Hi,Contributors adding new titles and episodes to IMDb can now track the status of their new
From today, you will be able to track the status of your new title or episode contribution. It is a beta feature which will tell you whether your title has been approved (and provide the link if it has). If the title has not been approved, we will tell you the reason why and provide the ability to resubmit the title with more information. We will not, at this time, be providing the status of the individual items that were included with the title.
You will be able to access this feature via a 'Track Contribution' button, which has been added to the email that is sent and the banner that is displayed when you contribute your new title to IMDb. We are also adding the 'Track Contribution' button to the http://www.imdb.com/updates/history page for new title contributions.
Clicking this button will take you to IMDb Contributor, our new contribution specific site where you will be shown the status of your new title or episode.
Whilst we are only launching this feature today for new titles/episodes, we are planning to eventually roll this feature out for other data types.
We are actively requesting feedback from contributors who access this new feature via a feedback link on the new site, which will all be managed via this thread.
I do have a question about this. The feature appears to be labeled as "IMDbPro Contributor" and when I clicked on the link to the title, I was taken to the IMDbPro page for it. However, there are many people who contribute titles but don't have IMDbPro access. If they try to track their contributions, will they get an error message about how they need to subscribe to Pro to see the page? Or will they be taken to the page for the title on the free site? (I think the latter would be much preferable.)
Great question. If a contributor is not an IMDbPRO customer, the links will take them to imdb.com and the site branding (the logo) will be for IMDb Contributor.
Either have it user-configurable or else detect which site was used to generate the submission and link to that same site when linking to pages that the submission has created.
Thank you to Pedro for this his response to questions regarding non-functioning links for some contributors in this thread.
If you have the 'reference view' preference set and you are not an IMDbPro customer, you are directed to our imdb.com technology stack that does not benefit from rapidly published data. This view of IMDb is built via our 'once a day' data publication cycle.
In this instance, it will take up to 36 hours for your title and episode links to direct you to a functioning reference view page.
a) Until the submission is approved _and_ exists on the site, the link to the series title, next to the "Series:" text, is a broken link. It goes to https://contribute.imdb.com/title/ttxxxxxxx instead of www.imdb.com
or pro.imdb.com. This link changes to the appropriate domain once the submission has been approved _and_ is available on site. (the link is still broken for an approved submission that has not yet appeared on site)
b) It seems like "Approved for Publication" step is actually more than one step in the background, as I've had a new episode submission approved and appear on site minus it's actual title (appeared as just season.episode number). The title for the episode appeared a day or two later. Either the "Approved for Publication" stage needs to be broken into two steps, or titles that require further review shouldn't be Approved for Publication until they've been fully reviewed. (ref: 141218-151058-857000)
Thank you for your submission - your new title is awaiting processing by our data editors.
Estimated processing date Unknown
My submission has an estimate date of the 2nd February
It is now 13th February and it still says pending. Shall I resubmit?
Contributions #150306-031633-134000 (ACM Presents: Superstar Duets! (2015) (TV)) and #150306-023645-442000 ("Little Women: NY" (2015)) are not listed in my contribution history as being trackable. Why would one be trackable and not the other two? They are all new title contributions.
We have fixed the underlying issue that caused the Track Contribution link to not appear on some submissions during the period of 21-23 May. Unfortunately not all of the links to the Contribute site have been recovered, and a very small number might appear to be broken, but the submissions are fine and you can still access them from your regular update history.
Thanks for the valuable feedback during this Beta phase - please keep it coming if you experience any other issues.