Why is it so easy for people to make an imdb page for something that shouldn't be eligible?

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It is sort of infuriating. I have done work for an acting studio doing demo reel scenes for actors. These scenes usually are 1-3 minutes and have no real narrative, their purpose is to simply show what the actor is capable of.

Now, I suddenly find imdb credits for these little story-less sequences and petition to delete them with no luck. I even watched the account holder who made the imdb page submit a request and it still sticks to my name, sullying my actual creative work with credits that I didn't sign off on as being something that could advertise my name, especially under the illusion of it being a short film.
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(Note: I'm not with IMDb.)

Do those "demo reels" have their own "title" pages
(at URLs that contain "...imdb.com/title/...")?

Here are the stated eligibility requirements for titles:
http://www.imdb.com/help/search?domain=helpdesk_faq&index=1&file=titleeligibility

IIUC, if the productions in question do not meet those requirements,
then they should not have "title" pages on IMDb.