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Mon, Sep 27, 2021 11:27 PM

#210919-203114-615000 - deletion of unacceptable bio trivia items declined

Can a staffer look into why this was declined? Does it have anything to do with this person having IMDbPro?

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21 d ago

Most likely.

A few months ago it took me between 3 and 5 attempts to add a special thanks to credit to Ryan Gage from the film Ghost Stories (2017), even with screenshots as proof, along with information about him being one of the original cast members of the original Ghost Stories stage play.

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@daniel_francis_gardecki I'm sorry, but I fail to see what your issue about a credit that you wanted to add has to do with my issue of two bio trivia items that I want to remove.

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@Marco You fail to see a lot of things, like some other members on here.

You're having a problem trying to correct something on a profile of someone who's a member of IMDB Pro.

I had problems trying to add a credit to a profile of someone who's a member of IMDB Pro.

Like I said to someone the other day, some IMDB Pro members can clearly put some type of block on things being added/corrected/deleted to or on their profiles, however again like I said to that person, it doesn't happen very often, so maybe it's a privilege which only well known people get.

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19 d ago

Thanks for your message.

 

I have re-submitted this bio trivia removal request on your behalf.

 

 

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@Rida Thanks. I see they haven't currently been deleted, but I'll check back in a few days.

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@Rida Both bio trivia items are still listed on site...

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9 d ago

Because IMDb chooses not to read everything contributors send to them, this thread probably won't get any answer (https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/data-issues-policy-discussions/210919203114615000-deletion-of-unacceptable-bio-trivia-items-declined/61525363a3c6907a0cdbd7d0), so I see myself forced to create a new thread about the same issue. 

Anyway, the two bio trivia items that should have never been added in the first place on the page for Joplin Sibtain (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0796322/bio) are still there, even though Rida tried to delete them after my attempts were wrongfully declined.

Can a staffer look into this please?

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Removing two bio trivia items - Joplin Sibtain #2

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Hi @Marco -

I can confirm that these Bio Trivia listings were not removed because they are eligible to be listed.  As per our Bio Trivia guide we are looking for random non-essential details about a person that are considered to be more amusing and interesting.

The current Trivia listed for Joplin Sibtain would be considered interesting to some and is therefore eligible to remain listed on the site.

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@Michelle I disagree, the part of the guideline you quoted is IMDb's definition of a bio trivia item, it's not a guideline as such. One of the things that is a guideline though is "Bio trivia items should add directly or indirectly to the distinctive attributes of a person and provide/give an insight to that particular person rather than common trivia that could apply to most other people (i.e. "is a vegetarian" or "likes dogs")." 

The two bio trivia items I tried to delete are true for literally more than five million people! How are they a part of the distinctive attributes of this person? 

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