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: Namor, The Sub-Mariner, Who Should Play Him?
The list page: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls044270855/
The live poll page: https://www.imdb.com/poll/XHdnvzZr0Bo...
The GetSatisfaction page: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...
The reason: I had the wrong Micheal Phelps. I had deleted him and put in the right one.
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Since the option already has votes, please add the same text that's in the poll's option to the new option on the list so the option remains consistent. After that, I think we can re-push it for you. My guess is that since there was no photo for the first Phelps option, the change of one letter in the spelling of his name won't disqualify the re-push as long as the text next to the option is the same. 
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Done
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dgranger,

Thank you for making the update that Ruby recommended.

I re-pushed your poll.
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You and ruby are welcome
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Thanks dg and thanks Dan. : )
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Poll title: Most Anticipated Summer 2019 Release
The list page: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls043855294/
The live poll page: https://www.imdb.com/poll/UOHYFAeLprc/
The GetSatisfaction page: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion-most-anticipated-summer-2019-release
The reason: Added Stars and descriptions to all selections.

Note: My bad for not doing it in the first place. If it is too much work to alter it, it's OK.
Thanks.
Won't do that again.
Apologies
:):)
Ed




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Done
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Thank you Peter. Apologies again for the extra work.
:):)
Ed
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   Poll Title: Which Cancellations From 2019 Hurt You The Most?                

    Poll URL: https://www.imdb.com/poll/pLo3IvxOsoc/

    List URL: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls044868032/

    Reason: Editing the description 
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Done.
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Thank you.
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Re-Push #1
Poll Title: Favorite DC Branded Live-Action TV Series
GS Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-favorite-dc-entertainment-tv-series/
List URL: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls066312190/
Poll URL: https://www.imdb.com/poll/8JCCFOWEDLA/
Reasons: removed upcoming title Pennyworth (2019) from the introduction and added the 2019 DC live-action TV series to answer options @ #29 Pennyworth (2019– ) for the July premiere.
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Hi Urb, please add an "Added" note with a date. I'll keep an eye out to re-push it quickly. Thanks. 
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Pennyworth 2019 | TV Series

Added 14 June 2019
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Thanks. 'Re-push done. 
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Thanks, much appreciated.
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Done
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MTV's Best Kisses
http://www.imdb.com/poll/4X-q2_NU59Q/
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069645600/
Updated intro with link, replaced missing image at #12, added descriptions with character names for all options, added new winner at #28
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Title: Favorite Sheep Animated
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls046335110
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/aA7F6COMa8U/
Reasons: Option #20 added
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Done.
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Dan Dassow, thank you.

I've found what causes the question in this poll disappearing. I corrected the description, the problem is solved; it needs one more re-push. Sorry for troubles.
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Title: Favorite Sheep Animated
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls046335110
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/aA7F6COMa8U/
Reasons: Description changed
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Done.
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Thank you very much. 
I checked the rest of my lists and eliminated the problematic format whenever it may influence polls.
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Highest Rated Episodes of the Top 35 TV Series
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/8uyZA0ITHa8/
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042883913/
Reason: 
Linked to the Highest Rated Episodes of the Top 35 Animated TV Series Poll.
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Done
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Highest Rated Episodes of the Top 35 Animated TV Series
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/f8MIqU8TB4M/
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls044423184/
Reason: 
Linked to the Highest Rated Episodes of the Top 20 TV Mini-Series Poll.

Highest Rated Episodes of the Top 35 TV Series
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/8uyZA0ITHa8/
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042883913/
Reason: 
Linked to the Highest Rated Episodes of the Top 20 TV Mini-Series Poll.
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Done. 
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Done
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Title: Little Miss Sunshine Face-Off: Moonee vs. Olive
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/soNF9svLrFI/
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls021970354/
Reason: Provided hyperlinks to the two movies referenced. 

