Biography drastically cut back. WHY?

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For the last 16 years I've been very active in documenting the career of my great aunt, Dorothy Shay (Passed away 1978. She had no childeren of her own, so nieces/nephews/cousins are all that's left .) I had a web page for her, first via geocities, then with her own domain name I've since let that go in favor of facebook. ( )

Way back more than 10 years ago I helped in the editing of her bio...several paragraphs, adding ro what was already there. Someone else added additional info, excellent details I was glad for.

I see now that it's all gone with nothing but the basics left. Does anyone know why that would happen?

I'd like to get it back to where it was, but want to be sure of what's going on first. I do recall that some of the info was taken straight from wikipedia...would that have been the issue?
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Could've been a violation as plagiarism is discouraged. It must be in your own words.

If you would like to do it yourself you can follow the guidelines for your aunt and since you knew her personally could do it 100 percent better then a stranger
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No sorry,  this was not on IMDb.  We have looked back through the records all the way to the 1990s and Dorothy Shay has never had a mini-biography on IMDb, other than the automatically generated one which is there now.  There are a couple of trivia items which are still there on but that's it. 

It must have been another site.  You are, of course, most welcome to write and contribute one now.