Lifetime Contributor Badges

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We are pleased to announce our new Lifetime Contributor Badges. For the first time ever, all IMDb users (including yourself) can now see how many contributions you have across 8 different categories such as new titles, filmography, trivia etc.  Each badge has gold, silver and bronze classifications with varying levels, ranging from 1 to 1 million + contributions (yes, some of you have over 1 million live items!).  As you contribute, your badge class and level will increase over time.  For each badge, the gold level represents the top 1-2% of all contributors. 

We hope these new badges are both fun and engaging, while also highlighting the importance our contributors provide to IMDb. Without you, IMDb would not exist.  Thank you!

Here are a few examples, but to check out your customized badges, please visit your profile page and happy contributing.

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Dibyayan Chakravorty, Champion

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How does the 'Lifetime Image' badge come? Do we have to add images by paying money or by Editing the Image Tags?
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LuvsToResearch, Champion

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Just check your profile page at IMDb, images should be there . No payment or upload necessary.
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Luvs,
I think he means "how is it calculated? By edits made to tags (or tags added) or by images uploaded?"

I have a feeling it's based on images added to the database...but not sure.
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Dibyayan Chakravorty, Champion

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bluesmanSF,

Yes, you are right. I was asking about how the badge is calculated. Do we have to add images by paying money or by editing image tags.

Because I have edited almost 80/85 image tags so far and I haven't get that badge. That is why I am asking.
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DC,

Please see what gromit82 posted below:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/lifetime-contributor-badges?topic-reply-list%5Bsettings%5D%5...

If that is not clear, you may post a question on the Contributors Help board (http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000042/nest/249530913?d=249552777#249552777) and hope that Nic or someone else from IMDb will answer your question.
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Dibyayan Chakravorty, Champion

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Hmm...got it. Thanks Dan.
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Nic Bachhuber, Employee

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Hi Dibyayan,
Thanks for the response.    The image badge consists of name and title links submitted via the "Edit Tags" button.  Paid image submissions do not count towards this badge.

Thanks
Nic
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Dibyayan Chakravorty, Champion

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Thank you Nic!
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Dibyayan Chakravorty, Champion

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Nic,

Sorry I forgot to mention before. 2 days ago I edited tags of at least 35/40 images. I just checked those images and I found that my tags has been applied successfully. But still I haven't get any 'Lifetime Image' badge on my profile (http://www.imdb.com/user/ur45394926/).
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Nic Bachhuber, Employee

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We are still working out a few remaining publishing items, but once finalized (soon), badges will start refreshing typically once a day. That said, there is a lag between submission approval and badge assignment which could span 3-4 days.
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Dibyayan Chakravorty, Champion

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Thank you Nic.
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Nic: At least one of my badges appears to be incorrect. At http://www.imdb.com/user/ur1879600/ I have a "Lifetime Trivia 10,000+" badge. But counting trivia items added, deleted, and corrected, as far as I can determine, I have less than 300 of them. I wonder where the 10,000+ number came from.
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Nic has explained on Contributors Help (http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000042/nest/249530913?d=249552777#249552777) that the Trivia badge includes more than just the categories labeled Trivia. An excerpt from his post:
Here is the breakdown of what is in each badge: 
title = "title" (just the title submission not all supporting content) 
name = "name" (just the name submission not all supporting content) 
plot = "plot_outline", "plot_summary" 
trivia = "trivia", "goof", "quote", "connection", "crazy_credit", "soundtrack", "name_trivia" (essentially all the Did You Know? items) 
bio = "mini_bio" 
image = "image_name_link", "image_title_link" 
filmo = cast, major_crew, minor_crew (which is actually a whole bunch of sub items such as "animation_department", "art_department", "art_director") 
total = sum of all IMDb submissions excluding Swiki/Reviews. Essentially everything you can submit via the "edit" button on www.imdb.com or via mobile devices. This includes all title and name sub items such as runningtime, genre, height etc. 
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Although I'm already on record confessing that I'm not a regular contributor,
I must admit I'm a little bit embarrassed by my "Lifetime Total 5+" badge.

Can we have an option to hide our badges,  or would that be silly?
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We contribute in different ways. There is no need to be embarrassed.
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Nobody

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FWIW, I am not the only user who has requested a way to
hide or remove badges.  Here are two similar requests:

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/how-remove-new-badges-is-that-possible

http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000040/thread/215407014?d=250013047#250013047

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Nic Bachhuber, Employee

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Hi everyone,
We will soon update the badge page (click on any badge) with more detail as to what each contributor badge entails.  That said, Gromit82 outlines it above.

Thanks,
Nic
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Dan Dassow, Champion

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Nic,

Please tell the artist who created the badge they did a great job. The badges are a great addition celebrating 25 years of research from IMDb contributors.
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C Park

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Wow.  I must be spending more time on IMDb than I realized. I had no idea I'd made over 2500 edits!
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Recently Col announced a list of the top 250 contributors ever. That's a badge I would be proud of.

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