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Monday, April 24th, 2023 7:23 AM

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Huge Indian vandalism

Following up on my latest reply because this requires a new thread: https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/data-issues-policy-discussions/how-are-these-birthplaces-approved/64349e82cab3782a6e0cce0f?commentId=6436f5542d7a70228a53c89b&replyId=6445cfba38c43b5a022d4c74

I see this vandal was actually reported 8 months ago by @vhavnal here: https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/data-issues-policy-discussions/major-problem-someone-has-been-targetting-ages-of-indian-tv-actorsactresses/630ce3bc892fc367e247e450

I'm sure source of the vandalism here is the same one. But unfortunately it seems @vhavnal 's "find the perpetrator(s) and rollback/fix every change they made and block them for good" request fell on deaf ears.

I will list some title pages and a lot of name pages to delete here. I will only give one example for why they should be deleted, don't expect me to explain them all one by one, this post will be very long already.

Things this vandal does:

- Changes birth years of Indian actors (usually makes them older by decades) as already reported months ago by @vhavnal

- Creates bogus title pages with irrelevant links as evidence or with links that are for legit shows already listed on database correctly and then fills them with nonsense, also uses these title pages to create bogus name pages.

Example: Bogus page https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14611954/ is mimicking this legit correctly listed series: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2592792/ (do NOT merge anything here, with this or other title pages I will list, he's only mimicking title names, and then fills them with nonsense, nothing should be merged)

- Creates a lot of duplicate name pages (mostly empty or added to one of his bogus title pages) and adds same birthdates to these duplicate name pages (mostly his own version of birthdates where he mostly keeps days same but changes years sometimes by decades, he's obsessed with trying to show every Indian actor older than they are I think.)

Example: This is the main page for a legit actress: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4488635/

These are the vandal's duplicates:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14358916/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14160608/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13492486/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13049843/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14361112/

- Adds bio trivias like these:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7839325/bio#trivia (saying "Born on 1968" for a young girl who was apparently born in 1996)

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4414983/bio/ (not only trivia, also changed the birthdate it seems, she's definitely not a 1949 born woman looking at her picture)

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3496716/bio/ (googling her does not show someone who was born in 1949, and most sources say 1985 and she looks like it, other dates like spouse are also vandalised it seems)

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4488635/bio/#trivia (adding bio trivia with older date when birth date data is different)

There are dozens of vandalism like this, probably hundreds, these are just examples.

Now if you got the point, I will list the title and name pages to delete. I'm pretty sure I can't find everything. Damage is huge. It seems someone's all submissions should be wiped but effective solutions like this are hard to see here.

Title pages to delete:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14044320/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14611954/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14545134/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14545116/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14734510/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14611670/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt16346628/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14695798/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13711188/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13696020/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13711172/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14545126/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14044250/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17593228/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14044294/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17514358/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14545124/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14083090/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14050470/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14087064/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt19718630/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt19870074/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15020884/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14044226/

