What seems like two imdb pages, help pls

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Hi, if some can pls help me I would be soo happy. I created my imdb page a few years back and uploaded one picture. At the time I was not active on the account. Now I have two credits that belong too me, but do not show up on the page I created. Instead, when I google my name imdb the 2 credits pop up with my name but there is no photo on that page. I am not sure if this "2nd page" was created by someone else. But I do not have access to it. Furthermore, the original account I created displays my first and last name in my profile as one unit, thus not separately. What do I do to fix these 2 issues? I need my credits on my page with my name properly separated.
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It seems as if you're confusing User Account (log in to use features of the sit) with Nam Pages (no one can 'log in to it) and it's part of the database meant to describe and list filmography for a name which has been listed in on screen credits for film/TV.

If possible can you provide links to the pages you're asking about? I am sure, then, it an all be straightened out.

Unless you created a name page via subscription to IMDbPro, you're probably talking about to separate creatures. A name page vs ana User Activity account.
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Ok, the links are below. This is referencing IMDB, NOT PRO.  So if the Nam Pages are used for project producers to list the talent on IMDB,  do I have access to upload a Picture of myself? A bio? stats? And a USER Account (which is the one I have a password for) is just used to view site features? Not your actual credits you have been casted in? 

Page with Credits: (Nam page?) 
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7212105/

Page with my pictures and that I have access to via password which I created years ago, but no credits are shown: 
http://www.imdb.com/user/ur41083076/?ref_=nb_usr_prof_0

You can also see in the different pages, how the Nam page? has my name spelled separately and correct, but the page that I can log in to has my first and last name spelled correctly but its all together (not sure how that happened).

Thank you for your help. I hope we can resolve this. :) 
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No problem. Thanks for the links. So....

www.imdb.com/user/ur41083076

This is a link to to a User Account...not a part of the database of film/TV information.  Note that the URL includes "user," and "ur" as part of the address.

another example would be my user account, bluesmanSF.  I am a user of the site and can then log in to create settings for viewing the site, chatting on message boards, creating lists, tracking my own ratings on films I've seen, etc.  The site's search function only shows titles, names, etc., and does not include credits.  There's be no reason to have your name appear as you real name and, as with email addresses, needs to be unique. Of the 250,000,000 unique visitors per month to the site, very few users are also people named in the database of film info.  I have a User Account, but not having been credited in film, there is no Name Page listing my  credits.  So I have only that User Account.

A Name Page of the site, for example, your other link, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7212105/ or Glenn Ford's at www.imdb.com/name/nm0001229, are Name Pages.  Note that it says "name" in the address.  Glenn Ford has credits and that page is part of the database of film information.  He has no need for a User Account as he's deceased.

For you, you'd want both.  With the user account you created you can utilize extra features by being able to log in to do things I've mentioned above, but also to add or edit to pages of the site. So if you have a new credits for a title, you can then submit a request to add your name to a title's page or add trivia, bio, etc., to the page in your name.

The two types of pages are "apples and oranges" and really have nothing much to do with one another.  Adding an avatar image, even if it's your head shot to your User Account won't allow it to show on a Name Page.  To do that, you'd have to log in to your User Account and enhance it with a paid subscription to IMDbPro https://secure.imdb.com/signup/index.html. To keep the image(s) displayed (and you can add a resume, contact info, and you get access to industry-related areas of the site-its free trial period can allow you assess whether it's something you'd value).

This regularly asked, so don't think you're alone in wondering how that all works...it's a bit confusing.

I hope that makes sense, but please post if it leaves more questions.

I was frequently interrupted while writing that so let me know if I left some details out of the equation!
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Ok, this helps a lot. I went ahead and upgraded to IMDB Pro. I think I pretty much set up my name page, but once I look into the features some more, I will reach out if I need further guidance. Thank you so much for helping me! 
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Great.  The page is looking great. What a great pic to use as primary photo.  You could add a "mini-bio" that you can (speaking 3rd party) author one or get somebody to author one and add it to the page. The one on the page is computer-generated and only mentions a few items from credits/data already on the page.  See Submission Guides: Biographical Information

Keep in mind that items you add will not likely be removed but can be updated or added to.  So only list information that you are certain you want to have there permanently.

