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Tue, Oct 15, 2019 4:19 PM

Is it real or more spam? (artist page creation date)

Is there a way to tell when an actor's page was created? 
*no, I have not found the page on any of the major archive sites. 


https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11035616


Here's the concern: 
Well-known drummer, Eddie Rubin, has found a new fan recently. Many editable sites have been seeing an increase in his name being used (and removed in accordance with their policies). Many of the site changes correspond with each other - which is something even I do, if something needs changed, I change it on all of the sites at the same time. 

So, when I wake up and find his IMDb page being added to numerous sites... 
Did his IMDb page even exist a week ago? 
Is his one credit legitimate, or just more spam. Or could it be like many of the other changes on other sites - a legitimate job he did but was uncredited.  

I mean, even his biography was written by someone who has written only 1 biography. 

I just don't want IMDb to fall victim to the fan's "resume fluff". Which then gets reproduced on other sites, making it that much harder to determine what is real, fake, and fluff. 

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a year ago

"At this time all you have provided is innuendo. Please provide facts."
You are correct. I have provided no facts because I have not stated an actual claim - yet. 
I first wanted to know if there was a way to find when a page was created (and I stated the reason why I would need such data). There is no reason for me to even look into a 5 year old entry, as it would not be part of a multi-site fan/spam/fluff barrage. 

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Honestly, I didn't even read the biography other than to determine "this is the same Eddie Rubin". That, to me, is secondary. 

But is his cast credit true and correct?
That is my primary concern. 

So, the problem with the editor (on other sites, and most likely here) is that some of the credits he adds are false. Some are true. And some of it is true, but not accurate. Meaning - as example, a band gets credited as having performed on an album. He as a member of the band, did play on the album, but he was credited no where as an individual. So, adding him as an individual is true but not accurate. This varies from site to site, based on their rules and what they are trying to achieve. 
And, such is the case with IMDb, other site's rules don't apply here. They have their own rules.


And that brings us back to his credit(s) on IMDb. 
I don't have access to the 1964 television show to know if he was credited, or if he was even on it at all. 
I am more than willing to look into it myself. But, my initial question wasn't about the possible fancruff as much as it was about the age of the entry. 

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a year ago

Wiki: It is sometimes possible to figure out approximately when a name page was created. However, one needs IMDbPro access to do that.

To do this, one looks at the person's StarMeter rankings and sees how far they go back.

In some situations, the StarMeter history seems to work well in figuring out when a person's name was added to IMDb. So, for example, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons' StarMeter goes back to August 2011, which is around the time she earned her first IMDb credit, on "Modern Family". (Her first episode aired Sept. 21, 2011.)

On the other hand, for anyone who was listed in the database before 1998, this method won't work, since 1998 is when the StarMeter was created but the database had been in place since 1990. (You can't use the StarMeter to help you figure out when Steven Spielberg or Tom Hanks was added to IMDb.)

In Eddie Rubin (III)'s case, though, the historical StarMeter rankings don't go back at all -- it says "insufficient data points".

So my guess would be that his name page was created in the last month or so, and certainly not before this year. Otherwise, there would be sufficient data to display a graph for him.

I hope this helps.

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a year ago

Is there a way to tell when an actor's page was created?
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11035616/
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Added recently : (today ? ?)

Sharon Kelly (XI)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11058500/

Look at later today ...

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11058600/
The requested URL was not found on our server.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11058700/
The requested URL was not found on our server.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11058800/
The requested URL was not found on our server.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11058900/
The requested URL was not found on our server.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11059000/
The requested URL was not found on our server.

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ACT_1 Comment
I have suggested here many times to add to Name and Title pages:
the Dates for  "Page Started"  & "Page Updated"
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Employee

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a year ago

Hi Wiki -

I can confirm that the name page for "Eddie Rubin" was created earlier this month.

If you find that there is incorrect information or credits listed on the page, please report them through our online Update form for our editors to review.

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630 Points

a year ago

Michelle, after reading Act 1's post about the id codes (I knew that, but sometimes it is the little things that we forget), I realized that his page is recent. 
I then tried to find decent copies of the shows to watch (youtube is nice, but I prefer legitimate sources, not unauthorized user uploaded copies). I have already had some data removed, some declined, and some still pending. 
One of them could possibly be corrected instead of removed (from music department to cast), plus the addition of (uncredited) to the listing. 

And that is just my point about the recent editing history on other sites. One item is legitimate, but it was entered wrong. The rest were bogus. 
Even the one almost-correct credit would need to go as unlisted. And then the question is - since he has no credits, do we give him the uncredited listing. 

That is just par for the course with this "fan". True, false, and sort of true. 

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60 Points

9 months ago

Sounds like you have a strong need for things to be accurate even if it doesn't affect you. Sounds like don't have much going for yourself if you're spending all this time and losing sleep over the details listed for a show's cast from 60 years ago, who cares? 

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630 Points

you are correct - we do require accuracy. 
otherwise, what is the point of any of it.

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9 months ago

There is a reason why Burland has been kicked off of Wikipedia, and why we need to track Eddie Rubin mentions - 

Here's just one example: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Greta_Thunberg&diff=prev&oldid=931163621 

Sockpuppets don't help the situation. But it is edits like that, and this one 
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=At_the_Whisky_à_Go_Go&type=revision&diff=91265620... 

which discredit any correct work they have done in his name.