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IMDb Top 300 Data Contributors for 2020

IMDb Top 300 Data Contributors for 2020

Included below is our end-of-year message to IMDb's top 300 data contributors for 2020. 

Thanks again to everyone who contributed to IMDb -- every data contribution helps. If anyone outside of the top 300 would like to know their 2020 (only) live item total and position in the complete list, please post a reply here and, for a limited time, we will try to let you know.

Happy New Year 2021 from IMDb! 

[sorry for any errors in the format due to cut-and-paste into Sprinklr; a clean copy will also be available at https://contribute.imdb.com/czone/top_msg in early January]

 

Introduction and Thanks

 

Welcome to the 26th edition of our annual letter to recognise and celebrate IMDb’s top data contributors. This message is initially being sent to everyone who contributed data in 2020 and will then be shared more widely. If you are a first time recipient of this year-end tradition, I am IMDb’s Founder & CEO and you can catch up on old editions of the annual letter here, and follow IMDb’s future progress in our press room. If you have not yet contributed any data to IMDb, you can learn more via our Contributor Zone.   

 

When we wrote the last edition of this letter, we were about to enter IMDb’s 30th anniversary year with rather different plans than what ultimately turned out in reality. No words can adequately convey the impact the events of 2020 have had on all of our lives. However, we hope you have all been able to stay safe and well during what has been a tough year across the world.  While the rest of this letter will take a positive tone, we felt it important to acknowledge the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic and also to highlight just how much work remains to be done in building a more diverse, equitable and inclusive society; IMDb is committed to using our influence, data and tools to help improve the entertainment industry.  

 

IMDb is built by you, our data contributors, so we first want to thank you all for helping us to grow by record amounts during our 30th anniversary year - whether you made a single update or whether you were the top contributor in the list below.

 

We have a simple statement to capture the vision we are trying to achieve: “IMDb powers the creation, discovery and enjoyment of entertainment everywhere” and we think about our customers across several categories: entertainment fans who visit our free site and mobile apps; entertainment professionals who we help to navigate their industry; advertisers whose support helps us invest in & grow IMDb; and it all starts with our contributors who help make IMDb the most complete, accurate & timely source of global information.  These factors motivate us to take IMDb to more countries, to offer IMDb in more languages, and to make everything available on more devices. Even after 30 years there is still so much more we can deliver with your help and therefore so many more places we can make the data you contribute available.

 

The Numbers

 

The table at the end of this message shows the number of approved, non-duplicate data items which the Top 300 contributors have submitted in 2020, including corrections and deletions. New records have once again been set in terms of the total number of contributors (800,000+), the overall volume of data contributed, and improvements in the speed of publishing.

 

IMDb now includes:

  • Over 7.5 million titles with more than 1 million added in 2020
  • Over 11 million names with more than 800,000 added in 2020
  • Over 135 million filmography credits with more than 14 million added in 2020
  • Nearly 5.5 million user reviews with over 800,000 added in 2020

The total size of the database recently crossed 400 million data items.

 

To put some of the above growth into context, it took IMDb 17 years to reach our first one million titles and you have contributed over one million titles in 2020 alone! Additional statistics are available in the press room.

 

This year nearly 17,000 items were required to make it onto the Top Contributors list.

 

Progress

 

... From a contributor perspective by Jennifer Reiley ...

 

Although 2020 has been an incredibly difficult time, now more than ever, the value of entertainment is apparent. From the global phenomenon of the Tiger King, enjoying Hamilton from our living rooms, and finally seeing Tenet -- the  first Hollywood blockbuster to open in theatres after the pandemic shutdown -- we have been adapting along with the industry in order to provide you with the best possible contributor experience.

 

This year, we saw a record number of contributions, including more unique contributors, which we were able to process quicker than ever! We have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure your contributions and contacts remain our top priority.  

 

In 2020, we were particularly excited to launch a mobile friendly version of our primary contribution interface from our apps, which has full parity in contributable data types from title, name and company pages.  As fans across the world shift to consume entertainment on various devices, we    understand the need to provide the ability to contribute beyond desktop.

