Porn "stars" need to go

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Porn "stars" shouldnt be on this site. They are not in the same category as real actors and actresses. They need to be removed. I see these people coming up in the birthday lists like its not a big deal. I'm sure kids use this site in addition to adults. They dont need to be exposed to this. I'm sure there are other people out there who think they dont belong either. They just do not belong.
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Sorry, but they should be on this site.

IMDb records all films/videos that have been made available to public without regard to quality. The only way to remove the porn stars would be to remove all the porn films, and IMDb is not going to do this.

As to children being able to see the titles of films and names of porn actors on this site, they can see some of them in newspapers and other public places. Moreover, this is an international data base and some cultures have a much less restrictive policy toward pornography. Whose policies should be used?

You may feel that porn actors "are not in the same category as real actors", but I think you could say the same thing about the reality program 'stars' and also about many of the people interviewed in various documentaries, yet they are also listed.

Finally a number of the stars have appeared in non-porn films, in some cases an actress has appeared in only one hard-core film but several regular movies, in others a porn star has appeared in only one regular movie, and in yet others they have appeared in many of each type. How do you handle them? Also, there are many news programs and documentaries about the business, and the actors are interviewed for them. This means they would be recorded for these appearances, even if the porn films were removed. Should these programs be removed as well?

Once you start censoring data, you open a real can of worms, as the various items do not exist totally separately from all others; they tend to be heavily interconnected.
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Great response!
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Then there should be a separate site for porn people. Make it the smut database. When you're looking at birthdays and a porn person gets a mention above a real actor there's something wrong with that. There are sites that don't even consider reality stars as famous people either. People go on the message boards and complain about less. And yes I can complain just like others can complain about other things they find issue with. You can sit there and support smut and whores all you want but it doesn't change the fact that these people are being celebrated for exposing their genitalia on film. While we're at it, why not add every prostitute any actor has slept with? These people aren't to be celebrated. Then when they get old and can't get any kind of job or respect they wonder why. There's a reason why there are parental controls on TV's and cable boxes. I don't want my kid seeing something about "Busty Blondes Getting Done Up the Booty" (not a real title, just an example). There are plenty of other resources for purveyors of porn and to find out about these "actors". This goes beyond censorship and "cultural policies". I highly doubt you're going to see genitalia in the Sunday news in other countries. You talk about censorship, yet you're telling me to censor myself because you think I have no right to complain. First amendment is first amendment then. Look around, there are plenty of sites dedicated to the topics of prim addiction and how porn has ruined lives. I'm not some half wit who just decided to write this post because I was bored or wanted to stir the pot. It's a serious problem. I didn't create this out of thin air. Before you start thinking I'm some religious nut let me stop you right there because I'm not. This is not a religious thing, this is a moral thing, and you don't have to be religious to have morals and know right from wrong. That's what's wrong with porn "stars" being on here. Other countries may be a little more liberal with nudity, but, they are a lot more censored when it comes to a lot of things. Check out Hentai, they blur things. Now these are games for adults and yet things are still censored. Hmmm. The prior statement I made still stands and everything I just wrote I stick by. I should've elaborated in my prior post before I submitted it but I was ticked off at the time that I couldn't email IMDb without having to make a forum post and leave myself out there to get flamed. Things like this need to be discussed in private with a company and I wasn't bald to located any way to send them my thoughts except through here.
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Re:  " why not add every prostitute any actor has slept with?"

Ummm...what's that got to do with appearing on the credits of a film? 

Also, every page of the site has a contact link that either leads here or to a contact form for private contact, and once here you should have seen, in bold, right on the front page:

Note: this is a public forum: anything posted here will be visible to everyone.

For billing/payment issues, visit http://www.imdb.com/bill
For issues regarding accounts or questions involving non-public information, please log into your IMDb.com account and contact our support staff privately via this form.
Bold emphasis is theirs, not mine.

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I am not the only one who couldn't find a way to contact them. I searched here and someone else posted the same issue. I have clicked to contact them and all I get is them pushing to post on this forum. And why not add the prostitutes? They're having sex with actors for money too. All they have to do is film it and apparently they're a legit actor or actress. Porn is not "film" and it's not art.
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This site documents on screen credits in film/tv/video.  That's got nothing to do with listing prostitutes.  It's a ridiculous thing to imply, that they should document sexual encounters not filmed nor released on film/tv/video.

Yes, other people miss the contact form too (what's that got to do with anything?). I believe I mentioned that the contact link leads here, where you can post on a message board or contact staff privately.
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Ty for the link. I wish I could have had this handy a long time ago
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You're welcome.
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I'm saying if they video tape their sexual encounters then that constitutes a movie according to the theories. Sex on film equals automatic entitlement to be mentioned on IMDb. Make a porn database site for those who want that, everyone shouldn't be subjected to things they don't want to be subjected to. People don't want to see things having to do with dogs aren't going to go to a site dedicated to dogs. The day that a porn person will be the equal of De Niro, Pacino, and the like will never happen. What missing the link for the contact form has to do with anything is I wouldn't be having to deal with this. And yes I did see you posted it. Hence why I used it.
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Re:  "Make a porn database site for those who want that"

You certainly can do that yourself.  You don't need to change someone else's website to suit your needs.  They want it to be what they want it to be, right?