Name pages to delete:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13048335/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13026218/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13049902/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13048580/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13049786/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14351360/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13048134/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13027619/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14314149/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14348702/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13190166/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13387341/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13155381/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14039883/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14338539/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14159003/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13401843/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13662693/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13662758/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13200429/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14365332/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13688292/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13100225/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13100327/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13071660/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13100411/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13524749/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14032288/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14338215/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12367192/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13352934/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14071906/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13401950/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13387343/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14699795/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14722018/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14721672/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13510329/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14721676/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14334216/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13303682/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14646579/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12248440/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14721521/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14293580/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13211287/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13147240/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14314151/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14396774/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14334213/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13100491/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13046562/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13071961/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14405260/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14408547/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14405133/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13100646/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13100694/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14364890/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14724144/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13029013/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13510206/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13510133/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14699287/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13510760/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13027620/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13562175/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13042841/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13562219/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13562311/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14324391/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12923730/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12922144/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13524747/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13100503/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14334532/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12923709/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14309725/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14310785/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13049827/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14306367/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13492480/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14154858/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14309727/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14377852/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14160607/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13197725/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13227199/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14378106/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13510320/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13718364/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14324399/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13027744/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13303683/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13027749/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13510317/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14403952/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13100516/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13100624/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13726823/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13510313/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12911337/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13688291/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14396751/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13303671/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13510345/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13303806/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14159005/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13028997/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14365045/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14364893/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13510314/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14365213/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13029009/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14365337/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13401842/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14365136/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14159054/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14334541/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13352930/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14338519/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13089575/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13291313/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13370840/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14334206/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13144596/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13370313/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13370566/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13371213/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13370766/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13371497/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13352928/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13370634/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13370925/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13370461/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13370114/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14310189/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14309901/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14348700/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14314143/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14310781/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13155383/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13189478/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13352927/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14314145/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13079627/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14348701/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13562312/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13562218/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13562174/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13027581/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13027583/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14153542/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14338216/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14334538/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13576915/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14159124/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14154860/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13303653/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13352921/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14071900/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14321872/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13100632/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13046448/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13100444/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13510316/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14310196/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14400923/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13967514/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13726901/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13211288/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13492472/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13048182/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13303684/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13510321/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13658952/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14699290/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14310192/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13197728/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14321362/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13353454/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13492486/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14358916/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14160608/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13049843/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14361112/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14331012/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13028909/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13100443/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14400922/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14310197/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14314148/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13303674/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14159006/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13029020/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13303808/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13071404/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13027582/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13029000/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13071333/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13303672/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13303809/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14159004/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13027716/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13510318/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13030684/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13510202/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13510129/ 
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13303810/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13510763/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14334535/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14361113/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13071674/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13027622/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14310191/


https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14423945/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14290299/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13831746/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14423624/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14724763/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14724941/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14724146/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14724348/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14420348/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13430333/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14420259/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14420675/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14338213/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14303535/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14334210/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12264665/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13027725/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14361111/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14358917/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13028996/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14713727/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14722020/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14713173/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14720348/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13051617/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14338052/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13387463/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14331828/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13299728/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14348617/ 
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14348281/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13048376/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13408082/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13408954/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14404922/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14290300/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14713166/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13985420/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14724349/ 
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14724764/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12938059/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12921150/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13211284/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13353451/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13190167/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13353452/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13211285/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13353461/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13151474/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13353449/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14071902/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13407741/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14071917/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13030778/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13142678/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12964652/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12341814/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14349479/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14310203/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14334219/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13049734/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13353462/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13049826/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12250958/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13510307/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13155584/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14310204/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14348836/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13510759/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13837948/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13029012/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14403951/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13227198/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14159087/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12260335/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14734186/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14724940/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14310186/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13049825/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14328236/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13049824/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14160742/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14160901/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13030853/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13207975/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13352920/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13190168/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13353450/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14720349/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14716658/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14723393/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14715695/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13046449/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14349164/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14724147/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14716083/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13220328/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14310458/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13220327/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13151471/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13151473/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13151475/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13151665/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14723390/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14748150/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12915851/

Edit to add new (honestly it's endless):

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13658943/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14365347/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14365533/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13653809/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14071903/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14321353/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13048183/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14321880/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14328247/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13928685/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13928589/

Accepted Solution

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1 year ago

Hi @mbmb -

Thanks for reporting this situation. All deleted, accounts taken care of.

Cheers!

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@Bethanny​ Thanks a lot, that was fast. should I open a new thread or post here if I find new ones? (I'm sure there are a lot more if an extra cleanup was not performed by staff)

Also if it's possible, I would suggest mass deletion of bio trivia items added by the vandal, because as far as I can see this type of bio trivia items are still intact: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7839325/bio#trivia

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@mbmb​ Will take a look at trivia items as soon as I get a chance, that clearly is not a trivia, problem is this user had lots of accounts, that's why even though staff cleaned up back then, there are quite a few we had still not captured (your report helped me find lots of them and block them) so if you see any other data post here so I can keep taking care of it :)