 

Additionally, based on your feedback, we added the ability to add Series End Years via the contribution interface. This has been a long-standing request for contributors to be able to self-serve. In the past, this was only possible by reaching out to the IMDb support team with the info - this is now a lot easier and quicker! Since launching, updates to Series End Years have markedly increased so we thank you for taking advantage of this change.

 

We also continue to invest in IMDb Answers in order to surface high-value content that has not yet been added to IMDb and will provide additional benefits to IMDb customers. We strive to make IMDb Answers a fun way to share your knowledge and increase content coverage across fourteen countries. The question feed can be customized to your area of interest and knowledge as well. For example, if you are interested in adding movie posters for Germany, simply choose the country you want to contribute to and the type of data and click “Go”!  IMDb Answers uses real-time pageviews by IMDb customers from specific countries and populates movie showtimes data for movies currently in theatres. These contributions also count toward your end of year contribution numbers, and you can track the status of your contributions as usual. 

 

You may have also noticed that our community page underwent a refresh this year. The IMDb Community Forums migrated from GetSatisfaction to Sprinklr. The new Sprinklr community offers additional features and functionality, so stay tuned for updates and continue to share your feedback! As with GetSatisfaction, Sprinklr is the destination to keep up-to-date on new feature announcements, and to share your own ideas and requests via the Ideas section.

 

As you know, this year IMDb celebrated its 30th birthday. Along with recognizing the Top 300 contributors this year, to mark the occasion, we have also added the Top 300 contributors over the last 30 years which required over 100,000 items! Thank you for your dedication!

 

We are grateful to all of you that share our passion for providing entertainment information across the globe.

 

Here’s to a happy and healthy New Year!

 

... From a customer perspective by Col Needham ...

 

We are continuing to update the website with the launch of our new home page, placing more emphasis on what to watch, along with a dedicated Watch page to assist you in your viewing decisions. We now have over 50 streaming providers to help you find where to watch your chosen shows and movies. We also updated our photo gallery and video pages.  The new design is also available for opt-in beta testing on title pages and you can take a look here.  All of these pages use a responsive design which works across large screens through to smaller mobile browsers, making it easier for us to more quickly launch new features consistently across IMDb.

 

Although we were able to produce our Sundance Studio and Oscars coverage as usual in the early months of the year, the pandemic soon impacted events for the rest of 2020, and we switched to a virtual event coverage model.  This provided opportunities to diversify our coverage including working with: the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge; the American Black Film Festival; the Curbside Shorts 2-Minute Film Challenge; and the UNHCR Films for Hope.  We continue to work with ReFrame on their ReFrame Stamp initiative to highlight gender balanced TV and film productions.  

 

We expanded IMDb Originals to include two new podcasts: Movies That Changed My Life which is available wherever you normally obtain your podcasts; and That Scene with Dan Patrick which is an exclusive with Amazon Music.  Find out more in our Podcasts section.

 

For US customers, we continued to add movies and shows to our free advertising supported streaming service, IMDb TV which is available directly on IMDb and on most of the devices which have access to Amazon Prime Video.

 

This was a great year for our mobile apps which also added many what-to-watch and where-to-watch features as described in the release notes in the iOS and Android stores.  Our iOS app includes more local language content beyond English, helping to bring IMDb more easily to a global audience. 

 

While there were fewer theatrical releases in 2020, many people had more time to watch movies and shows at home, and IMDb’s traffic and engagement likewise increased.  We expanded our email program to include a new Streaming Guide and a newsletter-style Watch Guide – control your free email subscriptions via our email preferences page. You can also follow us on our various social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, Twitter, and YouTube. Across social we experimented with Instagram AR filters, interactive voting brackets, animated character posters, and data-driven infographics.

 

Our customer poll community continues to grow, now with more than 19 million votes.  Thanks to everyone who contributes or manages polls (and to the voters, too).

 

For our entertainment industry professional customers, we made many improvements to IMDbPro and Box Office Mojo. We launched a new home page on IMDbPro, including: an updated news experience with categorizations; personalised Track updates; and a Latest Attachments module. We redesigned the Jobs feature.  We enhanced the IMDbPro lists service and launched a beta Add-On product, Discover, to aid decision-makers in staffing their projects.

