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Wed, Dec 15, 2021 5:07 PM

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Untagging yourself from unwanted photos.

How do you get rid of unwanted photos? My friend wants to be untagged from hundreds of photos so they do not show up on his IMDB page.  I went in to help and untag him but all of them were declined by IMDB staff.  Please let me know how he can fix this. Also, the decline message states "unable to verify", what information do you need?

Thank you

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I am trying to help an actor friend remove unwanted image tags and IMDB is just not letting him do that.  He is tagged in over 250 unwanted photos and they will not let him untag himself.  There needs to be an easier way to do this.  He has tried to untag himself and they decline. I have tried to untag him and they decline. This is just ridiculous. 

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Removing image Tags needs to be easier

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Hi chris_7159917 -

Can you post some of the 18-digit submission reference numbers associated with the recently declined image tag requests?  Also, if you can confirm what specific images you are trying to untag? I understand you mentioned "hundreds", if you can clarify for example, "all images associated with title...", this will be helpful for our staff to review.

Cheers!

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@Michelle 

Hi Michelle, 

Here are some examples:

211214-234409-340202

211214-234355-977402

211214-234339-775402

211214-234324-339102

211214-234258-686602

As for the image associations, I will list them below; all were added without his consent and he would just like to be untagged from all the below.

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Image guidelines:

Our aim is to be the most authoritative database of information about movies, TV, video games and the cast and crew that make them. To achieve this we never delete valid information and this includes tags to names or titles on images. If you have an IMDbPro account you can choose and upload images that will appear in your gallery before any other image attached to your page. We hope this will help alleviate any frustration caused by the policy.

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@Peter_pbn 

yeah I saw that, unfortunately all of those photos were added almost 4 years ago without his consent so he is trying to clean up his profile as he returns to acting.  Thanks for the reply though.

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Hi chris_7159917 -

Just to reiterate the information Peter_pbn provided above, we cannot remove the name tag on all 267 images from the photo gallery, we may make certain rare exceptions and remove a name tag in some instances, but we cannot mass-remove for the sake of the image being associated with older work.

Since there were no issues with the images you reported, this is likely why the request to remove the name tag was declined.

If your friend wants to display newer images on their page, they can upload images from their IMDbPro account (I can see that the name page is claimed by an active membership), as adding additional images will help reduce visibility of the older images.

Cheers!

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@Michelle 

Thanks Michelle, that is a horrible policy but it is not up to you.   Very disappointing (not surprising) that IMDB is so unhelpful with this and makes editing your own page such a pain.  I will let him know.  It is also nice to know that you cannot remove images that were added without your consent.  I know that is the policy now but it should be retroactive to older additions.  

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@chris_7159917 "makes editing your own page such a pain." You do realize that if editing one's own page wouldn't be "such a pain", as you put it, IMDb would very probably become much less reliable and useful than it is now don't you?