My bio is incorrect and has irelivent info. Are you telling me im supposed to pay 20$ a month and I don't have control of my own Bio?

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Some idiot up loaded a bio for me that is irelivent and dated. Are you telling me im supposed to pay 20$ a month and I have to look at some dumb personal bio while I bust my ass for my lively hood? This needs a huge over haul. No one should be able to post anything to your bio other Than you.
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If you submit a better, ore informative and corrected bio, it should be accepted as a replacement and does not cost a thing.

Paying for Pro allows you to add photos and a resume to a page. It has nothing to do with anything else on the page.

See bio guideline. http://www.imdb.com/updates/guide/bio...
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Brandon Teajs

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If imdb really wanted to make some money if pay 1k -10k for a correct accurate bio of my choosing. Acting puts food in my mouth and everyone check imdb. It's unfair for it to my inaccurate and not up to par written by someone else on top of everything.
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You'd do that even after just being told you can do exactly that for free??

I guess...if you got money to burn, good on ya!

So...write it, or have someone else (you could pay them the $10K to write it) and submit it and as long as it corrects mistakes, is more interesting and adds information, it'll likely replace the old one (if it doesn't, you probably didn't get your $10k's worth out of the author!). But, maybe you should stick with paying someone as your original post had three sentences and had at least half a dozen mistakes in it...just saying...

It really makes no sense to suggest they charge you $10k for something that is free for the other 6 million folks listed...does it???  That was quite an odd reply to what should have been good news. But, good luck to you!
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The problem is , someone wrote a stupid bio. And now I can't erase it and put something that makes sense . I have submitted twice and they haven't changed it. Of course I would not just give someone money for nothing. And it seems anyone can just post a bio for someone else. That dosnt make logical sense.
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re: "Of course I would not just give someone money for nothing"

I didn't say that. I said for something that is otherwise free (and it was based on your suggestion).

re: "The problem is..... I have submitted twice and they haven't changed it"

Well, now...why didn't you say so?

Can you post the submission ID reference number of your most recent submission so staff can check it for status?

When did you submit it and how long did you wait to re-submit it?  Submission can take between 1 and 14 business days to process and re-submitting while processing slows the process greatly.

Also, did you make it bigger, better, more accurate and more interesting? If not, they won't accept it.

You can find the Submission ID Reference Number by going to your Site Settings page and clicking View your contributions. The most recent would be on top, or you can tell the dates by the first 6 digits of the 18-digit number.

Also, if you give an indication as to where this "stupid" bio is located, someone might be able to give advice on how to improve it, which would be more likely to get it accepted.

If you do as suggested, you'll get a lot farther than simply repeating over and over how someone added a stupid bio you cannot erase.

If you looked at the link I provided, it states, regarding "erasing" a bio:

  • It is our policy not to remove biographies in their entirety, unless we receive an updated or amended version of a similar length
  • Replacing a biography that contains a good deal of background information with one containing almost no bio information (i.e. only includes their credits) will be considered the same as attempting to delete a biography

As with all data, we reserve the right to edit or reject biographies.

You're correct..the site does not give random users the ability to "erase" data from the database...that would be idiotic. There would always be some goof going around erasing things for fun and people listed would be forever trying to make the page about them (and yes, it's best to think of the page being IMDb's page about you, not your page to do with what you want) look better by "erasing" accurate data they simply do not like. Title pages would have gaps of missing information.
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I don''t agree with this. For example if by accident I created some information with incorrect dates on my mini-Bio I should have the ability to change that. I have submitted changes which are more interesting 3 times now which corrects the mistake and says a little more about me. The IMDB page should be there represent you. Not have a negative effect.

Now if someone can fix my bio I would be happy.
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But normally you can simply correct items. I've done so many times and never had a problem. Did you wait at least a week for it to process? Can you post here what you're trying to add and change along with a link to tbe page?

Absolutely bios should be more accurate and more interesting and informative when possible. There are guidelines though, that need to be followed. No one has ever suggested corrections cannot be made....thus the edit form is there in the first place. Not sure what it is you don't agree with...