 

Our year always ends with our Best Of section where you can catch-up on all of the entertainment trends from the year and add top shows and movies you may have missed to your IMDb watchlist. The section includies Anya Chalotra accepting her IMDb “Breakout” STARmeter award – joining past recipients in our new section for the award.

 

If you would like to join our team and help IMDb deliver on our 2021 plans, please see our jobs page.

 

 

Feedback

 

Thanks again for all of your support during the year. As always, ideas and constructive feedback are welcome via Sprinklr, where you can also propose and vote upon ideas, including those pertaining to the following topics:  IMDb, data,  iOS, Android and IMDbPro. This letter will be posted to Sprinklr. If you are not in the Top 300 contributors this year and would like to know how much data you contributed along with your position outside of the Top 300, please post a reply to the announcement on Sprinklr.

 

We wish you a Happy New Year!

 

Col Needham
IMDb Founder & CEO
on behalf of the whole IMDb Team

 

[The list of contributors will be available in early January at https://contribute.imdb.com/czone/hall_of_fame#top2020 as Sprinklr does not display long tables very well] 

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The letter above is also now live on the site at https://www.imdb.com/best-of/col-needham-letter-2021/ and, as noted, we have already updated the All-Time Top Contributor list at https://contribute.imdb.com/czone/hall_of_fame in honour of IMDb's 30th anniversary.  Congratulations if you made it onto that list too. 

The 2020 Top Contributor list will be updated in the Contributor Zone within a few days and the emailed version of the letter is in the (long) process of being delivered now. 

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Hello!  Congratulations on another record-setting year.  I was hoping to find out how far down the list I was this year (possibly under old user name of 'xfile1971'?  I am not sure if it has been automatically changed to my IMDbPro name).  Thanks!

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@brett_erik_johnson  You were #449 with 9,955 items in 2020  -- thanks! 

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Can you please tell me my position and the number of contributions I sent last year?

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@michael_zink_28 You were #398 with 12,236 items -- thanks and Happy New Year!

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@Col_Needham Hi, just wondering how I did? 

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0234740

Thank you.

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@MovieCat  You were #364 (so close) with 13,879 items, thanks!

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Thank you. I knew if I was EVER going to make the list it would have been this year, thanks to lockdown.

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@MovieCat Yes, I made it to #65 myself for similar reasons (thanks largely to contributing via IMDb Answers). It is my best placement in years.

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@Col_Needham 

heyo

how far have i fallen?

but at least i've mostly met my goals

finished filling 1 show this year

and did a ton of research and filled one mostly lost media

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Can you tell me my totals please? Thank you

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This is my url...

https://m.imdb.com/user/ur15903435/

thank you

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@agof  You were #562 with 7,644 items, thanks (and thanks for the research focus).  Happy New Year. 

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@Paulrf85  You had 7 items in 2020, thanks. 

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@Col_Needham 

Please let me know if I'm on the list and where. Thank you. Have a wonderful New Year. Karan A Silverstein

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@karan_a_silverstein  You are #2,092 with 1,433 items, thanks! 

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Thank you thank you for responding. I knew I had contributed more than last year but I'm surprised. Quarantine must have contributed. ;-)   Karan A Silverstein

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Happy New Year Col,

Damn, first time in like 15 years I didn't make the threshold for yearly top contributor. I did make top 100 of the last 30 years though, phew.  Where did I end up for 2020 though? Will I get to keep my IMDbPro??

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@CPPB_Int You were #832 with 4,493 items, thanks.  Sorry not to see you in the Top 300 this time. 

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Darn, well there ya go... next time ;)

Question- Will me being 88th overall in the 30th anniversary rankings allow me to keep IMDbPro or will not making the top 300 of 2020 take it away?

I just don't want to wake up to unexpectedly find that all my videos and photos have been deleted. :)

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@CPPB_Int Sorry, yes, the free IMDbPro account will expire in the next day or so.  We did also offer IMDbPro to people in the all-time list who did not make the 2020 list, but we set a threshold of 10,000 items in 2020 for that offer. Sorry. 

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@Col_Needham Hi Col: Where did I end up on this year's list? Thanx.

