STOP REMOVING SMALL VIDEO AND DVD DISTRIBUTOR CREDITS ON RANDOM CLASSIC TITLES, YOU IDIOT!!!!!!!

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SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Somebody HIJACKED the Company Credits pages for classic titles like It's a Wonderful Life, Citizen Kane, King King (1933), The Man with the Golden Arm, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Fort Apache, Animal Farm, Mighty Joe Young (1949), Top Hat, Stage Door Canteen and others and DELETED the credits for small video and DVD distributors like Media Home Entertainment, Nostalgia Merchant, Fox Hills Video, VidAmerica, GoodTimes Home Video, Video Collection International, Video Treasures, United American Video and others FOR NO FUCKING REASON!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW NOBODY ON IMDB KNOWS WHO ORIGINALLY DISTRIBUTED THESE TITLES ON HOME VIDEO AND DVD ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STOP DOING THAT AND UNDO YOUR DELETIONS RIGHT NOW, GOD FUCKING DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >:(
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Can't ANYBODY track down this user who deleted distributor credits on these titles and undo all his deletions??!!!
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You wont remove this post for violations of the T.O.U.? Taylor?
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I am NOT violating the friggin' TOU!!!! I'm just INSULTED that most of the home video, DVD and digital distributors for those classic titles were DELETED for no apparent reason!!!!!!! Those sections were SUPPOSED to have COMPLETE histories of who distributed them on video, DVD or digital!!!!!!!! Why can't ANYBODY track down the user who made made those deletion and undo ALL of them???!!!!!!!!! WHY?????!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I am NOT violating the friggin' TOU!!!! I'm just INSULTED that most of the home video, DVD and digital distributors for those classic titles were DELETED for no apparent reason!!!!!!! Those sections were SUPPOSED to have COMPLETE HISTORIES of which companies distributed them on video, DVD or digital!!!!!!!! Why can't ANYBODY track down the user who made made those deletion and undo ALL of them???!!!!!!!!! WHY?????!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Filmfanatic10, can you please calm down and explain the situation thoroughly and without the panic/hysterics? 

It seems like a serious issue, but it might benefit way more from a consistent and detailed list of what went missing rather than  constant CAPS LOCK posting. You have provided some of the companies and yes, it is a worrying tendency, which reminds me a lot of other legit things on IMDb going missing recently, but we all could use a bit more civilised approach here.  
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I'm not using caps lock, I'm just SHOUTING here! Somebody HIJACKED the Company Credits pages for classic titles like It's a Wonderful Life, Citizen Kane, King Kong (1933), The Man with the Golden Arm, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Fort Apache, Animal Farm, Mighty Joe Young (1949), Top Hat, Stage Door Canteen and others and DELETED the credits for small video and DVD distributors like Media Home Entertainment, Nostalgia Merchant, Fox Hills Video, VidAmerica, GoodTimes Home Video, Video Collection International, Video Treasures, United American Video and others. The Company Credits sections for the classic titles were supposed to have COMPLETE HISTORIES of which home entertainment companies handled distribution on tape, disc or digital! Can you PLEASE track down the user who deleted company credits like these and undo all his deletions?
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Aren't you gonna hurry up and ban whoever deleted half of the distributor credits for these and other classic titles and undo all his contributions? I've spent a few years expanding the sections for every classic title with more credits for companies that handled distribution in the past and now they're all gone. I can't even add them back myself because it's too much work.
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Aren't you even LISTENING?!?!?!
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Filmfanatic: Please be aware that when one asks for IMDb staff help, it can take a while to get a response. I can't give an estimate as to how long, because it can vary greatly.
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I wonder if iMDb could partner with archive.org or archive.vn. These are two sites that archive snapshots of web pages.

Maybe they could set something up so that an archive site automatically takes a snapshot of a page every time there's a change. Contributors who put these pages on a watchlist can be alerted to any and all changes.

But the first thing they'd do is archive EVERY IMDb page as it is. That way we can compare the past to the future.

Even without the alerts, having archives of IMDb pages would be immensely useful in protecting data. 

IMDb has always had a problem with rogue contributors (some deluded, some malicious) deleting or corrupting valid material. In fact, it was the reason I stopped contributing to IMDb for six years. I  came back because I thought the matter was under control.

IMDb clearly needs new tools to combat this problem. One of those tools might be partnering with an archive site.
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Sounds worthy. But who deleted those credits? You need to look into the additions/deletions/corrections history for the Company Credits section on one of the titles, most likely Citizen Kane, and identify who deleted half of the distributor credits so you can revert all his deletions on multiple titles and add back all the credits that disappeared.
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I had the same problem almost a decade ago. Who was deleting and corrupting the data I had submitted? IMDb reps publicly told me my data was correct, but somehow they were unable to get the matter under control.

They would NOT tell me who was doing it. For better or worse, our submissions are anonymous. (Doubly anonymous, since most of us aren't using our real names anyway.)

I think IMDb is doing a lot better now at protecting data, but the deletion of these distributors worries me.

My archiving idea would help, even if it doesn't DIRECTLY address the issue of identifying who is responsible.
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Well, can they track down who made those deletions of credits that I and other people submitted? You need to ask them for evidence.
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IMDb can track down who did it, yes. And hopefully they will go through all this person's submissions and reverse all the invalid deletions.

It's still a handicap that WE are unable to look at this person's submissions, the way you can on a wiki page. Contributors have far more time to delve into a thing like this than the staff does. But anonymity probably has some advantages I'm not aware of.
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Did you ask them? I've contacted them as well.
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Ask them who is doing this? No, they've promised us anonymity, and whether I agree with the policy or not, I wouldn't ask them to violate that trust.
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Then how do they know this problem?
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I've been unclear.

We the contributors aren't allowed to know who submitted what. But staffers, of course, know who submitted what.
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So you contacted them, I think.
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I'm afraid I don't understand. Contacted who about what?
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The staffers, about the credits being deleted.
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Thanks for flagging this.
I can see that you also reached out to our customer service team for assistance. As advised by my colleague, an internal ticket has been cut to investigate this issue with the relevant team.
We will get back to you when we receive an update on this.
Thank you for your patience.


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