how come i don't have an automatically generated bio

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Despite having four credits, I don't have an automatic bio. I don't want to add a bio myself as it has to be over 50 words. 
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lona

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gromit82, Champion

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Lona: What is the link to your name page? If we could see the page, we might be able to figure out why you don't have an automatic bio.
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Iona,


I suspect one reason why an automatic bio is not being generated is that none of the titles listed in the filmography have release dates.


For two titles listed as Completed with a posted release year, there are no dates and country listed in each title's Release Dates section. If either title was released to the public (film festivals, internet, etc.), please add that information to the Release Dates section.


I hope this helps.
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GMJ, Champion

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Perhaps the bios are auto-generated for one section (acting) but not other sections. Hopefully, an IMDb representative will respond to this discussion.
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lona

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Ahh maybe?! Didn’t think of that. Yes, I’ve tried to contact them to ask as well but haven’t heard back.
Thank you
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I think people without acting credits do not get an automatic bio because their gender has not been set.
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Peter,

Good point. Thanks for posting.
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lona

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Ah great. Okay I will try setting my gender and see if that helps
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Be careful what you wish for. I'm not convinced that automatic biographies change once they've generated. I believe they can NOT be modified, not even by IMDb staff, because a while back I cleaned up the credits for a long-deceased dancer, and the credits that were removed from his filmography still show on his auto-bio.
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That's weird. The way I've always understood this, is that the auto mino-bio generates its information from the database, so if something changes there, something changes in the mini-bio. Out of curiosity, what's the link to the name page of this dancer?
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https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0174432/
And Will (employee) was helping to clean this stuff up. His only suggestion was that I write a bio to replace this auto-generated one. The titles you see in the auto-bio are ones that were formerly (and incorrectly) attached to this dancer.
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Marco

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Thanks for sharing the link. That is indeed remarkable. Hopefully a staffer will (perhaps in the future??) be able to fix this.
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lona

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Thanks, that’s strange.
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Hi all -

Thanks for posting your observations, I have alerted our technical team to review the stale auto-generated Bio issue, as soon as I have an update on the status I will relay that information to you here.

Thanks again!