How do I format my poll?

We have introduced a new system that will use specific titles to tag posts and allow us to sort these into specific categories, or “buckets.” We will explain and break down the use case of each bucket below, but they’ll be called Product, Best Of, New, and Community. With this new bucket system, it is now required that you assign all new polls to their appropriate grouping by using the correct bucket title. Going forward, this will help with searches and overall navigation through polls. 

 Single Product Poll - [Product]

A consistent pattern we have noticed in the polls is a few highly desired products by the community that quickly dominate any polls they are added too (i.e. the ATH-M50x). We’ll always continue to source these products if we haven’t already and we can use a simple Yes/No system to measure the interest of that specific product. Removing the most common winners will help reduce duplicate polls with the same item in first place as well as drum up interest for other lesser-known products.

Formatting:

  • Title: [Product] Insert Name of Product
  • Option 1:
    1. Title: Yes
    2. Image: Image of Product
  • Option 2:
    1. Title: No Thanks
    2. Image: For now go ahead and put any image here.

 

Comparison Poll - [Best Of]

You know you want a new keyboard for gaming, but which model is best, with what kind of switches, and which is most likely to succeed with a group? Let the community help you decide. Much like the current system, we’ll try and source the most popular items in the poll starting with the winner. This bucket of polls is probably the most common and familiar as compared to the old polling system. If something like the ATH-M50x shows up, that option will be disabled so that it doesn’t keep other options from getting a chance.

Formatting:

  • Title: [Best Of] Insert Title of Poll
  • Option 1:
    1. Title: Insert Name of Product #1
    2. Image: Image of Product #1
  • Option 2:
    1. Title: Insert Name of Product #2
    2. Image: Image of Product #2

 

 New Product Poll - [New]

These polls are for products that are pretty new on the scene, but are very exciting. They might not have a million reviews yet, but they have amazing potential. Unfortunately, in our old poll system, new products often went unseen because the same item would overshadow everything else in the poll. Polls in this bucket should contain lesser known or more recently released items.

Formatting:

  • Title: [New] Insert Title of Poll
  • Option 1:
    1. Title: Insert Name of Product #1
    2. Image: Image of Product #1
  • Option 2:
    1. Title: Insert Name of Product #2
    2. Image: Image of Product #2
  • Option 3:
    1. Title: Insert Name of Product #3
    2. Image: Image of Product #3

 

Community Poll - [Community]

Sometimes you just want to discuss which pair of headphones you use most or your best pair of selvedge denim. Maybe you want to get the community’s opinion on the best brand of sewing machine for quilting. These types of polls might have a much broader scope and encourage submissions by other members. Show off your new setup or something you made yourself to get a conversation going. “Share your __” conversations would also go here. For Option 1 put a picture and title for your own setup or favorite item. For Option 2 get creative. You can put something like “Post your own!” or you can add pictures of cool setups you’ve seen online to get things started.

 Formatting:

  • Title: [Community] Insert Title of Poll/Discussion
  • Option 1:
    1. Title: Insert Name of Your ______
    2. Image: Image of Your _____
  • Option 2:
    1. Title: Post Your Own
    2. Image: Insert a picture