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Fri, May 31, 2019 12:25 AM

Wrong Name Used

y a pseudonym, but they used my real name. How to delete? So far, IMDB has been unwilling to do so. 

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a year ago

Hi, Justin:
I'm credited here as my real name was used
Unfortunately you are correct. No matter which instructions you gave to the production company, your real name was used in Playboy: Playmates Unwrapped so, according to  policy, that credit needs to stay on the site, sorry.




Also, a question to editors and fellow contributors: I was about to remove the Documentary genre from this title, since I'm not sure it meets the current criteria (can Santa's helpers played by playmates be considered as real personages? can a title still be listed as a documentary if 100% of its footage is a reenactment?):

However, I've noticed that many other Playboy titles (which I haven't watched) have this genre listed, so perhaps there's some nuance that I'm unable to capture here. The question is: Is the genre being properly used in this case? (I won't post the link to the film because it's hosted on a porn site, but it's easily available through Google search).

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Interesting -- thanks for your notes here. Despite the challenges of wanting to get this removed, it's been an interesting journey. My guess, if I dig deep enough, I may be able to reach out to Playboy to see if they can remove? 

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ljdoncel, very much interested about Playboy features as documentaries as well, was wondering about that for ages. 

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Suppose I could also go through this whole cast list and hope that some names listed may not have an IMDB page, this setting a precedent for getting my name removed. 

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Justin,
I may be able to reach out to Playboy to see if they can remove?
Sorry, that won't happen. Title pages on use the on-screen credits of the original release, so even if Playboy removed/amended your name for future versions/releases of the film, your real name would still be displayed as such in the page.
I could also go through this whole cast list and hope that some names listed may not have an IMDB page, this setting a precedent for getting my name removed
That wouldn't work either. If some names credited on screen are currently missing from the page, they'll eventually be added by some contributor... Some factual info won't be removed in the argument that not every factual info is listed.

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Damn. Thanks ljdoncel -- for both your notes and time. Boy, where then do I go from here? 

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Thanks Elise -- I'm absolutely overjoyed that this title is available......uugh. 
Ok, next thought -- IMDB claims to have these credits 'verified.' As far as I know, for something to be fully accurate and verifiable, you need consent from the individual, no? For every website that I join, etc, they always send me a note to VERIFY the agreement. While I'm sure there's an argument stating why this hasn't been done (or more likely the need not to), I still feel that if truly 'verified,' I should have been contacted. Again, if there's been an error in the name given is verified, by me in this case, why wouldn't an effort be made to correct this? 

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What?

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Thanks Ed -- while "Consent not needed" may be the case today, in cases such as these, we may eventually see some changes. While IMDB is claiming that he credits are accurate, I'm stating that they are not -- thus, it's not accurate. Like a pizza that has been delivered to your home -- sure a pizza has arrived -- that's fact, but whether or not there's enough pepperoni on it as you have requested, is open to interpretation. If no pepperoni has arrived even though you may have asked for it, that would be inaccurate and worthy of a change. At least in my books. 

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a year ago

Thanks Ed -- a healthy debate indeed. Let't just leave it at this -- as a credit that should have been credited to another name, this would classify this credit as incorrect -- we'd both agree to this. If Teenage Mutant Turtles had credited "Vanilla Ice" with his real name "Robert Matthew Van Winkle" instead of "Vaniila Ice," I'd say that too, was inaccurate. If IMDB is as serious as they sound about correct inaccuracies, there's a case here. 

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Thanks Ed -- so, if Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had used Vanilla Ice's real name in the credits, he too, would be out of luck, yes? 'Correct' here is simply as one is defining 'correct.' Real name vs stage name should be a valid argument for correct-ness. Will wait for employee response here. I do appreciate the time and comprehensiveness that you've dedicated to my questions -- thank you. 

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Right, and if the name billed is incorrect there should be a means to correct.......if full accuracy is what is indeed desired. I have a hard time believing Mr Van Winkle would have had a hard time changing his billed name to Vanilla Ice if an error in credits had occurred. Simple indeed. 

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Come on Ed -- that's the oldest trick in the book -- when confronted with a tough question to answer, the protagonist is accused of "playing games." In the theatrical world that would be called 'rising above' and not connecting. 
Sorry, but there is something to correct and I'll do all that I can to try. In the meantime, I'll go back to being happy and less concerned with being 'right.' 

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a year ago

Hi Justin, 

As previously explained, we list our filmography based on a titles end credits. This is done so that anyone searching for a name which appears in the on-screen credits of a film will be directed to the page belonging to the correct person, even if the on-screen credits feature a different spelling or alternate name. 

We believe the data listed is accurate. Since it's our policy never to remove or alter factual information, we cannot delete it. 

Thanks
Meredith

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Thanks Meredith -- that all makes sense -- not questioning that. However, because my stage name was supposed to be used for these 2 credits, but it wasn't, the credits are therefore, incorrect......to me. They may appear 'correct' to you as you do not have the information that I have. In fact, this is factual that the name submitted to the production company to be used, was not. Sadly. If IMDB is truly after accuracy, which it claims it is, surely there must be some means to rectify these credits in the name of accuracy for ALL parties......not just the side of IMDB. Thanks for reading and understanding. 

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Hi Ed -- thanks for your notes here -- as a motivational tool, right next to my Tony Robbins quotes, I now have your advice. Boy, if I ever feel bad enough to spew the type of venom you actively decide to spew, best to go back to bed. I may have made some poor choices in earlier days, but damn glad I'm wise enough to avoid such negativity and poison that you're clearly living now. Adios, amigo. 

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We cannot do anything with a "to me" justification attempt.

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a year ago

For any given movie, IMDb goes by the credits as they appeared in the first publication (including festival screenings) of the movie. This is of course based upon verifiable information.

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I was intentionally being abstract.