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: Favorite Film-Noir Poster

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls062983610/#1

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ls062983610/#1

Reason: Added hyperlinks in the introduction to other, poster-related polls.
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Kyle Perez

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Completed✓

Thank you!

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Kyle Perez

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Title: Favorite Sci-Fi Movie Poster

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064278842/#1

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/CYQ8Z-LQwZ0/

Reason: Added hyperlinks in the introduction to other, poster-related polls.

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Title: Most Interesting Biopic of an Indian

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls071288931/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/36qfx60D47Q/

Reason: Added 'Sachin (2017 Documentary)' at #22.
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Poll: Why Not The Working Title?
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/sW6MFDatuCM/...
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069689252/
Reason: Small change in the title. I changed 'The' into 'the'. And I added a link to the poll: What if They Kept the Fake Working Title?
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Title: Greatest Movie Anti-Heroes of All Time

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls060603825/#1

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/TXyb06IB3Hw/

Reason: Option #4's image was missing. Added new image.
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Poll pushed, but Choice #15 still has a problem.
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls060603825/#15
ch0232888 - A Clockwork Orange.
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Dan,

Thank you. I have added the proper character link under option 15. The previous character page was removed from the database. Will you re-push this again?
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Title: Movies at 25 in 2016

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls031317393/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/mFBbfoxyaXU/

Reason: Linking with the 2017 poll (Movies at 25 in 2017)
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Title: Best Fighting Choreography in a DC Comics Movie (2000-Present)

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls034270432/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/z8PurcREbKY/

Reason: Added 'Wonder Woman' at option #17.
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Title: Favorite Character Played by Morgan Freeman

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069686419/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/zA2JlKoai44/

Reason: Added movie titles back to the characters (didn't realise they got lost in the transition from list to live poll)
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Done.
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Title: Most Compelling "Sense8" Character

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls074579647/#1

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/37YocAHpGR4/

Reason: Option #8's image was removed from the database. Added new image.
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Title: Favorite Character Played by Morgan Freeman

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069686419/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/zA2JlKoai44/

Reason: Minor changes: turns 80 changed to turned 80 + added second movie title to some characters which he played in more than one movie (e.g. The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises)
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Title: Favorite Character Played by Morgan Freeman

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069686419/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/zA2JlKoai44/

Reason: Added Nelson Mandela to the list - please check first if I've done this correctly. Thanks!
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leavey-2,

Yes, you did this correctly. Poll re-pushed.

Note: The only way to verify formatting tags for choices is to export the list. Unfortunately, there is no way to others to review the formatting for the description for a list.
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I learned something new today. Thanks a lot, Dan!
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Title: Favorite AMC Drama Series

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls079703354/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/qUoNE7Q-HQc/

Reason:  Added "The Son" at #20.
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Actors Who Appeared in Both Marvel and DC Movies
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls031200265/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/zNKBnjCzt10/
 small typo i
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Title: Most Interesting Biopic of an Indian

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls071288931/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/36qfx60D47Q/

Reason: Added the proper title page of 'Sachin' at #22.
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Done.
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Title: Supernatural Superheroes

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066118532/#1 

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/saS_LRKyQMg/

Reason: Image replaced with better HD images for options - 5 (John Constantine), 12 (Mandrake the Magician), and 13 (The Phantom).
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Title: Movie Titles That Are Acronyms

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069673726/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/N05IXhAOThE/?ref_=po_fp

Reason: By mistake I used M*A*S*H TV Series instead of the movie MASH. I replaced this title in my list. If possible I like to replace this title in the poll aswell.
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Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/tykkMBbYcPw/
List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls060993029/
Board URL: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-coolest-game-of-thrones-sword-or-weapon/
Reasons:
Bolded Weapon Answer Options for readability,
Added #31 Poison Dart option,
Minor Changes for correctness and better poll taker association: added "Black Armored" on #5, changed "Snow" to "Stark" on #9, added "Bare Chested Horse Mounted" on #13, simplified to "Snake-Motified" on #14, corrected spelling "shield" on #16, changed " to ' on #17, reworded  on #20, added " Children of the Forest" #22, added "Faith Militant" on #26 added "Birthed" on  #28

COMPLETE
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Poll Title: With Great Power Don't Necessarily Come Great Wits

Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/OD6BcsClXJY/?ref_=po_ho

List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069473241/

Reason: Fixing #2 and # 6 - The quotes belong to Peter Parker and Steve Rogers respectively, not Spider-Man and Captain America, which are listed on IMDb as separate characters.
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Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/S8zENdgI5PQ/?ref_=po_ho

List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069384234/

Reason: Corrected quotes 1, 7, 8, 11, and 15 to match the lines in the movies. Been noticing some discrepancies and finally got a chance to fix them; hope you can update the poll.
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Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/FaxejERyuIE/?ref_=po_fp

List:  http://www.imdb.com/list/ls068770066/?publish=save#1

GS Thread:  https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/suggestion-pride-on-tv-2-who-is-your-favorite-lgbt-character...

Reason: Corrected a typo in the intro. and added a suggestion (#26).

Thank you!
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Done.
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Poll Title: Pride on TV: Who is Your Favorite LGBT Character?

Poll:  http://www.imdb.com/poll/Bx0QOL7bPgg/?ref_=po_fp

List:  http://www.imdb.com/list/ls068554567/?publish=save#1

GS Thread:  https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/suggestion-pride-on-tv-who-is-your-favorite-lgbtq-character

Reason: Changed "Part two is forthcoming" to a link to part two of the poll. 

Gracias.
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Hecho. De nada.
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Title: $500 Million Movies

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072903574/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/H_KUL2EgZ3o/

Reason: Added 'Beauty and the Beast' at #8.
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Done.
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List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls068591765
Reason: Chicago was spelled incorrectly in the intro.
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Done.
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Title: Best Comic Book Casting Choices 2018
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls068059825/#19
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/7Uvz_CIUrYc/

Reason:

1. Updated description (grammer).
2. Added movie title, names to characters.
3. Updated pictures with new character images.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1825683/mediaviewer/rm2671781888
4. Added more popular characters:
 Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta - Aquaman 
 Nicole Kidman as Atlanna - Aquaman
 Winston Duke as Man-Ape - Black Panther
 Letitia Wright as Princess Shuri - Black Panther