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Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 10:51 AM

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remove credit

I've asked to remove a credit from my page 4 times now and it still
hasn't gone - it was originally a verified credit, and after the first time I asked to remove it it remained on the page but changed to *uncredited* (which now looks even worse!) Please will you be able to remove it? I added it in myself but regret it as the part in the scene was originally meant to have my character name in it, that's why I added it, but having recently watched the episode, they changed the edit of the scene and the name isn't actually mentioned at all. Can anyone help?? Thanks x

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If it's been verified as accurate, it should not be removed. If hour name did not appear in the on screen credits, the "uncredited" attribute should not be removed. If your name appears in the credits, post a screen capture of your name appearing and it can be removed.

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I wont accept that - It is MY name and it is my personal right to not have my name associated with this programme. I don't want my name there so surely I have the right to get it removed? Especially because I'm not even in the programme as my scene was cut! This is beyond a joke - I don't understand why IMDB don't have a direct number/address that I can speak to someone either. This forum is a terrible idea.

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I wont accept that - It is MY name and it is my personal right to not have my name associated with this programme. I don't want my name there so surely I have the right to get it removed?
I'm afraid not. Information about who is in a film is public information.  IMDb is just recording the fact that you are in it; there are a lot of people who don't want to be associated with specific projects, but that doesn't change the fact that they they worked on them and will be recorded in IMDb.
Especially because I'm not even in the programme as my scene was cut!
This doesn't quite match what you said in your previous post:
I added it in myself but regret it as the part in the scene was originally meant to have my character name in it, that's why I added it, but having recently watched the episode, they changed the edit of the scene and the name isn't actually mentioned at all.
This statement implies that the scene you were in is still there, but that the statement than identified your character has been removed.  Which is correct? Are you still clearly visible on screen or was the scene totally removed?
I don't understand why IMDB don't have a direct number/address that I can speak to someone either.
Basically, it is a matter of cost - both money and time. IMDb cannot afford to set up a phone system of the size that would be necessary to handle the queries. By setting up this forum, IMDb can have volunteers answer most questions, allowing their staff to spend the little time they have on problems that actually require administrative ability.

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Just to add to David's excellent reply...staff did, in a way, answer you. A member of staff, Michelle, clicked the like button on the first reply (click the "2 people like this" and you'll see her name tag) and marked the thread as having been adequately "answered." So, you'd get the same response if staff did reply (or she'd have added clarification if it were needed).

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Hi David - thank you for your response. First of all, there is no consent form declaring IMDB in particular can use my name. I understand IMDB is a public website therefore I would have signed a form allowing my footage to be shown to the public, but I think it should be allowed that if asked to remove a credit by the actual artist, IMDB should be obligated to do so. Especially considering you just said yourself there are so many people that want to remove a credit - surely that isn't a positive thing for "so many people" to be unhappy with such a big company?

Sorry if I confused you, my credit is not an accurate credit. What I meant about my character name was, the scene I was in when filming was cut, therefore they did not mention my character name at all. Obviously when I added this credit, the episode wasn't released yet. I did not know they were going to cut it. To be honest I don't know why the credit was ever approved in the first place. Perhaps it was because I added it so soon after filming the producer/whoever it was that approved it assumed my scene would be in the programme.
I don't mean to sound arrogant, but I feel like IMDB have a strong issue with not wanting to admit that they have made a mistake.. I am not in this episode. Therefore there shouldn't be a credit on my page at all, I don't really understand why that's so hard to grasp.
In regards to the forum/contact issue I completely understand what you're saying and apologise for being aggressive about this earlier.

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Part of the problem that I see is that you're angry they won't take your word and remove it, but it was you who submitted it (giving your word you were credited in the film) in the first place. They believed you initially and you vouched for it being real and credited on screen, so now it's going to be difficult to get it removed...and you say it's IMDb refusing to admit their mistake? What mistake? Believing you the first time? Also problematic is, as David mentioned, you gave one story in your first post then changed the story. I can see how you'd have a problem having it removed. Again, is this IMDb's mistake? Surely it can't be...right?

It's not difficult to grasp that if something didn't occur, it should not be documented on IMDb. But you submitted it, implying it existed and even backed that up with your initial post which only stated that the problem and your reasoning for removal is that the character name is not mentioned  and not that you did not appear at all.

I wouldn't mind trying to help, like if you can say what it is and if it can be viewed, and way who you are and if there's a way to see photo's of you to compare to what's on screen. But without evidence, I think you have your answer from page editors if you've submitted a request to remove it four times.

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If there's a couple dozen or so people not happy they cannot remove credits and manipulate what's on their page to make themselves look better, that's nothing compared to the 200 million user visits per month who want to see the information and not a doctored up resume.

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I don't appreciate your nasty tone. I am not trying to "make myself look better" I am asking to remove a credit that doesn't exist. If you want to say it's my fault for initially adding the credit before the episode was released then I completely admit that was my error, but Im not a mind reader, I did not know they were going to cut my scene. Haven't changed my story, as I mentioned in my previous comment, I simply apologised for sounding confusing, but I have never said I was in this episode post-the release of the ep.

I have explained my reason clearly. I added the credit prior the episode release date, IMDB trusted me and put it up. The episode came out and my scene was cut but my credit remained on the page. Having asked to remove the credit four times and explaining the situation, then yes bluesmanSF, I will easily say this is now a mistake of IMDB's.

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Also, David did not mention a couple dozen, from what I can read he actually said "a lot of people".

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I am not trying to "make myself look better"
I never said you did. I said people do that. As to couple dozen, make that 1,000 and it's still nothing compared to the 200 million unique visitors per month. But I've seen a couple dozen, or so, post here about their pages.

Without being able to verify what you claim (and I offered that above) there is not much else that can be said or done only knowing you as bsw and not having access to the show.

So, good luck!

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Hi.

Just piggy-backing onto this conversation. I would also like to remove a credit (which I did not add myself) but haven't yet received an answer to my request, which was submitted on March 15th. Does it usually take this long or does that mean my request was not approved?

I think the only reason I was credited, is because the credit list was carried over from the series (which I worked on) to the movie version. By the time the movie was made, I had left the country.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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8 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Remove a credit.

I've asked to remove a credit from my page 4 times now and it still hasn't gone - it was originally a verified credit, and after the first time I asked to remove it it remained on the page but changed to *uncredited* (which now looks even worse!) Please will you be able to remove it? I added it in myself but regret it as the part in the scene was originally meant to have my character name in it, that's why I added it, but having recently watched the episode, they changed the edit of the scene and the name isn't actually mentioned at all. Please help! Thanks x