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Thu, Apr 5, 2018 8:12 PM

New contributor feature: Data gaps suggestions

Dear All, 

Based on feedback received from contributors regarding gaps in our data, we have launched a ‘Data Gaps’ page displaying titles with missing data and would like to invite you to leverage this page to contribute data to IMDb.
Please visit  https://contribute.imdb.com/gaps to experience this feature.
Contributors may filter titles by language using the drop-down menu then choose from the various missing data type tabs:

·        Genre
·        Release Date
·        Runtime
·        Plot
·        Primary Image

Simply select the ‘Add’ button to make a submission to that title.
Enjoy the experience of contributing on IMDb!

Cheers,
Prachi

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2.4K Messages

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80.9K Points

3 years ago

Rather a good idea, but I am rather surprised that there are so few titles (even though it might looks hefty) in each tab.
Could you share the way the tab contents are setup?

4.2K Messages

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133.7K Points

Rather a good idea, but I am rather surprised that there are so few titles
(even though it might looks hefty) in each tab.
Could you share the way the tab contents are setup?
by Vincent Fournols
Joined on March 31, 2013
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/people/vincent_fournols
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Only display a few titles at a time (do not want 5,000 listed on one page  ?)
then replace the fixed ones with other titles with missing data
This could take awhile
Do not know how many may need fixin


Now more 8,237,700 titles listed
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8237700/



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350 Points

3 years ago

Thank you for your comments. We display the list of top most popular titles by language with missing data based on their rank. Once data is added to a title in the list it is replaced with a fresh title.

1.7K Messages

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59.4K Points

3 years ago

Thanks for this new, great feature!

Some questions:
-Are you planning on adding lists of titles without language, country, color/b&w info and keywords too?
-I notice there are video games in the list of titles without running times. I'm no expert on video games, but don't they take a different amount of time every time you play them? If so, could you remove Video Games from this list?
(on a related note: I noticed there are 143 Video Games with a running time: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?title_type=video_game&runtime=1,9999&sort=runtime,desc. Shouldn't these running times be deleted?)
-In the Plot part, you might want to point out that it's a plot summary that's missing (and not a plot outline or a plot synopsis).
-There are In Development titles in the list of titles without release date. Is this a deliberate choice? I appreciate the fact that at some point before being released, the release date of titles is already known, but for a lot of In Development titles, this data isn't available or subject to change. This makes it harder for contributors to find titles that actually have a release date that they can add.

Apart from my questions, I'd like to say that I hope people won't add a genre to most experimental films, all the softcore films and a lot of lifestyle and awards show titles because they don't fit in any of the currently available genres...

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5.6K Messages

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253.7K Points

What Marco said, especially with regard to (a) videogames not having running times and (b) titles in development not having release dates because the data is not available yet.

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3.5K Points

3 years ago

It would be good if will be added such data types as titles without directors, actors.

And types of missing data for people: date of birth, photo portrait.

And, please, do the process of adding photo for peoples as easy as adding photos for titles.

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3.5K Points

3 years ago

What runtime anyone can add to video games? I believe you have to exclude video games from runtime data gaps.

Champion

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227.5K Points

I would say that in some cases video games do technically have runtime, although fewer cases come to mind for video game consoles based on VHS tapes such as Video Challenger, most of which, as far as I know, are not yet on IMDb (although should be, will work on that). 

109 Messages

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3.5K Points

So there are exists some exceptions, but mostly video games does not have certain running times, so there is no need include it to data gap

43 Messages

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876 Points

3 years ago

It will be more useful with more filters than language such as title type, country, year. So we can filter out a specific title list we known more to do a bulk of contributions at a time.

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4.6K Points

3 years ago

What a nerve. IMDB want us to help them with data gaps yet they seem totally incapable of fixing the issues with lists. You'll get no data edits from me until you bring back filtering of lists in edit mode.

I'M ON STRIKE. Do you understand.

1.7K Messages

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59.4K Points

3 years ago

Any word on this regarding the feedback that has been given in this thread?

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350 Points

3 years ago

Hi Marco, 
We are working on the feedback and will update this thread once they are live.
Thanks!

1.7K Messages

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59.4K Points

Thanks Prachi.

Champion

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56.3K Points

3 years ago

Any chance this will eventually roll out to individual pages? It would be nice to know what needs to be filled in when I watch a movie or TV show.

1.7K Messages

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59.4K Points

Wouldn't you just see that on the page for that movie or TV show?

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56.3K Points

If a page is mostly complete, it can be challenging to find what is missing.