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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@Dan

My polls have over 100000 votes now.
I didn't know where else to post this so went with this thread.
Can you let the responsible authorities know?
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Kirk-Picard,

I was just about to send you an email to tell you that your polls have 100,100 or more votes as of April 15, 2017. I will contact the person responsible for assigning the Poll Maker badge. It may take a few days for that badge to be assigned, especially since this is Easter weekend.
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Alright, Thanks
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Poll Title: Top 25 Highest-Grossing Films: 20th Century Fox (1/6)
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/HKRG5b05DHE/...
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls062097780/
Reason: I've added links to the related polls

Poll Title: Top 25 Highest-Grossing Films: Paramount Pictures (2/6)
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/aAkLOiTUeC4/...
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls062097136/
Reason: I've added links to the related polls

Poll Title: Top 25 Highest-Grossing Films: Sony Pictures (3/6)
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/0g6cTLlsUzs/...
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls062097116/
Reason: I've added links to the related polls

Poll Title: Top 25 Highest-Grossing Films: Universal Studios (4/6)
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/bYCzoK0mDak/...
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls062097177/
Reason: I've added links to the related polls

Poll Title: Top 25 Highest-Grossing Films: Walt Disney Pictures (5/6)
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/sxkxYgFiKKQ/...
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls062095288/
Reason: I've added links to the related polls

Poll Title: Top 25 Highest-Grossing Films: Warner Bros. Pictures (6/6)
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/cDn-GQLNF-A/...
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls062095882/
Reason: I've added links to the related polls
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Transitioning to Get Satisfaction presents a number of issues, not the least of which is that all legacy polls no longer have valid link backs. Fortunately, the link backs which go to the IMDb message boards are re-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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Dan,

Thank you for considering my primary idea on this issue.
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Title: Paul Newman & The Academy
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls063401792/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ls063401792/
Reason: Fixed a faulty hyperlink in the introduction and added the respective films for each character under their character names.
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URGENT RE-PUSH REQUEST FOR HOMEPAGE POLL!

Title: Movie Redheads
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064779387/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/Y7CFKCGeizU/
Reason: I don't know how but I somehow forgot Dorothy Gale from The Wizard of Oz (1939) amidst all the options. Is it possible to have this request executed ASAP so to give her a fair chance in the voting? 

Oh and thank you for the homepage recognition!!! :)
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Thank you for the timeliness! It's much appreciated.
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Title: Face-Off: 'Split' vs. 'Primal Fear'

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064026796/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/Bf9zXpFu7eY/

Reason: Correction of an error in the description (year of movie is printed by the system and in the text)
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Title: Most Original Groovy Movie
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls062948020/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/BPaRmvhvcDc/
Reason: Added reference to related poll (Most Original Magnificent Movie)
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Poll Title: We met the fifty years ago

     Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/on5WCUbDBCc/

    List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069714831/

    Reason: Small change in the poll description
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Title: Most Iconic New York City Scene
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069504496/#1
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ls069504496/#1
Reason: Fixed some grammar/formatting issues
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Wow, that was quick! Thank you very much.
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Title: Classes Taught by Superheroes
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls063254752/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ls063254752/
Reason: Fixed the missing images for 2 options.
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Complete! Thank you.
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Title: Movie Villains Falling to Their Death
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls062020209/#1
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ls062020209/#1
Reason: Fixed the missing images for 2 options.
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Complete! Thank you.
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Poll Title: Best 'Alien' Franchise Supporting Character
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/KM9-kX7MH2c/
List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls062050112/
Board URL: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-best-alien-franchise-supporting-character/
Reasons: added Alien: Covenant Crew Walter played by Michael Fassbender, Daniels played by Katherine Waterston, Branson played by James Franco,  Christopher Oram played by Billy Crudup, Tennessee played by Danny McBride
COMPLETE

Poll Title: Face-Off: Favorite 'Alien' Franchise Synthetic
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/_6WRhhjVF8w/
List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066893772/
Board URL: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-face-off-favorite-alien-franchise-sythentic/
Reasons: added Alien: Covenant Crew Walter played by Michael Fassbender
COMPLETE
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Two re-push requests

1. 
Title: Best Opening Scene In A Movie
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls063357160/#1
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ls063357160/#1
Reason: Fixed a few images and the formatting of the introduction.

2.
Title: Best Opening Scene In A Movie - Part 2
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls063671121/#1
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ls063671121/#1
Reason: Fixed a few images and the formatting of the introduction.
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Complete, thank you!
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Title: Most Iconic Barbra Streisand Picture

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069798214/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/R8qySaLPofY/

Reason: Replaced 3 images with unnecessary description tags with similar ones (one image is from a different movie but this one has no votes in the poll yet)

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Of course nothing will happen. But it's a matter of principle. Two people voted for that specific image. It's the same thing as changing an option in a non-image poll for a different option.
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The problem is that those 3 images have annoyingly long and unnecessary description tags in the live poll which were not visible in the list. That's why I prefer to replace them with images that only mention Barbra Streisand and the name of the movie.

If it really bothers you, I can try to find exactly the same image and upload it without the tags, but this will take at least 2 or 3 days (I'm not sure the IMDb editors are working on the 1st of May).

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The tags are long so I understand your frustration but, unfortunately, nothing can be done. What Jess said reflects the rules that are included in this thread's original post; below is the relevant excerpt:

Very Rarely OK Revisions 
* Deleting a Choice 
* Re-Arranging and Order of A Choice 
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. 

(I understand that, as poll authors, we want our polls to look a certain way but I doubt poll takers will care, whereas they would understandably care very much if their votes were deleted.)

