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Top 10 figures polls - guidelines & poll ideas
« on: January 26, 2015, 09:47:12 AM »
Here are a few quick guidelines for the creation and management of 'top 10 figures' polls, which are cropping up on the forum.

1. Top 10 polls should be restricted to three active polls at any one time. By active, I mean that a winners video has not yet been created (the poll will remain open indefinitely so that new figures can be added and people can change their votes in the future).

2. The thread creator is responsible for organising and suggesting the original shortlist and, eventually, for setting up the poll. They should only set up the thread if they are willing to take on this responsibility.

3. Before setting up the poll, allow for members to make suggestions in the thread. Once the shortlist is agreed, after a week or so, the poll should be added to the same thread.

4. This current thread is the best place to discuss what top 10 polls will be appropriate for the future (unless this happens organically somewhere else on the forum) and to agree who takes responsibility for each poll. We don't want polls to be too restricted or too broad. This will depend on how many figures exist for certain groups.

5. Polls should contain at least 10 figures and be set to allow 10 options to be selected.

6. To level the playing field, polls (and thread titles) should distinguish between toys (on one hand) and statues (on the other).

7. I will create the winners videos and add them to this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLG7kvS_UjKVgDGwc6jHHvMd-vIvXsIj2G
« Last Edit: November 06, 2016, 06:01:36 PM by dinotoyforum »



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Re: Top 10 figures polls - guidelines
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2015, 09:57:19 AM »
I thought to add and thanks very much for the hard work and effort Mr Gwangi for the theropods poll, and for acting on my ...suggestion for a basal ceratopsians thread. I like how you did that first one and think you deserve some praise for that.
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Re: Top 10 figures polls - guidelines
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2015, 03:07:32 PM »
I thought to add and thanks very much for the hard work and effort Mr Gwangi for the theropods poll, and for acting on my ...suggestion for a basal ceratopsians thread. I like how you did that first one and think you deserve some praise for that.

I second that! Thanks Gwangi!


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Re: Top 10 figures polls - guidelines
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2015, 05:15:49 PM »
You're welcome!  8) I like to think those are the same rules I applied to my T. rex poll. And you won't see me creating multiple polls at the same time. I only went ahead with the basal ceratopsian poll because the T. rex poll seems to be in its final stages.

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Re: Top 10 figures polls - guidelines
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2015, 05:16:37 PM »
i want to start one but im too lazy :(

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Re: Top 10 figures polls - guidelines
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2015, 05:56:31 PM »
You're welcome!  8) I like to think those are the same rules I applied to my T. rex poll. And you won't see me creating multiple polls at the same time. I only went ahead with the basal ceratopsian poll because the T. rex poll seems to be in its final stages.

Yes, I based the guidelines on your rex poll. Since this 'top 10' is becoming a 'thing' I want to make sure we are 1. consistent, and 2. in control. We don't want too many polls at one time because it would be messy and unmanageable (at least for me to create the winners videos!).

I think it will be nice for the forum to focus properly on one or two groups at a time :)

Hope everyone agrees!
« Last Edit: January 26, 2015, 05:56:52 PM by dinotoyforum »


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Re: Top 10 figures polls - guide lines
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2015, 06:17:56 PM »
I'm adding another guide line: To level the playing field, polls (and thread titles) should distinguish between toys (on one hand) and statues (on the other).


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Re: Top 10 figures polls - guidelines
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2015, 09:59:40 PM »
Would it be a good idea to make a subforum for top ten figures? It looks like there will be a lot of these and they would look nicer in one place.

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Re: Top 10 figures polls - guidelines
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2015, 10:02:36 PM »
Would it be a good idea to make a subforum for top ten figures? It looks like there will be a lot of these and they would look nicer in one place.

That's a good idea! If the trend continues then certainly a sub forum would be worthwhile :)


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Re: Top 10 figures polls - guidelines
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2015, 10:47:31 PM »
I am fond of the "discovery period" method we are using here...where people can submit the canidates regardless if they make the grade or no...because for me it helps discover lesser known figures of the genera and what to look for to complete my own collection. In addition I felt some of the earlier attempts at polls in the forum suffered from the idea of ....here are the choices, choose from this. It seemed more like we were being asked to reinforce someone else's concepts or ideas, whereas here we can bring it all to the table and let it sort itself. Just a much ...more embracing method I feel.
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Re: Top 10 figures polls - guidelines
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2015, 04:54:34 PM »
I closed the pterosaur poll because it wasn't being updated by the thread starter. If someone else wants to take over they are very welcome, let me know and we can work out how to do it without losing the discussion from the first thread.

Also, I'm thinking of starting a new poll myself. Either Plesiosauria as a whole, or splitting the group up into two polls, for pliosaurs and plesiosauroids respectively. What do you reckon?


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Re: Top 10 figures polls - guidelines
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2015, 05:22:46 PM »
I closed the pterosaur poll because it wasn't being updated by the thread starter. If someone else wants to take over they are very welcome, let me know and we can work out how to do it without losing the discussion from the first thread.

Also, I'm thinking of starting a new poll myself. Either Plesiosauria as a whole, or splitting the group up into two polls, for pliosaurs and plesiosauroids respectively. What do you reckon?

Personally, I would split them up. I think there are probably enough toys of each to make for two separate but lengthy polls. Of course you would know more about that than I!  :)
I'm trying to figure out my next poll as well, leaning towards hadrosaurs/ornithopods or Stegosaurus.

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Re: Top 10 figures polls - guidelines
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2015, 06:01:56 PM »
is it alright to make suggestions for future polls? someone should start a top ten Triceratops poll. (who else would handle this excellently than Triceratops83!  ;) )
« Last Edit: February 28, 2015, 06:12:07 PM by sauroid »

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Re: Top 10 figures polls - guidelines
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2015, 06:08:27 PM »
Yep, this is the thread where we discuss just that, and also decide who will be responsible for the polls. Otherwise what happened with the pterosaur top 10 might happen again. :) I may create a separate top 10s sub forum...
« Last Edit: February 28, 2015, 06:08:50 PM by dinotoyforum »


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Re: Top 10 figures polls - guidelines
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2015, 07:46:35 PM »
Well my idea of top ten extinct birds (and close to birds) seems to have not garnished much interest, so I can take over the pterosaur poll if anyone wants to continue with it?

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Re: Top 10 figures polls - guidelines
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2015, 08:50:35 PM »
Well my idea of top ten extinct birds (and close to birds) seems to have not garnished much interest, so I can take over the pterosaur poll if anyone wants to continue with it?

I don't think you should give up on that poll just yet. I think it suffers from the same lack of interest as the basal ceratopsian poll I created. I think once you get the poll up you'll see the activity increase, at least enough to formulate a top ten.

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Re: Top 10 figures polls - guidelines
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2015, 09:02:26 PM »
I was thinking of starting a poll for Non Tyrannosaurus Rex Tyrannosaur Toys.

EXample Guanlong, Albertosaurus, Daspleatosaurus, Megaraptor
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Re: Top 10 figures polls - guidelines
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2015, 09:41:55 PM »
I don't think you should give up on that poll just yet. I think it suffers from the same lack of interest as the basal ceratopsian poll I created. I think once you get the poll up you'll see the activity increase, at least enough to formulate a top ten.
I wasn't giving up, I just meant with fairly low activity I had the opportunity to also work on the pterosaur one ;)

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Re: Top 10 figures polls - guidelines
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Topic stickied.


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Re: Top 10 figures polls - guidelines & poll ideas
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2016, 08:55:23 AM »
It seems unusual but I can't seem so find a best of 2015 poll? If there isn't one, would someone like to set one up?