and there are some things I've seen in it that aren't polls (like Updates to Characters & Dan's FAQ posts)

should we tell you whenever we find them?

    Steve
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> If you want polls separated from this site

I have a dream ...  :)
But Col says it isn't possible so I'll put up with them for now

    Steve
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I think the character-related post is tagged to the Poll category because the character changes affected the polls. Dan's FAQ posts are all related to the polls, if I'm not mistaken.
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Some Members / Users are here only to do Polls
and all Polls should be only in one place here for them to do
not mixed with the Q&As about IMDb

People going to
http://www.imdb.com/helpdesk/contact
for Community Support
are sent to
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb (with Polls)
not
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/categories/imdb_imdb_contentdata_issues


Does IMDb make more Money with Polls than other things like Lists and Ratings and ... ?
Seems to be promoting Polls alot


Poll & Ratng flooding continues
(See my above message about Poll makers & Flooding)
One have been watching:

Poll: Inspired Cartoon Characters
http://www.imdb.com/poll/VAE9zUFKYIk/
http://www.imdb.com/poll/VAE9zUFKYIk/results
Mar 6 2018 - Results of 1,827 votes: 1. Helen Kane 1,516
Apr 4 2018 - Results of 7,092 votes: 1. Helen Kane 6,780 (Same guy with 6,000 new accounts)

Recent Activity
relop voted for #1 http://www.imdb.com/user/ur87095777/
bevupafu voted for #1
sareyixec voted for #1
zemaniz voted for #1
toyiracuva voted for #1
jikam voted for #1
zucaso voted for #1
vedihaxi voted for #1
kitu-52280 voted for #1
soto-96875 voted for #1

all IMDb members since Wed Apr 4 2018

Maybe more later today or tomorrow ??



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