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IMDb Top 300 Data Contributors for 2021 (and Happy New Year 2022 from IMDb)

IMDb Top 300 Data Contributors for 2021 (and Happy New Year 2022 from IMDb)

Included below is our end-of-year message to IMDb's top 300 data contributors for 2021. 

Thanks again to everyone who contributed to IMDb -- every data contribution helps. If anyone outside of the top 300 would like to know their 2021 (only) live item total and their position in the complete list, please post a reply here and, for a limited time, we will try to let you know. Please include a link to your activity page in your reply so we can locate your position. 

Happy New Year 2022 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 27th edition of our annual letter to thank IMDb’s growing worldwide community of data contributors. As in years past, we are giving a special thank you to our Top 300 contributors, whose passion for entertainment makes IMDb better with each passing year. I am IMDb’s Founder & CEO and it is an honour each year, with fellow team member Jennifer, to reflect upon the improvements we have made to IMDb with your help. We marked IMDb’s 31st birthday in October 2021 and the tradition of sending this letter began in 1995 if you would like to catch-up on previous editions.

 

First, it is important to acknowledge that we are still in the midst of an ongoing and ever-evolving global pandemic and the situation remains difficult for so many. In July we lost a beloved IMDb team member to COVID-19; and although we feel the pain of their absence daily, we also celebrate and cherish their memory. We hope you have all been able to stay safe and well during 2021, and our thoughts and best wishes go out to everyone who is struggling during this unprecedented time.

 

IMDb is built by you, our data contributors, so thank you again.  Every single data update is important and helps IMDb get closer to achieving its vision of powering the creation, discovery and enjoyment of entertainment everywhere. Entertainment itself continues to evolve with more movies, shows, shorts & games being produced each year. Also, IMDb’s coverage formally expanded to include both podcasts & music videos in 2021 as the boundaries between different media continue to blur. Similarly, IMDb’s reach across more devices, services, locations and languages is expanding, so the content you provide is being appreciated by more people than ever before. If you have not yet contributed any data to IMDb, you can learn more via our Contributor Zone.  

 

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 2021, including corrections and deletions. The total number of contributors exceeded 900,000 people, and since March we have been posting monthly contributor rankings to Sprinklr. We have also made further improvements in terms of both processing times and publishing speed, even with record contribution volumes.

 

IMDb now includes:

  • Over 8.7 million titles with more than 1.25 million added in 2021
  • Almost 11.4 million names with over 800,000 added in 2021 (note a change to the counting methodology vs. 2020 due to name merges)
  • Almost 155 million filmography credits with more than 16 million added in 2021
  • Nearly 6.5 million user reviews with almost 1 million added in 2021

This makes two consecutive years with more than one million new titles added across the twelve months, which now equates to an average of over 3,400 new titles per day! Additional statistics are available in the press room and are updated quarterly.

 

This year over 16,000 items were required to make it onto the Top Contributors list.

 

Progress

 

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

 

While 2021 was definitely filled with highs and lows for many, personally I was immensely excited to finally return to the cinema in time to watch No Time To Die, a “must see” on the big screen. I also considered writing this section in the style of Lady Whistledown from Bridgerton but alas, dear reader, I have not. I am thrilled to be able to share the progress we have made over the year with you and want to start by saying thanks. In 2018 we said, “Your contributions can have an enormously wide reach, one that is expanding fast” and this year that statement is truer than ever.

 

Something that we are particularly excited about this year was the expansion of title types supported by IMDb to include Podcasts and Music Videos! In October, we launched the first new title in 16 years -- Podcast Series and Episodes -- followed quickly by the launch of Music Videos in November. It’s a very exciting time for us to provide these new entertainment categories, and appreciate all of your contributions and support along the way. If you haven’t had a chance, check out the new contribution form for adding a podcast or music video, and if you are interested in learning more about contributing a podcast or music video, you can visit our Submission Guide.

 

We have also been doing a lot of work to support our global contributor base, improving functionality and offerings. For example, we enabled contribution of Devanagari (Hindi script) Alternate Titles and launched non-English plot outlines on IMDb title pages. We remain committed to improving the experience for our global contributor base, so stay tuned for ongoing improvements in this area!

 

We continue to invest in IMDb Answers, a tool designed to help you contribute in a fast and easy way by answering the most up-to-date feed of questions. In July, we launched the IMDb Answers Top Gap feature across all IMDb title pages and added release dates and certificates question types to the new IMDb Answers experience.

