Are fan made images allowed in polls

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If fan made images are not allowed in the database on titles, are they allowed on polls?
Must polls have media gallery images?
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If fan made images are not allowed in the database on titles, are they allowed on polls?
Probably not.
Must polls have media gallery images?
Poll images must meet the standards for IMDb.

Regardless, your question is best answered by a member of the IMDb Editorial Staff.
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Dan, maybe it is best kept here. I can point out the poll on your blogwatch.
Do not want to create an issue if it slipped by a poll board members notice.
You could post an answer here if you think it is acceptable or not. Let me know.
Thanks.
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There isn't really a special set of rules for which images are allowed in polls. But if an image on the site is likely to be reported and deleted, it's probably better not to use it in a poll.
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The reason I ask is that there is an existing Live poll that has Images in it that cannot be reported, edited, or removed in any fashion.
They are non media gallery images. They are homemade images. The poll maker used an Image then meme'd a copyrighted logo and wording on it.

Was wondering if it was acceptable. Would be able to create some cool stuff if it is allowable.

But if it is not. I won't, and maybe you should know of the poll in question if it may cause problems.
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I am aware that there has been a bit of experimentation. As always, we can discuss on the board what is or isn't a good idea.

Some images may have been uploaded to a title, then reported as not belonging to that title, but still remain on IMDb's server.
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Peter.
They are not media gallery images.
They are a private list image.
Homemade Images.
The IMDb editors have never seen these for approval into the database.
Do not want to publicly post them. Want to protect the polls integrity, yours, Dans, Jessica's and Ruby's.
I asked Dan if he would like the poll in question to be reported to his blogwatch.
Still awaiting an answer.
If they are acceptable, I have lots of ideas.
But I believe that would make you the editors of poll images.
A roll that you would rather avoid. The images in question do dot appear anywhere in any gallery image. The Image tags say they are from a specific movie, but they are not in that movies gallery.

Images only: They are direct from the poll itself. Notice  that there is NO TITLE. Notice that you cannot report the image. This is in a live poll.

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls090886028/mediaviewer/rm1355121153
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The image you are linking to is in the Empire Strikes Back gallery. I realize that it is user-generated, on the other hand it has not been removed from the gallery and I do not know how IMDb would judge it, and therefore I can't say for sure that it is not allowed.

With regard to images that are not linked to a title, how would you add those?
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Peter IT IS NOT the exact Image. You are misunderstanding. The Image with the added logo and wording are not in the gallery, nor an approved image by IMDb staff. It is watermarked with wording that according to the rules set forth by the database would be removed if reported.
This is the exact image
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080684/mediaviewer/rm2803469569

It is a title image.


This is user generated.

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls090886028/mediaviewer/rm1355121153

It takes the gallery image and it is modified as you say.

But the user generated image is not approved by IMDb. It is not removable, reportable, nor is it approved for inclusion anywhere on any title.

Peter, I'm not talking about images that are not in the database.
I'm now asking....Can I do as this pollmaker has and take an existing image and add what I like to those images?
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As I said, the edited image is in movie's gallery. I see no reason to think it was not approved like any other user-uploaded title image.
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Peter, you are sidestepping the question.
May any pollmaker take any approved image and modify it for use in a poll anyway he or she sees fit? May I modify it in a way that IMDb would reject it if submitted to the media gallery on a title?
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Look. I do not wish to report the poll directly to IMDb as a problem if you say it is OK to use an Image that IMDb would reject.
Clear?
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The poll in my opinion needs removal based on the use of unapproved images, "UNLESS" you say otherwise.
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This image is at the back I missed it. It is removable. The pollmaker knew this would happen eventually so he put the image in a safe place so that when the images were reported they would not be removed from the poll. He cheated by making it a list image. Unremovable!
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls090886028/mediaviewer/rm1355121153


Peter? Why are you defending this? Why is this person not called out?
Why is the poll this is in still live?

Care to track down  this image too.
It is the same issue.


I have reported the image and the user.

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls090886028/mediaviewer/rm2730852865

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Follow up.
Editors removed the images.
What will you do about the poll?

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I believe it has already been taken care of.