FAQ: List of Polls Alphabetical Within Category

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I would appreciate feedback on whether this is a useful breakdown of live polls. Someone reviewing the list of polls on my blog suggested a list of polls by category. This is my attempt to address that suggestion.

This is my initial cut. I've been able to categorize about half of the polls. Most of the polls are not categorized (zxNoCategory).
I would appreciate suggestions for categories using short keywords as shown below.

http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2018/06/categories.html

Acting
Action
Actor
Actress
Adaptation
AFI
Africa
African-American
Age
AlternateStorylines
Amazon
Animals
Animation
Anniversary
Anticipated
AprilFoolsDay
Art-and-Literature
Awards
BadFilms
BAFTA
Beauty
Biography
Bird
Birthdays
Bodyguard
Bond
Books
BoxOffice
British
Cannes
Cars
Casting
Celebrities
Censorship
Characters
Christmas
Chroma
Cinema
Cinematography
City
ClassicFilms
Cliche
Collaboration
ColNeedham
Colors
Comedy
ComicBook
Comic-Con
ComicStrip
Costume
Countries
Couples
Credits
Crime
Critics
CriticsChoice
Culture
DCEU
Deaths
Detective
Dinosaur
Directors
Disaster
Disney
Documentaries
Dragon
Drama
Dreams
DVD
Emmys
Endings
Episodic
Era
Europe
Fans
Fantasy
Fashion
FeatureFilm
Festivals
Fictional
FilmHistory
FilmNoir
Flags
Food
ForeignLanguage
Franchise
GameOfThrones
Games
GameShow
Gangster
Genres
GoldenGlobes
Hair
Halloween
HarryPotter
Hero
Hijacked
History
Holiday
Hollywood
Horror
Iconic
IMDb
IMDb-India-Spotlight
IMDbPollBoardPicks
IndependentFilms
Indian
InMemoriam
Job
Kids
Language
Lawyer
LGBTQ
Locations
Logo
LotR
Make-up
Mask
MCU
Memorable
Men
Mentor
Moments
Monster
MPAA
Music
Mysteries
Names
Narrators
NationalFilmRegistry
Object
Olympics
OnTheSet
Oscars
Outerspace
Overrated
Parody
People
Performances
PhysicalFeatures
Pirate
Plot
Political
Posters
Prequel
ProductionBudget
ProductionCompany
ProductionProblems
Quotes
Razzie
RealityTelevision
References
Relationships
ReleaseDate
Religion
Remake
Ridiculous
Robots
Romance
RottenTomatoes
Royalty
Runtime
Sadness
SAG
Scenes
School
Sci-Fi
Seasons
Sequels
Series
Shark
SherlockHolmes
Shorts
Shows-within-Shows
SilentFilms
Similarities
Smile
SNL
Sound
Sports
StarTrek
StarWars
State
STEM
Streaming
Summer
Superhero
Tagline
TalkShow
Technology
Teen
Television
Thanksgiving
Theme
Thrillers
Title
Top250
Trailers
Transportation
Trilogy
Trivia
UserDemographic
UserRating
Vampire
VFX
VideoGames
Villains
VirtualReality
Voices
War
Weapons
Weather
Western
Women
Writing
Zombie
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Dan. this poll is about noses http://www.imdb.com/poll/o6rVlOpmxaA/ which is a topic unlikely to generate many polls. I was thinking we could have a category about physical features to have this, and it could be a good idea to merge it with eyes http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2018/06/categories.html#Eyes which currently only has two polls.
In a future, anything like mouths, ears, height, weight or things like that could be added here.

Aditionally, it could also be merged with hair a much crowded category that currently includes polls not only about hair but also chests, beards, moustaches and eyebrowns http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2018/06/categories.html#Hair

Maybe with the other remaining polls we need to check existing categories and also see if some of them can be transformed into something new to include them.
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Pencho15,

My initial reaction is that we can create the new category:
PhysicalFeatures

... then include Eyes and Nose in that category.

I would rather keep Hair as it is currently constituted.

The remaining polls with a categorize may not have a natural category.
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Pencho15,

Thanks again. I've updated the categories of the polls based on your suggestions.

As of 25-Apr-2018

I added this category:
Logo
OnTheSet
PhysicalFeatures

There are 20 polls that are not categorized (zxNoCategory).

zxNoCategory
Vote Craziest/Weirdest Movie Parties
Vote Dangerous Media!
Vote Face-Off: Disney vs. Universal Theme Parks
Vote Face-Off: Hindi, Indie or... Indy?
Vote I want a LEGO version of ...
Vote Improbable Movie Double Features
Vote Lesser Known but Watchable Films
Vote Love It or Hate It
Vote Movie You did not understand at all
Vote Movies That Took Forever to Make
Vote Sell That Product
Vote Showdown of The Colossal Five?
Vote The Most Original Film Since 2000
Vote What Do You Think of Mother! (2017)?
Vote What If... You're Just Being Paranoid?
Vote What's your favorite chapter from Inglourious Basterds?
Vote Which Film Best Defines Modern Society
Vote Which four-letter word makes a film the most successful?
Vote Which is your favorite Wild Tale?
Vote Will These Movies Ever Be Made?
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As of 2-May-2018

There are 20 polls that are not categorized (zxNoCategory).

http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2018/06/categories.html
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I think these two:
Vote Movies That Took Forever to Make
Vote Will These Movies Ever Be Made?
should be placed where "Anticipated" are.

