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Sun, Jan 20, 2019 8:28 AM

strange credits order

The movie "Una vita spericolata" (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6917272/?ref_=nv_sr_1) has a strange, random credit order which does not match the actual credit order. Once I tries to fix the order, the order turns out to be correct (Richelmy is 1, De Angelis 2 and so on). But still, the page lists Benedetta Porcaroli (who appears in the movie for 20 or 30 seconds) before everyone, and the rest of the cast unordered as well.


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2 years ago

I hope this may help you:
  1. Why aren't the stars of a film credited first?
  2. Credit order
  3. How are cast credits ordered?
If not, you always have options to search the help guides.

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This is probably the relevant part:
"order numbers will not affect the display of credits until a significant percentage of the credited cast has order numbers."

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Thanks for your help, but I don't think you have understood the issue. I know perfectly well how the credit order works in IMDB (I am here from 17 years and I was a top contributor in the last 2 years). The billing order in the "Order" field is correct. The page just does not reflect the billing order (nor any reasonable order, as this is not even an alphabetical order).

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Stefano,

From Peter's response, I understand that there should be miore than the first 8 entries with a order number, for them to be taken into account by the system.

And I agree that the present random display is weird

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stefano stefano
Well, it is very good.
The credits in this movie still want to be ordered by numbers:

and so on...
If you number the rest of credits (at least a half of them, but why not all if you have the movie to check), they will serve for your pleasure.

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Ok, fine. I just wonder why IMDb prefers a very random order (not even alphabetical) than a correct (even if partial) one.

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We can not be sure for the reason "why", but I presuppose this semi-chaotic algorythm may be intended to inform users about a "not good" situation and to invite contributors there to improve ;))

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Hi, everybody!


The cast list is still ordered by STARmeter despite some order numbers (all of them correlative) are in place. Perhaps Peter remembers this thread from three years ago...



I truly believed motley_moth's answer had solved the question once and for all, but this case proves that mystery remains... Will we ever know the secret?

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ljdoncel, thanks
You provided in-depth cardio-statistics for the heart of this problem.
Really :))

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Blast from the past!

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After reading the discussion that ljdoncel linked above, I tend to think this is just a bug. Especially as I stumbled onto cases (multiple missing order numbers, multiple repeated order numbers) which according motley moth's theory should have provoked an unordered billing and instead turned into a standard order.

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No sorry, this is not a bug.  Please see the links Peter provided above; until a high enough percentage of the cast are ordered, the cast is shown in STARmeter order (https://help.imdb.com/article/imdbpro/industry-research/faq-for-starmeter-moviemeter-and-companymete...)