Why have all of my appearances been removed?

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I have been registered with IMDB for about a year, and although my name and biographical data still appears in the database, all previously-identified appearances (several episodes of one TV Series, and one full-length motion picture) have been removed.  Please advise on how/why this happened, and what, if anything I can do to restore those appearances.  Thank you!
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Only Staff can give you a definitive answer. However, probably the most common reason for this happening is that somebody audited the Episodes/Film, did not see your name listed in the credit role, and therefore submitted a Delete request.

Were you listed in the on-screen credits or, if not, was an (uncredited) attribute included in the IMDb listing?

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Thank you for the quick response!  I did some research after submitting my original inquiry, and was educated to the fact that only credited roles are considered for inclusion in the DB.  I was simply not aware of that fact prior to my inquiry, and I apologize for any confusion.  The fact that my submissions remained for several months led me to (mistakenly) believe that they were already validated as legitimate.

To answer your other question, initially I did NOT include the ("uncredited") attribute when I submitted the roles, but I did go back after-the-fact and modify them to include the attribute, thinking it was just the right thing to do.

I had hoped they would remain, but I understand and respect their policy, even though it's not to my benefit.  Would it be inappropriate to simply "try again" and resubmit?  Perhaps I can get lucky and my entries would simply go overlooked...  <grin>

Mahalo (thank you) anyway, and Aloha from Hawaii!

-Ted
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IMDb's regulations state that no (uncredited) items may be accepted and displayed until there is at least one credit that received an on-screen listing.

Since you don't have a current Resume subscription, it is possible that the rest of your page may disappear., but I am not sure about this.

As soon as you get a valid on-screen credit and enter it, the (uncredited) items may well reappear. I believe IMDb retains the data but suppresses its display.

I am sure you are disappointed that these disappeared, but you did the right thing in correcting the data. It indicates you made an error rather than that you tried to scam the system, so future submissions are more likely to be accepted than if you had not made the corrections and they had to be done by another contributor.

Good luck, and I hope you get a full credit soon.


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As David mentioned, uncredited listings are suppressed until a credited role is added. So, no it probably won't work and would be inappropriate an unethical. It's probably better to retain your status as an accurate data contributor.

You might be interested in the contributors' charter and think carefully before making submissions that others need to correct or that will affect the accuracy of IMDb in displaying qualified credits http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?co...

(And wouldn't that be an awkward conversation if a friend or coworker-or Grandma-called you on it?)
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