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Mon, Dec 23, 2019 3:05 AM

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Birthdates and social media links

Looking at the submission guide for birthdates at https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/names-biographical-data/biographical-data-guidelines/GMT9T242VQADZUQM#birthdeath, I see the following:
We do not consider Wikipedia (or other collaboratively edited wiki-style sites) to be an acceptable source for birth dates. However, many Wikipedia articles include online citations and external links which provide supporting evidence of the subject's birth date, and these are often appropriate URLs to include in your submission.We are looking for links to public records, printed publications, or official documents.We do allow social media links to be an acceptable source for birthdates (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
I'm surprised that social media such as Facebook and Twitter are considered acceptable sources. Does anyone know when and why that policy was implemented? Does this mean that people in the entertainment industry can self-verify their birthdates by stating them in their Twitter bios?

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3 years ago

Regarding your question of when and why, it is not a recent change to the guide. See for instance:

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...

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Peter: Thanks for the link.

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3 years ago

I really hope a staffer will respond to this thread because it seems these guides should be updated. For as far as I know, IMDb doesn't (and never has) accept(ed) social media links.

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Perhaps the guide text could be clarified to say that social media links are reviewed but may not be sufficient, along the lines of the replies in the topic I linked to above as well as these:

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...

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3 years ago

? ?
 
https://www.californiabirthindex.org/
The California Birth Index
records of births in California from 1905 to 1995.
Search other states also ?

The information on this site is based on public records and is believed to be accurate.
However, it is provided without warranty of any kind, express or implied.
  
See more:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/why-is-my-dob-submission-of-this-actress-being-declined
 
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/wrong-birth-and-death-date-on-dolly-jarvis-and-wrong-birth-d...
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2 years ago

En tanto Instagram ha decidido preguntar la fecha de nacimiento a todos sus usuarios, para evitar que menores de 13 años usen la plataforma. Instagram preguntará la fecha de nacimiento para evitar que menores de 13 años usen la plataforma, esta red social busca evitar que utilicen su plataforma jóvenes menores de 13 años, la edad mínima que requiere en sus condiciones de uso, y ha comenzado a preguntar a los usuarios que creen una nueva cuenta su fecha de nacimiento para verificar su edad. En Colombia las redes sociales son altamente utilizadas para promover negocios exitosos_

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@Alexander2021 Volledig mee eens, ik heb zelf ook geen Instagram.

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2 years ago

There are some issues in this thread that could use some attention from a member of staff.

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1 month ago

Hi @gromit82 & all-

 

I am so sorry for the delayed response, we are still working through our backlog. I have sent a request to our policy team to look into this and will let you all know as soon as we have any updates.

 

Cheers!

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1 month ago

I once showed an actress saying happy birthday to herself on Instagram going back six years on the same day before IMDB believed the date was real. I occasionally reach out on Instagram and message the person. I screenshot the response and that get excepted by IMDb.