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Thanks!
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Re-Push #1
Poll Title: Episodic Series That Can Build a Media Empire
GS Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-episodic-series-that-could-tent-pole-an-empire?/
List URL: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047131632/
Poll URL: https://www.imdb.com/poll/xqXs9eje_gA/
Reasons: poll has layout issue as question has no break or separation from after last paragraph. I merged to the first and second paragraphs together, eliminated a few phantom spaces and few word deletions to create the needed space for the break between the introduction and question. Thus, poll is more navigable to poll takers and still fits in the featured poll box.
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Done. Although it fixed the formatting issue on its own poll page, it did not in the "Featured Poll' space.
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Thanks, I actually cared about that more. Now, that I know I will strive to always keep everything under 24 lines of text. Not, that I want to be anywhere near that limit on a regular basis.
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To separate paragraphs, try this:
[p]
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Thanks, good to know.
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Because the poll wouldn't push at all at first and since the paragraphs did separate on the poll's own page, I'm guessing the reason the last paragraph didn't separate from the other in the "Featured Poll" space was just a matter of there not being enough space in that particular field. 
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I thought the same, it all woks out. It was a blessing in disguise, as I learned some new things about poll construction, that I wouldn't have otherwise.
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Hey Urb, I just looked at the featured poll again and this time it did demarcate the paragraphs. How strange. : )

I know what you mean about learning things about poll construction from problems (like life that way, lol) -- I had a poll of mine once that wouldn't successfully push after something like four or five tries. Finally, Dan and I discovered that the $ in a movie title was causing the problem. It was a series of trial and error but I learned about several things besides just the $ sign, which is a rarity. The other things I learned were very useful. I'm going to keep that in mind today in hopes that it will change my perceptions of those more discouraging real-life problems. Thank you for that Urb: it's perfect timing. : )
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    Poll Title: Live Poll: Best Bruce "Batman" Wayne Portrayal in Live Action

    Poll URL: https://www.imdb.com/poll/AAQ4fGDCc5k/

    List URL: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls049713174/

    Reason: Added 2 titles [Batman: The Movie (1996) & Batman (1943)], which I had missed while requesting for this poll earlier.
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You wrote 1996 instead of 1966.
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Hi Sonu,

Also, whenever you add an option for a re-push, please add the date in which you made the addition in the field next to the new choices. For example, for this list, please add "Added 30 June, 2019" next to the two new titles. 

Thanks!
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@Peter, Corrected the year.
@Ruby, Added the comment next to titles.
Thanks for suggestions
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Hi Sonu,

Thank you for adding the date to the two new options.

I've re-pushed your poll.
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Thank you Dan!
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    Poll Title: The Asterix poll

    Poll URL: https://www.imdb.com/poll/ee9WnRCDh0s/

    List URL: https://www.imdb.com/poll/ee9WnRCDh0s/

    Reason: In the intro, a little blunder with the use of blue color in the "falling into our heads" example

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Face-Off: Tom Bombadil vs. Lady Stonehart
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/nsUBQ6gNzRY/
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls063271558/
Reason: 
Minor title correction (changed vs to vs.)
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Hi, Dudes. Sorry, I was a little overheated in this heatwave that struck our country ... and after a ten hour workout that can happen. Sorry. I corrected it. It's about the new live-poll about the Hollywood gentleman. I forgot a little link=

Poll:
https://www.imdb.com/poll/KzUn_H20TlA/
List:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls049241219/
Reason:
Technical format error!
Comment:
My bad!

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Done, thanks.
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Title: Stewie Asks Hannibal Lecter for Tips
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/sxOV_Ij84PY/?ref_=po_ti
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls033222162/
Reason: I capitalized the title. 

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Done.
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Thank you!
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Title: Cinematic cities
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls020121240/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/38hTiORdqnY/

Replaced deleted Barcelona image
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Done. : )
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Title: TV to Real Romance
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls049286292
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/3YqUrKsvgO0/
Reasons: The format of listing in some descriptions is corrected.
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Done.
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Thanks
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Title: 100 Years Behind the Scenes
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls045380844/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/wieGRhpbLpg/

Replaced missing Image #13
Thanks
Ed
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Poll Title: Happy 65th Birthday J. Michael Straczynski
Poll URL: https://www.imdb.com/poll/zYf8_GzpePk/
List URL: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048096421/
Reason: Corrected grammar error in choice #17, Thor (2011),
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Thanks, Jessica.

It's annoying to find a glaring (albeit minor) grammar error after scrupulously copy editing text. I didn't notice the problem until Thor rocketed to first place in the poll.
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Favorite Spider-Man Poster
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047220377/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/mCYOqAUQ85E/
Reason: Title and description corrections


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Done, thanks.