Tossing who in a blanket?

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Given the recent policy change stating that IMDb sometimes DOES remove valid data, what guarantees can IMDb give me that in five years time, this title is still listed as it is currently listed: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0227672/reference?

(Obviously, this is not a question about just this specific title. The question can also be read as: (Why) Should we keep bothering spending part of our free time updating the database?*)



*If I'm not mistaken, all the information regarding admission numbers has been deleted because of the software change about 1,5 years ago, but it's still gone and I know of no reason to expect these to return shortly.

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ACT_1. As usual, your comprehension skills are again lacking. This leads me to wonder. Just how old are you?
He is talking about censorship.
This is another response in his displeasure at "Birth Names" removal issue.
He is talking about IMDb's mission statement.
Basically the P.C. Police trampling all over the 1st Amendment andf IMDb's caving in.

So your    ? ?    is showing that you as usual, have missed the point again.
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This has nothing to do with the first amendment unless you believe IMDb (and Amazon) are part of the government.
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I am concerned as well. This Daily Beast article from a year ago shows that the P.C. police are interested in suppressing all kinds of information on IMDb, not just things related to transgender issues.

Notice that the author was demanding to know WHO was contributing information and WHY they were contributing it. They want to dox us.

As I've said, when IMDb gives in to P.C. demands, they can expect more demands and fewer contributors.
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Love to be Doxxed. I'm in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Let Em protest outside in no shade at 110+ degree heat! Of course they'd have to find the place!
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More evidence that the P.C. idealogues - whether inside or outside the company - are having an influence on IMDb.

IMDb staff editing our reviews?
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/imdb-staff-editing-our-reviews

Rejected keyword: social-justice-warrior
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/rejected-keyword-social-justice-warrior

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If I'm not mistaken, all the information regarding admission numbers has been deleted

Admission numbers are displayed on Pro.
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Admission numbers are displayed on Pro.

That might be, but I very strongly feel they should be available on regular IMDb.
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My five cents on this. Have you ever heard of a little novel by Agatha Christie named And Then There Were None? Everyone knows what was the original title and everyone can uncover what it was, because in the digital age you can't hide things like that. You can, however, understand the repercussions and act accordingly based on your moral standpoint.  

Igniting fear of censorship after IMDb's change of policy regarding birth names, which is, indeed private information doesn't seem too logical to me. After all it's nothing compared to Wikipedia which still utilizes Russian variant Kiev etc. which makes no sense in the modern world.
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Given the fact that IMDb has currently almost ten million (!) names listed (see: https://www.imdb.com/pressroom/stats/), dates of birth can help distinguish people with the same or similar names. Especially for people with just one credit and little other information listed on site, a date of birth can be helpful. (Of course, one can argue that both for the date of birth and the height, an approximation could already be made based on the actual broadcast).
Bust size is no longer allowed: https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/names-biographical-data/biographical-data-guidelines/GMT9...
As you can see in the guide, quite a bit of information can be deleted from a person's trivia page (I've deleted literally thousands of items for thousands of people), but I'm afraid an arrest record won't be deleted...


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Fair points. I don't want to harp too much on the issue, because I care much more about the central concern of this thread: which is to keep pressure groups from removing information they want to censor.
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The new and getting worse.......
IPCIIMDb!
(Incomplete Politically Correct Incorrect Internet Movie Database)

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The inventors of LGBTQQIP2SAA approve of your acronym. (Or maybe they think it doesn't go far enough.)
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Marco, a very valid point although in my nine years on IMDb I don't remember using birth name or birth date once to distinguish people: credits are of way more use in that case.