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@david_glagovsky  You were #408 with 11,452 items, thanks (and Happy New Year)!

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Thanks, Cal. At least I'm #162 on the all-time list.

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Col, What were my position and total for 2020? Thanks, motley_moth

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@motley_moth You were #416 with 10,982 items, thanks! 

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Hey there Col, can you tell me where I finished? My profile is https://www.imdb.com/user/ur78137797/?ref_=nv_usr_prof_2

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@aaronkyle  You should be receiving the email soon, but you are #196 ... I have just posted the Top 300 table below.  Thanks and congratulations on making it into the Top 300 again! 

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Here's a copy of the Top Contributors table for 2020 as I think Sprinklr has better support for tables ... 

Rank  

Submissions  

Nickname

1

2,600,340

inespape-1

2

495,984

formulakaz

3

477,084

MAthePA

4

414,084

NickRiganas

5

388,920

cinelamour

6

363,596

LoginTo

7

302,815

11433Sthlm

8

282,382

ron_whisky

9

245,923

bradleykent1

10

238,719

harrisonjiang-78175

11

234,339

michaelfool

12

208,189

Mark_a_Wood

13

207,203

skillwithaquill

14

204,219

Gabrielfox

15

192,464

Invisible2015

16

169,675

Woodyanders

17

169,294

pegg1976

18

157,053

denny-27

19

148,705

zoltanakos

20

146,686

BonaFideBOSS

21

142,426

prudi-272-737983

22

136,927

elouie2000

23

134,122

Stevarooni

24

133,059

dscbulkmail-amazon

25

127,692

Blaine1942

26

127,003

abtheboss

27

126,599

tashrimac

28

124,603

sundevilemily

29

123,154

Kurre

30

122,587

durdhara

31

121,499

Holojarg

32

119,853

lapantera

33

118,908

gurer-65810

34

117,175

over_the-world

35

111,435

lor_

36

110,391

vielguillaume

37

108,010

brahamdali

38

106,710

J. Spurlin

39

104,054

hotjamieskinner

40

98,781

Matt-Affleck

41

98,477

Huggo

42

98,357

mustafakocyegit

43

96,527

shatterdaymorn

44

96,036

lecoinducinephage

45

92,397

mtfaulknertn

46

91,978

vorachotes

47

91,919

sambarian

48

91,675

joeddelozier

49

88,456

vondiesel-1

50

87,555

pampeano2882

51

84,613

eknowlson

52

84,343

Happy_Evil_Dude

53

83,719

Perspicuity1

54

82,816

sarge-19

55

77,828

yook

56

76,569

bbmtl-21883

57

74,883

jb71a

58

74,864

caspian1978

59

74,439

ahmetkozan

60

72,873

jimjo1216

61

71,977

Chip_douglas

62

71,719

chribren

63

70,017

scarlatescu-razvan

64

69,818

FangsNL

65

69,530

Col Needham

66

69,130

trotter1954

67

68,635

tazjjh

68

67,905

PierreLeewes-2

69

67,856

ind3

70

66,885

benourdog

71

66,167

horn-5

72

65,291

LargoDonWen

73

63,612

Lara_Cain

74

63,167

surenpbharadwaj

75

63,090

Valkyrslayer

76

63,049

ETZ_Critic

77

62,382

mnmonteiro

78

62,056

PierreS

79

61,688

capamaroux-1

80

58,858

britstuff

81

57,931

geeked-out-4-movies

82

57,910

Velaska_official

83

57,815

GBrazier

84

57,779

untilter

85

56,733

Rachel

86

56,601

SadbutSad

87

55,609

vande

88

54,963

SlyFan180

89

54,696

jmgr-86592

90

54,147

Bronco46

91

53,725

ianlueck

92

52,550

Rain85

93

51,599

mneu-22567

94

51,508

davidsontrent

95

51,413

tillmany

96

51,313

contactus-77-321589

97

50,998

migueloliveiramonteiro

98

49,493

philipfhayes

99

49,225

farhanazhari05

100

48,198

SkipEastport

101

47,951

portfoliodeatores

102

46,868

davefoss

103

46,789

hxr-84441

104

45,732

jmarkoff2

105

45,219

martinchinwuba

106

44,903

maaarun

107

44,614

