Adding birth and death dates for Aristotle

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I want to add the death and birth dates for Aristotle, but the system won't let me add dates that are anything other than four digits.

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Aristotle


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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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J.
That page is not for "The" Aristotle you are referring to.
He is not in the database.
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J.

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No, that's him. The photo of his statue appears in an episode of VOXDAY DARKSTREAM.
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And I moved the The Psychology of Scary Movies credit from Aristotle (I) to (II) since it is a similar photo depiction.

Aristotle (I) is a dog. Perhaps the numerals ought to have been the other way round, but I guess dogs and ancient Greeks don't care about Roman numerals.
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Hi J.,

IMDb's submission system does not allow users to submit BC/BCE birth and death dates. Only IMDb staff can add such information.

https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/names-biographical-data/biographical-data-guidelines/GMT9...

Date of Birth/Date of Death   We do hold some BC/BCE birth and death dates, but at the moment it's not possible to add this type of data through our submissions system. If you have data like this that you wish to add, please contact us using the form below and we'll be glad to help.
https://help.imdb.com/contact
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Out of curiosity, do you know why these are treated differently?  I'm guessing IMDb assumes the information for BC/BCE dates is not very reliable in general.
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Hi Nick Burfle,

Someone from the IMDb staff would have to answer your question.
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Hi Nick -

Unlike birth/death dates in the last several centuries, it's very difficult to find concrete evidence of exact dates from BC/BCE. Likewise, our system doesn't easily support the format BC/BCE, so these types of listings, when eligible need to be added to the site manually by staff.
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Thanks, Michelle, for filling us in.
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J.

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Well, drat. I just heard from the staff, and they said that Aristotle wasn't even eligible to have a page, and they deleted it. Oh, well.
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Aristotle would only have writing credits or thanks credits, if anything. Jesus largely has only thanks credits.
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Aristotle just needs a better agent.
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And no birth or death dates for J.C., either.  Apparently no one has had the hutzpah (sorry) to enter a bio. :o)
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Oye
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Is this quotations credit for Plato legitimate? If so, when do quotations qualify for credit? Does the credit need to appear formally, in the opening or closing credits? Do title cards count? Do verbal credits count? (E.g. dialogue like "Plato says, 'Arguments derived from probabilities are idle.')