FAQ: Poll Authors - Re-Push Requests

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At least for the time being, please do not ask for a re-push to change the link to Get Satisfaction. There are over 5,000 polls; there is not enough time right now to make such a substantial change.

Polls that are accurate, up to date
and complete are more fun and satisfying. It's hard to make a perfect poll and the quality has been tremendous, but errors do slip in.

What we are describing below is a process for supporting post launch poll revisions.

Note: if you are looking to close a no longer relevant poll, check this thread: FAQ: Poll Close Requests

If you're a poll author, I would encourage you to revisit your thread anddecide whether the post-launch suggestions (or any new ideas you have) are worth incorporating. Some things to look for.

At least for the time being, please do not ask for a re-push to change the link to Get Satisfaction. There are over 5,000 polls; there is not enough time right now to make such a substantial change.

Always OK Revisions
* Missing discussion board links
* Typos in descriptive text.
* Missing an obvious choice (an obvious option was overlooked at the time of poll publish)
These are usually ok to add, as long as it is to the END of the list. It is good form to add the date you added this choice to the description field forthat choice. That way someone looking at the results will not be surprised this obvious choice has so few votes compared to the original entries.

Sometimes OK Revisions
* Missing/weak descriptive text.
Important! Do not change the feel of the poll. If your poll was for favorites,it must stay that. If it's a worst poll it must stay that. Does this make sense? Otherwise you're changing historic votes. That is bad karma. Adding alittle color or description that keeps the feel of the poll is ok.
* Changing A Poll Title
Mostly discouraged, except for adding a question-mark if appropriate.
* Updating a Poll Due to New Information.
A new creditable entry, not due to an oversight comes up (e.g. a new release).We would generally discourage this if the poll has more than a few hundred votes. You maybe should consider a new poll?
* Fixing a image for character polls

Very Rarely OK Revisions
* Deleting a Choice
* Re-Arranging and Order of A Choice
* Re-pushing to Replace Valid Options Without Votes
These used to be impossible, but they are rarely OK. It is allowable in the case they do NOT affect any live votes and the duplicate choice and ALL items following it in the list have ZERO votes. If you have any doubt, please post to your original thread before making this change; if you do it incorrectly, you will never be able to update your poll again!

How to Proceed

If you are the author and want your poll re-pushed, make the changes to your original list in accordance to the instructions above, then reply to this post with the URL of the poll. This gives us (and other users) a chance to see these in a consolidated place and not hunt through threads. If you are not the poll author, you must contact the author by private message or the poll thread (or one our poll admins may be able to help you make a case).

A re-push request on this thread will be considered if formatted as follows

Ensure your reply incorporates the Poll title in the title of the post.

    Poll Title: O',brother,sister, who art thou

    Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/wvdPChk96q8/

    List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls059040806/

    Reason: Fixing capitalization in title (add much detail as you like)

Poll board members, please feel free to comment on the proposed revision and offer your support or rejection of the change.

It would be reasonable to cross post to the original poll suggestion thread, but this is optional.

Note 1: here's a useful trick. Can't guarantee this will work forever but it works now. If you want to find the list from a poll, substitute the word"list" for "poll" in the URL and the list id will come up.
e.g. http://www.imdb.com/poll/wvdPChk96q8/ -> http://www.imdb.com/list/wvdPChk96q8/ will 'automagically' transform to http://www.imdb.com/list/ls059040806/

-hb

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Transitioning to Get Satisfaction presents a number ofissues, not the least of which is that all legacy polls no longer have validlink backs. Fortunately, the link backs which go to the IMDb message boards arere-directed to: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/categories/imdb_imdb_poll

At least for the time being, please do not ask for a re-push solely to change the link to a thread on Get Satisfaction. Please do not ask to correct minor formatting problems to justify updating the link back.There are close to 5,000 polls which went live when the IMDb message boards were available; there is not enough time right now to make such a substantial change. The poll administrators do not have the capacity to update the link backs on the majority of these legacy polls. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis. These exceptions include but are not limited to:

  • Specific requests to update a poll from the IMDb Editors
  • Updating polls to add new relevant options
  • Updating polls to better reflect current information
  • Correcting typos in descriptive text
  • Replacing missing images or character pages
If there's still any confusion as to which polls will be re-pushed, please ask so that we can clarify this for everyone as soon as practical.
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   Poll Title: A Blonde, a Brunette and a Redhead...

    Poll URL: https://www.imdb.com/poll/Pj1FK4X4M88

    List URL: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls036689927/

    Reason: Two pictures were missing, I replaced them :)

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Title: Remember when they had hair?
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls063215750
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/LkezOKkzBaM
Reason: Replaced another photo (sorry).
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Re-Push Request #1
Poll Title: Happy Hanksgiving, A Celebration of Tom Hanks
GS Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-happy-hanksgiving-a-day-to-celebrate-tom-hanks
List URL: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls032648745/
Poll URL: https://www.imdb.com/poll/gWupAhA1nTA/
Reasons: removed blue highlighting from  introductory thanks sentences, corrected #9 spelling "tahani" "tahini" and changed #13 menu item "Sleepless in Se-Apple" to "Sweetness in Se-Apple"
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1. 

Title: Most Anticipated Disney Movie of 2018
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls027247710/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/ls027247710/
Reason: Linked its 2019 counterpart to it.

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Title: Most Anticipated Disney Movie of 2019
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls040143450/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/ls040143450/
Reason: Linked its 2018 counterpart to it.

