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Thu, Oct 15, 2020 8:58 AM

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Can't you guys use Archive.org references to restore deleted distribution company credits on 1910s-1960s titles?

I've been asking you dozens of times to restore all deleted distribution company credits using references from Archive.org links for both these company pages and the "company credits" subpages of the titles inside the said pages. Why aren't you following these instructions I made? The deletions happened back in spring, remember?

 

Can you enter the URLs for the company credits pages of the titles on Archive.org that are in these old versions of the company credits and add back the distribution company credits that are on the Archive.org versions but not the current versions?

Here's the prefix for this URL: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt#######/companycredits

And here's several Internet Archive links for several companies, you need to use them to restore all the deleted credits on the 1910s-1970s titles.
https://web.archive.org/web/20171111121638/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0044824
https://web.archive.org/web/20171128235232/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0027427
https://web.archive.org/web/20171128235232/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0062559
https://web.archive.org/web/20171128235232/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0040650
https://web.archive.org/web/20171128235232/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0180035
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0081756
https://web.archive.org/web/20171128235232/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0024337
https://web.archive.org/web/20171128235232/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0130292
https://web.archive.org/web/20171128235232/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0101893
https://web.archive.org/web/20171109235016/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0110063
https://web.archive.org/web/20171109235016/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0171428
https://web.archive.org/web/20171128235232/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0386953
https://web.archive.org/web/20171130013000/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0082542
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0187489
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0021957
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0073895
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0008178
https://web.archive.org/web/20171130194550/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0072115
https://web.archive.org/web/20171123123121/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0020434
https://web.archive.org/web/20171114091149/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0059713
https://web.archive.org/web/20171114091149/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0086059
https://web.archive.org/web/20171114091149/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0002402
https://web.archive.org/web/20171114091149/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0060141
https://web.archive.org/web/20171114091149/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0219549
https://web.archive.org/web/20171114111700/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0312282
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0078661
https://web.archive.org/web/20171131054408/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0078220
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0057219
https://web.archive.org/web/20171128235232/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0051030
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0154895
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0439246
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0099926
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0050686
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0035962
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0169815
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0019529
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0069052
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0045072
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0084780
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0245758
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0446956
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0106195
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0006042
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0106106
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0564577
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0106083
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0106035
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0029307
https://web.archive.org/web/20171131090427/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0066004
https://web.archive.org/web/20171130080730/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0156354
https://web.archive.org/web/20171122015324/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0070495
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0106096
https://web.archive.org/web/20171103160523/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0017992
https://web.archive.org/web/20171103160523/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0694808
https://web.archive.org/web/20171103160523/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0147773
https://web.archive.org/web/20171103160523/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0695457
https://web.archive.org/web/20171103160523/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0072535
https://web.archive.org/web/20171103160523/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0130286
https://web.archive.org/web/20171103160523/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0006990
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0053518
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0150811
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0058603
https://web.archive.org/web/20171131132620/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0000920
https://web.archive.org/web/20171125230941/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0089129
https://web.archive.org/web/20171116230208/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0032269
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0058603
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0003692
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0369360
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0172129
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0165912
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0127873
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0013585
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0087301
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0682173
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0165779
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0165840
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0462924
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0007103
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0043243
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0108903

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a month ago

Seriously, I've contacted you guys and asked you to restore all credits for defunct, small or obscure home video (VHS, DVD, Betamax, Laserdisc, etc.), theatrical, TV and digital distributors on films made in the 1910s-1960s that were deleted way back in April or May, but you kept turning it down by saying things "we can't do it" or "you add them back yourself" or "click Edit Page" or "show us URL evidence". What kind of help support are you? I can't restore them all myself because there's THOUSANDS of them that were nuked and I couldn't go through all the titles or I'll burn myself out.

 

Here's the email I sent trying to convince you:

 

Can you please track down this user who deleted several old distribution company credits and undo all his deletions and restore those credits?

Here's the reference numbers for some of the credits I re-added.
200605-213805-378000
200605-204845-383000
200605-203839-417000
200605-134809-705000
200605-133340-140000
200605-133007-343000
200605-132153-694000
200605-131653-813000
200605-130103-472000
200605-130103-472000
200605-124704-900000

Also, can you enter the URLs for the company credits pages of the titles on Archive.org that are in these old versions of the company credits and add back the distribution company credits that are on the Archive.org versions but not the current versions?