Oh, and the IMDb editors do not push or re-push polls. The poll admins do and they work every day, although I don't know if what you propose would be allowed or not.
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leavey,
Like you said before:
one image is from a different movie but this one has no votes in the poll yet
If this was still the case, it would be fine to re-push. But the image now has two votes, so I would suggest you put it back in the list.
I know the long tags are annoying, but like ruby said, I doubt people will care about it.
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rubyfruit76 and Djesika's assessment is correct.

In the case of this poll the emphasis is on the images: "Most Iconic Barbra Streisand Picture". Changing an image when the emphasis is on the image invalidates the votes for the now 4 votes that choice 7 has received.

We've allowed updates in that past to images when the previous image is no longer available or their is an underlying problem with the image. Neither apply in this case. Replacing the long text with shorter text is not a justification for changing the image.
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Title: Ebert's Ten Greatest Films of All Time (1991 version)
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064390509/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ls064390509/
Reason: Linked Leavey's "2012 version" poll to my poll
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Complete! Thank you guys.
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Title: Treacherous Movie Mentors
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066539089/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ls066539089/
Reason: Fixed a faulty character option with the correct one, Obadiah Stane from Iron Man (2008).
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Note: This was allowed because you are replacing a choice with a blank image and the choice has not changed from Obadiah Stane from Iron Man (2008).
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Thank you Dan, I think I originally I put the wrong Obadiah which explains him being last on the list in votes; had I put the now corrected character from Iron Man (2008), perhaps he would have been higher in the totals.
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Title: Remembering Jonathan DemmeTreacherous Movie Mentors
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069114240
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/rWLMUOP2niA
Reason: Trying to correct issues with text formatting.
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Jen, I think you need to make a space between the text above and below the line to make it work in the poll.
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Jen, the poll was re-pushed with the minor change I suggested. As Djesika state above, you will have to add a line above and below the line in your list to make it work in your poll.
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Done. Please see if it's fixed now...
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Jen,

Re-pushed again. What we suggested only partially corrected the problem. I have no additional guidance.
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Title: IMDb Poll Board Favorite IMDb Live Poll

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls062037637/#1

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/0XQ22o9mz_g/

Reason: Option #6's image was deleted, so added new image and added GS backlink (secondary reason).
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Title: Most Iconic Barbra Streisand Picture

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069798214/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/R8qySaLPofY/

Reason: Replaced 3 images with unnecessary description tags with 3 identical images without tags

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Poll Title: Which Shakespeare Play Has the Best Film Adaptations?

Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/BHHdMeWe8oM/

 List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls036256744/

Reason: Fixing capitalization in title
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Poll Title: Killer Costumes at the 2017 Met Gala
GS Thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/suggestion-killer-costumes-at-the-2017-met-gala
Poll URL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/imXO8Gm-1FI
List URL: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069339415 
Reasoning:  Added an address to see more photos on TVGuide.com

Could you also please delete the space between Live Poll and the colon in the subject of the GS thread? Thanks!
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Title: Favorite Artwork Inspired by 'Star Wars'

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066432694/#1

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

Reason: Option #12 and #20's images were almost same. So, I have added a new image under option #12.
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Dibby, I'm going to let Dan decide on your question but I just want to use this as an example to point out the problem with invalidating people's votes: Had your poll asked for one's favorite character, I'm sure replacing one image of Yoda with another image of Yoda would be fine, but your question is about one's favorite piece of artwork. That's a very different question. For example, if I voted on an image of Van Gogh's "Starry Nights," as some favorite artwork, but then Van Gogh's painting was replaced with a painting of stars done by -- well, me, lol, that wouldn't be honoring my vote because I would never vote for a painting of mine. :-) The subject of Van Gogh's painting and my painting might be the same but that's where the similarities would stop. 
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DC,

Leave this as it is. Changing the poll again would only add to confusion. Let's consider this a learning experience.

I fully agree with what rubyfruit76 wrote above. However, sometimes what is an acceptable change is a judgement call.
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Dan & Suzy,

The following are the two images which were presented in the poll at the first place:

#12 http://www.imdb.com/gallery/rg3083705088/mediaviewer/rm2938757888
#20 http://www.imdb.com/gallery/rg3083705088/mediaviewer/rm1378476800

Both the images are same as board member Dgranger first pointed out (https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/may-the-fourth-be-with-you-a5kvhsgpd0g3s). The images were same (with frame/without frame) and only that's why I changed the image on the poll and asked for a re-push.

I didn't meat to break any rules on IMDb Polls.

I am very sorry if I did so.
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DC,
It doesn't matter if the images are the same. Once an image has received votes, it should not be replaced. Please remember that in the future.
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Thank you Gigi.
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Poll Title: Favorite Character-Titled TV Series: Before 1990

Poll URL:  http://www.imdb.com/poll/yF7aZeVHjkI/?ref_=po_ti

List URL:  http://www.imdb.com/list/ls074426709/?publish=save

GS Discussion Thread: none 

Reason:  Added link to "Favorite Character-Titled TV Series: 1990-2015" poll (The "Before 1990" poll has been on the Hotly Contended list a lot lately thought it's a good time to add link to part two)

Thank you!
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Poll Title: Favorite Character-Titled TV Series: 1990-2015

Poll URL:  http://www.imdb.com/poll/0WTdKS9KdrU/?ref_=po_ho

List URL:  http://www.imdb.com/list/ls074408001/?publish=save

GS Discussion Thread: none 

Reason:  Added link to "Favorite Character-Titled TV Series: Before 1990" poll 

Thank you!
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Title: Favorite Netflix Drama Series

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls076356797/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/NQ8rVANhWao/

Reason:  Added "Cable Girls" which was premiered on April 28, 2017.