phillip's profile

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Fri, Jun 17, 2022 11:24 AM

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Another Polluted Gallery

Since another movie was cleaned up for a another user, here's another film who somebody used a bot to submit screen shots for the entire film. Whomever submitted these most likely did others because I've run across several films like this. If you look at their submission history you'll probably find they've done several like this.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046280/mediaindex

One other thing you should look at there seems to be a person out there with an obsession for Claude Akins and an actor named X. Brands. If you go to pretty much any credit that is on Brands profile you will typically see some of the worst screen shots you can image taking with a real camera where you can see the person's patio in some of them, wall, etc. It's almost for everything that Brands ever appeared in and 80% of the time his character was middle credited at best. They must have submitted well over a thousand photos of Brands. Here are just some examples of how bad they can get.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0505945/mediaviewer/rm3662380288

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0505945/mediaviewer/rm3444276480/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0506202/mediaviewer/rm782677505/

Phil

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264 Points

2 m ago

I couldn't agree more with this. I myself have cleaned up dozens of image galleries cluttered-up with hundreds/thousands of low-quality still frames randomly screen-captured from beginning to end of the movie.

The problem is you have to report each individual image one-by-one and it takes valuable hours of my IMDb contribution time that could be used for more worthy contributions.

The above mentioned example, Scared Stiff (1953), is a perfect example of this horrible practice:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046280/mediaindex

Images #1 to #688 must be deleted, on the grounds they contravene 2 basic rules:

low-quality and too many similar images from scene after scene, that are clearly established in the guidelines:

https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/images-videos/image-guidelines/G27LPBQZA7EAZGJW#

We do not allow scans or copies with the following:

  • Noticeable pixelation or noise
  • Unnecessary quantities of very similar still images from the same scene

So, please, clean up that gallery by deleting those 688 contiguous images, so neither myself nor anybody else has to bother to spend and hour or two reporting every image individually. Thanks.

jackry

26 Messages

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616 Points

2 m ago

Yes, I also try once report everything, writing an explanation and cut and paste it on every single image, but I quit once I realize that this would completely mess my contribution history and my mail box. The funny part is that seems to have bots for everything, add images, random information, scam movie files, positive (or negative) ratings and commentaries, troll honest reviewers, but not to undo this kind of thing.

26 Messages

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760 Points

2 m ago

Here's another great example of bad X. Brands photos IMDb needs to clean up whomever is doing this. Just start clicking on all the photos in the Cowboy G-Men galley and you'll see just how bad photo submissions can be. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044254/mediaindex?ref_=tt_mv_close

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044254/mediaviewer/rm3134756353/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044254/mediaviewer/rm2271777025/

It really seems that it's a lost cause at times. Today I had to remove probably 35 tags from 5 photos that were attached to Joe Garcio's profile. I know the person in question and he stopped carrying about accuracy a long time ago.  He just likes seeing his name on the Top 300 contributors list and just randomly tags people in photos.  He has no ideal what Joe Garcio or others look like. In the last few years I must have deleted a few thousand this person has put over the last few years.  The same guy submitted thousands of fake stunt credits years ago but he builds up his total through all of the stuff. Adding the most ridiculous keywords. Yesterday I stumbled onto "Straight-Cowboy-Straight-Cowboy-Relationship" for example

 

There are sadly many problems and I small percentage of contributors do add to this issue.

I've tried to get the 7 remaining stunt credits removed from Iron Eyes Cody's IMDb profile for example. Cody was known to be one of the biggest liars in Hollywood.   

Lightning Bear is another fraud. Other Star Wars stuntmen called him a fraud but he appeared at conventions for years and even parlayed it into a few stunt credits.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0510019/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

You can read about how he pretty much faked his IMDb profile credits. Notice his credits are only well known movies.  He even later got in trouble by trying to be a cult leader in Europe and was accused of abusing women.   

https://forum.rebelscum.com/threads/lightning-bear-is-he-in-star-wars-or-not.1008550/page-3


 Alas enough of a rant.

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264 Points

2 m ago

So now they (IMDb staff, I assume) have cleaned-up the gallery of "Scared Stiff (1953)" but gone  way too far:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046280/mediaindex

They've thrown the baby with the bath water. They haven't just deleted the bot-generated 688 poor-quality still frames, but also every other image including several posters and even the main primary image, so now all there is left is 2 single still frames, one of them working as primary image.

Now I'm gonna have to upload the poster of the movie to serve as new primary image.