But  just post if back if you have other questions.

You're certainly very welcome!
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I have the same issue. I need to merge Steve Bagnara and Steven J Bagnara
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@bluesmanSF - Thank you for your nice reply. I just took that photo, so its my most recent. :) I further updated my page today and yes you are right, I need a bio. I think that is the final thing I need to complete the page other then additional pics along the way. To be clear you stated "Keep in mind that items you add will not likely be removed but can be updated or added to.  So only list information that you are certain you want to have there permanently"... Is this pertaining to bio info only? I have been updating my resume and I see you can delate that section.

Also, regarding the resume portion, credits I add show up in my resume and not in the Filmography section, but it shows up in the Additional Credits section on IMDB Pro. So does that mean, that only IMDB credits that are approved show up under Filmography and the rest of my work I insert on my own is in my resume? If that is the case, is it customary to add the Filmography portion in the resume part? I see that it duplicates on IMDB Pro. If the Filmography part is not added then it does not show in the resume, does that matter since its under the actually IMDB credit portion? Just want to clarify and not have my page show duplicate stuff. 

Thank you for all your help! 
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Great questions.

To start with one you didn't ask, but I think it's helpful to know...(sorry) with pics you add (I think you can add up to 200 now), other than being able to choose which is primary,  it's difficult to put them in order.  They'll put the most recently uploaded one last.  So if you want an order to the 'gallery,' upload them in the order of having the most recent one being the first in the gallery.

As to changing bio and having things there 'permanently,' you're right, I meant mostly bio.  But, in general, deletions of any type are scrutinized carefully and the site greatly prefers corrections over removal of data.  With a bio, they'd prefer it's not deleted but changed to include updated and more detailed and complete info.  While there is, indeed a function in place to "delete," there'd have to be a really, really good reason to have it be accepted. If you include birth info, family details, etc., but later decide you don't want it there, "I don't want it there anymore" won't be cause to remove data.

As to resume vs. Name Page of credits, etc....

The resume page is in addition to a Name Page and is created and maintained by you.  If data there is not also added to the main database of film facts it will indicate it's not approved by staff.

While redundancy can occur, I'd say the resume can add things not normally added to other areas or highlight works you want to highlight.  If you cancel Pro, items on the resume only will be removed with that page.  So credits for your work should be added via the "edit page" button on the titles' pages.  Those won't ever be removed outright unless they're determined to be false.  So you definitely want that main name page to include all your credits, bio, etc.

I think in most cases, like you suggest, that most people won't want all work on both...it can be a lot to go through.

Hope that makes sense.  You've very welcome!
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@Steve,

It doesn't sound like the same situation at all. You should have started a new thread about your specific details, but....do you mean:

Steven J. Bagnara (Miscellaneous, Tabloid (2010))
aka "Steve Bagnara"
Steve Bagnara (Miscellaneous, Linclone (2014))

If these are the pages you mean, by what name will you be credited most often and most recently? If by one of these above, you'd go to the page for the other, and correct the name, resulting in a merge of the pages.  If not and there is more to the discussion, I'd suggest you start a new thread and describe your situation with links and/or description of the title/name pages.

Otherwise on the other, less accurate one, does all the data on the page look accurate and that it pertains specifically to you? How did your name appear in the on screen credits for the titles listed on this 'other' page?

It looks as if a "merge" of the pages is needed, as described in the "help" area's FAQ page for You have two separate pages for the same person, how can this be fixed?

But if you can confirm info above specifics can be provided.  Since there are many ways this can happen, the fix is relatively easy.
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Dear Bluesman,

Seems like I have a similar issue here.
This is my personal account I created recently: http://www.imdb.com/user/ur68918283/
But then the production of my first tv appearance decided to create another page about me: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm8447105/
The thing is, I have no control over the name page, but I would like other productions I have worked with in the meantime to add data, and also add my picture and a short bio.
It seems impossible to merge the two pages, so does that mean I can't control the name page?