ishariful-26796

108

44,551

zoroman2008

109

44,357

raympretorius

110

44,352

ctfabian

111

44,216

ebrahimiexe

112

43,535

benhampel

113

43,351

Akasava

114

43,167

leslie-tunick

115

42,653

dbassler1304

116

42,612

Leffaneuvos

117

41,840

franklinmcclain

118

41,565

tmfraga

119

41,470

Simba63

120

41,365

glf-5

121

41,067

davedown-26767

122

40,349

Alfabeta

123

39,629

altobelli5

124

39,495

cbrubaker

125

39,326

mitchelvwijk

126

39,084

saebaby86

127

38,519

NoRa_FoKa

128

38,486

Paranoid_Indifference

129

37,974

abby_fdez

130

37,948

anthony-42000

131

36,831

shrinivasgkulkarni

132

36,788

mcwelch7

133

36,644

dragon-cross

134

36,066

mackenziepaterson-29292

135

35,485

sininenpiste

136

35,443

Ioana_St

137

35,327

filmdagbok

138

34,270

cecil1720

139

34,072

suprabj0083

140

33,934

marty602

141

33,605

libaanosman

142

33,507

cyrusvuartist

143

33,383

ulf-635-523367

144

33,186

jp_91

145

33,154

stefanocappuccio-sc

146

32,872

arturo_smallcharm

147

32,778

expert1

148

32,633

supermarketuldefilme

149

32,570

bogongbogong

150

32,469

rreett-tweetorc

151

32,465

gblake1115

152

31,921

Greg75

153

31,835

Eric_Fantastic

154

31,748

carllh

155

31,713

yossi-tissona

156

31,508

r-45435

157

31,046

Peter-Patrick76

158

30,550

SlapCapFever

159

30,280

Mjollnir

160

30,154

Godslaye

161

29,797

scharlachred

162

29,683

BulmaPunkRocker

163

29,533

TVBuff90

164

29,487

Sergey119

165

29,369

Jens Christian Skov

166

29,174

edwardhewitt65

167

29,156

fredcdobbs5

168

28,749

Ash-Movie-God

169

28,683

danbigeesmalls

170

28,297

aghaemi

171

28,227

bazso-karoly

172

28,147

JamesLeeHunt

173

28,078

Tom-413

174

28,034

MrIQ

175

28,019

essmom

176

27,994

kenichiku

177

27,951

neindyfeiv

178

27,684

postlopez

179

27,559

playtimejm

180

27,516

paulparisot

181

27,459

TTTEFan1990

182

27,444

Sasu

183

27,355

RoderichFM

184

27,074

rikogilde

185

26,998

dj-dom

186

26,893

marcial84

187

26,791

Jukka_A

188

26,666

markomisiraca

189

26,579

mkcvxiii

190

26,117

scgary66

191

26,013

gamazoa-35769

192

25,759

invisec

193

25,682

Dekkappai

194

25,507

livewirebryant-58232

195

25,385

gal bela

196

25,194

Aaron_Kyle

197

25,181

mysteriousbluebox

198

25,027

TouchTheGarlicProduction

199

25,020

mubi-262-564821

200

24,955

sonnymoroneyno

201

24,812

azuraring-84989

202

24,739

jerrygauthier

203

24,642

vestonbruno

204

24,619

nickromm

205

24,603

GMJames

206

24,521

k-vissers

207

24,491

dspiero

208

24,364

jan_nihilation

209

24,101

tityron

210

23,707

bobcobb301

211

23,602

stasa227

212

23,589

Krautzen

213

23,537

efectistashm

214

23,505

productionassistant-52954

215

23,445

sweet_fluffy_puppy

216

23,428

mariojacobs

217

23,343

draganlompar

218

23,261

martinu-2

219

23,250

Ron

220

23,227

akira625

221

23,218

Zach-1997

222

23,056

jrspeed-1

223

23,034

kinoholik

224

22,959

mririv

225

22,440

gaelle-g

226

22,343

persistenceofvision

227

22,253

CinemaSerf

228

22,232

GusF

229

22,206

rvindas-38328

230

22,191

gluyan

231

22,186

farmigaharmon

232

22,150

groncho

233

22,123

liedream

234

21,966

gso1963-174-392145

235

21,963

DariusCZ

236

21,842

weller79

237

21,818

verokjon

238

21,732

Tarhaseppo

239

21,698

rod-duncan

240

21,586

pizarron-00920

241

21,525

diehappy

242

21,359

The_Professor_Scary

243

21,323

Hurdy_Gurdy_Man

244

21,269

rayaddison

245

21,215

marv-84

246

21,144

lament7

247

21,052

iNickR

248

21,026

info-18591

249

20,939

MD1456

250

20,695

MrBlondNYC

251

20,619

smcgann14

252

20,578

exe_malaga93

253

