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Multiple spam "plot" outline deletions rejected as "unable to verify".

I was on the page for the BBC's Six O'Clock News today (https://contribute.imdb.com/title/tt0283794)

As the title suggests, it's a news bulletin. On the BBC, before primetime, so quite stuffy. There were MULTIPLE spam tricks, including photos of toys added to the "images", etc. Just ludicrous stuff. But most of my deletion requests for the "plot" came back as "unable to verify".

Here's just one example:

"Princess reveals a secret to Ray while Yo-Yo throws a baby shower for her daughter."

That's the plot outline of a NEWS BULLETIN on the BBC?

Now, granted, I haven't SEEN that particular episode of the news - which doesn't even have a release date added - but I'd suggest that maybe, just MAYBE, it's someone being an idiot uploading some absolute JUNK that has NOTHING to do with the news.

I get slightly irritated with this kind of thing, as I'm sorting out a mess where it's pretty OBVIOUS it's someone spamming a title, and I can't keep double checking that all my amendments are accepted/rejected. It's kind of wasted my time with this.

Here's the full list of "plots" that I put down to be deleted from the Six O'Clock News:

https://contribute.imdb.com/title/tt5404810 - As a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort offers an elegant, luxurious and serene adults-only setting, a short walk from the shopping and nightlife of Playa del Carmen's 5th Avenue.

https://contribute.imdb.com/title/tt5404674 - Ah, what are we to make of Jason Voorhees, the hockey-masked killing machine from the "Friday the 13th" franchise? Join Dr. Anton Jessup in the University basement for a frank discussion on what natural world biology can tell us about the behavior of this unnatural monster.

https://contribute.imdb.com/title/tt5404108 - Gran Porto Real is a authentic, fresh and intimate deluxe all-inclusive property located in one of the most beautiful areas of Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

https://contribute.imdb.com/title/tt5402968 - Award winning producer Bob Mann shares his automatic golf method.

https://contribute.imdb.com/title/tt5403434 - Meet the faces behind the wildly successful YouTube channel ModaMob, Ani and Nora. Ani and Nora have been working together for eleven years and counting, creating fashion and beauty videos. Get an insider look at their spacious homes and personal style!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5403314/reference - Total Toys TV reviews all nine of the Series 1 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Stackable figures.

We don't need to ask the BBC to open their news archive - just common sense tells you that these aren't the "plots" of NEWS BULLETINS.

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Here's some more, both plot AND image are utter JUNK and need to be wiped (also, durations, if added to these, have to be regarded as suspect for the same reason):

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5411724/reference -

Using touching photographs of family and friends, Mr. Sartore demonstrates how to use your camera to best capture joy, sadness, anger, and other emotions-without interfering with your subject's behavior.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5412532 - Gary Yamamoto bass Pro and founder of Yamamoto Custom Baits introduces the his new split shoting hook at lake Powell with John Shaw host of "Fishin' with the good lo boys" It makes for a great day on the water as they catches 4 different species of fish. Good Fishing.
WOW.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5411288 - By 1864, the American Civil War was three Years old. For those who thought that the conflict between the North and the South would have been decided by the battle at Bull Run had been proven cruelly wrong. The North was frustrated and the South was desperate. The war had seemed to reach a stalemate but still it dragged on.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5411390 - A trio of delicious desserts: elegant chocolate walnut torte, creamy ricotta cheese rum-raisin tart and crispy orange almond biscotti.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5409690 -

Flow through natarajasana, urdhva mukha svanasana, shashankasana, navasana, marichyasana, ardha bhujangasana, raja bhujangasana, adho mukha svanasana, savasana and paschimottanasana.
(No, REALLY. This one is also listed as just 13 minutes long)

I'll just add them here, because I can't be bothered to waste my time with the back and forth. If people want to action these, then they're there, listed, complete with links. (Plot AND image for all)

(edited)

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Here's another I'm putting through:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5408920/reference - Razor-gloved killer Freddy Krueger (Jackie Earle Haley) hunts teenagers in their dreams.

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Hi MovieCat -

I have filed a ticket for the appropriate team to address the approvals of these plot summaries.

In the meantime, I have now removed the summaries you initially reported, they should be removed from the site shortly.

Cheers!

MovieCat

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@Michelle Thank you Michelle... I think I was a bit grumpy last night, because I spent quite a while going through that title.

There's about 20 images on there right now... last night it was nearly 50.

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@Michelle 

Just had this one rejected under number #211105-205821-436000 for the reason "does not meet contribution guidelines":

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5413042/reference

We should protect and nourish our civil institutions, partly by insisting on a properly limited role for government, and partly by rejecting the feel-good, follow-your-impulse ethos that is doing so much to undermine marriages, families and the church.
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Site vandalism - this is clearly not a plot outline for the BBC news bulletin.
I don't really care if my reasoning is badly worded, the site has been CLEARLY vandalised, and I'm trying to clean it up.
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I'm just putting in deletion requests for a plot and image for "Don't Ask Me": https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1634373/reference/

What is "Don't Ask Me!" you might wonder. Well don't as.... no, it was a UK science show from the 1970s.