 

As a reminder, we continuously update the Contributor Help section by adding and revising submission guides, such as the addition of the guide for Showrunners and Head writers and updates to the Name guide to support Eastern Name formatting. This remains the place to keep up-to-date on how to contribute to IMDb. You may have also noticed that we have added a survey to the bottom of each guide, so you can let us know if the guide was useful or let us know when we need to make clarifications.

 

We’ve also been making some exciting updates for industry professionals using IMDbPro. In March, we added the ability to contribute a department head attribute and in July, we launched primary profession selection in IMDbPro which allows IMDbPro members the ability to control how and what profession is displayed on their name pages across IMDb and IMDbPro. This change improves name discoverability, so members can promote themselves, get hired, grow their network, and advance their career. We also launched the ability to set a primary contact to help industry professionals quickly reach the right person.

 

As always, I want to thank you for making IMDb the world’s most trusted source for movie, TV, and entertainment content. Entertainment fans like you are essential to our success, and we’ll continue to listen to your feedback to improve IMDb. As a reminder, we welcome your thoughts, questions and feedback on our Community forum which we actively monitor and engage on – head on over to share your thoughts!

 

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

 

One of the exciting things about working at IMDb is that new content is added by the minute; we are also always updating the software which drives the features and services built on top of this content.  In July we completed the launch of our new title pages which use a responsive design on new scalable technology.  We have recently completed the beta testing of a new multi-language experience across all of the pages built on this new technology (including title, home, photos and video) which provides access to the labels and some content across several languages according to customer location and preferences. A formal launch will be ready in 2022, and more translated pages will be supported as we move further onto the new technology.  We have also started to localise search results across the site and apps to make titles easier to find.

 

Speaking of ever-expanding features, see the release notes for our mobile apps in the iOS and Android stores for details of new features added throughout 2021.

You may have seen video playing an increasing role across IMDb.  We cover filmed (and more) entertainment and so it is only natural to weave more video into the IMDb experience itself. See our (virtual) awards and festival coverage. In addition to many new original videos, we produced a second series of our podcast Movies That Changed My Life, and launched a new podcast IMDb Is Obsessed.  You can learn more in our Podcasts section.

 

For US, and now UK customers too, we added movies and shows to our free advertising supported streaming service, IMDb TV, which is available on many of the devices having access to Amazon Prime Video.  We have also expanded the number of streaming providers supported by our “watch” buttons directly on IMDb title pages and our What to Watch section, plus other where-to-watch features across the site and apps.

 

Our annual Best Of section is the biggest ever, looking at top names, titles, trends, and more across 2021, including a highly entertaining video of IMDb “Breakout” STARmeter award winner, Ben Barnes accepting his award and talking about his varied roles and career thus far.

 

You can also follow us on our various social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, Twitter, and YouTube. Thanks also to our poll community for creating such engaging content for fans. You are always welcome to vote or even submit your own polls.

 

For our entertainment industry professional customers, we made further improvements to IMDbPro and Box Office Mojo.  We highlighted additional  industry lists on the IMDbPro homepage and have continued enhancing our beta product, IMDbPro Discover.  We also supported several industry events throughout the year, including The Sundance Film Festival and The Toronto International Film Festival, as well as inclusion initiatives such as The Easterseals Film Disability Challenge and the Media Access Awards, The OUTFEST LA Film Festival and the Legacy Awards, and The Women in Film & TV UK Awards. We once again provided data to ReFrame as the basis for their ReFrame Stamp initiative to highlight gender-balanced TV and film productions.

 

We are hiring to support our continued growth, and now offer virtual opportunities, so if you would like to join our team of passionate entertainment and tech professionals, or would like to recommend a qualified friend, please see our jobs page.

The Future

 

25 December 2021 marked the 30th anniversary of the release of Grand Canyon which contains my all-time favourite movie quote, “All of life’s riddles are answered in the movies.”  I love this quote because it highlights the power of movies and TV to inform and entertain their audiences; by watching, people can be transported to other times, other places, other cultures, and to imaginary worlds, both past, present and future. The possibilities are endless.  As humans we love to hear stories, to watch stories, and to tell stories. We feel very honoured at IMDb to help connect storytellers to their audiences and to help people discover great new things to watch, or learn more about what they have watched already and the people who made it possible. We want to share our love of entertainment with the world. Technology is rapidly changing how entertainment is made and how it is delivered to audiences.  Whatever takes shape, we want to be alongside you -- our contributors and customers -- on new journeys of entertainment discovery.

