IMDb Poll Makers Community: All Tools/Info New Members Might Need In One Place — Quick Reference Guide

by mariojacobs | created - 9 months ago | updated - 3 days ago | Public



Welcome to IMDb Poll Community,

there are 3 types of IMDb polls (and lists):

  • Titles poll
  • Images poll
  • People poll


Examples:

  • Titles poll
Lucasfilm Movies https://www.imdb.com/poll/YjHvSlmheuI/?ref_=po_ho

  • Images poll
Favorite Animal in 'The Lord of the Rings' Trilogy https://www.imdb.com/poll/PXNnC4iYr5o/?ref_=po_ho

  • People poll
Oscars 2021 — Best Supporting Actress https://www.imdb.com/poll/bCu0Z7scyB8/?ref_=po_ho







10 Tips to Write an IMDb Poll

1- How to make a list that eventually can become a poll: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls089306408/

2- How NOT to make the same poll TWICE, search if your poll has already been done by somebody else (or use google search, check tip #9 below it works just as well...): http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2013/12/imdb-polls-descending-order-of-votes.html

3- How to format text and insert links: https://bonafidebossimdbpolls.blogspot.com/p/imdb-tips-tricks.html

4- How to fill in the form in the community forum: https://imgur.com/OHSjzrt

5- How to insert links inside the list introduction text: https://imgur.com/a/ZwXKfI8

6- How to automatically capitalize the words in the title, if you are in doubt (select AP tab – Associated Press): https://capitalizemytitle.com/

7- How to re-order list items: https://imgur.com/a/nt1CFln

8- Everything said above as a video tutorial: https://youtu.be/IMhpTlLIZ7Y

9- How to google search for IMDb live polls in the internet: inurl:poll site:imdb.com "a poll by writeyournicknamehere" inurl:poll site:imdb.com intitle:words that you are searching for

9.1 - How to google search suggestions made in the community forum inurl:conversations site:sprinklr.com "suggestion or idea here"

10- How to write a good poll, read the heading "Additional advice": https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdb-poll/faq-so-you-want-to-make-an-imdb-poll-heres-how/5f4a79a68815453dba8499e9





Important Notes:

The Internet Movie Database is abbreviated IMDb.

Put in your list up to 35 options. (max)

Face-Off polls up to 5 options (max). [Face-off ideas can be suggested any day. Face-Off polls go live on Fridays.]

Put in the 5 top positions the 5 titles with best ratings. (See tip #7 above)

Set your list to public, not private.

In the List/Poll Title: Film titles are enclosed in single quote ('). Television series titles are enclosed in double quotes ("). Use " in TV series titles: "I Dream of Jeannie" vs. "Bewitched" Use ' in movie titles: 'Conan' vs. 'Rambo'

Capitalize the words in the title of the list (see tip #6 above).

Keep it (list text, list title) in ENGLISH.

Write "favorite" not "favourite".

In a face-off poll (A versus B), write the abbreviation vs. with "."

In the question, do NOT leave a blank space between the last word and the question mark: Right: Who is your favorite? Wrong: Who is your favorite ?

It's better to link to the source of the information in the text.

To make/edit lists/poll suggestions use a desktop computer or notebook.

Do NOT make your list/poll suggestion personal. Wrong = movies that I like... Wrong = tv series that I watched... They will not the published. Use some numerical rules based on: IMDb rating, popularity/number of viewers, year. Higher/lower than... Or some criteria related to a specific: country, actor, award...

In your IMDb Community Forum posts, turn your list link into a CLICKABLE link by pressing <ENTER> or New Line after the Copy&Paste: https://imgur.com/a/RRWE38D

All IMDb Live Polls: https://www.imdb.com/poll/

FAQ: Poll Authors - Re-Push Requests (do NOT forget to remove the link to the live poll from the intro text) https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdb-poll/faq-poll-authors-repush-requests/5f4a7ad08815453dbabc3d05 Notes on Re-Push:
  • Polls are limited to 35 choices.
  • You cannot change the order of your list.
  • You must add any new choices to the end of your list and include the date you added the choice.






Interesting Notes:

Text color doesn't work when you view the list, but [ red ][ /red ] does work when the poll is live.

How to switch from "list to poll" and from "poll to list":

https://www.imdb.com/list/KgydnYGBehI/?ref_=po_ho https://www.imdb.com/poll/KgydnYGBehI/?ref_=po_ho

https://www.imdb.com/poll/EoSKUpG3P8k/?ref_=po_ho https://www.imdb.com/list/EoSKUpG3P8k/?ref_=po_ho

If you replace the "www" with an "m" in the link, you can determine the date a poll has gone live. For instance:

https://www.imdb.com/poll/gKoQU50a-zA/?ref_=po_ho https://m.imdb.com/poll/gKoQU50a-zA/?ref_=po_ho Created Jan 28, 2021

https://www.imdb.com/poll/IWZf4b0nNRA/?ref_=po_ho https://m.imdb.com/poll/IWZf4b0nNRA/?ref_=po_ho Created Mar 7, 2021

In the title, use preferably "em dash" instead of a "hyphen". Examples (Windows):

hyphen (-) Hollywood Renaissance - Very Famous Directors (Part II)

en dash (ALT + 0150) Hollywood Renaissance Very Famous Directors (Part II)

em dash (ALT + 0151) Hollywood Renaissance Very Famous Directors (Part II)

https://www.imdb.com/poll/5k5n7JlJ0l8/?ref_=po_ho

Merge related poll suggestions (posts) into one single thread to avoid flooding the community forum with multiple similar posts.

