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Thu, Mar 10, 2022 8:03 AM

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External links

Someone has been deleting a large number of external links from the pages of adult actors, and possibly mainstream actors as well. For example, the links for Greg Lansky and Gina Gerson were deleted and have since been re-added.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2357165/externalsites

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5735341/externalsites

220209-161529-799000

220209-162415-834000

Now the links for Jamie Gillis, Ron Jeremy and Maitland Ward have been deleted. (She even wrote some of the articles herself.)

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003501/externalsites

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000465/externalsites

(This is only some of them.)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140515090727/https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000465/externalsites

https://web.archive.org/web/20191228053818/https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005533/externalsites

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005533/externalsites

(This page is similar to what it looked like before.)

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1453473/externalsites

Tom Byron's links have also been deleted.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001000/externalsites

I need a staff member to undo the deletions from the above pages. It's not practical to try to re-add this many links. There are thousands of adult actors, so I don't know how many other pages are affected. (You'll need to look at the person's update history to see if other deletions were made.) In order to add an external link to a Top 5000 page or the page for an adult performer, the link has to be approved by a staff member, which can take a week or more. I don't understand why someone can then swoop in and delete everything like this.

mbmb

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4分前

It may be the IMDb who is doing the cleanup. I remember reading something here about not allowing external links for adult titles anymore. It may be related with that.

There is also something about adult content here specific to name page links: https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/names-biographical-data/links-to-external-sites-for-names/GJ6MHXQ7AHEMZL2Q

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@mbmb​ 

This was deleted by a contributor. The person deleted everything: Letterboxd, AllMovie, TV Guide, Wikipedia, Instagram, Facebook, articles from The Daily Beast, etc. None of these had any nudity whatsoever. "Sites with nudity" means that you can't link directly to nudity, unless there's a warning page, not that there may be nudity elsewhere on the site. This is why AVN links can be added, because most of them correspond to the policy. I've been adding external links to these types of pages for more than 13 years. I'm well aware of the policy, but none of the above pages violated it, which is why they were all approved by a staff member. They don't allow external links on the title pages, because some of the DVD reviews contained nudity, but this doesn't apply to the name pages as long as they correspond with the policy.

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4分前

Hi ind3 -

I have now reinstated the External Site links on the name pages reported above, I have also taken steps to help prevent any further recurrence of incorrect removals.

Cheers!

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@Michelle

Thanks, but Maitland Ward's external links are still missing. She must have had close to a hundred of them in the various sections.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005533/externalsites

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Hi @ind3​ -

Apologies, seems this name page was missed.  I have now reinstated the name page external links and they should be live again on the site shortly.

Cheers!