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It has come to my attention that someone has been submitting new entries to the database that are not movies at all. The filmographies of certain actors are filled with theatrical plays and TV or radio spots in which they participated (in their Movies section, no less!), most of which in no way have they been televised - or if they have, they should be submitted  otherwise.
These entries usually defy rules regarding capitalization and contain only basic data, sometimes incorrect too. What most of them have in common is a link to a certain site that is an equivalent to IMDB, only that site lists appearances and involvements in all types of media / performing arts.

Now, why does IMDB accept these entries? Well, it's difficult to doublecheck them - they're all Greek.

Examples:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7502510/?ref_=rvi_tt
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7139108/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_75
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6588248/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_20


What can be done about this?

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You are right about the Greek Part. Also The Site page on https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7502510/?ref_=rvi_tt was rather extensive.
An IMDb Employee might be able to look at it. Because of the Greek content it's going to be hard for them to tell. Unless the have an Employee that can deal with Titles in Greek. (Speaks the language)

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I am more than willing to help the staff sort this out, since I am Greek. I sent an e-mail to IMDB via the Contact Form https://help.imdb.com/contact , listing every invalid title I've come across, but to no avail so far.

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If you could expand further on the specifics for each title. Present your case so to say. Every detail. Translate the Greek. Sort of like a lawyer in a courtroom. It will be much easier to decipher if you do. Then an IMDb Employee will be able to advise you to submit corrections or deletions by way of the edit function, or be able to correct or delete the erroneous info or listings. Thank you. If you have further questions. Just ask.
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These are all theatrical plays, never televised to the best of my knowledge, except where noted, all submitted as movies.

I'm not sure if translating all these titles would be of any help, but there are some easily recognizable plays among them, such as Chicago, Hello Dolly, Sophocles' Oedipus Rex (Oidipous Tyrannos), Strindberg's Miss Julie, Moliere's Tartuffe, Aristophanes' Pluto and Lysistrata.

Mpampa min xanapethaneis paraskeui (2016) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7121846
Spot Liodomitsos Diafimisi Kreata (2016)  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7153594 (Greek for: Liodomitsos Meat Market Advertisment - This is actually a radio ad!!)
horizoume leme (2015) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7155104/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_3
oi ellinikes marionetes (2015)  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7155076/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_4
oi enteka agriokyknoi (2015) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7155078/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_5
o magemenos yfalos (2014) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7153632/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_6
Dyo gynaikes xoreyoun (2013) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7124048/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_7
Valton upourgo stin priza (2012) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7121860/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_8
Ta koritsia me ta mavra (2011) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7133064/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_9
I prigipissa kai o vatrahos (2009) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7136868/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_10
Thelei i ellada na kriftei (2009) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7133074/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_11
Hello Dolly (2005) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7122036/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_12
mia treli treli farma (2004) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6456044/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_13
Mia komodia (2002) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7132992/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_14
O autokratoras exei kefia (2000) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7129524/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_15 (This credit is about the dubbing of a character in The Emperor's New Groove)
Pathiasmeni ginaika (2000) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7129356/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_16
Enas epitheoritis erxetai (1999) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7124102/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_17
Ginaika me paraisthiseis (1998) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7124204/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_18
Hraklhs (1997) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7136876/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_19
panagia ton parision (1996) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6588248/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_20
Kaukalithres kai tsitsiraula (1995) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7132952/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_21
O leprenths (1995) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7129322/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_22
Psila apo tin gefira (1995) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7132986/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_23
To augo (1995) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7133012/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_24
O arhontoxoriatis (1994) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7132900/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_25
Pothen aisxos (1993) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6614954/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_26
Adieksodo (1991) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7129374/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_27
i pentamorfi ke to teras 1991 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6588252/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_28
Nan (1991)  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7124242/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_30
Ehete gia vrisoules https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7129442/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_31
Sixtireia 88 1988  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7124088/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_32
Risogallo diafimisi 1987 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7133048/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_33 (another ad, this time for a rice pudding!)
I diathiki mou (1986) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7129420/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_34 (This is an episode of a televised play series)
Mpravo kolonelo 1986 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7124404/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_35 (This is an episode of a televised play series)
O giros tou kosmou se 80 meres 1986 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7129458/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_36
1985 Mia sto kastri mia sto petalo https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7132938/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_37
1984 Oloi tous trelloi ektos apo mena https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7132874/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_38
1984 opereta o vaftistikos https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7153614/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_39
1984 Siganarelos https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7124214/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_40 (This is an episode of a televised play series)
1984 To panigiri https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7124374/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_41  (This is an episode of a televised play series)
1984 Tou pasok tous to hava https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7132926/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_42
1983 Kai tou pasok tis xaidos https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7132964/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_43
1983 Mia statheri sizigos https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7132976/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_44
1982 Chicago https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7132922/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_45
1982 To ipostego https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7132864/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_46
1982 To paihnidi tis trelas kai tis fronimadas https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7129344/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_47
1982 To Troboni https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7121922/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_48
1981 O drmos pros ton ano neo kosmo https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7129452/
1981 Ola bikan se taxi https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7129446/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_52
1981 Ouranio toxo https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7124330/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_53
1980 I kiria tou maxim https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7121970/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_56
1979 Despoinis tzoulia https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7124250/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_57
1979 Poliagapimene kai axehaste papou https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6594634/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_59
1979 Scholeio ginaikon https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7124428/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_60
1979 sintagmatarhis liapkin https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7141638/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_61
1976 i opera tis pentaras https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7155094/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_62
1976 Maria tou oktovri https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7124258/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_63
1976 O glaros https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7133020/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_64
1976 O lakkos kai i fava https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7129334/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_65
1974 Ta pagana https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7129490/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_66
1973 Peri onou skias https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7124180/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_67
1973 Ta dentra pethainoun orthia https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7129514/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_68
1972 oi vatrahoi https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7138500/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_69
1971 i nifi tis koulouris https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7139094/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_70
1971 oneiro kalokairinis nyhtas (Midnights Summer Dream) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7138802/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_71
1971 o vasilikos https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7138912/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_72
1971 promitheas desmotis https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7139086/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_73
1970 ekklisiazouses https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7139118/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_74
1970 faoust https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7139108/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_75
1970 Ploutos tou aristofani https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7139114/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_76
1969 maria doksapatri https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7153512/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_77
1969 o goltoni kai to neotero theatro https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7139120/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_78
1969 oi ginaikes diaskedazoun https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7139130/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_79
1969 sirano nte mperzerak https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7153506/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_80
1968 Asterix kai kleopatra https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7136846/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_81
1968 oidipous tirannos https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7153524/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_82
1968 o tartoufos https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7153540/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_83
1968 to fioro tou levante https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7153532/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_84
1967 H wraia koimwmeni https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7136880/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_85 (This one's wrong on so many levels I can't even begin to explain)
1967 i thisia tou avraam https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7153546/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_86
1966 taxidi https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7153562/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_87
1966 troaditisses https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7153552/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_88
1965 ippolitos https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7153572/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_89
1965 lysistrati https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7153568/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_90

