Pikipedia:Poll policy

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This page lists Pikipedia's policy towards polls: what the community needs to do in order to submit, approve, and use polls.

Process[edit]

Every poll has to go through this process.

  1. A user that has an idea for a poll writes a discussion section for it on the ideas page, following the guide there.
  2. Other users can then add support votes, opposition votes, or comments about the poll, including what parts they think should be changed.
    • For a month after the poll is created, it is forced to stay in this stage.
  3. After a month, its fate can be decided.
    • If it has at least one more supporter than opposers, it becomes accepted, and its discussion section moves on to the list of future polls. The nominator's vote isn't counted for this.
    • If there are more opposers than supporters, the poll is rejected, and the discussion section is archived in the rejected nomination list. Again, the nominator's vote isn't counted for this.
    • If the community is still trying to craft it, or it hasn't received a single vote either way, then it will remain there, and will be re-checked at the end of every month.
  4. If a poll has been accepted and is sitting on the list of future polls, it will be eventually picked and added to the front page.
    • The picking process is done by the editor in charge of updating the front page, but it's normally under a first-come-first-serve basis.
  5. After staying on the front page, it is left open on Crowdsignal (formerly PollDaddy), but is archived under the wiki, in the past poll list.

What makes a good poll?[edit]

A poll doesn't need much in order to be suggested as an idea. But an ideal poll is one that:

  1. Fans of the series want to answer.
  2. Can provide some interesting stats after the votes are tallied.
  3. Doesn't have any "maybe" or "depends" answers, since those are almost always what people vote for.
  4. Only has a few available options.