How do I create a poll suggestion or live face-off here on IMDb Community?

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To Whom It May Concern,
     I'll try to make this post as brief and to the point as I possibly can.  Simply put, I would appreciate it a great deal if someone could tell me how I can post either a poll suggestion or a live face-off of my very own, like the ones that I've seen here on IMDb Community.  I've tried to do them in the past when I first signed up on here a very long time ago, but I didn't do them right, and I got a little frustrated and canceled my previous account.  But now that I've rejoined, I'd like to give it another go at it, if that's okie-dokie with all of you IMDb Community moderators, you dig?
     For instance, let's say that I want to a face-off of the two "RED DAWN" films (Patrick Swayze's vs. Chris Hemsworth's), where I'd ask all the members on the board which films do they like better.  How would I go about making a list weblink or a poll weblink to post on to the site, and then have everyone choose which film they prefer?
     Well, that's about it in a nutshell.  I hope that I've explained myself well enough to you all, and I'm looking forward to receiving a quick response from whomever sees this message, and I will be awaiting patiently for that response.  In the meantime, you all take care of yourselves, and do have a nice day now, you hear?

                                                                                           Respectfully yours,
                                                                                           Ryan "DIGGER" Williams
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Our general guidelines are here:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...

You can start by making a list in your IMDb account with the films you want to ask about.

Feel free to ask if there's anything in the guidelines you don't understand.
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Is there a way to pin this or another thread to the top of the forum for easy access to these details for newcombers?
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Peter, Champion :
Our general guidelines are here:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/faq-so-you-want-to-make-an-imdb-poll-heres-how

90% of GS is Lists and Polls
Staff could should add that link to side box with

Message from IMDb.com
Welcome to the official IMDb community,
where you can get answers from customer service and IMDb members.


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Stephen: No, I don't believe so.
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Tsar, Peter and Digger,

Currently there is a link live polls on the main GS page for the IMDb Poll category:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/categories/imdb_imdb_poll

Related It probably would be a good idea to also include a link to:

Polls FAQ
https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/featured-content/polls-faq/G9SG4DUYABDXS4TX#
What is the IMDb Poll?

The IMDb Poll is an ongoing set of polls about movies and TV shows. Each poll has a topic, a series of answers, and a time period it runs. You select an answer, and your vote is added to the people who voted likewise. During the poll, and afterwards you can see the tally to see how your answer conforms (or not) to others.

Is my information public?

Yes. We may display the titles of polls you voted in or your individual votes on various areas of the site including, but not limited to Your Activity page. So while we are not deliberately trying to embarrass you by your choices, you might keep that in mind. Although if you're like most people you probably have worse things to hide than the fact you thought Speed 2: Cruise Control was actually pretty good.

Can I submit my own polls?

Yes. Here is information on how to create polls.

Can I delete my vote?

No, but you can change your vote at any time up until when the poll closes.

Where can I discuss polls?

Users may discuss Polls in our Online Support Community powered by Get Satisfaction.

Will you re-run a closed poll?

We are reprising some great polls of the past, especially if there is new or updated information. Feel free to suggest one you like from years ago.

Where can I see the polls I've taken?

The polls you've taken are display on the Your Activity page.

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You may notice that part of the Polls FAQ is
Can I submit my own polls?

Yes. Here is information on how to create polls.

Which is
FAQ: So You Want to Make an IMDb Poll? Here's How...

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