How do I format my poll?

We’ve introduced a new system that uses specific titles to tag posts and allows us to sort these posts into specific categories, or “buckets.” Below, we’ll explain and break down the use case of each bucket: Product, Best Of, New, and Community. With this new bucket system, it’s 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’ve noticed in the polls is that a few highly desired products quickly dominate any polls they’re added to (e.g. the ATH-M50x). We’ll always continue to source these products if we haven’t already, and we can use a simple “yes or no” system to measure the interest in them. Removing the most common winners will help reduce duplicate polls with the same item in first place, and will also 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 and with what kind of switches? Which one is most likely to succeed with a group? Let the community help you decide. 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 when 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 still very exciting. They might not have a ton of reviews yet, but they have great 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 talk about the headphones you use most or your favorite pair of selvage denim jeans. Or 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 from other members. Show off your new setup or something you made yourself to get the conversation going. “Share your _______” conversations would also go here. For Option 1, insert 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.

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