20,474

flanny-31934

254

20,458

danstarr69

255

20,364

frontmancsg

256

20,273

klier_leon

257

20,260

mdjedovic

258

20,216

marilyng-08110

259

19,937

sienel

260

19,729

TrivWhiz

261

19,713

Bolkonskij

262

19,655

janelletubbs

263

19,547

rharlan58

264

19,372

Global_Joe21

265

19,358

SchaiDog

266

19,345

neilr64

267

19,190

jari-kovalainen0

268

19,164

goalkeeping_god

269

19,042

georgechambless

270

18,931

snitchgrovel

271

18,925

Sleugercios

272

18,889

rnibedit

273

18,818

steelywulf

274

18,806

slordoshoes

275

18,654

brianopdedijk

276

18,645

RobertDWinter

277

18,584

robnet-48324

278

18,481

Channing_F

279

18,444

benrigsby

280

18,397

Fettzilla85

281

18,393

Kari Hakkinen

282

18,152

EricGreene

283

18,043

jv_max

284

17,976

Adoosh

285

17,924

Cubs_Fan08

286

17,831

ccoyle36

287

17,812

snail3

288

17,767

izko-35160

289

17,668

k_luifje

290

17,521

coeethan

291

17,323

fatchau

292

17,265

jwesleynyc-1

293

17,236

Gislef

294

17,107

PJ66MR

295

17,106

arjubhat

296

17,006

basakm-58738

297

16,984

JMichael22

298

16,957

skok

299

16,833

atluszachary

300

16,795

Fsxz

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Wow. I broke in to the top 25, barely at #25. I really have no idea how people contribute so much more than I do as it seems all I do is contribute to IMDb.

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Thanks @adrian  and Happy New Year! 

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Hi Col, can you let me know where I am on the list this year please.

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@owenrees You were #766 with 4,963 items, thanks (and great to hear from you -- hope all is well and Happy New Year)

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Not a many as last year but I expected that.

All well here and I hope that you and all at IMDB have a good 2021.

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Col,

Thank you for your continued support for the IMDb Polls and IMDb Poll Community. As of As of 17-Dec-2020, the polls had 19,509,761 votes and 428 poll authors.

Out of morbid curiosity, what is my contribution ranking for 2020 (assuming it goes that low)?

dan_dassow

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0127678/

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@dan_dassow Thanks for the stats on the polls (and all that you do there).  Unless you contributed under a different account, we have no eligible data updates from you in 2020 (polls are not included, sorry). 

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Thank you, Col for the information. I only have one account on IMDb. My very limited non-poll contributions must have occurred during 2018 and/or 2019.

By the way, as of today (1-Jan-2021), we've had 9777 polls go live.

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@dan_dassow Onwards to 10K polls! 

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Is it possible to find out who were the top contributors per country?

Regards

Paul Kennedy

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Top 300 contributors 2020.

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Ask here ? ?

IMDb Community Forums > IMDb > Data Issues & Policy Discus... > IMDb Top 300 Data Contribut...

Col_Needham, Employee
Fri, Jan 1, 2021 2:59 AM
IMDb Top 300 Data Contributors for 2020
https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/data-issues-policy-discussions/imdb-top-300-data-contributors-for-2020/5feed670133633353b3aebaf

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@paul_kennedy_1kcnu7vd6vq98  No sorry, this is not information which can be easily shared.

