I need my Director / Producer / Editor / etc. credits to show above my acting credits

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For the last 2-3 years I've primarily worked behind the camera compiling a total of 102 credits on IMDb that are not acting credits, but my acting credits still show 1st on my page. I've had multiple people go to my IMDb page and think I'm not a professional behind the camera because the 1st thing they're shown is my 27 acting credits. I understand I have more acting credits than my 13 cinematographer credits, but the acting credits are old and 10 of my DP credits are from 2013 or  2014.

I would just like the acting credits moved to the bottom of my page the way Special Thanks credits show up on accomplished producers' and directors' pages.
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The Known Fors are generated automatically, so you can't change them.
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I'm clearly referring to the sorting of ALL the credits. I didn't mention "Known For".
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The order of the categories follows the same criteria.

Is this you?

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3058381/

It all seems consistent - you have more acting credits, so that is the first category that you are known for.

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Stop trying to tie the words "Known For" into things, you're clouding the issue. You didn't pay attention to what I wrote at 1st, you responded about the "Known For" section, and were wrong. Just own that and leave it alone, "Emporer", and please do not respond anymore. Thank you.

As it relates to what my post is actually about, I KNOW I have more acting credits than anything else, but I'm not an actor anymore and would like my PRODUCTION CREDITS listed 1st. This is not a question for some random person to respond to, it's for IMDb staff. I'd like to hear from them if this is possible. Thank you.
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However, Emporer s correct. The order in which your credits appear is based on the number of credits in each category. The category with the highest number of credits appears first, second highest appears second, etc. It is a set-in-stone programming function that applies across the whole of IMDb and cannot be individually arranged.
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He is not right. I SAID THAT IN MY ORIGINAL POST. Read it. I said I know I have more acting credits than anything else. Repeating what I said AFTER ONLY talking about the known for section in his 1st post isn't being "correct".

I was also clear in my last post about only wanting to hear from IMDb directly on the matter.
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Did you READ the entirety of my post? As you wish, I will leave you to it.
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Tony,

Emperor and LuvsTo are both right.  The way titles appear on your page and the pages of the other 2 1/2 million people listed is the same.  The database was designed that way and is the same so that processing of the credits happens the same, accurately and quickly.  It's also intended to be used by its users and consistency is needed.  It's not meant to advertise your page as you like it, but nothing is implied by the order about which you complain, anyway.  It is what it is.  No one thinks of you any differently based one the order of credits on your page (other than, maybe, yourself). 

Staff has asked Emperor to please come here and help out answering questions.  It's explained on the main page of the forum.  If you want things handled privately by staff and don't want interference from others, use the private, direct contact form as explained, including a link to the contact form:





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Additionally, staff has anticipated most questions and answered them in the help area.  It's always best to check there, too, for staff-penned explanations of easily answered topics.  You can usually do a search and find your topic easier.  For example, I click "Help" in the upper right of the screen and then use the search function for "order credits filmography" and get:



How do I change the order in which credits are displayed in a filmography?

Whenever a person's filmography is displayed, the order of the categories is
based on the number of credits in each one.
For example if someone has two credits as director, five credits as
cinematographer and one as producer, his/her listing will display the
cinematographer credits first, then the directing credits and finally the
producing one.

Because episode credits are also factored in, it may appear like a
smaller category is listed first. Double check that the person is listed
on the exact episodes of a television show that they worked on, in
order to ensure the correct ordering.

"Himself/Herself" credits are an exception to the above rule: due to
page formatting/display requirements they always appear as the last
category on the page, regardless of the number of entries.

Within a category, credits are shown in reverse chronological order, based on release date.

However, if a title hasn't been released yet, in addition to the proposed (future) release date, we use the production status.

This order isn't meant to imply anything about the relative
importance of the various credits. It's just a technical convention.
This is a software-dictated function which applies to all filmographies
in the IMDb and cannot be changed.



That page was written by staff.

This should be consistent throughout the site and as Emperor said, your page seems to be displaying correctly and therefore there is no "problem" to report.  The page is working as it should.

The people who have gone to your page and been confused by what they saw don't seem to be very smart (or they were born yesterday) as many actors work behind the camera later in their career.  Your page is far from being unique in that way.  I'd ask them to look up someone like Clint Eastwood.  He's more of  a Producer or Director lately but has a lot of acting credits, which display first (and since he still acts also, it's not likely to soon change). As you point out, the acting credits on your page are older, but the dates are very clearly displayed.  So, these confused folks should have been able to figure that one out.

This works the same as "known for" which is not what you choose to be known for, but what people might know you from...if you've acted most, they'll know you most likely from your acting.  Wanting to be "known for" differently is what you first asked about and is what likely caused Emperor to (correctly) respond the way he did.  Everything he said is correct (whether you like it, or his choice of words,  or not).





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All of the people who responded to this question have given you a correct response

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