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Thu, Mar 24, 2016 1:30 PM

Heeelp ! Someone changed my name here on IMDb !!

Im sending this email hoping that I will reach someone who is able to let me know what to do,
when my personal profile here on IMDb has been manipulated and changed in the such a way, that I might have to start all over again.

My real name is CARSTEN BOHN, and I until recently have listed all of the TV-movies that I contributed music for. I have had several updates with a total of 13 movies, some of them in co-operation with other composers. (here is the name that appears when I log in on the main page (www.imdb.com) with my password IMDb member since August 2006

Now, a few days ago, I wanted to check my listings again, after seeing that a new movie that I worked on, had been aired on german TV. When writing my real name to search for, I was routed to the profile of a RALPH BONDA with the remark aka Carsten Bohn, and I found all of the films that I worked on, listed with the wrong name for composer -> RALPH BONDA ( the name is actually the "lyric-writer-alias for Dr. Andreas Beurmann, a man who has been my oponent in a legal court case between me and the company SONY Music former BMG Germany.

What can or what should I do to change the data here in IMDb back to the real information in order to be presented correctly ?? Should I register new and erase the old data based on the fake person RALPH BONDA, or should / can I edit the existing data ??  and last not least : what can I/U do to prevent such data manipulation in the future ??

Im looking ver much forward to your answer, and I hope that this case will be solved quickly, because theres so much other stuff that needs to be done - its a time consuming process to correct wrong information presented by whoever !!

With best regards from Hamburg
Carsten Bohn

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5 years ago

Carsten: It may be possible for the IMDb staff to reverse this merge. Hopefully the IMDb staff will respond to this thread and see if they can do anything to resolve the problems at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0094065/.

Please keep an eye on this conversation, because additional information from you may be needed to help sort out the two entries from each other.

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5 years ago

@gromit82 :
Thank you for an unexpected fast reply ;-) 
I'm glad that I got this far, and the chance to communicate with a "human"  makes it even more satisfying (I didn't expect that when I started looking for clues ;-)

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5 years ago

Hi Carsten -

Our data editors will need to investigate the recent merge, I have forwarded the details to them to take a look.   Just to give you a heads-up, please note that with the Easter Holiday our editors will be away for an extended weekend, they likely won't be able to review this until next week.

In the meantime, can you confirm which data listed on the page for "Ralph Bonda" belongs to you (ie. Bio, trivia, credits, official site, etc.)

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5 years ago

@Michelle :

thx. for taking care of "things" even with an "easter break" ;-)

When you say: "confirm..data that belongs to you" - where do I confirm ? as text in an email,
or should I make up a list of the movies I wrote for (like i "numbers" or the like ) ??

Glad to find out that this is not another "faceless" company !!

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Carsten: You would confirm the information right here in this same discussion. Just reply here and post a list of the items that are yours from the page, and also what is not yours.

The following is just an example of what that might look like:

I, Carsten Bohn, was the composer for:
Die Fischerin (2014)
Pilgerfahrt nach Padua (2011)
(and list the rest ...)

I was not the composer for:
Ein Fall fur TKKG (1985)
Die sundige Kleinstadt (1975)
(and list the rest of the other person's works ...)

The birthdate of August 18, 1984 in Hamburg, Germany is mine.

The trivia that says, 'Father of Dennis Bohn, who is the producer of the German dance formation Brooklyn Bounce ...' is mine.

On the external sites page at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0094065/externalsites, the following sites are about me (list them) and the following sites are not about me (list them).

On the other works page at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0094065/otherworks, the following albums were recorded by me (list them) and the following albums were not recorded by me (list them).
As I said above, that is just an example, but it is the kind of information that Michelle is looking for -- to write right here the list of things from the "Ralph Bonda" page that are yours and those that are not yours.

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5 years ago

@Michelle and gromit82 !

Thank you both for your reply. I checked my scan-folder and I found this update from Jan.11th.2016 and I'm wondering if you can make use of it (instead me writing a new list). 

As you can see : all the data is totally identical to the "Ralph Bonda"-Page which has been changed by "who knows" ( will you be able to find out who made these changes ??? not that I wanna start any legal action - I just like to know ;-)

Please let me know if you need any more information as to what my credits are, and thanx once again for your assistance.

with best regards from Hamburg
Carsten

 

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Thanks Carsten, I have forwarded this screen grab to our data editors for review, the name/page split issue is still pending but should be reviewed shortly.

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5 years ago

Hi Carsten, I have split the pages and moved the data from your page that you claim not to be yours to http://www.imdb.com/name/nm8038441/.

Can you confirm that everything on your page is correct?
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0094065/

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5 years ago

Dear Niall,
thanx a lot for bringing my page back in order - Yes !! everything on my page is like it was before "someone" started messing with my data 8-)

I'm very happy that this has been solved, and I thank all of you at IMDb for your support !! Great job !
I was a bit frustrated at first when I couldn't really find a direct contact, but after I registered with "getsatisfaction.com" the name became reality - wonderful, and very encouraging that behind all the Internet Companies there are "real people" ;-)

with best regards from Hamburg
Carsten Bohn

P.S. you think it's important to find out how these changes could have been done and by who ??
just thinking !!

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5 years ago

Thank you for your positive feedback. Glad we could help and apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

I have consulted with the contributor who submitted the merge, I assure you there was no malice involved and they have offered an apology and said that was not their intention to mess with your page, they were simply trying to consolidate the database.

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Alright, next time I know where to turn ;-)

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5 years ago

Oups,
one more thought and one more question before I forget :
(how) is it possible to include my photo on "my page" ?? 
I uploaded my photo for my personal IMDb Account with the name "cb-136" (I still don't recall why I
used that name ;-)



I'm sure you'll tell me what do this time too !!!

Thx again
CB