Here's the prefix for this URL: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt#######/companycredits

And here's several Internet Archive links for several companies, you need to use them to restore all the deleted credits on the 1910s-1970s titles.
https://web.archive.org/web/20171111121638/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0044824
https://web.archive.org/web/20171128235232/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0027427
https://web.archive.org/web/20171128235232/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0062559
https://web.archive.org/web/20171128235232/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0040650
https://web.archive.org/web/20171128235232/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0180035
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0081756
https://web.archive.org/web/20171128235232/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0024337
https://web.archive.org/web/20171128235232/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0130292
https://web.archive.org/web/20171128235232/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0101893
https://web.archive.org/web/20171109235016/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0110063
https://web.archive.org/web/20171109235016/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0171428
https://web.archive.org/web/20171128235232/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0386953
https://web.archive.org/web/20171130013000/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0082542
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0187489
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0021957
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0073895
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0008178
https://web.archive.org/web/20171130194550/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0072115
https://web.archive.org/web/20171123123121/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0020434
https://web.archive.org/web/20171114091149/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0059713
https://web.archive.org/web/20171114091149/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0086059
https://web.archive.org/web/20171114091149/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0002402
https://web.archive.org/web/20171114091149/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0060141
https://web.archive.org/web/20171114091149/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0219549
https://web.archive.org/web/20171114111700/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0312282
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0078661
https://web.archive.org/web/20171131054408/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0078220
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0057219
https://web.archive.org/web/20171128235232/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0051030
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0154895
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0439246
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0099926
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0050686
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0035962
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0169815
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0019529
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0069052
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0045072
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0084780
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0245758
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0446956
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0106195
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0006042
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0106106
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0564577
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0106083
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0106035
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0029307
https://web.archive.org/web/20171131090427/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0066004
https://web.archive.org/web/20171130080730/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0156354
https://web.archive.org/web/20171122015324/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0070495
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0106096
https://web.archive.org/web/20171103160523/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0017992
https://web.archive.org/web/20171103160523/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0694808
https://web.archive.org/web/20171103160523/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0147773
https://web.archive.org/web/20171103160523/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0695457
https://web.archive.org/web/20171103160523/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0072535
https://web.archive.org/web/20171103160523/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0130286
https://web.archive.org/web/20171103160523/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0006990
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0053518
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0150811
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0058603
https://web.archive.org/web/20171131132620/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0000920
https://web.archive.org/web/20171125230941/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0089129
https://web.archive.org/web/20171116230208/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0032269
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0058603
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0003692
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0369360
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0172129
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0165912
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0127873
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0013585
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0087301
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0682173
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0165779
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0165840
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0462924
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0007103
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0043243
https://web.archive.org/web/20171106084248/http://www.imdb.com/company/co0108903

 

Here's some WorldCat links for evidence.

https://www.worldcat.org/title/gold-rush/oclc/1110722189/editions?sd=asc&start_edition=1&referer=br&se=yr&qt=sort_yr_asc&editionsView=true&fq=#%2528x0%253Avideo%2Bx4%253Avhs%2529%2C%2528x0%253Avideo%2Bx4%253Advd%2529%2C%2528x0%253Avideo%2Bx4%253Adigital%2529%2C%2528x0%253Avideo%2Bx4%253Abluray%2529format

https://www.worldcat.org/title/brewsters-millions/oclc/1035140767/editions?sd=asc&start_edition=1&referer=br&se=yr&qt=sort_yr_asc&editionsView=true&fq=#%2528x0%253Avideo%2Bx4%253Adigital%2529%2C%2528x0%253Avideo%2Bx4%253Advd%2529%2C%2528x0%253Avideo%2Bx4%253Avhs%2529format

https://www.worldcat.org/title/our-daily-bread/oclc/18205457/editions?sd=asc&start_edition=1&referer=br&se=yr&qt=sort_yr_asc&editionsView=true&fq=#%2528x0%253Avideo%2Bx4%253Avhs%2529%2C%2528x0%253Avideo%2Bx4%253Advd%2529%2C%2528x0%253Avideo%2Bx4%253Adigital%2529format

