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Monday, November 28th, 2022 4:25 PM

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@Bethanny

Hi! I added two amateur youtube videos to IMDb when I was in high school (not yet knowing the rules) and now I can't delete any of this information. My friends who I made these videos with have repeatedly asked to take these 2 pages down because it has their names, information, and comes up in job searches and can make them unprofessional. I should not have added these, and "Eightball" and "Chuck Greene" which have no reason and no notability to be listed in this database. I would truly appreciate if you could help delete these pages. Thank you!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9288398/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9288482/

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Bethanny

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Hi @alecguthrie -

Our aim is to be the most complete and reliable source of movie, TV, and entertainment information on the web. In order to continue offering our users an accurate and trustworthy service, it is our policy not to alter or delete any kind of correct/factual information from our records.

We believe the data listed is factual, as such we cannot remove this as requested. 

Cheers!

Sandy

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Well! I really understand that basic rule. But it makes no sense when a person how have making amatures ytube videos whants to get the titel of this site  Becouse theire are no official Media. And of a copyright holder are saying that it could harm a person if they are listed on this site. Then would it be very easy to go against the rules in this cäse

Bethanny

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@Sandy​ I do understand your point, but we consider the titles to be eligible, and as such they will not be deleted.

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@Bethanny​ It says in the IMDb guidelines that in order for titles to be eligible they should be 1. of notable public interest and 2. publicly screened and available to watch. These two titles do not meet the eligibility requirements to be listed on here by IMDb's own basic rules for being shown on here. They have been taken down from YouTube since the original information was posted, and therefore there is no reliable source to back these pages up, and no proof otherwise that these videos ever existed. By these guidelines, it should be clear that both of these pages should be removed from IMDb.

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Hi, Alec:

...no proof otherwise that these videos ever existed

You yourself have confirmed that these videos existed...

They have been taken down from YouTube since the original information was posted...

Guideline state that the title "should be available to the public in the future or have been available in the past"; also, 's definition of public interest is very broad (online videos are, per their rules, of public interest), so the two requirements to be eligible are met.

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@ljdoncel​ It says, "If you don't include sufficient information to confirm the title exists" then you're not supposed to be approved for IMDb. I'm just saying that there's no video, no proof of production, they were never mentioned by a third party, they weren't screened publicly, and nobody really watched them. I certainly do not think that I should qualify as a "reputable source" as a random kid who uploaded some pictures of me and my friends messing around. Also the videos were originally posted to unlisted YouTube video links, as they were for a school project and I did not have the consent of the actors to show these to the public, so I would not even consider them available to the public in the past. There is no basis for these being shown in a film database.

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there's no video, no proof of production, they were never mentioned by a third party, they weren't screened publicly, and nobody really watched them.

The videos were publicly listed on YouTube, so there's video, there's proof of production, they were screened publicly, and they were available to the public in the past... Sorry.

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That's disappointing.

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@alecguthrie​ 

They have been taken down from YouTube since the original information was posted, and therefore there is no reliable source to back these pages up, and no proof otherwise that these videos ever existed.

One of the films in question, Chuck Greene: 105° West (2017), has not been "taken down" from YouTube. Rather, the YouTube video settings have been changed to private.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ0DzpI-R-A

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@alecguthrie​ 

For the other film, Eightball (2016), I have added the keyword "lost-film," since that film does indeed appear to have been removed from YouTube. This is the standard way to handle films that are no longer publicly available. 

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