"Superman: Brainiac Attacks" trailer video is actually a Smallville DVD release TV ad

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This video is a TV spot for a Smallville DVD release, it has nothing to do with Superman: Brainiac Attacks (yet it's listed as the trailer).
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Hi FeRD, 

I have reviewed the video and can see that it does also include a trailer for Superman: Brainiac Attacks (2 minutes 12 seconds in) as such, we believe this is correctly tagged to the title. 

Thanks
Meredith
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Huh. Thanks, Meredith. You're right! ...I guess I didn't get that far in. There's actually like 4 completely different spots there.

Is that... does the IMDb usually accept jumbles of unrelated content like that? I mean, sure, if you get through the Smallville ad, and the Justice League ad, then there's a Superman: Brainiac Attacks ad, and then if you feel like it you can stick around and watch the trailer for Superman Returns, too.

That doesn't really make that video any one of those things, though, does it? I mean, if so then for convenience all of the trailers on the IMDb could just be combined into a single hundreds-of-hours-long video, and tagged as every trailer ever. Then, whatever anyone wants to watch the trailer for: "Hey, it's in there somewhere."

I'm exaggerating, of course, but you get my point I hope? I would think that somewhere in the content policy, there'd also be some requirement that videos contain only the content in question, no? Rather than, "A 5.5-minute video that includes a 30-second trailer for Superman: Brainiac Attacks, with 2 minutes of unrelated content before it and 3 more minutes of unrelated content after it." (Which is what that video actually is.)

...That seems kind of weird, no?
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(OK, maybe "unrelated" is a bit of an overstatement. "Very, very loosely related.")