The screenshot image for an episode is a cartoon truck with Japanese writing. And this, apparently, was the plot of that week's episode:

"ミキサー車、引っ越しゃ、清掃車、冷凍車、配送車、みんな集まってスーパートラックたちだよ。"

I kid you not. 

I wonder who approved that? Did they sit there and think "That sounds like a good episode, I must get a copy of that sometime"?

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Hi @MovieCat​ -

I can confirm that the bad Plot data has now been removed.  We identified the source of the data and previously took steps to prevent further similar listings, unfortunately, this specific plot was missed during the initial clean-up.

Thanks for reporting!

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Here's another I've just put in a deletion request for:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5416012/reference -The sheep discover a mysterious buzzing object in their field. Shaun investigates and finds it's full of bees, who make the flock's life a misery./ When the Farmer takes Timmy's favourite sheep-dolly, the little lamb won't stop crying. So Shaun rallies the flock to get it back from Pidsley, the farm cat./ One dark and stormy night the flock are unable to sleep. Shaun investigates a series of sinister events only to discover who is really scaring the sheep.

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Here's one I hope I don't get back as "unable to verify":

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5408796 - When Matt tries to give his mom a lesson on how to use technology, she has some choice words for him. Meanwhile, Alexa is bummed her dad doesn't support her pageant dreams so Matt teaches her the art of manipulating parents. Alexa's stepdad Tony Two-Toes channels his mob background and threatens to get out the baseball bat.

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5413042 - Our American Family: The Youngs profiles Darwyn Young, his wife Pauline and their eight children who labored as tenant farmers while nurturing a dream of one day owning their own land. The documentary chronicles their family journey, where reliance upon one another and their faith were the glue that held the family together through the extreme hardships of the Depression and the Great War.

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Hi @MovieCat -

This Plot Summary has now been removed.

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I mean, just imagine this as being the plot to NEWS: "As a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort offers an elegant, luxurious and serene adults-only setting, a short walk from the shopping and nightlife of Playa del Carmen's 5th Avenue." 

... and then going "It could be. Unable to verify that."

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Hello, I’m new to the IMDB forum, although not to IMDB. I’ve started getting a lot of “unable to verify” responses with regard to my attempts at correcting spelling, grammar, and punctuation in plot outlines and summaries. This “unable to verify” when I’m only submitting minor grammatical changes has had me mystified! It’s become quite frustrating the last couple of months. A week (or 2?) ago I actually started submitting links to sites explaining grammar rules for my submitted corrections. Absurd, but sometimes this seems to help.

The last couple of days I’ve been working on correcting basic info and adding episodes for a tv series. Things seem to get approved much quicker (especially for anything related to the plot) when I add links to other sites showing the info I’m providing. It occurred to me today that perhaps I also need to provide links to plot summaries elsewhere, so the plots can be verified. Now, I’m not saying that this is logical. For the changes I’ve been attempting, this shouldn’t be necessary.

So this was a really long way of suggesting that submitting a link to a correct plot summary with each contribution might be helpful. That is a lot of work, I know. I will say that I did get a plot summary deleted earlier today (within a hour of submitting it). (The summary was attached to the wrong episode. Along with my explanation, I submitted a link to the correct plot for the episode and a link showing that the plot listed belonged to a different episode.)

I hope you are able to get everything resolved as easily as possible!

-Mystery

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@MysteryTW Thank you, that's really helpful. In this instance, though, it DOES seem like a lot of work. Particularly as these episodes don't even have dates against them.

It's very strange.

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Oh that’s right - I’d forgotten you said there were no dates attached to them. Well, that makes my suggestion basically impossible. Sorry about that! 

The difficulty of trying to prove a negative can make IMDb very hard to edit sometimes! 

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@MysteryTW So true, people can add anything, but getting rid of it...

You could see a kid's glove puppet added to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, then spend three months trying to get rid of it.

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I've now nearly submitted deletion requests for all of them, and, YES, some of the ones I did later DID come back as rejected....!!!!

Here's one I've just put down for the wipe:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5415818/reference - Warwick Schiller will teach you the principles of training. You will be able to apply what you learn immediately with your horse.

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Hi @MovieCat -

I have now removed this Plot Summary.  Cheers!

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Here's another I've just put for deletion, along with the image and duration, we'll see how it goes:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5414974 - This is a very effective and efficient routine for in shape exercisers to torch calories and advance their fitness level. Pump up your heart rate and burn off fat and calories with this intense and motivating routine.

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Hi @MovieCat -

This has also now been removed.

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@Michelle #211104-191737-295000 still outstanding for the plot of https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5402500/reference (The image is also site vandalism)

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@Michelle I'll have to dig out my reference number for that, the plot and image are still up... unless it WAS about a baby shower and a yo yo that day?

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Hi @MovieCat -

This incorrect Plot Summary and image have now been removed.  Cheers!