ANIME CORNER POLLS
Anime Corner officially started conducting polls from Summer 2020. We wanted to help fans know what’s currently trending, and the way we decided to achieve that is by letting them vote for seasonal shows and presenting results every week. We are aware that it is not an objective ranking, but it shows what most of our fans are enjoying and can help other fans choose a new show.
Due to some internal issues, our project for launching a custom system for polls was delayed and we were forced to host them externally for the first few weeks of Summer 2020. As soon as our project was complete, we redirected to our own systems for storing results.
In the beginning of Summer 2020, as we were relying on a third party software, the voting process was seemingly abused by fans to duplicate or spam votes for a certain show.
After hearing community feedback regarding the polls, our IT team focused on completing a custom system which gave us complete access to the data, which further assisted us in improving our polls.
How it works
Voting for a specific week begins on Friday 3:00PM UTC+5 and closes exactly 7 days later. Results are presented about 3 hours later, and are based mostly on episodes aired during the time-frame.
That means that if an episode airs a few hours before the poll closes, that episode will likely affect its ranking in the following week.
The results are published first on our website under the “Rankings” category. As soon as they go live, we also publish them on our social media profiles.
Why we built a custom system
Third party software provided users with limited options and were often prone to abuse.
After hearing complaints and concerns from the community, we gathered feedback and built a custom system to tackle issues like spam detection and vote duplication. Votes for each user in a poll are restricted by their IP Address.
If the poll allows multiple options to be selected, the user can come back on a later date to vote for another option. However, if he tries to re-vote for the same option, his vote would be discarded at back-end.
Only 1 vote per IP Address is allowed for each option in a poll.