And these two:
Vote What Do You Think of Mother! (2017)?
Vote What's your favorite chapter from Inglourious Basterds?
are good to start a new (if not existing) category similar to "Featured polls" or "Specials", or something alike.
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MAthePA,

Thanks for your suggestion. Let me think about what you suggest.

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There is two guys who made the titanic efforts resulted in only "20 left". It sounds too aloud to say that I suggested, it's much more FYC for two Founding Fathers ;)
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It's a good idea, it should be something that allows to add polls dedicated to one particular movie that is not part of a franchise or can't be categorized on geographical or genre terms.

Which is your favorite Wild Tale could also be either there or in a category for Latin American movies.

There was also a poll about Kill Bill chapters that could be moved there
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MAthePA and Pencho15,

I think these two:
Vote Movies That Took Forever to Make
Vote Will These Movies Ever Be Made?
should be placed where "Anticipated" are.
I've seen the linkage between these two polls for some time. "Anticipated" does not quite capture the sense of these two polls. Possibly one of the following would work:
LongProductionDuration
LongProductionTime
ProductionDuration
ProductionTime
And these two:
Vote What Do You Think of Mother! (2017)?
Vote What's your favorite chapter from Inglourious Basterds?
are good to start a new (if not existing) category similar to "Featured polls" or "Specials", or something alike.
Mother! (2017), Inglourious Basterds (2009), Fantasia (1940), Fantasia 2000 (1999),
Allegro non troppo (1976) and O. Henry's Full House (1952) consists of a series of chapter, vignettes or episodes.

Possibly one of the following would work:
Episodic
EpisodicFilm
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LongProductionDuration
LongProductionTime
ProductionDuration
ProductionTime
they are very good to describe the whole thing, but my believe is that such polls tend to be a rare phenomena. That's why it may be better to place them to the existing category which is very close by nature (production terms) and as well by its form and meaning (the initial interest is drastically down after the event is up).

But again, it's all to your FYC, dadies, since you having the major experience for this kind of categorizations :)
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...consists of a series of chapter, vignettes or episodes.
Possibly one of the following would work:
Episodic
EpisodicFilm
It may work, but for another purposes, and may be it's the successor over my idea (you both decide please). My idea was, and it seems Pencho likes this part, that any polls "dedicated to one particular movie that is not part of a franchise or can't be categorized on geographical or genre terms" should go alltogether into one category. In other words, if you looking for a very specific poll that is deep into pecularities of a separate product (which are not for wider categories) there should be the place (category) for such polls.
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LongProductionDuration
LongProductionTime
ProductionDuration
ProductionTime


Another option is having a category for anything that happens in preproduction or while filming a movie. Both polls refer to problems during the filming, but this being a broader category could also include some other things that would also be difficult to categorize on their own.

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Pencho15,

Maybe this might work:
ProductionProblems
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MAthePA and Pencho15,

Thanks again. I've updated the categories of the polls based on your suggestions.

As of 16-May-2018

I added these categories:
Episodic
ProductionProblems

There are 16 polls that are not categorized (zxNoCategory).
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Is there or can there be a category dedicated to Flags? i couldn't find one. Thanks.
https://www.imdb.com/poll/dE0RQy5IoO4/
https://www.imdb.com/poll/939ZunFS_80/
https://www.imdb.com/poll/ik_9EKEu0pQ/


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urbanemovies,

There is currently no "Flags" category. I will check into this future for the next update.
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Urb,

I've tentatively moved these three polls to the new category flag from their previous categories:

Characters
http://www.imdb.com/poll/dE0RQy5IoO4/
Characters wearing the American flag

Posters
http://www.imdb.com/poll/939ZunFS_80/
Oh say, can you see ... the poster!

Music
http://www.imdb.com/poll/ik_9EKEu0pQ/

Favourite film in which "The Star-Spangled Banner" was used
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urbanemovies,

I've updated the categories of the polls based on your suggestions.

As of 23-May-2018

I added this category:
Flags

There are 16 polls that are not categorized (zxNoCategory).
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As of 30-May-2018

There are 14 polls that are not categorized (zxNoCategory).

