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Does anyone actively contribute to the Internet Movie Database?

Here's my problem. I've got a new home theater movie device that pulls info from IMDB (poster art, plot description, etc.) Sometimes poster art just isn't there, but I know it exists somewhere so I try to update IMDB with the proper art. But it would appear that you have to be the rights holder to the film in order to submit a poster.

This can't be right, can it? I mean I could understand maybe not wanting anyone and everyone to just post up images left and right, but there has to be a way for someone who has the right poster art to give it to IMDB.
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I think it's like you said; they would have to check every entry if just anyone could submit stuff, so some fool with too much time could go around putting up the the wrong poster for every movie on there as a joke.
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Re: Does anyone actively contribute to the Internet Movie Database?

I've never contributed images, but I have contributed corrections.
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Re: Does anyone actively contribute to the Internet Movie Database?

Your typical IMDB "contribution":

TRIVIA

- In the 2000 movie "Shaft", Samuel Jackson refers to an elderly judge as an "old dinosaur". Jackson also starred in the 1993 dinosaur movie "Jurassic Park".
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Re: Does anyone actively contribute to the Internet Movie Database?

Only website I've ever actively contributed to was DVDSpot. I'd submitted hundreds of titles before they went under.
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Re: Does anyone actively contribute to the Internet Movie Database?

I've tried, but it takes so long and it's nearly impossible to remove incorrect information (especially from the "trivia" section) that it's just not worth the agony.
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Re: Does anyone actively contribute to the Internet Movie Database?

I thought this was going to be a Grundle thread asking for another site to spam.
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Re: Does anyone actively contribute to the Internet Movie Database?

I post all the time in the messageboards. I usually start threads like "OMG doesn't she look like ________" or "1001 things I learned about Avatar"
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Re: Does anyone actively contribute to the Internet Movie Database?

Yup. Haven't written a review in forever, but I have written lots for them in the past.

http://www.imdb.com/user/ur0538142/comments

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Re: Does anyone actively contribute to the Internet Movie Database?

The recent redesign is another signpost on the slow, long, and steady descent into oblivion.
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Re: Does anyone actively contribute to the Internet Movie Database?

Originally Posted by Rockmjd23 View Post
I post all the time in the messageboards. I usually start threads like "OMG doesn't she look like ________" or "1001 things I learned about Avatar"
Or "Cast the remake!"
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Re: Does anyone actively contribute to the Internet Movie Database?

Originally Posted by Rockmjd23 View Post
I post all the time in the messageboards. I usually start threads like "OMG doesn't she look like ________" or "1001 things I learned about Avatar"
While your there, keep an eye out for my "Is _______ gay?" threads!
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Originally Posted by Vibiana View Post
Yup. Haven't written a review in forever, but I have written lots for them in the past.
Same here. Haven't written a review for IMDb since '02.
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Re: Does anyone actively contribute to the Internet Movie Database?

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
I've tried, but it takes so long and it's nearly impossible to remove incorrect information (especially from the "trivia" section) that it's just not worth the agony.
But apparently not impossible, as there's currently no mention of gerbils on Richard Gere's page.
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Re: Does anyone actively contribute to the Internet Movie Database?

I contribute but I never did posters. I usually add keywords (lots of fun doing that), alternate versions ("Carriers"), mini reviews or new titles like Hush Little Baby Don't You Cry (1986).
I also added Sybil Danning's 'cameo' for the movie Pale Blood (1990) among other things.
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Re: Does anyone actively contribute to the Internet Movie Database?

I contribute to other sites but not IMDB. Is IMDB the only place you can pull from? I know there are various tools which will pull from themovieDB and others like it.
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Re: Does anyone actively contribute to the Internet Movie Database?

The only thing I like about the new design, is the MPAA rating logo under the movie titles.
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Re: Does anyone actively contribute to the Internet Movie Database?

I enjoy adding catchy plot outlines and correcting release years for older movies.

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