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Dear IMDB, every time I submit a title I get a rejection notice saying that I need to add a miscellaneous link (youtube, etc.) to verify title's existence. I do this EVERY time I submit a title. EVERY submission has that link in that section. And, yet you still send me the rejection messages. EVERY time. Is there something wrong here? I have verified titles' existence. So. . .um. . .
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Joel: Please post your last full data submission here on this message board. You can copy it out of the receipt you would have received from IMDb by e-mail immediately after sending it in. Some of the regulars on the board may review it and, if they can, they may provide suggestions as to how to improve the submission to get it included in the database. (Also, please include the submission reference number -- it's an 18-digit number that will look something like 140123-123456-789000.)
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City at the End of Earth (2014) 1 title ready to be added Miscellaneous Link 1 item ready to be added Release Dates 1 item ready to be added Country of Origin 1 item ready to be added Languages 1 item ready to be added Color / Black & White 1 item ready to be added Genres 1 item ready to be added Directors 1 credit ready to be added Distributors 1 credit ready to be added Production Companies 1 credit ready to be added Cast 3 credits ready to be added Writers 1 credit ready to be added Producers 1 credit ready to be added Cinematographers 1 credit ready to be added Editors 1 credit ready to be added Taglines 1 item ready to be added Plot Outlines 1 item ready to be added New Title
TitleType Film (feature/short/documentary/etc)
Made for TV (series/mini-series/special/TV movie)
Made for Video
Video Game
Sub-type feature length (45 mins or over)
short subject (less than 45 mins)
Status Released and screened/available to the public (or firm date set in relatively near future)
Completed and only limited non-public screenings (friends/family/fellow students/faculty members)
Completed but not shown anywhere
Completed and invited by Withoutabox
Not yet complete (announced/filming/post-production/etc) 
Year
(of its premiere or projected release. Please submit "????" for in-development projects)
I am...

This title has warnings, and you have acknowledged all the warnings.
  • There are other existing titles which are similar.

     This is not an existing title.

  Cancel this new title.
Mandatory Information

It is important to provide all the information in this section in order to get your title listed. If we have asked for a 'Miscellaneous Link' here we require the URL of a page on another website which shows your title exists and is eligible. This should preferably be an independent third party site and not just the official site for the title concerned. An ideal example would be the URL of a film festival schedule showing the screening date of your title. If you have more than one URL, release date (or any other item on this page), simply select a larger number of items from the menu to the right of the section name and hit "Re-check these updates".

Please note that we want certain kinds of URLs here that we do not generally accept. Specific examples: if you are entering a title available on video, we would like a link to where the title is available for sale; if you are entering a TV program, we would like a link to a schedule, even if it's relatively short-lived. These links will probably not go live on the site, but are extremely helpful to our title approval process. More good miscellaneous links are the best way to improve the odds of our title managers examining and approving your title.

If you cannot supply all the information in this section please select the 'Provide explanation' checkbox above then press "Re-check these updates" below to explain why you believe this title is still eligible. Note that if we require a URL and you have been unable to provide one, we are extremely unlikely to be able to verify and approve the title (unless you are a frequent and reliable contributor of new title information).

Miscellaneous Link

Action URLDescription New #1 Basic Identifying Information (3 items required)

Please provide at least three items from this section. If you cannot supply three items please select the 'Provide explanation' checkbox above then press "Re-check these updates" below to explain why you believe this title is still eligible.

Release Dates

Action CountryDateAttribute

New #1

Year: 
This item has warnings, and you have acknowledged all the warnings.
  • The release date has no attribute. Are you sure this is correct?

     Warning understood, go ahead anyway.

  Cancel this new item.

Country of Origin

Action CountryOrder  New #1
Languages

Action LanguageAttributeOrder  New #1
Color / Black & White

Action Color InfoAttribute New #1 Black & White   Color Genres

Action Genre New #1
Directors

Action Name Attribute (usually empty)  New #1 Production Information (1 item required)

Please provide at least one item from this section. If you cannot supply one please select the 'Provide explanation' checkbox above then press "Re-check these updates" below to explain why you believe this title is still eligible.

Budget

Action CurrencyAmount New #1
Official Sites

Action URLDescription New #1 Distributors

Action CompanyAttributeOrder  New #1 Region:
Year:  Type: 
Attribute:
Production Companies

Action CompanyAttribute (usually empty)Order  New #1 Major Credits (3 items required)

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Cast

Action Name Character Attribute 
(usually empty)
Order 
New #1
actor actress
New #2
actor actress
New #3
actor actress
Writers

Action Name Attribute Order  New #1 Producers

Action Name OccupationAttribute (usually empty)  New #1
or
Composers
Cinematographers

Action Name Attribute (usually empty)  New #1 Editors

Action Name Attribute (usually empty)  New #1 Recommended Information

Please supply as many of the following items as possible. The more information you can provide on this title, the faster and easier it can be verified and added to the database. If you have further information for which we have not yet asked, please click the checkbox towards the bottom of the page for an additional selection.

Certificate (ratings) Information
Running Times
Filming Locations
Sound Mix
Aspect Ratio
Taglines

Action Tagline New #1 Plot Outlines

Action Plot Outline New #1 A confrontation leads to a decision regarding a city's fate.
by:
Plot Summaries
Keywords
Trivia
Movie Connections

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140304-191412-005000

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Joel: What I would be looking for is the receipt you would have received via e-mail from IMDb after submitting your data.

I can't evaluate your submission based on the copy of the form you posted here, because most of the actual data is not copied over to here when you copy the form like that.
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This is the email that I received. I would like to point out that IMDB has accepted several submissions from me that I did in the same way as the several they have rejected. So, not sure what the problem is. I didn't do anything different between accepted submissions and rejected.

by - IMDb Help Desk (5 Mar 2014 02:28:39 AM)
http://www.imdb.com/updates/update?load=140304-191412-005000

Hello,

Thank you for your submission. However, we require more evidence to verify that this title (a) exists and (b) is completed.

Please re-submit your title (using the link above) with one or more of the following working direct link(s) to a third party site in the "miscellaneous links" section of the new title form:

  - A direct link to a trailer, clip or full video (e.g. YouTube or Vimeo - not password protected)
  - Press articles about the title, e.g. something from the trades (Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, Screendaily etc. - not self-written or on social networks)
  - Evidence of a screening, e.g. an article, your entry in a festival listing, TV guide etc.
  - Other evidence, e.g. news articles, reviews etc.

The more links you submit, the easier it is to verify the title's existence, and the quicker this title will appear on the site.

Please also see Section C. Eligibility rules, of the submission guide.
http://www.imdb.com/updates/guide/adding_new_title

Please note: we do not consider links to Wikipedia or Facebook pages, blogs, wikis, casting notices, Twitter or social network sites as suitable evidence of a title's eligibility.

Regards,
The IMDb New Title Approval Team

(Please note: do not reply to this message - resubmit using the URL above. Thanks.)
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Joel: If you can't find the receipt showing all the data you submitted to IMDb (as opposed to a copy of the New Titles form or the rejection notice you received), I would recommend re-submitting the film to IMDb, but this time saving the receipt in your e-mail so you will be able to post the content here if needed.

Since IMDb is claiming that the problem with your submission was a lack of Miscellaneous Links, I would recommend that your new submission include at least one new Miscellaneous Link that you had not submitted the last time around.

I hope this helps. Good luck!