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Sun, Jan 5, 2014 5:09 AM

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Attribution of mini-bios

When the new software-generated mini-biographies were instituted in late November, I suggested that they should receive some kind of credit along the lines of "-IMDb Mini Biography By: IMDb software - automatically generated" with a link in the signature to a FAQ page that explains that these biographies are "written" by the software, not by a person, and that one can get rid of them by writing a proper human-written biography.

http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000042/nest/222675310?d=222689730#222689730

In response, Col Needham said he thought this was a good idea.

Has there been any progress toward implementing this?

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8 y ago

Yep, this does seem to be confusing people and that small change would really help.

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8 y ago

After receiving no staff response for five months, I'm giving this a bump. Thanks to Emperor and Steve for their support.

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7 y ago

Another bump. Thanks also to DavidAH_Ca for his support.

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7 y ago

Since this has proven to be a source of confusion based on posts there, this is really needed!

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7 y ago

I'm bumping this again. Thanks to Bluesman for his support as well.

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Bump. Thanks also to Peter for his support.

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I'm bumping this thread again, as it has been open for a year with no staff response yet.

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I'm bumping this thread yet again. Thanks to Bob the Moo, Lucus, and LuvsToResearch for their support as well.

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I would note that the supporters of this idea all post significant help ion this Board (most are 'Champions'). These are the people who see the confusion this causes, and who have to spend time cleaning this up. I think these 'likes' should be given more weight than normal for that reason.

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I'm bumping this thread again. Thanks to all of those who have supported this idea.

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5 y ago

I'm bumping this thread yet again, as this idea has now gone three years without receiving a single staff response. (Unfortunately, the Contributors Help thread that I referenced in my initial posting has since been deleted.)

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.... without receiving a single staff response.
Staff have not replied  here, but at least at some point IMDb marked the thread status as "under consideration".  That qualifies as a "response" (albeit a minimal one) by staff.