An old friend got herself completely removed from IMDb. How?

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An actress I used to know was able to get herself completely removed from IMDb. 100% gone. Every credit, whether as an actor or producer. It's as if she never existed! She was able to get herself removed from her own projects AND the projects of others. Every trace of her is gone from the site. Now, I thought that couldn't be done? Haven't we all been told time and again that once you're up on IMDb, you're there for life? As is all of your pertinent info? Okay, well, here's someone who managed to get herself erased. If we could know how, we could inform others who wish to do the same. I mean, unless it's witness protection or some such court-protected action, there has to be SOME detectable answer, right? Her film projects are not phony, and she WAS in them -- I know because I was there. So this is a real person in real films who managed to get herself erased.

Here's her former page: http://www.imdb.com:80/name/nm1227579
Here's the link as seen via the Internet Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20100912052444/http://www.imdb.com:80/name/nm1227579

What gives? I literally thought this was IMPOSSIBLE to do. 
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Well, even if she managed to do this (which is a questionable and very problem-inducing deed), she should be ready that in a year or two her page will not only likely be there again, but most of the credits and information will be restored, only she won't be able to do that again as easy, because the fact that it was done will already noted. 

Also, thanks for reporting. I will likely try to reinstate some of the deleted listings myself, if IMDb staff won't be against it for some reasons (which might include their own ways to do that). I never understood why people keep treating their legit work in film industry like something they should be ashamed of, moreover in many cases if they apply for jobs it will be a "disadvantage" in the eyes of recruiters. That treating of a whole hard-working industry like something "unserious" and "unworthy" should be stopped, because it is getting ridiculous. I'd say this problem has the same root as piracy: video pirates often claim that "information should be free" for some reason thinking that results of hard work of hundreds of people is merely "information", akin to a brief news report. 
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Thank you for the reply. As you can see from the archived link, she had many credits. It's baffling to think that someone can "vanish" themselves from IMDb. Her projects, including the ones she produced, remain. She was simply able to remove herself from everything. IMDb is often very firm with users (actors, especially) that they have to live with their credits, their age, etc. I understand that, and see IMDb's point. But IMDb loses all moral authority if it can be shown that somehow they let this one person erase everything. But I'm totally clueless as to how she did it! I posed this question mainly out of my own curiosity. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled If you can't “erase”yourself from IMDb, how was this person able to do it?.

IMDb editors and admins LOVE telling
actors “YOU CAN'T REMOVE YOURSELF FROM IMDb!” because “WE
NEVER, EVER, EVER REMOVE ACCURATE CREDITS!” Frankly, I've seen some
folks here in this very room treat actors rather cruelly when
they ask if there's a way to remove themselves from a film or from
the site (“If you didn't want to be on IMDb, you shouldn't have
done that walk-on in your friend's zombie movie"). And we all know that
IMDb/Amazon has gone to great and expensive lengths to enforce its
right to never delete accurate info.

Okay, then...so how did this actress,
Veronica Grey, manage to COMPLETELY “disappear” herself from
IMDb? She's GONE. Vanished. Removed from 20 acting credits, 3
producing credits, 1 casting credit and 2 “self” credits.

Here's her former page:
http://www.imdb.com:80/name/nm1227579

Here's the link as seen via
the Internet Archive:
https://web.archive.org/web/20100912052444/http://www.imdb.com:80/name/nm1227579

I knew this actress, so I can testify
that she exists and those credits were genuine. The only other thing
I can attest to is that she has lots of money.

So, is that what it takes? I'm not
casting aspersions; I genuinely don't know. But what I DO know is
that if she can do it, others can too, right? So I'm very interested
in finding out how she did it. And the next time an actor posts here
asking, “how can I remove myself from a film” or “how can I
remove myself from IMDb,” they can get a concrete answer instead of
smug and snark.

I posted this question last week and
got one response from a “champion”-ranked helper who basically
said, “Hmm, this shouldn't be. I'll look into it.”

And I never heard back!

So here's my second try. 
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Dave: I have given you a "me too" vote on this topic because I would also like to know what happened.
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But by merging the question with an old one, it's now buried deep in the thread, right? So no one will see it. Or am I mistaken? I was trying to give it a "bump" because I got zero luck last time. 
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Dave: The newer posts in this thread bumped it back up in the listings.
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I saw that after I commented. My apology for the error! 
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I have also just emailed my question to IMDb PR chief Emily Glassman.
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Credits, and entire pages or titles in some cases, are removed when they are determined to be incorrect and/or can't be verified. If the actress in question believes that accurate information was removed in error, she should resubmit it and, upon verification, we will be happy to list all eligible information.

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