Feedback

 

Thank you 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, dataiOS, 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 and CEO
on behalf of the whole IMDb Team

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Rank  

Submissions  

Nickname

1

3,232,592

inespape-1

2

1,404,109

matthias_metzger

3

780,926

formulakaz

4

732,535

xylit333

5

678,687

MAthePA

6

592,947

Gabrielfox

7

551,268

Nomissimon10

8

522,702

cinelamour

9

457,368

ron_whisky

10

362,604

michaelfool

11

343,478

SkipEastport

12

296,397

Woodyanders

13

247,822

Perspicuity1

14

246,010

11433Sthlm

15

240,901

harrisonjiang-78175

16

239,738

Mark_a_Wood

17

208,194

raympretorius

18

193,331

ctfabian

19

183,962

pegg1976

20

179,951

dscbulkmail-amazon

21

178,485

joeddelozier

22

168,231

Blaine1942

23

157,237

denny-27

24

155,019

slordoshoes

25

149,952

Happy_Evil_Dude

26

149,853

farhanazhari05

27

149,351

Holojarg

28

149,106

Stevarooni

29

146,389

sundevilemily

30

140,348

mohgamam

31

136,131

KaramXXV

32

133,003

Huggo

33

126,236

vorachotes

34

120,143

Kurre

35

118,899

soma-2

36

115,533

hotjamieskinner

37

114,457

tazjjh

38

112,839

Sleugercios

39

106,964

geeked-out-4-movies

40

106,435

ind3

41

105,943

lapantera

42

105,585

capamaroux-1

43

104,558

GusF

44

101,811

shatterdaymorn

45

101,407

FahimShahriar45

46

99,960

dk_schiff

47

99,855

prudi-272-737983

48

99,560

yook

49

96,498

BonaFideBOSS

50

95,222

zoltanakos

51

94,336

Invisible2015

52

94,260

philipfhayes

53

94,187

sarge-19

54

93,581

emiebocalbos-jp

55

93,333

PierreLeewes-2

56

92,454

chribren

57

90,678

gurer-65810

58

90,654

ahmetkozan

59

89,981

trotter1954

60

86,695

essmom

61

83,576

thomaswake16

62

82,925

vielguillaume

63

81,515

lor_

64

81,427

scharlachred

65

81,385

lecoinducinephage

66

79,770

LoginTo

67

78,861

dbassler1304

68

77,983

eknowlson

69

77,907

Simba63

70

75,930

jimjo1216

71

75,053

elouie-53670

72

74,534

batshoncristiano

73

74,133

tashrimac

74

73,953

bbmtl-21883

75

73,454

martinchinwuba

76

73,292

Ioana_St

77

71,592

Greg75

78

69,395

Valkyrslayer

79

68,573

LargoDonWen

80

68,295

migueloliveiramonteiro

81

68,128

scgary66

82

66,798

The_Movie_Cat

83

64,817

davefoss

84

64,635

Lenonn

85

63,370

Chip_douglas

86

62,935

mitchelvwijk

87

62,723

akira625

88

61,564

mariojacobs

89

61,286

skillwithaquill

90

59,890

Col Needham

91

59,431

Rain85

92

59,298

Matt-Affleck

93

57,985

tmariotoledo

94

57,444

jmgr-86592

95

57,341

spring_migrant

96

57,049

arturo_smallcharm

97

56,469

tmfraga

98

56,052

McBE92

99

55,942

ETZ_Critic

100

54,967

jwelch-21319

101

54,834

abtheboss

102

54,782

tahagumustg

103

54,565

Channing_F

104

54,435

vondiesel-1

105

53,859

mnmonteiro

106

52,908

slownet2

107

52,353

elouie2000

108

52,022

nickromm

109

51,144

thebreadladyky

110

50,078

horn-5

111

49,114

britstuff

112

48,772

benhampel

113

48,483

SlyFan180

114

48,467

Velaska_official

115

48,452

danstarr69

116

48,049

pampeano2882

117

47,912

ebrahimiexe

118

47,402

zoroman2008

119

47,116

Lara_Cain

120

46,151

jb71a

121

45,352

srinivastarun

122

45,279

gal bela

123

44,802

brainybrailler

124

44,027

Leffaneuvos

125

42,646

DmitryKantorov

126

42,211

mneu-22567

127

42,164

ianlueck

128

41,908

J. Spurlin

129

41,401

mtfaulknertn

130

41,219

rharlan58

131

40,876

marty602

132

40,651

vande

133

40,522

tillmany

134

40,443

jan_nihilation

135

40,359

Tarkin

136

39,994

nelliepants

137

39,375

ljdoncel

138

38,826

GBrazier

139

38,028

NickRiganas

140

37,521

FangsNL

141

37,367

maaarun

142

37,270

MrIQ

143

37,101

Sosna95

144

37,002

PierreS

145

36,308

azuraring-84989

146

35,962

jerrygauthier

147

35,800

Cyborg89

148

35,692

yossi-tissona

149

35,688

jg-50323

150

35,503

SchaiDog

151

35,313

RoderichFM

152

35,294

izko-35160

153

35,273

shrinivasgkulkarni

154

35,133

Zalhera

155

34,506

madhuc

156

34,142

tityron

157

34,085

projectobjectvault

158

33,814

postlopez

159

33,641

carllh

160

33,420

Jukka_A

161

33,413

pizarron-00920

162

33,083

benourdog

163

32,854

