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Thu, Jan 3, 2019 5:52 PM

Incorrect celebrity height listings

Hi, I tried to update heights for Idris Elba, Brendan Fraser, Jim Carrey, Gustaf Skarsgard, Bill Nighy, John Travolta and Arnold Schwarzenegger. I have plenty of evidence to prove the current listings for these celebrities are wrong and submitted the updates but still, they have not been changed. I simply don’t understand why they would believe the current listings are factual but when you look at photos at them with other celebrities and see their own claims, they obviously are not factual.

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2 years ago

Hello Ian,
When did you submit them?
What’s the submission reference?

Steve

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I had just submitted them over a day ago. Some of them I had submitted before several times and waited as long as 7 days but still were not changed. I noticed other celebrity heights I had submitted before were done a day after I had asked for an update.

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Idris Elba: 190102-152956-439000
Bill Nighy: 190102-153154-073000
John Travolta: 190102-153436-981000
Arnold Schwarzenegger: 190102-153705-224000
Jim Carrey: 190102-154047-955000
Gustaf Skarsgard: 190102-162642-920000
Brendan Fraser: 190102-172056-060000

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How long will it take for an IMDB employee to give details? It’s been over two days.

Employee

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2 years ago

Hi Ian,

Thank you for your message, have you tried resubmitting the change with more evidence in the form of direct links to help verify those changes?

Regards,
Will

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2 years ago

I just have resended changes to IMDB with direct links to photos and websites that show their claims. I haven’t checked to see if they have changed it yet.

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2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Incorrect celebrity listings #2.

Employee

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2 years ago

Hi Ian -

In order for our staff to check the status, can you post the submission reference numbers associated with the re-submitted items?

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2 years ago

Bill Nighy is so far the only one that has been changed. Here are the other submission reference numbers that I have resubmitted. 
1. Idris Elba - 190107-163947-233000
2. Brendan Fraser - 190107-162221-590000
3. Jim Carrey - 190107-162944-563000
4. Gustaf Skarsgard - 190107-214437-968000
5. John Travolta - 190107-214728-123000
6. Arnold Schwarzenegger - 190107-215555-761000

Employee

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2 years ago

Hi Ian,

I can see that those items are still pending, please see the data processing times page for details.

Regards,
Will

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2 years ago

So all them should be processed within 5 days?

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Unless things are really bogged down, yes.

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I saw that Elba and Fraser have been changed. There are 4 more left but I saw for unprocessed items for height, 3 have not been processed yet which makes me wonder if one of them has been rejected, despite sharing links to all of them to prove the current listing is wrong. 

Employee

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You should be able to locate and check the status of the submissions via the new experimental tracking system at https://contribute.imdb.com/contributions/history ... does this help? 

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Yes Col thank you very much. While I am satisfied Elba, Fraser and Nighy have been changed, I am still puzzled on why they would think Travolta would be 6’ 2” even though he himself claimed to be just over 6 feet and looked a couple inches shorter at least than Samuel L. Jackson. Should I just resubmit them again and find more evidence to prove the current listing is wrong?

Employee

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Hi Ian,

Thanks for your response.

That's right, if a contribution is rejected - the best thing you can do is re-submit the changes with more information to help our editors vet this for you.

Please make sure you provide as much evidence as you can (from reliable sources) and our editors can look into this further for you.

Joel 

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I'm starting to get really irritated with the editors. I just checked and even though I added more evidence (for John Travolta, I put three links to prove the listing is wrong), they were still declined. I don’t understand, I have photos that shows that the current listing is wrong right there. It makes no sense to me why they would continue to reject it over and over again even though the evidence is right there. Also I noticed some of my earlier contributions have been reverted back to their original listings.

Employee

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2 years ago

Hi Ian,

If the item was rejected I suggest following the above advice from Joel and resubmitting the item with further URL evidence from a trusted source.

Regards,
Will

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2 years ago

They were still declined! I added photos with good camera angles and showing the level of footwear and yet they were still rejected. It makes absolutely no sense to me. And I don’t understand why they would be rejected because if they are bad sources they’re just pictures it’s not like it’s promoting any fake news. For example, look at this photo with John Travolta and David Beckham https://www.shutterstock.com/editoria.... David Beckham is supposed to be like 6 feet and there’s nothing suspicious going on with footwear it looks like and the camera doesn’t seem to be in a bad angle. You seriously think that’s what 6 ft 2 in guy looks like next to someone who’s 6 feet? Plus here is John Travolta with someone who actually is 6 ft 2 in, Hugh Jackman https://www.alamy.com/hugh-jackman-jo.... Sure Jackman is wearing a boot but even if he wasn’t, he would be almost 2 inches taller there. Travolta could’ve shrunk a little bit once he got older but 6 ft 2? He looks 6 feet there at the most. Why would they still be declined even though I have the more and more evidence to prove the listing is wrong?