"Provide an Explanation" Now Available on Adds in our Submission Form

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I am pleased to announce that users can now submit an optional explanation with any addition for any list type available in our main submission form, allowing them the opportunity to provide additional evidence to our data editors at the point of submission. Previously, this option was limited to corrections and deletions in the form, but this is now live on adds as well.



Once the user ticks the box for "Provide an explanation to assist in processing this submission" and hits "Check these updates" the field will become available in the submission form.

For example,



or:



or:



or:



We hope that this will help improve the additions process for all IMDb users trying to provide evidence, leading to less rejected submissions and a better all-around user experience. 

Thanks,
Will
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Posted 11 months ago

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Nick Riganas

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Bravo! This decision is a win-win for both sides.


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Adrian, Champion

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I was just coming here to see if anyone else had noticed this change.
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Marco

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A very good development indeed!
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Eboy

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Very good addition, thank you. Or should I say ”just what the doctor ordered”. Should lead to less rejected submissions if/when people learn how to use it.
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MikeTheWhistle

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Can I take any credit for this having suggested it about a week ago? lol. This is a great addition and hope that it works like it should. thx
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Jeorj Euler

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Ha!
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Hi MikeTheWhistle,

Unfortunately this one has been on the radar for much longer than a week! Points for trying! We're glad to deliver it now though.
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MikeTheWhistle

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LOL just my luck. I'd like to make a couple other suggestions. On the beta contributions page, a way to select between:
1) pending, declined, and accepted items
2) the different types of submissions. eg reviews, trivia, goofs, pics, etc
thx
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This is fantastic news.