mysteriousbluebox

164

32,151

arshela

165

32,109

fredcdobbs5

166

31,978

matrix11001

167

31,685

norbertcreutz

168

31,567

paulparisot

169

31,467

marcial84

170

31,214

girlygirl9983

171

31,083

Tarhaseppo

172

30,993

klmnop87

173

30,580

hm-2021

174

30,456

mcwelch7

175

30,400

robetsonian

176

30,294

bta98

177

29,999

RioNice

178

29,895

mririv

179

29,688

Sasu

180

29,623

ayumihamasakifan

181

29,358

Peter-Patrick76

182

29,341

Godslaye

183

29,238

snazzyleo-40564

184

28,632

fkevin-94651

185

28,475

sweet_fluffy_puppy

186

28,401

manzanamx1

187

28,137

verokjon

188

27,865

surenpbharadwaj

189

27,697

Akasava

190

27,678

jostimor

191

27,563

abby_fdez

192

27,482

NoRa_FoKa

193

26,914

PJ66MR

194

26,804

tanrub

195

26,738

Mjollnir

196

26,589

linus2001

197

26,489

rnahigian

198

26,459

mmeijlof

199

26,225

stefanocappuccio-sc

200

25,874

aapraje

201

25,438

Dekkappai

202

25,431

E-Kartoffel

203

25,374

Cecchini-

204

24,827

niunoniotro

205

24,730

supermarketuldefilme

206

24,541

livewirebryant-58232

207

24,520

CPPB-Int

208

24,466

saebaby86

209

24,326

klier_leon

210

24,241

JohnBahn

211

24,053

Solar_Dragon

212

23,985

gblake1115

213

23,968

farhanazhariannuar

214

23,915

davidsontrent

215

23,843

kashyapchandhock

216

23,831

weller79

217

23,815

kimberly_melville

218

23,792

calderdo

219

23,704

mkcvxiii

220

23,648

smcgann14

221

23,607

dj-dom

222

23,593

Travis_Bickle92

223

23,516

RitaAbbas

224

23,450

The_Professor_Scary

225

23,288

glf-5

226

23,204

allarago

227

23,191

jpedroccarvalho

228

22,837

thebrotherfamily

229

22,762

Sizzith

230

22,443

kuldeepchauhan_331

231

22,428

JasonIK75

232

22,390

naliacr

233

22,372

cinemacriterion

234

22,255

amickbyron

235

22,125

mbjwilkins

236

22,027

cbrubaker

237

21,986

edwardhewitt65

238

21,970

digital-18070

239

21,967

marilyng-08110

240

21,612

invisec

241

21,602

solnoms

242

21,150

TrivWhiz

243

20,964

VinnieRattolle

244

20,860

zedmusic

245

20,784

bdparavi

246

20,631

mekmekb

247

20,554

Lujuriaa

248

20,476

info-68530

249

20,467

Littleman95

250

20,291

anthony-42000

251

20,256

ehren-50501

252

20,251

newyorkinspace

253

20,128

ccoyle36

254

20,040

Noirdame79

255

19,996

cyberlioness

256

19,990

SlapCapFever

257

19,978

Hurdy_Gurdy_Man

258

19,917

jmarkoff2

259

19,848

pbn

260

19,686

Fettzilla85

261

19,678

hershiser2

262

19,546

vikrantkhanna-75586

263

19,384

suprabj0083

264

19,299

Ron

265

19,288

JamesLeeHunt

266

19,192

skok

267

19,155

Kari Hakkinen

268

18,914

basakm-58738

269

18,897

ulf-635-523367

270

18,874

NoWireHangers

271

18,841

jrommz

272

18,737

arorashadow_2003

273

18,724

AhmedDaReviewer

274

18,640

jp_91

275

18,590

moviemanager2

276

18,515

kenichiku

277

18,444

robiics

278

18,382

J-R-Dickson

279

18,216

k-vissers

280

18,200

Numpty-Twonk

281

18,172

Bonnascope

282

18,111

richboy_is_dead

283

17,979

Cracker05

284

17,848

SteveResin

285

17,824

maiwenn-imdb

286

17,817

sambarian

287

17,790

rnibedit

288

17,725

TVBuff90

289

17,576

cobratecobrate

290

17,568

Jens Christian Skov

291

17,516

neilr64

292

17,367

skzanthosh-41541

293

17,187

ncottone-28464

294

17,100

rvindas-38328

295

16,813

Majon1

296

16,739

Tom-413

297

16,698

slicknickxp

298

16,664

martindano

299

16,661

aghaemi

300

16,625

ElectricBeelsebub

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@Col_Needham Hello! A good day and a Happy New Year to all. I've been waiting the day for a long time and it seems there is an error. According to my calculations, this year I added between 35,000 and 40,000 items. Could someone take a few minutes to check my situation? https://www.imdb.com/user/ur34458014/

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@Col_Needham First of all, a happy new year! Hope you and yours are well. Can you tell me how I ranked in 2021? https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0862605/

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@Col_Needham Ok, I am new here so this is probably a very dumb question... but how can one person (inespape-1) possibly have made over 3 million contributions? Are we talking about goofs and stuff? Because I've contributed about four of those in ten years. This guy must spend every waking second typing stuff in!!

