Poll Statistics and Dan Dassows hard work

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Dan, as we all know works very hard compiling statistics for all our polls. Keeping up with it has to be tiring. I have noticed that probably the most time consuming is the updates on every individual poll. (Congratulations on your XX Poll. Your polls have to this date XX,XXX Votes.) To alleviate this time consuming process, I for one would not mind foregoing these individual "Praises" and these individual posts.

I propose we forgo this, and just get weekly statistical updates from Dan's "My Poll Watch".
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2015/03/imdb-polls-votes-by-author.html

I ask that we all leave an opinion about this.

Thanks
ED
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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I wondered why the statistics didn't arrive last times. But I think it's ok, when you need time for other things. It's great how much time you put into the poll thing, Dan. Thank you for doing that all.
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I believe Dan does this completely voluntarily and on his own initiative, and as such it is not something that 'we' need to relieve him of.
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Aargh, Peter!

I believe Dan does this completely voluntarily
You already know this, as do I.
I did not fall off the turnip truck yesterday. Why state the obvious
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Do you have an actual thought on this?
Please say something about what you think.
That sounded like a canned response from a help topic!
Thanks
Ed
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Ed,

Please note, I liked Peter's comment.

The time consuming part is NOT the weekly congratulations. It's gathering the data and reporting the statistics.

The statistics will return when I resolve some technical issues.
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OK
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I wish you a good hand on it.
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https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/faq-so-you-want-to-make-an-imdb-poll-heres-how-c1psxy7p2yrat
Please Add Link to Polls FAQ to Community Home // All Categories // Services // IMDb Poll
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ACT_1 Comment:
Profile page has "Poll Responses" - Recently Taken Polls
Profile page should have "Polls Started"
and be on a separate page like
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur45394926/ratings
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur45394926/reviews
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur45394926/lists
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Any update on when the statistics will come back, Dan?
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Eagles90,

I currently have no estimate. The spreadsheet that holds the historical data is over 70MBytes. Excel is complaining. I have to make some difficult choices on what to remove or how to partition the data. All of this unfortunately take time.
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Ok, thanks for the reply and thanks for your hard work.
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Again, any updates, Dan? I don't want to hassle you with this, I know it's very time consuming and a generally quite complicated issue but it'd be great if we had more recent stats. Thanks in advance!
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I was wondering too?
Good Numbers on your Home page poll!!
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I'm still working on this. However, it's turning out to be much more involved than I had envisioned.
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Eagles90

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Right now the statistics are exactly three months out of date. :(
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Anyone wants to do their totals and post them here..... feel free.

Just did mine.
These are approximate?!..........
Not accurate!
Close Maybe?

Polls: 143
Total Votes: 72,393
Average Votes: 506
Votes per Day: 141.9

Dan, don't verify my numbers if it is labor intensive. But if it's easy, I'm curious. Not yellow though!!!!
Thanks
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Hopefully the stats will be officially updated sooner rather than later.
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Ed,

I will not do special requests until I get the whole system updated.
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Any updates on this issue Dan?
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I'm making progress. I updated the based spreadsheet to sample by month, which reduces the a more manageable size. I'm still probably a few weeks away.
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Nice! Thanks for your hard work!
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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Yes....Thanks
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Thanks for all you hard work and dedication Dan! My Poll Watch is finally up to date!
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Thanks, Eagles90, for the encouragement. The data is still about a month out of date. The data is current as of March 2, 2020.
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Well done Dan! Great job!
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Thanks.
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Yes Thanks Dan!
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Thanks, Ed.
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Brought some pizza. Dan obviously gets the first slice.

Thanks Dan for all that you do here. Hopefully, someone brings drinks and dessert.


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Cowabunga, dude Tsar! Thanks.

You discovered my greatest weakness, pizza.
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Eagles90

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Dan, when you finalize all the data, will you update Poll Milestones as well?
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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How about my milestone?
How many people are mad at me?
LOL
Not you though! I don't think your mad at me!!!!
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Eagles90,

I'm a few weeks away from getting up to date with the statistics. There are lots of pending milestones. I will report on them when feasible to do so.

Ed,
How many people are mad at me?
Those are not milestones, those are millstones.
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If I have the gall to pass those millstones, is it gonna hurt Doctor Dan?
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