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@Col_Needham 

Happy New Year !!!
Thank you for IMDb !!!!!

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https://contribute.imdb.com/czone/hall_of_fame#alltime

Top Contributors
Top Plot Summary Writers
30,282 KGF Vissers   https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?plot_author=KGF%20Vissers

k-vissers
IMDb member since November 2005
Lifetime Total 300,000+

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur8054374/

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur8054374/reviews  - 2 Reviews

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur8054374/plot_author  (Change above link to this to get to Profile page? ?)
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Top Mini-Bio Writers
3,184 woodyanders  https://www.imdb.com/search/name/?bio_author=woodyanders

  
Woodyanders
IMDb member since December 2005
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur8239592/

Lifetime Total 1,000,000+
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur8239592/reviews - 5,945 Reviews

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur8239592/bio_author   (Change above link to this to get to Profile page? ?)
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Add Reviews to Top Contributors ? ?

MartinHafer
Sun Jun 8 2003
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2467618/

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2467618/reviews - 24,999 Reviews
   
TheLittleSongbird 
Fri Jan 30 2009
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur20552756/

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur20552756/reviews - 18,127 Reviews 
  
bkoganbing 
Sun Jun 15 2003
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2483625/

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2483625/reviews - 17,328 Reviews
  
Michael_Elliott
Sat Nov 25 2006
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur13134536/

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur13134536/reviews - 16,429 Reviews
    
Leofwine_draca
May 2000
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0482513/

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0482513/reviews - 14,640 Reviews

and others ...

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@ACT_1 Not to sound harsh, but in terms of "data quality" reviews are harder to judge, aren't they? I sometimes report ones that have got through the net and are just someone swearing, or plugging external sites, or admitting they've rigged the voting system, etc.

It also applies to my own relatively meagre 450+ reviews... I'll often delete a few just because I'll look back and think they're garbage.

But imagine if they DID have a list of "top reviewers"... how many people would be submitting single-line reviews of negligible quality just to get on the ranking each year?

Not to cite any in particular, but take a look at this example (I won't name the movie being reviewed): "Background music is so loud, and most of the actors mumble their lines. Guaranteed headache and impossible to understand the plot."

That's IT. That's their entire "review". Imagine that, 3000 times in a year to get on the chart.

Just my thoughts.

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@MovieCat

... how many people would be submitting single-line reviews of negligible quality just to get on the ranking each year? ...
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MovieCat

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Even 50 words doesn't sound that much. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure reviewers who do it a lot put a lot of care into their work, but it just seems asking for trouble, in a way. Someone can post "this film SUX" 10 times in a row and that's a "review".

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Moviecat, obviously, every minimum number of words is arbitrary, but I feel that 50 words is a good (and logical) minimum. Feel free to vote for the Idea I posted. Unfortunately, Sprinkler doesn't allow one to see who voted for an Idea (GetSat did), so if you did already, thanks :)

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nah

i'd still say that for most of the movies there's absolutely nothing to say if you don't just copy premise from wikipedia for padding (or if it's not yours like 20th movie, and you still didn't see 2000 other ones just like it 1 to 1)

a movie have to be too good to be true or really bad to not be just another bowl of same macaroni

if you say "it's a most dangerous game clone" or "it's a man called horse" (dances with smurfs\pocahontas) that often would be enough.

that is if you don't want to "i like it because it makes me feel emotions i like this and that, because emotions" or just copypaste trivia or plot. or like start manifesto about political situation in your country

memember a certain mediocre recent release has all reviews nothing but "it's liberptiloids from planet nebiru propaganda they want to destroy us!11 i feel threatened"? or remember that armenian genocide film being review-bombed?

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Can you please tell me how I did last year? Thanks!

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@elwood_blues You were as close as it gets at #301 with 16,786 items, thanks (and hopefully you received the separate email today). 

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What the... 10 items... I knew I should have stopped cooking and added more data :-)

Congrats @Fsxz.

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I guess I'll be the one that asks. When should we expect to see the top contributor badge?

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@adrian Badges should be be issued next week :-)

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Woo hoo! The badges are live.

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Good spot and congratulations on your position!

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Wow, that's pretty fast!