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@Marco Happy New Year -- all good here, thanks. You were #535 with 8,209 items, thanks! 

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@Lavinia  Happy New Year ... the counts are correct, sorry.  Please note this is only for 2021 contributions. Do you have more than one IMDb account?  We see only a small number of submissions between Jan-Apr -> https://contribute.imdb.com/updates/history?start=3810 

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@Col_Needham Hi. Please check again. Between 20 and 28 December I added around 16.000 items. The pictures shows what I'm seeing on my 'Contribution Details' page.

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@AlbertoTreaddur most likely a group of people or a computer program automating the process.

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@Nomissimon10 

Right. I guess. Thanks.

I am amazed there are that many bits of information to be added, to be honest. That has to be be way more than the total number of movies in the database!

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@AlbertoTreaddur It's worse than that. 3.2 million submissions over 365 days is over 8700 per day! That's roughly 1 every 9.8 seconds over 24 hours! I guess a bot is most likely. Or a s***load of people are using the same ID simultaneously, which sites rarely allow!

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@Col_Needham
It's me again. I will wait until I will get an argumentative answer. It there a possibility to take send you an e-mail with 4 ways to prove that my number of admissions is higher than is currently shown? On the bottom of the page you mentioned https://contribute.imdb.com/updates/history?start=3810 the 'previous button' shows my last items were added yesterday, among them: 211231-171010-642000.
 

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@Lavinia 

Please check again. Between 20 and 28 December I added around 16.000 items. The pictures shows what I'm seeing on my 'Contribution Details' page.

Ah, this explains the difference, sorry.  The contribution calendar does not run all the way to 31 December as we need to prepare the reports and email in advance.  You will receive credit for some of those final 2021 days in the 2022 top contributor list instead. Sorry for the confusion. 

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@Col_Needham I will wait until I see it. This does mean that my place on the top will be higher, correct? ... for some of those ... For all. In case that there are similar 'confusion', could you write a few words explaining that the list is not final. Thank you for your time to respond all of us. 

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@AlbertoTreaddur 

Ines is female name. 👀

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@Col_Needham

I was wondering when the actual cutoff was as I was still making contributions yesterday. 

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@adrian me too and many are still open to be accepted 

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@AlbertoTreaddur

He would have had to made a submission every ten seconds. He would have done this without sleep, food, work. I searched and found the profile. It's must be a bot or some kind of dump for a list of users who make submissions for production companies (if such a group exists), and should not be listed.

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur1421253/

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@DrProfessor ofc it should be listed. The board is to show all the top contributors. Just because someone knows how to automate and make the process more accurate they should not be stripped of the recognition.

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@Col_Needham No.82!!! Yay!!!

I think that'll be the highest I'll ever reach (and, judging by last year, the only time I'll make the Top 300, let alone 100) as all the time in lockdown has made it so much easier.

I'll still carry on contributing, of course, but I think this will be my peak year. Glad to have made it.