I love pizza...but, I don't go to a Sushi Bar and ask them to change into a pizza restaurant.

Re:  "everyone shouldn't be subjected to things they don't want to be subjected to"

Ummm, no one is forcing anyone to use IMDb.  If it doesn't suit your needs, go somewhere else, for gosh sakes.  Seriously???

Re:  " What missing the link for the contact form has to do with anything is I wouldn't be having to deal with this"

Ummm...then open your eyes and read...it's right there, in bold, on the main page.  It's not like anyone hid it.  C'mon...really??  really???

Just a suggestion for you...when going to a site you've never visited, open your eyes and read the page before you type.  It'll really, really help.
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There aren't many sites that have everything you need in one spot. Wow, did you really have to word it that way. Open my eyes? That's not very nice. And here I was stupid enough to apologize to you on the other thread and then you proceed to insult my intelligence a couple of times in just a few sentences. See why people are reluctant to post on forums? This is why! Thanks for upsetting me and ruining my night. Mission accomplished.
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Re:  "There aren't many sites that have everything you need in one spot"

If that's its appeal, why ask them to remove content?

Re:  "Open my eyes?"

The site lists almost 6 million people and 3 million titles...double that for the message boards for all those people/titles and main message boards...add to that all the ancillary pages and the "contact" link is listed much more than 20 million times.  Yet you've missed it....

Re:  " The day that a porn person will be the equal of De Niro, Pacino"

So, the site should only list those equaling De Niro, Pacino, etc.?  So, what...they should list a dozen or so people and quit?  The site strives to be complete...not just list what Margarete wants to see.

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No I didn't miss the link. You click on it and wind up in an endless loop of them telling you to use the message boards and only contact them for billing issues or log in issues. Since you know everything about IMDb then you would know this if you've ever tried contacting them instead of trolling the message boards and insulting others. Apparently I'm not alone in that because I seem to recall seeing at least one other person posting they had issues. Before you start flinging insults about a person's intelligence you are the one who needs to stop and think. Rudeness is uncalled for. Again, this is the exact reason why people don't post. They don't want to risk being flamed.
You just don't get it. You have a one track mind. You seriously think I'm the only one who feels this way? This is the internet movie database. Not the porn database. If this site is so complete then why doesn't it have information about actors who have done commercials? Oh wait, I guess that's beneath them but filming their genitals up close is a class act. I'm not saying that people as famous as De Niro and Pacino are the only ones on here. Again, missed the point. Not surprised.
There are porn actors who themselves don't even want to be associated with that anymore and don't get taken seriously. Then they whine and winder why no one respects them. Like I said, porn is not art.
Apparently, you don't see there's a problem when you're looking at birthdays on the site and a porn "star" gets billing over someone who is much more worthy. It's funny how every person in porn is a "star" and real actors earn that.
It's nice to see you go insult people and upset them and you don't bat an eye. Not surprised again.
Apparently if a person wants to have a filter added to the site to shield their children from smut they're wrong too. It's not just what I want. I was the only one with the balls to say what others were thinking. I have every right in the world to feel how I feel and you have no right to tell me how to feel. You also have no right to go around insulting people because you feel like it. I don't care what your "rank" is on here. Just shows you're a troll and nothing more. It doesn't define you nor your lack of manners and morals. Dare a person not be a sheep.
Now I am done. I could care less what mindless drivel that comes out of you next.
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I agreed that people miss the contact form (especially since I'd copied/pasted it four times at the time you posted about it).

It's not an endless loop. Again...it sends (as it sent you) you here where you can either post a message or use the contact form for privacy.
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I'd just like to point out to Margarete that she's being very hypocritical when complaining about being insulted, since she's just repeatedly (and strongly) insulted all persons involved in the adult film business (or, at least the actors).
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I'm not sitting here personally attacking them unlike your friend and yourself. When you get a woman you'll learn there's life beyond porn. Til then good luck with Rosie Palm and her five sisters. Whores are whores they make no secret about it by exposing their genitals for the whole world to see. When you kids grow up you'll see. I've never heard of regular movies destroying lives. You want to insult me? Getting your rocks off are you? I wasn't being rude to anyone til I started to get personally attacked. Grow up. Amazing how it's the pigs defending the porn. Yeah I said it. You want to insult me big boys? I can do it just the same. Now go back to your Debbie Does Dallas and your bong after you read this. And don't bother writing anymore either because it's also nothing but mindless pig drivel
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...besides, it's not like you can actually watch porn on the site (meaning, there's no reason to complain).

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