Frustrating contribution declinatures

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How frustrating to see that many contributions are declined because they can't be verified, along with the question to prove it. For years I only contribute data right from the movie credits but there is no way to prove their correctness. So, if one cannot contribute data that IMDb cannot verify, what's the purpose of it? If one can only contribute data IMDb can verify, they can just as well add the missing data themselves. Conclusion: there's no way to enrich de database with details IMDb don't know or can't find. So IMDb, in stead of wasting my time with this, without getting trust over the years, I would say, sort it out yourselfs.
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I guess IMDb has the right to ask where does the credits/info come from. Meaning the links/sources/etc.

I mean if the person can’t answer that question (it’s a pretty basic question after all), there’s a good chance that the info cannot be verified. At least, not by that person. Someone else could then find more proof/sources and eventually the credit/info is added.
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The question is 'proof'. As far as I know, simply telling the data comes from the credits is not a 'proof'. And I suppose not all movies are available to IMDb to check the credits afterwards. :-) So, to collect unavailable data, some trust seems indispensable.
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I agree, it’s opaque and not explained properly in the Help section. 
I hardly bother anymore, as I feel my time is wasted by inadequate processes. 

(staff hardly answer any threads in these forums either... so why bother?!)

The current main issue, is the lack of an explanation box on image submissions. So even official images from the source that fit within guidelines get wrongly declined repeatedly, without me being able to link or add explanation. 

IMDb are certainly not bothered they're wasting submitters time having us repeatedly submit > wait > decline > submit > wait > decline..

FWIW, for closing credits and similar, I’ve used https://sendvid.com to send the closing video credits mp4 file to them. Then they have no reason to say they can't verify them. 
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Yes Marc Engels I agree with you I've been trying to get the Doraemon credit vandalism removed off of Doraemon (2005), Doraemon: Nobita's Secret Gadget Museum (2013), Doraemon: Nobita and the Space Heroes (2015), Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Treasure Island (2018), Doraemon: Nobita's Chronicle of the Moon Exploration (2019) but the imdb staff refused to accept the deletion numbers I've submitted to them.

Also with Shimajiro I've been trying to get the credit vandalism removed off of Gekijouban Shimajirou no wao!: Shimajirou to kujira no uta (2014), Gekijouban Shimajirou no wao!: Shimajirou to ookina ki (2015), The Shimajiro Movie: Shimajiro in Bookland (2016), Gekijouban Shimajirou no wao!: Shimajirou to niji no oashisu (2017), Shimajiro and the Rainbow Oasis (2017), Shimajiro and the Rainbow Oasis (2018), but the imdb staff refused to accept the deletion numbers I've submitted to them.

I don't know what's been going on as I have done my research for those Japanese Anime Films and I've seen them. I need the imdb representatives to come do a credit deletion clean out for those Shimajiro and Doraemon pages because those credits are an incorrect cluttered mess caused by an imdb prankster.

So I'm with you Marc Engels, I'm sorry you're having a hard time fixing your imdb pages. I only hope the imdb staff will start listening to my requests to approve the deletion of the incorrect credits off of the Shimajiro and Doraemon Anime imdb film pages and listen to your imdb fixing requests good luck Marc Engels and I hope they'll believe me soon.
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 jimthing, I can get your frustration, but Ed Jones(XLIX) is indeed a very helpful user of this community. 
He is not a stalker, as he is not concerned in you, he is concerned with database's integrity and interests. I'm saying that because calling someone a "stalker" is a serious accusation. It should not be thrown around any single time someone is getting on your nerves being an active member of the community you're in. 
With all due respect, I'll be the judge of that, given I and others across these forums are the victims of their responses. 

Given their absolutely abysmal behaviour on here. Giving smarmy and/or lying false made-up answers to posts me and others have asked, along with a history across threads of doing so, and not leaving me or others alone when I specifically and definitively asked them to – all is self evident of their lack of trustworthiness or decency in their behaviour. 

And as for IMDb staff not taking action, words astound me, completely unprofessional. 
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I specifically and definitively asked them to
You demanded. Not asked.
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You really are intolerable. GO AWAY.
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jimthing, with all due respect, most "victims" are "guilty" of something in the eyes of others, hence them getting into arguments in the first place. For example your affinity for copy-and-paste answers could be viewed as spam-like behaviour and clutters notifications of many people. It's easy to deem other's discussion habits uncivilized and be totally oblivious of how your own look like. If your updates have the same affinity for emotional punch and copy-paste elements I can see where something went wrong and why your updates might be either harder to process or being categorized as such.  

Not to mention, that while I get your frustration over situation, you're too emotional about that. I often get my own acting listings declined when I add titles with them being only things declined out of whole title. Imagine how frustrating that could be.   
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Clearly you do not understand. Leave it.
Oh and BTW, in case you were not aware, victim shaming is not appreciated either. That kind of thing gets levelled at victims of rape by idiots, "oh the victim must have done something to deserve it"?! No they do NOT.

All the users who have complained about this user, do not have to justify our troubles with them to you. His actions are across many threads, not just mine.

When asked to go away by all of us (politely or otherwise, most people obviously get frustrated dealing with someone who completely ignores their request to leave them alone !)...they come right back again.

That is called STALKER behaviour. I don't care what excuses you try and make for them. There are none.

Look how much time their behaviour has taken up on here today. He likes it, because he is a complete troll. Being a troll involves stalking users with continual comebacks, despite them being asked repeatedly by other users to be left alone.
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