Declined contributions

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Hi, I've been trying to add some items for some titles during the last months and most of the time I received "declined" messages for some reason. Recently the website added an option to proof sub, which I used, and worked fine for a day. Later I got even more "declined" message and now all my contributions are automatically declined following five seconds of the submission.

So I would like to know if there's something I've been doing wrong, if I've been abusing the system and I got banned and what could I do about it. Thank you.
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Posted 1 month ago

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Jvjordi: Please post your last full data submission here on this message board. You can copy it out of the receipt you would have received from IMDb by e-mail immediately after sending it in. Some of the regulars on the board may review it and, if they can, they may provide suggestions as to how to improve the submission to get it included in the database. (Also, please include the submission reference number -- it's an 18-digit number that will look something like 190123-123456-789000.)
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Jvjordi1

Could you post your contribution numbers here. All of them. Just like Gromit 82 asked.
You can find those 18 digit numbers here at,
https://contribute.imdb.com/contributions/history
or here
https://contribute.imdb.com/updates/history/?ref_=helpms_ch_ci_history
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Hi, the following are the problematic ones:

190630-213042-991000
190705-231755-686000
190709-232426-396000
190714-193443-902000
190714-231905-236000
190715-021201-858000
190715-012841-353000
190715-020633-184000
190715-015627-750000
190715-013223-192000
190709-232415-557000
190715-021509-307000
190715-003824-902000
190709-232237-998000
190715-004215-931000
190715-022123-239000
190315-201220-299000
190715-025128-173000
190315-201427-533000
190315-202539-812000
190315-214700-598000





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I have been having the same problem. I contributed to Trivia and keeps giving me this message: "Your contribution has been declined.Your contribution appears to be a duplicate of existing data listed on IMDb.", but it's wrong as I have gone through all of the contributions and it is not mentioned even once.
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different user

Please reference the new conversation here: Trivia submissions
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Hi Jvordi1,

Please use the Contact form selecting IMDb Fan/Contributor questions > Where is my submission? E-mail options to discuss this directly with staff.

Thanks,
Will
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I can't send an e-mail. When I choose "where is my submission", the e-mail button is disabled. Thanks.
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Apologies, if you choose Other data types > Other data issue the option should be available.
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Jvjordi1

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I e-mailed them and I only received an automatic response about why contributions may be rejected, and without referring to why all my submissions are automatically rejected. What can I do? E-mail them again? Thanks.
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Jvjordi1

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Anybody has a clue about what's happening and what can I do? I'm still having this problem and staff isn't helping. I don't want to abandon this website.
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Jeorj Euler

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Keep trying to use https://help.imdb.com/contact, please, and report back here whenever it hiccups.
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Jvjordi1

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I've seen that this "automatic reject" thing only happens with submissions related to certification or ratings, because I have another one about a release date which appears as "pending". I told them that and I got exactly the same automatic response again. I sent them more e-mails the previous week but I didn't even receive an answer. What should I do? Is there any other way to contact them? Thanks for everyone who's trying to help me.