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Reason: Peter pointed out I had a comma where there needed to be an end parens.
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List URL: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls045325485/
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I just realized that the 2014 movie is not a documentary and I'm guessing you meant the 2006 film, which is a documentary, from the start. I still don't think that we can re-push this but I'll check with Dan, Peter, and Jess to see what they think.
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If Leavey just puts the 2006 title in where the 2014 title was, and delete the 2014, it should not be a problem. At least in my experience. Dan?
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Normally, we cannot delete an option, especially if it has votes. The 2014 and 2006 titles are completely different movies so wouldn't we be nullifying votes? The possible caveat, though, as I see it, is that the poll is titled "Documentaries" so people voting for the 2014 film may have assumed it was the documentary, which is the 2006 title. (The 2014 film is not a documentary.) I think that caveat is a pretty strong argument in favor of re-pushing it but, if we adhere strictly to the guidelines, it's not an acceptable re-push. 
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The guidelines are in place to ensure that we play fair with those taking a poll and that we do not distort their vote.

It is likely that people voting for 'Deliver Us from Evil (2014)' believed they were voting for the documentary 'Deliver Us from Evil (2006)'. Since this is a one-for-one substitution that corrects a mistake, I believe it is proper to re-push this poll.

We are careful in adjudicating borderline cases since we may be setting precedent for future cases.

I will hold off overnight in re-pushing the poll in case there are any viable counter arguments.
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leavey-2, rubyfruit76, et al,

After very careful consideration, I re-pushed the poll.

Please do not consider this a precedent, but an adjudication of a borderline case. Other similar cases may need to be adjudicated differently.
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And again...

Title: Little-Known Facts About SpongeBob Squarepants
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Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/yu8-xnBhvdA
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Poll: Most Instense Scenes in Comedies
I suppose there is a typo in option #26:
"Robing the wrong guy with blanks is allways a not good idea."
I guess, it should be "robbing"
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Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/wZxe0mla3w4/


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Breumaster,

Re-push done.

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Yes, robbing is correct.

robing
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/robing
Definition of robe 

1a : a long flowing outer garment especially : one used for ceremonial occasions or as a symbol of office or profession

b : a loose garment (such as a bathrobe) for informal wear especially at home

2 : covering, mantle peaks on the axis of the range in their robes of snow and light— John Muir

3 : a covering of pelts or fabric for the lower body used while driving or at outdoor events

robe
verb

robed; robing
Definition of robe (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb
:
to clothe or cover with or as if with a robe

intransitive verb
1 : to put on a robe

2 : dress

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robbing
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/robbing

Definition of rob 

transitive verb

1a(1) : to take something away from by force : steal from

(2) : to take personal property from by violence or threat

b(1) : to remove valuables without right from (a place)

(2) : to take the contents of (a receptacle)

c : to take away as loot : steal rob jewelry

2a : to deprive of something due, expected, or desired

b : to withhold unjustly or injuriously

intransitive verb

: to commit robbery

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Poll URL: https://www.imdb.com/poll/QUMc1vD0bdM/?ref_=po_ho
List URL: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls027421088/
Reason: 'Replaced missing images from #5,#6, and #15

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Oh wow, it worked?! Your idea of taking the "$" out of the link was a great one. Thank you, so much. (And thanks Peter and Jess for trying before I remembered the problem when it was first pushed; I don't know why I must have, at some point in the last year, put that mischievous "$' back in in the list.)
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A brief explanation:
This text causes problems for the poll software.
[b]Patti from [link=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6288250/?ref_=nv_sr_1]Patti Cake$[/link][/b]
When Ruby replaced the Patti Cake$ with Patti Cakes and placed the $ outside of code for a link the poll software works and the poll could be re-pushed.
[b]Patti from [link=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6288250/?ref_=nv_sr_1]Patti Cake[/link]$[/b]
In general, including a $ inside of code for linking text causes the poll software to fail.
[link={A_Link}]{Text1}${Text2}[/link] causes problems for the poll software.
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Poll Title: Golden Globes 2019: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Poll url: https://www.imdb.com/poll/mO1Rk_ejo8E/?ref_=po_ho
List url: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047148652/
Reason: Replaced colon with dash per request in the title
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Title: Most Anticipated Sequel of 2019
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls022097534/
Poll: Most Anticipated Sequel of 2019

Reason: Added 3 titles.
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DC,

Please include the date you added these titles to your poll:
33. Stree 2 (2019)
34. Andaz Apna Apna 2 (2019)
35. Hindi Medium 2 (2019)
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Poll re-pushed.
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Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/z8PurcREbKY/

Reason: Added 'Aquaman'
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1)

Title: Mysterious Movie Characters
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls063683296/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/ls063683296/

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2)

Title: Improvising is the... uh... the best!
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls063633974/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/ls063633974/

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3)

Title: Spoofed Movie Moments
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls066561399/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/ls066561399/

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4)

Title: Hardest to Kill Movie Characters
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls066159964/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/ls066159964/

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5)

Title: Movie Franchises That Changed Lead Characters
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls063898200/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/ls063898200/

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6)

Title: Director Trademarks
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls068931289/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/ls068931289/

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7)

Title: On-Screen Injuries That Really Happened
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls025153591/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/ls025153591/

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8)

Title: Favorite Action Scene in the MCU
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls068664204/
Poll:https://www.imdb.com/poll/ls068664204/

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Reasons for all: Replacing faulty image options.
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Thanks Pete! And sorry about the heavy load :P