IMDB Primary Image: Lack of Moderation

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As a regular editor of content on IMDb I'd like to state a problem that current exists in your website. I'm talking about the lack of moderation on the choice of the primary posters, the website is currently a mess, rules states that the right choice should always be the official theatrical release poster from movie's country of origin, yet posters from other countries and even fanmade posters keep being accepted as the main poster.

proof: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047478 Seven Samurai
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245429 Spirited Away

I could go on...

For example on some video game series like the Mortal Kombat, someone deleted the entirety of their poster on all the games, replaced with a random screenshot on all entries, which makes me wonder... why botter at all in trying to keep the right choice in check for these movies if the moderation is so poor.

To make matters worst, some companies are deciding to replace movie posters with cheap images of their bluray case like Witness for the Prosecution https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051201

I for one, I'm probably never bothering with these edits anymore unless there's an improvement in the moderation.

Regards,
a fellow IMDbuese




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Movienaut

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Posted 6 months ago

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Hi Movienaut,

We do not regularly lock primary images as often a better quality version may be submitted to us at a later date, which we wouldn't want to block.

If you have an example where the primary image is regularly being changed to the incorrect version then please let us know and we can take further internal action on the title.

Regards,
Will
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Hi Movienaut,

Thanks, I can see that this is currently the primary and I've taken further action on the title.

Regards,
Will