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Fri, Jun 11, 2021 9:45 AM

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Why is audio only content listed?

To quote Jonathan Rigby on facebook, 

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Hey, actor friends! Want to increase your TV credits on that wacky resource they call IMDb? Simple - just do a few audio dramas, for Big Finish or some other such specialist company.
Yes, they've reached peak insanity over there, now adding audio dramas to an already error-strewn site and calling them - get this - 'TV mini-series'. Podcasts are plain 'television series' and audio commentaries are 'video documentaries'. The fine distinction between sound and vision seems to have eluded them entirely. A pandemonium of nonsense and misinformation (even worse misinformation than there is already) can be the only outcome.
I wonder if they're going to employ someone to add every single radio play broadcast since 1922? Maybe they'll be rebranding them as - I don't know - TV specials.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12115616/reference...
Various audio only content that I've tried deleting. 
Everything here but Shada, Real Time and Judge Dredd vs Death-  https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?companies=co0116559
Why are radio/podcasts listed here/

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I just think it's needless, adding more heft to the imdb. Give them their own db.

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1 year ago

Hi MxGeorgeWhite -

As per the announcement Marco linked to above, while we now allow the listing of podcast titles on the site, we are not yet listing broadcast radio shows or audio book titles.

If you encounter any audio titles on the site that you believe are ineligible (if they are not a podcast), then I encourage you to report them for removal through our Contact Form.

Cheers!

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@Michelle And how is vision and audio distinguished..? Advanced Title Search does not offer 'Audio' as far as i can see. When I land on a title being described with anything "tv" or "video" i naturally assume it is visual...?

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@Michelle THE ARCHERS has been falsely deleted. It's a podcast that began as a radio series (and still is).

I hope this title can be restored as soon as possible. I added THE ARCHERS myself, and its removal is extremely discouraging to me.

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Hi jay_spirit -

Apologies for the mix-up, this podcast series title has now been reinstated.

Cheers!