Vote Craziest/Weirdest Movie Parties
Vote Dangerous Media!
Vote Face-Off: Disney vs. Universal Theme Parks
Vote Face-Off: Hindi, Indie or... Indy?
Vote I want a LEGO version of ...
Vote Improbable Movie Double Features
Vote Lesser Known but Watchable Films
Vote Love It or Hate It
Vote Movie You did not understand at all
Vote Sell That Product
Vote The Most Original Film Since 2000
Vote What If... You're Just Being Paranoid?
Vote Which four-letter word makes a film the most successful?
Vote Which is your favorite Wild Tale?
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Dan.


Which is your favorite Wild Tale should be in the same category as favorite chapter from Inglourious Basterds?, that is Episodic. Since they ask for your favorite vignette in an episodic film. That would be the last poll of my authoring that has not been categorized.

I am not so sure Mother should be there since it is asking an opinion on a particular film.

I am thinking that Dangerous Media could be added to the political category, after all media plays a part in everyday politics. and the focus of the poll is about its responsibility which is a more political than movie related question

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Pencho15,

Thanks for the recommendations.
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As of 6-June-2018:

There are 11 polls that are not categorized (zxNoCategory).

Which is your favorite Wild Tale? is now in Episodic

I kept What Do You Think of Mother! (2017)? in Episodic pending finding a better category.

I want a LEGO version of ... is now in Remake

Dangerous Media! is now in Political

zxNoCategory
Vote Craziest/Weirdest Movie Parties
Vote Face-Off: Disney vs. Universal Theme Parks
Vote Face-Off: Hindi, Indie or... Indy?
Vote Improbable Movie Double Features
Vote Lesser Known but Watchable Films
Vote Love It or Hate It
Vote Movie You did not understand at all
Vote Sell That Product
Vote The Most Original Film Since 2000
Vote What If... You're Just Being Paranoid?
Vote Which four-letter word makes a film the most successful?
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As of 20-June-2018:

There are 4 polls that are not categorized (zxNoCategory).

zxNoCategory
Vote Face-Off: Disney vs. Universal Theme Parks
Vote Improbable Movie Double Features
Vote Lesser Known but Watchable Films
Vote Which four-letter word makes a film the most successful?
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Dan.

I been thinking and we have categories for Short Films, Video Games and Television. Thee different mediums for titles at IMDb.

Maybe we should not think too much and also have a category called simply Feature Film.
What Do You Think of Mother! (2017)? and any other future poll dedicated to a single film and impossible to cateforize by genre could be added there.

Also, at least two of the 4 remaining polls could be there. Improbable Movie Double Features and Lesser Known but Watchable Films

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Pencho15,

Feature Film seems like a reasonable category.
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Thanks again, Pencho15.

As of 27-June-2018:

I added this category:
FeatureFilm
Vote Improbable Movie Double Features
Vote Lesser Known but Watchable Films

There are 2 polls that are not categorized (zxNoCategory).

zxNoCategory
Vote Face-Off: Disney vs. Universal Theme Parks
Vote Which four-letter word makes a film the most successful?
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As of 4-July-2018:

There are 2 polls that are not categorized (zxNoCategory).
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As of 11-July-2018:

There are 2 polls that are not categorized (zxNoCategory).
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As of 18-July-2018:

There are 2 polls that are not categorized (zxNoCategory).
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Dan.


I've been thinking about the last two polls and I think I have a solution for them.

First, we have a category named Cinema, however there is not a clear definition about what should be included in it.Currently it only has polls with the words cinema or cinematic in the title.


However if we search for the Cinema definition it is: "the production of movies as an art or industry".
Under that definition Which four-letter word makes a film the most successful?, would perfectly fit that category.

By the way, also speaking about Cinema, I think this poll about Marvel movies should be categorized in MCU rather than in Cinema.

Then we would have the very tricky Theme Parks poll, while the obvious solution would be to create a new Theme Park category, I find that undesirable as it is very unlikely that category will ever have more polls in it.

The other solution which I think is better would be to put it under Disney. It is an existing an big category, and it is wide enough to not only consider movies but any Disney product, including its theme parks.

The solution is not optimal, as it leaves the Universal part of the face-off out of a category, but it has been done before. For example, the Face-off between Star Wars and Star Trek is categorized under Star Wars, even if that is accurate only for 50% of that poll.

If you agree with it, then this work of categorizing every poll would be finished, and I would only suggest once again to move the Mother poll from the episodic category, where it should not be to Feature Film where it belongs without question.
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Pencho15,

What you wrote makes sense. I will update the list the next time I do the poll summaries.
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Thanks again, Pencho15,

There are NO polls that are not categorized (zxNoCategory).
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A cause for celebration after much hard work :)
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A cause for celebration after much hard work :)

Indeed!
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Excellent job, guys.
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Thanks, Jessica.
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As of 1-August-2019:

There are NO polls that are not categorized (zxNoCategory).
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As of 8-August-2019:

There are NO polls that are not categorized (zxNoCategory).
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As of 15-August-2019:

There are NO polls that are not categorized (zxNoCategory).