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Mon, Sep 27, 2021 7:39 PM

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Known For is extortion

I see dozens if not hundreds of complaints about the Known For feature, and the claim that a "weighted algorithm"

determines what is listed in one's Known For page. Commonly people experience old, outdated, and not representative

projects popping up in their Known Fors. This is clearly to make one pay for an IMDBpro account to change what are 

often misleading titles that may actually hamper job prospects. I am fine with paying for the added networking features

of IMDBpro, but this misrepresentation is actually a form of extortion. There is no way possible that 3 of the 15 year old,

forgettable credits on my Known For have been searched for more than more successful shows I have worked on in the past

5 years. It is not fair to charge someone $150 for the service of simply highlighting the recent or more popular credits 

you claim should be featured. IMDB should remedy this problem and stop hiding behind the claim of an (obviously devious) algorithm.

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Wow, I was just going from my own experience and looking at various friends and co workers pages. Clearly some pay for IMDBpro and have pictures and proper known fors, but others who i know aren't on IMDBpro also have old and far less known projects on their known for. Your research and work really proves the point. Whether it is misrepresenting the department someone works in, or old and insignificant credits, It's clearly a scheme to make people join IMDBpro. The service is fine if you need/want it, but to be misrepresenting thousands of people out there who make their living in the entertainment business is really underhanded.

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Amazing non response. I'm sure you are very aware of the problem given the amount of comments on the subject.