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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J.

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Posted 5 months ago

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Dan Dassow, Champion

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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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Nick Burfle

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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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Michelle, Official Rep

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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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Nick Burfle

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Thanks, Michelle, for filling us in.