There are possibly more I'm afraid.
I've been an IMDB member for more than 17 years and a long-time contributor to the database - this is the first time I encounter something like this.

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Chryssoula Diavati

That is a constant for all of the Titles. The Name Chryssoula Diavati is related to all of this. This is that "Presenting The Case" point I was making.
This is the work of one person adding all of their work into the title section. Since you read Greek. You need to group these so that they can be placed into the proper categories. Actual Titles. Other Works. Etc etc. Thanks.

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Most of these titles though do not belong in the database at all! They need to be deleted. It's not a matter of submitting them otherwise, it's a whole bunch of data that has nothing to do with IMDB.

All these entries have to be deleted. And only the IMDB staff is authorised to do that.

So I hope a member of the staff reads this.
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Hi Grybop -

Thanks for your report.  Please note that any time you encounter a title listing on the site that is ineligible, as per our guidelines, our preference is that you request a title delete, by selecting the "Title -> Delete a title" option on our Contact Form.

For the titles you listed above, I have filed a ticket for further investigation and our editors will take the appropriate actions.  Otherwise, if you see any further titles on the site that are not eligible please report for our editors to review. 

Thanks again for bringing this issue to our attention (as well as being a long-time contributor, 17 years is amazing!)
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Thank you for looking into this. I'll request a title delete once I see anything in the same vein, thanks again!

Also, I'm at your disposal for any help regarding the language barrier!
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Grybop, theatrical work, radio plays, non-English dubbing credits etc CAN be added to IMDb, but in the ”Other works” section. (Random) example:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000215/o...


Also, if (e.g.) the theatre play is televised or released on VHS/DVD etc, then it belongs to IMDb.


But sure, if the person ”only” (I love theatre, though) appeared on a stage play, it’s not listed on IMDb as a title (only to ”Other Works”).
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On that note, as an example, Tyler Perry has a number of video items in his filmography that are really just recordings of his stage performances.
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Grybop Grybop, while theatrical/stage plays and radio are not eligible for listings, TV is (even if it's just recording of a play with fewer cinematic qualities), so please specify which titles out what you have notified are TV. Even if these are commercials: they recently became eligible by IMDb standards as well (example: Barilla: Cafè), among with music videos. So, if we are talking about a televised commercial of a play, for example, it might be perfectly eligible.  

Adding to what Eboy said, it's great that you have notified IMDb of that problem, but if some eligible titles will get deleted it will be a problem as well.
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Hi Grybop Grybop,

Thanks for your patience while we looked into this, and apologies for the delay in our response.

Our data team have investigated a selection of these titles and have found that a number of these are in fact eligible for listing. A couple of examples include: 

A televised theatrical play: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7124374/ 
An aired commercial/advert: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7133048/

Therefore we will not be bulk removing these titles as a number of these could well be eligible for listing and would therefore be incorrectly removed. It may be that some of these title types are incorrect and may need changing to a "Video" if they did not release theatrically. You can use the "Edit Page" button to submit an update to any incorrect title types.

Please refer to our guide on new title eligibility here: https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/titles/adding-a-new-title/GNXTSSVTJTFCRZGN?ref_=helpart_n...

If you identify any further ineligible titles, please report them via our contact form as Michelle refers to above. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Best regards,
Josie