https://www.worldcat.org/title/sundown/oclc/38001048/editions?sd=asc&start_edition=1&referer=br&se=yr&qt=sort_yr_asc&editionsView=true&fq=#%2528x0%253Avideo%2Bx4%253Avhs%2529%2C%2528x0%253Avideo%2Bx4%253Advd%2529%2C%2528x0%253Avideo%2Bx4%253Adigital%2529format

https://www.worldcat.org/title/hangmen-also-die-les-bourreaux-meurent-aussi/oclc/993879105/editions?sd=asc&start_edition=1&referer=br&se=yr&qt=sort_yr_asc&editionsView=true&fq=#x0%253Avideo-%2C%2528x0%253Avideo%2Bx4%253Advd%2529%2C%2528x0%253Avideo%2Bx4%253Avhs%2529%2C%2528x0%253Avideo%2Bx4%253Adigital%2529%2C%2528x0%253Avideo%2Bx4%253Abluray%2529format

https://www.worldcat.org/title/bulldog-drummond/oclc/317363708/editions?sd=asc&start_edition=1&referer=br&se=yr&qt=sort_yr_asc&editionsView=true&fq=#x0%253Avideo-%2C%2528x0%253Avideo%2Bx4%253Avhs%2529%2C%2528x0%253Avideo%2Bx4%253Advd%2529format

https://www.worldcat.org/title/black-magic/oclc/80963818/editions?sd=asc&start_edition=1&referer=br&se=yr&qt=sort_yr_asc&editionsView=true&fq=#x0%253Avideo-%2C%2528x0%253Avideo%2Bx4%253Advd%2529%2C%2528x0%253Avideo%2Bx4%253Adigital%2529%2C%2528x0%253Avideo%2Bx4%253Avhs%2529format

 

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Why can't you guys EVER restore all these company credits deleted in spring? You kept turning me down in email!

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Well, according to one employee (Grayson) everything is tracked in IMDB's back end system and nothing is actually getting lost permanently. So these archive.org records shouldn't be necessary in theory.

 

But then again we always hear from other employees that they can't revert things, they have no access to previous data etc..

 

So don't know who to trust really.

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@dijec Someone deleted those credits in spring. We've got little kids adding wrong movie studios, animation studios, production companies and distributors on the wrong animated movies and shows, and then the credits I'm talking about suddenly disappeared. Why, is it because of the coronavirus and that they think people were no longer buying physical media because of that? Stupidest reasons ever. Who made these deletions? You need to track the user down.

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@dijec Plus, Grayson has to undo all the deletions and changes made by this person.

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A complicated problem it may be. For example, there was a lengthy filmography fiasco not too long ago, in which the IMDb site authorities were unable to provide better assistance: https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/data-issues-policy-discussions/imdb-has-goin-down-hill-fast/5f4a7a038815453dba95764a?commentId=5f4a7ba08815453dbae0a04b.

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What about all the Archive.org links here? Can't you look into them and put the company credits URLs for any titles in the same website?

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Hi there

 

I've checked the first few submissions and can see that the companies are listed here https://pro.imdb.com/title/tt0015864/companycredits, https://pro.imdb.com/title/tt0037557/companycredits and https://pro.imdb.com/title/tt0025610/companycredits

 

Can you compare these submissions with what is actually live on the title rather than relying on the tracking for the submission.

 

Thank you in advance.

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@Jaime I had to add those credits back on those titles. But I couldn't go through thousands of these titles at once. I thought it was your job.

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Why aren't you guys using Archive.org references to restore all deleted distribution company credits on 1910s-1960s titles? https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdbcom/cant-you-guys-use-archiveorg-references-to-restore-deleted-distribution-company-credits-on-1910s1960s-titles/5f880f1e917fbb13d21bd780

Karen_P

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Filmfanatic????????????

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I figure, the IMDb site authorities expect us volunteers to do it.

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@jeorj_euler Well, which volunteers should I be in contact with? Are you a volunteer?

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I don't know.

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Hey all - to be more clear on this we can *see* everything that has ever been submitted but we cannot restore it.

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Thanks for clarifying, maybe IMDB needs to improve their systems to allow having more control over the data and changes being made?

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I'm under the impression that the technical limitations have everything to do with software and nothing to do with hardware. The system ought to be redesigned in such a way as to allow the general staff to revert gigantic confirmed messes, without going offline.