All our quality External Sites links on IMDB have been suddenly removed

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Hello, for a long time now, we add links to the External Sites section of IMDB profiles, to their personality profiles on

We also proudly shows a link on our profiles to their respective IMDB ones.

On November 24-25, all the thousands of our External Sites links on IMDB have been removed.

Please guide us on how to redeem this heart-breaking situation.

Happy Season, Shlomo Tommer
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Shlomo Tommer

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Jayseph, Employee

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Hi there,

thank you for your patience whilst this matter was investigated.

After reviewing these pages we had concerns over the legitimacy over the information within. We found that several celebrities shared identically worded personality profiles - for example Jim Broadbent and Jim Davidson - and there were numerous instances of conflicting genders mid paragraph - such as on Jim Carrey's page - which indicated that these had all been procedurally generated.

This caused us to review our policy and we have made the following amendment which now states that we will no longer accept "sites containing machine-generated biographies or profiles which cannot be verified".

With that in mind we felt that they did not belong on IMDb, but we would like to wish you good luck with your site in the future.

Thanks again


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Shlomo Tommer

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Dear Jay,

Investigation of our submission protocol to IMDB shows that within the past few months we have wrongly submitted celebrity profiles indiscriminately.

Consequently, we have submitted 41,648 profiles while only 2,735 of them where editorially approved.

Given a second chance, I guarantee that the improved submission guidelines will only allow for profiles that have a short editorial of the celebrity vocation, their professionally prepared photo and verified gender - currently 2,735 profiles.

Most sincerely,
Shlomo Tommer