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: Movies That Will Keep You at the Edge of Your Seat Come 2018
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027063083/?publish=save
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/SKt57wjTJgo/  

Reason:
1. I have changed the title of my list from: Movies That Will Keep You At The Edge Of Your Seat Come 2018

To:
Movies That Will Keep You at the Edge of Your Seat Come 2018
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Re-push done.

I noticed you had also added a new option at the end of the list, which is exactly where it should be. 
Next time, please mention any new addition to your list as a reason when asking for a re-push. It helps the admins to see if something has been done incorrectly.
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Thank you very much and also  I would like to apologizе for the  mistake. I thought you did not see It. it seems I have put It after the list has been made in a poll . One more time I apologizе I will have your advice in mind for next time. THANK YOU IT REALLY  MEANS A LOT TO ME!
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Title: A Chameleon of Horrors
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/lKSAJv7KQhE/?ref_=po_ho
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls063258441/

Reason: Updated the discuss here link so it goes to the getsatisfaction page and added new entries after the conclusion of season 7.
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Since character pages are going away and I provided links to each character in the list, will the name text become unreadable or will the names stay as they are without a link?

I removed all of the character links in the list just in case I will need another re-push.
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NDbportmanfan 1,

We will not know what will happen until all of the character pages are removed. So far the links to character pages still work as originally designed.
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NDbportmanfan 1,

It appears that removal of the character pages does not affect the formatting of the link; it still links to a deprecated character page. However, since the character page has been removed, the link now produces a 404 (page not found) error.

Evan Peters Tate Langdon, Kit Walker, Kyle Spencer, Jimmy Darling, Mr. James March, Rory Monahan, Kai Anderson

I re-pushed your poll, since you had other reasons for re-pushing your poll. However, the admins probably don't have the capacity to re-push all of the affected polls. We will have to treat each affected poll on a case by case basis.
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Title: People at 100 in 2016

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls031065548/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/EolvkoW0WPY/

Reason: Linked with the 2017 poll.
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Title: Inside Out Emotions

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls074392991/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/pf8figsQI7o/

Reason: Changed Sadness image

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Title: Favorite 'Star Wars' Poster

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls078528443/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/1IF1q_rma9A/

Reason: Added the official poster of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'.
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Title: 'Star Wars' Through the Years

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066277928/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/k-bniOGImCA/

Reason: Added two new titles: 26. Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, 27. Star Wars: The Last Jedi 
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Title: Most Anticipated Sequel of 2018

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls068919063/

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

Reason: Added 7 new titles.
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Title: Face-Off: Guardians of the Galaxy Vs. Thor (Marvel Franchise)
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069616077/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/8Lt4l8_w_QE/

Reason: Updated Title with quotation marks
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Title: Best Thanksgiving TV Episode
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027577019
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/0mMTHBR4A5Q
Reason: Fixed several grammar/spelling errors
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Title: IMDb Top 250 Animated Film

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls075496365/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/rGlf1Vgdtx0/

Reason: Added 'Coco', which is a new entry to the Top 250 list.
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Title: Really Odd Couples...
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls025644473
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/2OPMeWo9dzs
Reason: Added entries for Hellboy and Sleepy Hollow at the end of the list.
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Title: How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria?
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027028741
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/inra9guS1Lg
Reason: Traded out Ingrid Bergman photo for a better one.
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Re-Push #1

Poll Title:
Mid-Season Replacement Drama TV Series
GS Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/best-mid-season-replacement-drama-tv-series/
List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls036861879/
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/EXqDUqBtNlM/
Reasons: added companion poll hyperlink Vote in the companion poll: Mid-Season Replacement Comedy TV Series
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Title: Superheroes Union
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027734149/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/1-CvFPPG-iw/?ref_=
Reasons:
1) I have added "The Incredibles" to my list.
2) I have added the members of every team in my list.
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Thank you!
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Title: Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award: Favorite Recipient (1988-Present)

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls031464953/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/HdIOkcX90vg/

Reason: Added #30 Oprah Winfrey who is Cecil B. DeMille Award 2018 Recipient.
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Title: Next Wolverine
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls038862101/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/5MHLXFLFIg0/?ref_=po_ho


Reason #1: Updated question.