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@Nomissimon10

Obviously scripts shouldn't be included.

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@DrProfessor I do realize it might come off as unfair on a scoreboard pov. But don't you think that people that spend their time on making computer programs that rapidly builds upon the IMDb database with more accurate information should be getting recognition for contributing? I do obviously have a bias seeing as I am one of those people. But it makes it so I have time to actually add data on all the Norwegian series. And add images for their episodes. And add the most popular podcasts and their episodes. Seeing as these would not be possible to do if I did not automate the process. Also, if I did them all manually there would be user errors leading to wrongful information being submitted. (It is not possible to sit 10h a day to contribute without adding a lot of wrongful information)

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Why not share the bots to the public, then other contributors could use them to add other data bits which said bot owners don't do. Then the data submissions would explode. 

Share the (bot) love, so to speak. ;-)

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@jimthing It is a good idea. And one I have had before. Only issues is that it does require more manual work than what you would think. And if a person wants to he/she can upload a ton of inaccurate data. (To ruin things for others) This would not be the case for a person that has our a lot of hours into making a program that automates it. A database is also needed for my program which would increase the workload required to set up the program. I might share some time in the future with certain interested people that already spend time contributing. Glad you are interested though. Noting your interest

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Not me personally using said bots myself (I don't have such time, unfortunately). 

What is interesting, is the idea of clever users (such as yourself and others) who use bots to add data en masse, giving the tools to others who have the time, inclination, and are trusted enough to do likewise. 

Provided bot owners are not only wanting to get on the annual leaderboard, it would surely be hugely beneficial to the site getting more data each year – obviously providing the IMDb staff can increase to manage to all, lol! 

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If people don't want to share the use of their bots, I can understand that. But it would be nice if some of them would explain what their bots do and where the bots get their data to submit from.

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@gromit82 Like I mentioned I could potentially share with a few. But for now I can answer your question.

I get data from API's and webacraping.

I use NRK's API for Norwegian series and podcasts.

I webscrape discovery+ for series as they don't have a publicly available API.

I use Spotify's API for podcasts.

Hope this answers your question.

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what I see is that many dont know what counts as submission, here are billions datas missing which you can add with some clicks and copy/paste without bot or so, more I dont say, I accidently found out in the summer

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@Col_Needham 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 #630 with 6,503 items -- thanks and Happy New Year! 

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@Nomissimon10

Am I the only one that thinks this should be disallowed as the credits are not verified with actual onscreen credits but on reliant on third hand sources for their information? While I rarely edit non-English language credits (due to the fact I have to rely on Google for translations), there are a lot of credits that are just flat out wrong and I wonder how anyone that watched the title would enter them this way. 

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@adrian i can read German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and a bit swedish and slovenian

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@adrian I personally don't do any credits at all. So I do not have an opinion on it.

However, I will say this: If a computerprogram makes mistakes in a medium-sized portion of its submission it should not be used at all. With the way the credit's adding is done I don't think that it would be effective to automate such a process as there are many people with similar names. And smaller series/episodes can have less known actors. Leading to wrong credit being given.

If I were to ever automate a process for adding credits I would only trust direct sources like Spotify or in my case NRK (Norwegian state television) as they themself provide a lot of information that can be used in different settings.

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@Col_Needham

Happy New Year! Could I please know my total number of contributions and my ranking for 2021?

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur5456783/

 

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@umbdis  You were #414 with 11,982 items, thanks, and Happy New Year! 

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@Col_Needham​ I was in the top 500. Thank you very much for letting me know!

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I've definitely employed some measure of automation before, mostly in regards to navigating but also sometimes manipulating the submission form. Usually it is harder to add new data than to correct existing data (such as just based off observing problems with it), since the latter requires sourcing information that is absent, and often the only way to know if something is absent is to stumble upon a page that is bereft of the kind of information expected to be found on pages for non-obscure cinema/television works.

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@Nomissimon10​ That does make sense. However, it's like steroids. They are banned from competitive sports because they give people an unfair advantage. I certainly don't think that scripts should be banned after listening to your reasoning. Perhaps they should have a separate category recognizing them as such.

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@DrProfessor​ This idea makes sense, however, who would decide who were using a program? And how would that get checked? If I am the only person fighing in the bot category it is no fun for me. And if one bot stays in the normal category it will mess everyone else in that category over. This would not be something IMDb would prioritize to check and verify I am afraid. What matters I think is the downsides vs the upsides, this suggestion is a great one in theory, but hard to pull off in practice due to contributors themself having to do it (Which will not include everyone that should do it) or staff having to do so. (Which would not be accurate, use staff time etc.)
PS: Just me doing some critical thinking about if it would be feasible or not.

