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Thursday, December 5th, 2019 3:45 PM

Contribution Beta Opportunity: Multi-lingual Plot Outlines

Hi,

Throughout 2019, our team has been working on features that ensure we can support the contribution, vetting, storage and publication of content for our global entertainment audience.

We have, to date, launched:-

These features are in addition to multiple behind the scenes technology upgrades, which launched with no impact to existing contribution experiences (as planned).

These changes are rolling out incrementally, and we are learning more with each new feature we launch.

Multi-lingual Plot Outline Contribution Beta


Today, we are offering to our contributors the option to op-in to a contribution experience beta for multi-lingual plot outlines in the following languages:-

  • German
  • French (France)
  • Italian
  • Spanish (Spain)
  • Hindi
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Spanish (Mexico)
  • French (Canada)
  • Japanese.


How does it work?

The feature is accessible to opted in contributors via IMDb Answers https://contribute.imdb.com/gaps/

We surface trending titles, or moves in theaters, that are missing a multi-lingual plot within our IMDb Answers question feed, with a call to action to add missing ones, for example:-


When you click on the + Add plot outline button, you are taken to a simplified version of our existing contribution interface (which has the language populated and hidden), where you can enter the plot and submit as normal:-


Plots submitted via this interface are vetted by our team as usual, count towards end of year contribution numbers and you can track the status of your contributions as usual. Here is one a member of the team added to Zulu (1964) :-

Note: These multi-lingual plots, at this point in time, are not displayed within IMDb experiences.  That work will take place in the future, as it is complex from an implementation perspective.


Why aren't the most popular titles missing plots?
The team has been building a catalog of multi-lingual plots using this feature for quite a while. We have tested the feature end to end (where the end for the contributor is the display of the plot and it's status within our Track Contribution feature).  We are not planning to add it (yet), via the 'Edit Page' version of our contribution interface. It will only be accessible via IMDb Answers.


How do you opt in
If you are interested in using this feature, we will need to have your user account id (e.g. ur********) to opt you in.  We also need to know which languages you want to be opted in for.  Your user account id can be found if you hover over your name in the top right-had corner of the home page and select your activity, then your urconst is listed in the URL.


We will be collating opt-in requests for the feature, and feedback on the experience within this GS thread.
Any questions, or feedback, just let me know.
Cheers,
Rachel

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Time to get the Beta Tester Badge.

Edit: Will this get you the Beta Tester Badge?

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It will indeed :-)

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We do need your urconst and which languages you want though.

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Where should I give it to you? Here? [ur75779804 - Hindi]
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Thanks, here was good.  I'll let you know when you should have access (and provide the link to you).

Cheers,

Rachel

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Thanks. <3
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Hi,

You should now have access from this location to trending movies in India missing a Hindi plot -> https://contribute.imdb.com/gaps/hi_IN/outlines?ref_=gap_hd_home&source=trending&titleType=m...

Can you let me know if it is working?

Cheers,

Rachel

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Hi, there are no gaps for you to contribute to for this type at this time.




Is this suppose to happen?
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Hi,

No, you should have access. Let me check something.

Cheers,

Rachel

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Apologies for the delay, there was a bug in the implementation.  You should have access now. Can you confirm it is working?

Cheers,

Rachel

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Hey there, Yep it is working. Thank you.
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Perfect, thanks for confirming.

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@bonafide boss, if you let me know when you have contributed one, I will check it has arrived in our internal systems correctly.

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One more question,

How do I write the plot outline in Hindi-language?

You see, there are multiple ways to write it.
For example, "उदाहरण" and "Udaaharan" are two ways of saying "Example" in Hindi. One using the original Hindi alphabets and the other using the English alphabets.

So, could you please show me a few samples before I proceed. It'd be very helpful because I've never access IMDb in any other language than English.
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Using the original Hindi alphabets would be our preference.

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Alright, here's the first one. #191206-181815-075000
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If you track your contribution now, you should see it has been approved?

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It still shows "Pending".

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Hi there.

Rachel asked me to check this for you... it's all good now - please refresh to see it is approved and live?

Lina

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Yep.



Thanks.
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Hey there,

So, is there a number of 'Multi-lingual Plot Outlines' I should submit to get the beta tester badge, or is it enough to participate in it by submitting only once.

Because I've submitted around 100 'Multi-lingual Plot Outlines' and 99% were approved, but I still didn't get the badge.

Just asking. Thanks in advance.

Edit: FYI: I got the 100+ Lifetime Plot badge on my IMDb profile tho.
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It's on your profile page now!

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Thank you. 
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The misunderstood frog...

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How Do I Get My IMDb User-ID?
[1.] Go to IMDb > Click on your name (make sure to log in first) > Click on "Your Activity".
[2.] Copy the  <ur********> code from the page URL. Ex: "imdb.com/user/ur00000001".



I hope it helped.

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I'm sorry if it was unnecessary. Just trying to help. :)
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Good to include pictures, thanks!

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Thanks man, I been searching for it. Found this while searching for "urconst" LMFAO.

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Lol, no problem.

And you're welcome Rachel.
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Here's hoping that the inclusion of different info from different countries leads to something united that works out as united as possible and to the good of IMDb.

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I didn't think and wouldn't have thought we were ready for this, but we'll see how it goes.

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Another feature no one asked for. How about the new genres?

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How about the new genres?

Maybe after they've been translated into all the world's languages?

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Thank you Rachel!

I would like to try it out.
My user ID ur27678994
Languages: Japanese and Spanish (Latin America - Mexico).

Cheers!


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Hello Rachel.
Is this still an option?

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Hi,

You should now have access from this location to trending movies;

in Japan missing a Japanese plot:
https://contribute.imdb.com/gaps/ja_JP/outlines?ref_=gap_hd_home&source=trending&titleType=movie

and Mexico, missing a Spanish plot:
https://contribute.imdb.com/gaps/es_MX/outlines?ref_=gap_hd_home&source=trending&titleType=movie

Thanks,
Jonny

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Thank you very much Jonny.

I have bookmarked the links, is there another way to add missing plot outlines in Japanese and Spanish (Mexico), or I must use these links only?

Cheers.

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Hi,

They are currently only available directly from the links.

Thanks,
Jonny

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I would like to participate, my user ID is ur20344171 and my language is german.

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Hi,

You should now have access from this location to trending movies in Germany missing a German plot:
https://contribute.imdb.com/gaps/de_DE/outlines?ref_=gap_hd_home&source=trending&titleType=movie

Thanks,
Jonny

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Hi, Jonny!
I also want to join for German. But your link above says: "there are no gaps for you to contribute to for this type at this time". :(
Turn this feature on for ID ur4978989 please.
Thanks!




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Hey! I would like to contribute in Hindi language. My ID is ur34967775. Thanks.

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Hi,

You should now have access from this location to trending movies in India missing a Hindi plot:
https://contribute.imdb.com/gaps/hi_IN/outlines?ref_=gap_hd_home&source=trending&titleType=movie

Thanks,
Jonny

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Another feature no one asked for, what about the new genres?

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Another feature no one asked for, what about the new genres?

 

I have no objection to this new feature. In fact, I think it's a very good idea. But of course, the new genres should've arrived years ago. It's unbelievable that they aren't here yet. Also unbelievable is the lack of update and priority IMDb gives this issue.

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The lack of explanation is even more bothersome.