Data Issues & Policy Discussions

Data Issues & Policy Discussions

This category is managed by our IMDb Content team. IMDb Content is the team that collects and manages the content that makes IMDb authoritative & accurate. We depend upon our users to supply the majority of our content, and will use this space to both answer questions and collect ideas for how to make IMDb more authoritative, accurate, and easy to add to.

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IMDb Top 300 Data Contributors for 2021 (and Happy New Year 2022 from IMDb)

Included below is our end-of-year message to IMDb's top 300 data contributors for 2021. Thanks again to everyone who contributed to IMDb -- every data contribution helps. If anyone outside of the top 300 would like to know their 2021 (only) live item total and their position in the complete list, pl

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Top 300 Contributor Leaderboard for November

Hi all!   Welcome to the final monthly top contributor leaderboard update of the year. The below is the top 300 by approved items submitted throughout November. As ever, the movement column references the previous rankings from the October top contributor leaderboard.   Come and join the

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Alternate Title Policy Change

Hi all,We are pleased to announce a change to our alternate title policy listed under the Attribute definitions section of the guide. Please see the below.  Our goal at IMDb is to be able to represent to any customer in any locale (speaking language and country) what a title is known as. F

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IMDb Top 300 Data Contributors for 2020

Included below is our end-of-year message to IMDb's top 300 data contributors for 2020. Thanks again to everyone who contributed to IMDb -- every data contribution helps. If anyone outside of the top 300 would like to know their 2020 (only) live item total and position in the complete list, please p

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IMDb Top 300 Data Contributors for 2019

Included below is our end-of-year message to IMDb's top 300 data contributors for 2019. Thanks again to everyone who contributed to IMDb -- every data contribution helps. If anyone outside of the top 300 would like to know their 2019 (only) live item total and position in the complete list, please p

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Launch Announcement: Music Video Title Type

Hi,Following our launch of Podcasts last month. We are happy to announce that as of today, we have fully launched a new title type for Music Videos. From today, there is a new option available within our New Title Form -> https://contribute.imdb.com/updates?update=title for Music Video. We have

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Pending Submissions Stuck Following Outage

  We have observed a few instances following last week’s outage where some submissions are stuck in the pending state and may require re-submission.   If you submitted data on the day of the outage, December 7th, and are still seeing the “Pending” status on a submission

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[Resolved]: Problem Contributing Non-English Characters

Our technical team has now resolved the Contribution Form problem and non-English characters for names and titles are now accepted within the form. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience!

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Launch Announcement: Podcast Title Types

Hi, We are happy to announce that as of today, we have fully launched a new title types for Podcast series and Podcast episodes. From today, there is a new option available within our New Title Form ->  https://contribute.imdb.com/updates?update=title  for Podcast Series  

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Submission Processing Delays Update

We experienced some delays and slowness in processing data submissions due to internal operational issues. For our current processing schedule and existing backlogs you can review our Data Processing Times page to see where your request is in the queue, you can also track the status of most contribu

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