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@Col_Needham​ Hi, Col! Nice to be back in the top 100 (and with my highest total in quite a while). A couple of questions, and a nagging problem: I just recently looked at the page listing/describing IMDb badges (hadn't run across it before), and a couple caught my attention, as they're not on my page but should be (in at least one case). I don't have the Beta Tester badge, but I know I was involved in that capacity with the rollout of Full Episode Support, and possibly when the site-based (replacing email-based) submission system was introduced a few years earlier. I also noticed the Contrib. Helper and IMDb Champ badges for providing advice and assistance to other contributors. I know I haven't been involved on Sprinklr, but perhaps you recall that I did a LOT of that on the old Contributors Help board for several years, and I was hoping that at least one of those badges might be posted to my profile to recognize that. As for the nagging problem, I've been having a LOT of difficulty in the last few weeks with cast deletions/corrections (generally for talk/news shows), for submissions completely in line with previous submissions that have gone through without any problem. Sometimes I send in completely identical revisions for multiple titles, and only some are approved while others are rejected on the basis of needing more details or not meeting guidelines; it's really puzzling (and exhausting, as I sometimes resubmit with lengthy explanations - sometimes more than once - before they get approved). Here's a few of the more puzzling recent examples (some were eventually approved after multiple attempts):

220113-231236-323000

220113-215039-367000

220113-220550-832000

220112-031545-850000

220111-225354-051000

220111-224413-964000

220111-223501-079000

220107-164708-167000

220107-163845-116000

220104-160535-277000

211231-044503-575000

In addition, I've submitted a number of changes for episode "titles" of daily news/talk shows that haven't gone through; if you look, it's obvious that in a number of the cases, one of the guests submitted titles and plot summaries that focused on themselves:

211226-164416-620000

211226-164528-651000

211226-164746-957000

211226-170629-443000

211226-171236-757000

Anyway, thanks for any assistance you can provide, and here's looking forward to another great year!

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@gary_krause_dsb3tl1xamjcb  Nice to hear from you and congratulations on the return to the Top 100 placement.  On the beta testing badge, this is something we are not issuing at the moment, sorry.  It was for a specific set of beta testing help vs. something being applied to everyone who had ever tested anything. More active badging of activities is something we would like to do more of in the future so there is a chance we will have a process for requesting "missing" badges in the future.  It is a similar story with the champions badge, although this is specifically reserved for Sprinklr champions these days as there are some (Sprinklr) site features restricted to this group. 

Sorry to hear on the processing experience.  This is not something I can help with directly, however,  I will alert @Michelle to this post as she can follow-up with the appropriate team members. It is fine to start a new thread with any further examples as this will help with staff training (although hopefully we can eliminate the problem before it happens again with the examples you have provided). 

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@Col_Needham​ OK, thanks; disappointing about the badges, as that seems to favor newer contributors, so here's hoping you're right about the "missing" badges. Some (though not all) of the processing problems have been resolved; I know there are always issues with vacations and people filling in around the New Year, and some of it might be chalked up to that. Thanks again.

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@Col_Needham​ OK, here are a couple of new rejections for Michelle to ponder:

220116-043634-661000

220116-043557-941000

220116-044637-678000

220116-044557-514000

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@Col_Needham​ Hello 

How did I go last year? Thanks 

Silitonga's Profile - IMDb

(www.imdb.com/user/ur22084305/)

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@Col_Needham​ And here's another exaspersting series of submissions for one credit, a simple correction of cast ordering that's been repeatedly declined for unfathomable reasons (two people currently credited 3rd, and I'm simply trying to shift one of them to 5th):

220203-041502-189000

220205-175217-508000

220205-212449-950000

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@gary_krause_dsb3tl1xamjcb​ You should start a thread in the problem section for these posts like Col advised in his post, you'll stand a way better chance of it being taken care of than lost in the crowd of an old announcement thread. Good luck.

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Happy New Year! Where did I place? (https://www.imdb.com/user/ur5345592)

 

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@EclecticEnnui  You were #400 with 12,475 items, thanks and Happy New Year! 

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@Col_Needham can you public a list for December too?

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@Col_Needham how many i did add in December? 

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@clematt1000  We do not have any plans to publish a separate monthly report for December, sorry. 

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@Col_Needhamno problem, i did find out i had 338.527 in december 

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Happy New Year, Col! 

