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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Title: Who Said Women Aren't Funny?
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/oOOxX-kXtAw/?ref_=po_ti
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls075730568/
Reason: Added a link to part two of the poll. 

(Thank you!)
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Done.
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Thanks, Jess.
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Lauren Bacall 1924-2014
https://www.imdb.com/poll/hFuXCIrFlgI/
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls075012945/
Replaced missing image at #5
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Done.
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Done by Dan. : )
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Diligent Dapper Dan Dassow?

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Indeed.
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Done.
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Re-Push #1
Poll Title: Movies That Rock: Band and Musical Group Biopics
GS Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-favorite-musical-group-or-band-biopic?/
List URL: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls040319482/
Poll URL: https://www.imdb.com/poll/bRA4AIeluJc/
Reasons: added option #13 Rocketman (2019)  more for the Elton-Bernie songwriting collaboration (music by / lyrics by) than for the Elton John Band members who have performed with him on stage and in the studio since 1970.
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Done.
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Re-Push #1
Poll Title: Live Poll: "Game of Thrones" Season Eight Death Pool
GS Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-game-of-thrones-season-eight-death-pool/
List URL: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls066651307/
Poll URL: https://www.imdb.com/poll/3vk0s4kXGf8/
Reasons: added companion poll hyperlink "or take other GoT polls here."
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Please also correct the character links in the descriptions.
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all character links removed
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Done, thanks.
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Hi Dibby, This is done. 
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Thank you Suzy!
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You're very welcome, Dibby!
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Re-Push #1
Poll Title: Live Poll: "Game of Thrones" Season Eight Death Pool
GS Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-game-of-thrones-season-eight-death-pool/
List URL: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls066651307/
Poll URL: https://www.imdb.com/poll/3vk0s4kXGf8/
Reasons: added companion poll hyperlink Take the companion poll: Who Will Be the Last Man Standing in "Game of Thrones"?
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Done. : )
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Title: Pride on TV: Who is Your Favorite LGBT Character?
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/Bx0QOL7bPgg/?ref_=po_fp
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls068554567/

Title: Pride on TV (Part 2): Who is Your Favorite LGBT Character?
Poll:  https://www.imdb.com/poll/FaxejERyuIE/
List:  https://www.imdb.com/list/ls068770066/?publish=save#1

Reason for Both: 'Added one link to a list of other LGBTQ Pride polls. 

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Done.
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Thanks, Peter. Hey, I remember staying up late, working on the first one "with you" (just 4,000 miles or so apart, lol), and I think Jen, too, as you helped me to finish it so it could go live the first day of Pride month -- or something approximately like that. :)
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Title: Favorite John Wayne Character
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/aLO1lX-sKrY/
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls046934535/
Reason: 2 options added: In Harm's Way (1965) and Donovan's Reef (1963)
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 Poll Title: Best Music Score in 2018

    Poll URL: https://www.imdb.com/poll/02r2UvCwL40/

    List URL: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls046106496/

    Reason: 1) Changing the Composer's name from the information for 'Vox Lux' (6), to Scott Walker.
 
                      2) Removing the title 'A Star is Born'

                      3) Changing the Composer's name from the information for 'Solo: A Star Wars story', to John Powell.
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Akash,

This poll is no longer valid.

YOU CANNOT remove choices from a poll with damaging the poll. I missed that you removed "A Star is Born".

I mistakenly re-pushed this poll.

I will ask IMDb Staff to close this poll.
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When creating two previous poll-suggs (not the last one), I forgot to insert "Poll Suggestion:" first. Then it was enough time to correct the posts titles to "Poll Suggestion: [title]", but of course the hard links still lack the "poll-suggestion-" prefixes. But they are initially created in "IMDb.Poll" section of GS, and the lists keep the direct links accordingly. 

Please tell me whether the two suggs should be also "re-pushed", or the "Poll Suggestion:" prefix with no hard link is enough to process normally? Thanks in advance.

PS:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/face-off-gynoid-i-love
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/most-anticipated-movie-summer-autumn-2019
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This is fine. You can leave the titles and links as they are.
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Thank you, Peter.
______________

I have one more question. A live poll of mine includes an image with huge borders. After hard trying, it's close I'll add the better quality image these days. Should I report the new link here in advance, or just make replacement in the initial list and then request here for re-pushing?
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MAthePA,

You do not need to announce in advance the link for the new image. It would be more helpful to announce the number of the choice (position in the list) of the choice that is affected.