Logan is Hugh Jackman's last appearance as Wolverine. Marvel will soon be looking for a new actor to play Wolverine. Hugh Jackman believes Tom Hardy is a perfect fit for the role. Do you think Tom Hardy could pull off being the next Wolverine? If not, which actor do you think should play him? 
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LD, you have changed the order of one option in your list. Please make sure the order of the list is exactly the same as in the poll.
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Hi LD, could you leave us a note here when the order of the list and the poll are the same? Thanks.
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I left a note for LD on one of her posts on the GS discussion board.
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List is fixed.
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LD,

Thanks for updating the order of your list to correspond to your poll. I re-pushed your poll.
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Title: Most Anticipated Sequel of 2018

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls068919063/

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

Reason: Added 3 new titles. I was not sure about their USA release dates, so couldn't add last time.
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Done.

I will be rather surprised if the three films you've added get any votes:
2.0 (2018)
Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018)
Johnny English 3 (2018)
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Poll Title: IMDb Poll Board Favorite Performances by Actors

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/GYUz-EFTIs8/?ref_=po_fp

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls025266776/

Reason: I added 2 links to related polls in the description. And I added 2 options (dan_dassow's choice and ejacobs23's choice)

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Poll Title: IMDb Poll Board Favorite Performances by Actresses

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/IupY2PLpqsI/?ref_=po_ho

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls025266905/

Reason: I added 2 links to related polls in the description. And I added 2 options (dan_dassow's choice and ejacobs23's choice)
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Title: Col Needham's Best Movies of 2016

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066279714/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ls066279714/

Reasons:
1. Linked to the 2017 poll
2. Fixed the following to match the format of the 2017 poll:
  • Title of the list
  • Intro of the list
3. Added Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) as one of Col's Top films of 2016. A little late though... but I've added in the date of addition.
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Thanks Dan.
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Title: Favorite Horror Movie Poster

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls025575976/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ls025575976/

Reason: Replaced the poster for option #2 (Psycho).
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Kyle,

For some unexpected reason, the tool for re-pushing polls is rejecting this re-push. It is indicating that there is an invalid number of answers. Since your poll only has 35 choices this looks like a bug. I will report the problem to the IMDb Technical Staff, but it may take a long time for this to be fixed.
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Dan,

I had actually saw that too. The picture from my profile below shows 36 images
 
But as you stated, there should only be 35 images. See below.


No problem on the time for this one... no rush. Appreciate it.
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Kyle,

This is a bug with the updated list software. I will report this problem on the list thread.
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Dan, 

Thank you! I'll follow it closely to await a response.
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Dan,

Now that the problem has been fixed - can this poll be re-pushed?
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Kyle,

Only part of the problem has been solved. User names are properly shown for the list of user lists.

The problem of adding non-existing images to an image list has not been solve. Your list still has 36 image, one of which is non-existent image. There is still no way to remove these non-existent images.

http://www.imdb.com/user/ur64640683/lists
It just tried to re-push this poll and I still get an error message that there are too many choices.
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Kyle,

IMDb corrected the underlying problem. Please remove the missing / blank image from your list so that we can re-push the poll. Thanks.
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Poll: Christmas is Coming!

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027764790/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/cCeU2p8pidc/


Reasons: text corrections, mostly typos and bad grammar:
- in the list description "movies and videos of all sorts" (instead of "movies, videos, of all sorts").
- in #2 description, add ? missing at the end of the sentence "Animated movies: classic Christmas tales or original stories about Santa Claus?"
- in #5 description, bad grammar, the sentence corrected would be "watch a selection of Christmas episodes from your favorite TV shows".
- removing capitalizations in #2 for "movies & classic" and #4 for "specials".
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Thank you Jessica!
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Title: Adam Warlock Casting
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls063363800/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/llduDakRU04/


Reason: Can I replace Richard Madden with Mena Massoud? Richard has 0 votes and wanted some more diversity to list. Mena Massoud is  known for Aladdin (2019),

Mena Massoud
 31. Mena Massoud


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LD,

I've re-pushed your poll.

Since Richard Madden had no votes, you were allowed to replace him with Mena Massoud.

Choices can only be replaced when they have no votes and the order of the poll is not changed. Please keep in mind that replacing a choice takes additional caution and verification to ensure that previous votes are not invalidated.
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Poll Title: Movies With Important Life Lessons

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/eAJXG_t00IE/?ref_=po_ho

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls025875583/

Reason: I added 5 options: #28 - #32
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Title: Best Movie Villain of 2016

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls061676579/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/x9EnfOYMCKU/

Reason: Linked with the 2017 poll.
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