I was a bit busier than normal and feel like I didn't contribute as much this last year.  Curious just how low my place was.  Thanks!

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And Happy New Year for everyone too

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@brett_erik_johnson  Happy New Year! You were #596 with 7,055 items, thanks. 

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@ScottishLewsham  You are below the number of contributions where we can report, sorry.  However, you can see your contributions in either classic view or the new (beta) view. Thanks. 

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@Col_Needham i didnt see the new view till now, its wonderfull 

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@Col_Needham the problem with the new view is it shows not everything, its the oldest shown

 

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Happy New Year!

Where did I place, please? (https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0301684/)

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@vinc17 Happy New Year -- you were #674 with 5,779 items, thanks. 

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Wow - I must have been very lowly, even though I think I wasted much too much time in front of tube last year!

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Happy New Year 2022 to Col Needham and the IMDb team 

can you tell me my ranking for 2021

                                                                              Thanks

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@tonyv77 Nice to see you here and Happy New Year.  You were #1,026 with 3,423 items, thanks.  

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Out of interest, what kind of data are you guys mostly posting? I would assume that movie producers/studios generally supply all the info about their films right? Obviously it's in their interests to do so. Is it mainly goofs, trivia etc you're providing? Or are they entries for obscure/lost films?

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@AlbertoTreaddur I started to add info about series from the NRK (Norwegian state televisjon) since they have an API and most of the stuff was missing. Then I moved onto podcasts from Norway. And then other countries. So my submissions are mainly new series, episodes, podcasts etc.

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@Nomissimon10 

Well.. .let me just say a personal HUGE THANK YOU to all of you. IMDb is absolutely wonderful and I use it every single day of my life for something or other. Your collective work is very much appreciated. 

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I am concentrating on series, mostly german but worldwide too and much on the program of Arte, the german-french TV station

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and everything i find what is missing, TV documentaries, short movies, release dates, distributors etc. etc.

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i started in spring cause i wanted to add an movie to my watchlist but couldnt find it, than i added this movie here and than it got more and more

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@AlbertoTreaddur Thanks for the kind words.

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@clematt1000  Thanks a great story on how you got started, thanks! 

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Woo hoo! I moved up 3 spots from 25 to 22 this year. Way too much work though!

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@adrian to get better is always good, i want first place this year

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@adrian  Congratulations and thanks! 

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I will probably fall next year. It's hard to enter this much data manually. I feel like this is about all I do all day long! 

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@adrian yes its much work but its fun too

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Borrow a bot...? 

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@Col_Needham 

Happy New Year and thank you for all your hard work.  I'm sure there are many that appreciate it.

May I please know my place?

Thanks

Karan A Silverstein

https://m.imdb.com/user/ur24249399

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@karan_a_silverstein Thank you for the kind words.  You were #2,504 with 1,192 items, thanks (and Happy New Year). 

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Thank you for such a prompt reply. Stay safe. KAS

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@Col_Needham how far have i fallen?

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@agof  You were #981 with 3,595 items, thanks. 

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Happy New Year everyone!

I'm curious about my stats last year. Thanks.

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@plur62 Happy New Year ... you were #1,484 with 2,172 items, thanks!

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Col: Could you post my rank and number of contributions? Thanks.

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Happy New Year @gromit82 ... you were #3,814 with 759 items, thanks. 

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Hey Col, Happy New Year. Mind telling me where I placed this year?

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@AaronKyle98 Please let us know where this URL resolves for you and we will be able to find your position.  

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@Col_Needham

It ends up here: https://www.imdb.com/user/ur78137797/
 

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@AaronKyle98 You are the closest person to the Top 300 to ask so far at #367 with 13,710 items, thanks and good luck for 2022. 

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I have a question regarding the 2021 year end totals. The top contributor:

Rank   Submissions   Nickname
1 3,232,592 inespape-1

3.2 million edits. Maybe I am confused, but is that 3.2 million contributions? When I look at the math, 3.2 million contributions would equal one submission every 10 seconds, providing inespape-1 doesn't sleep, eat, work, go to the bathroom (I suppose if they don't eat that wouldn't matter).

How does this work?

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled 2021 year end totals

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@DrProfessor I gave a reply to the two different ways this can work. But I can recap:

1. Collective group of people adding on the same account

2. Bot/Computer program

This would mean the person has made a computer program collecting and uploading information from different sources. This is done (almost) automatically.

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Happy New Year everyone!

May I please ask which number I reached? 

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@sai_arun_muthusamy​ Happy New Year ... you were #568 with 7,503 items, thanks!