Example:

Poll Suggestion 1: Movies Names That Start With "A" (post 1) Poll Suggestion 2: Movies Names That Start With "B" (post 2) Poll Suggestion 3: Movies Names That Start With "C" (post 3) Poll Suggestion 4: Movies Names That Start With "D" (post 4) Poll Suggestion 5: Movies Names That Start With "E" (post 5) Poll Suggestion 6: Movies Names That Start With "F" (post 6) Poll Suggestion 7: Movies Names That Start With "G" (post 7) Poll Suggestion 8: Movies Names That Start With "H" (post 8)

merge into one single post:

8 Poll Suggestions: Movies Names (single post)

(body text) List 1: Movies Names That Start With "A" List 2: Movies Names That Start With "B" List 3: Movies Names That Start With "C" List 4: Movies Names That Start With "D" List 5: Movies Names That Start With "E" List 6: Movies Names That Start With "F" List 7: Movies Names That Start With "G" List 8: Movies Names That Start With "H"

In titles/people lists, put titles/people without IMDb profile images in the last positions.

Important parts of images [left/right sides] may get cropped by the IMDb list-to-poll rendering system. In the introduction text of an IMAGE poll, you may suggest a [picture] slide show of your image list, For an uncropped view of the images see the slides here. [link to the first image of the original list] Example:

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/SUCkR6EgLDM/?ref_=po_ho

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls507793038/

First image and slide show: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls507793038/mediaviewer/rm3076772609/

If you want to see ANY image list as a slide show, full size images, just add /mediaviewer after its address:

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls508001085 https://www.imdb.com/list/ls508001085/mediaviewer



Advanced Google-Searching the IMDb site/pages

Searching in a poll text with the exact words site:imdb.com inurl:poll "pinball machines"

Searching for quotes with the exact words site:imdb.com inurl:quotes "I lied"

Searching trivia pages with the exact words site:imdb.com inurl:trivia "Walt Disney"

Searching user's reviews with the exact words site:imdb.com inurl:reviews "good movie"

Searching for images with the exact words site:imdb.com inurl:mediaviewer "Arnold Schwarzenegger"

Searching for a photo gallery with the exact words site:imdb.com inurl:mediaindex "Arnold Schwarzenegger"

Searching for a location with the exact words site:imdb.com inurl:locations "Eiffel Tower"

Searching for a song in the film's soundtrack with the exact words site:imdb.com inurl:soundtrack "YMCA"

Now, if you want to search the IMDb Poll Community Forum, then change "imdb.com" for "sprinklr.com":

Searching forum threads for the exact words site:sprinklr.com inurl:conversations "pinball machines"



Good Reading

a) Index of IMDb Poll Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ: Key Threads - IMDb Poll FAQs Index): https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdb-poll/faq-key-threads-imdb-poll-faqs-index/5f4a7caa8815453dba0e7a7a

b) Selection Criteria for Polls: https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdb-poll/faq-selection-criteria-for-polls/5f4a79b58815453dba8704c5

c) How to Improve the Chance of Having your Poll on the IMdb Home Page: https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdb-poll/faq-how-to-improve-the-chance-of-having-your-poll-on-the-home-page/5f4a79a58815453dba847c4a

d) Time for your Poll to Go Live https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdb-poll/faq-time-to-go-live/5f4a7a0c8815453dba961c44





Troubleshooting

Problem: you do not manage to log in on the IMDb community forum (sprinkl.com) on a computer. Solution: clear chrome cache, most important, delete all sprinkl.com cookies. Removing sprinkle.com cookies in chrome: https://imgur.com/a/fsj3th6

Problem: you can not find the Live Poll feature in the new IMDb Homepage. Solution: go to imdb.com, scroll all the way down (vertically), find the heading More to Explore > Editor's pick, scroll to the right (horizontally), click on "Vote now".





Glossary

Bumping: simply means to move a thread up to the first page in order to give it attention. When you have an "Old" topic on a message board that no one has seen or commented on for a long time it gets way down on the threads list. So one makes a comment of "Bump", so as to bump it up to the front of the threads message board. You could use any word you like as a comment. The word "bump" is not necessary. The action of commenting is "Bumping" the topic to the top.

to Re-Push: to add new items onto a LIVE poll (already published).







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