Poll Title:
Poll URL:
List URL:
Reason: Replacing image for choice #X with a better image.
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Thank you, Dan.
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Poll Title: The Most Powerful Superhero Weapon 
Poll URL: https://www.imdb.com/poll/JKiefhS2y5Y/
List URL: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042741650/
Board Link: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion-a-few-good-quotes
Reason: Fixed the little "bug" that made the whole text in bold
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Done.
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Thanks, I just noticed the same problem within the quotes. Can I fix it in the "list" format without affecting anything?
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Sorry, I have to go out, so I fixed the "green" issue in every single quote...
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Poll Title: Favorite Sheep Animated
Poll URL: https://www.imdb.com/poll/aA7F6COMa8U
List URL: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls046335110/
Reason: Replacing image for choice #16 with a better image. And more spoilers added in description to hide the answer "Merry Christmas to Ewe".
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Re-Push #1
Poll Title: Live Poll: Which Movie Best Makes Legal History?
GS Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-which-movie-best-makes-legal-history?/
List URL: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls040633524/
Poll URL: https://www.imdb.com/poll/yfhTkgC3TsY/
Reasons: added * to question historical scope clarification and #33 option, added "upcoming" specification Roe v. Wade | Future Movie's alternate current movie link not formatted correctly, Roe vs. Wade (1989)

Roe v. Wade | Movie
An upcoming courtroom drama about the events surrounding the landmark 1973 United States Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade. Alternate Current Movie: Roe vs. Wade (1989)
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Re-Push #1
Poll Title: Live Poll: Favorite Penguin Themed Movie
GS Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-favorite-penguin-cast-or-penguin-themed-movie
List URL: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls026784610/
Poll URL: https://www.imdb.com/poll/oJHony38zzM/
Reasons: delete 2018 sentence from introduction and added 2019 movie option #32

Penguins 2019 | Movie
Steve
* added 11 April 2019
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Pre-approval for ZERO VOTE Substitution for Live Poll: Movie and TV Astronauts: Who has the Right Stuff?

I would like to update a full 35 option poll which has two zero voted answer options with a new high profile option. The zero vote option is unlikely to garner any future votes, while the new option is well-suited to the poll's premise; it certainly is a much better choice than the option it replaces.Which courageous fictional movie or TV astronaut* best exemplifies having the "right stuff"? *fictional human characters who served with NASA or another earth space agency. The advantage is keeps the poll current and relevant, in advance of National Space Day, the first Friday in May.

REMOVE #33 ZERO VOTE ANSWER OPTION

Johnny Depp The Astronaut's Wife
Commander Spencer Armacost
The Astronaut's Wife (1999), Johnny Depp

REPLACEMENT #33 ANSWER OPTION
Ad Astra 2019 Poster
Brad Pitt  Ad Astra (2019)
Astronaut Roy McBride
Ad Astra (2019), Brad Pitt

USA Release May 24, 2019
Plot: Astronaut Roy McBride travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet.
Director: James Gray
Stars: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, Ruth Negga
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I wouldn't add it until the film comes out, otherwise I guess it would be OK.
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Title: Hope Is...
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/OSqCjHTV58M
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042798396
Reason: Choice #14 -- Added the permalink to the quote (sorry, it was pending a week). 
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Thank you
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Title: Coolest MCU Movie Tagline
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls023289461/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/lKbgozwOLt8/
Reason: Added options 21 and 22 as Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame.

Title: Coolest DCEU Movie Tagline
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls023400081/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/w4yrCW8UCa4/
Reason: Added option 7, Shazam!.
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Please add an extra selection to,
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/qj_ckSjkwEM/

Poll Sugg Post: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion-guest-who?utm_source=notification&utm_me...

Added an Image at the end of the poll in pos #21. Date listed is included.
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047811173/


Reason: Poll taker request for an inclusion.
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Done.

In the future please use this recommended format:

Title:
List: 
Poll:
Reason:
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Will do.
Thanks.
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Title: Hope Is...
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/OSqCjHTV58M
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042798396
Reason: Added link to the related poll (LOVE)
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Thank you
we made it twice today )
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Re-Push #1
Poll Title: Live Poll: "Game of Thrones" - Favorite Season Premiere
GS Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-game-of-thrones-favorite-season-premiere
List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls067675121/
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/b7ohIROJV7Q/
Reasons: added 8.1 episode Winterfell and updated spoiler to 2019 information


Winterfell 2019 | TV Episode
Episode 8.1: Winterfell (2018)

Jon and Daenerys arrive in Winterfell and are met with skepticism. Sam learns about the fate of his family. Cersei gives Euron the reward he aims for. Theon follows his heart.


SPOILER ALERT: Intended for viewers current through the 2019 season as poll has IMDb basic recaps of each Game of Thrones (2011) premiere episode through final 2019 season.
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 Poll Title: The Buckeye State Movies

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

 List URL: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls046905439/

 Reason: I added a description of the meaning of the nickname "buckeye state".
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