IMDb declining almost every update to past/current/future projects.

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Over the past month, every time I attempt to post a new legit title with evidence of eligibility and or update past and current projects with any legit information, IMDb has declined without any real reason other than "our editors declined it" with a red word "Declined".  I find this very unfair to independent artists who are trying to update resumes and projects. This isn't just affecting one person it affects everyone who worked hard on each project declined. Even with Trivia. It doesn't matter how I word the trivia they decline it. Note: I am doing all these updates on projects I have produced, or been involved in in some form. A few months ago this was not a problem. I have been an IMDb pro user for over a decade. Before recently I had had 2 titles declined for legit reasons. I have always provided sufficient evidence. I respect IMDb's place in preserving film and TV history for commercial AND independent artists. All I want is fair treatment and an explanation to why everything is being declined. Thank you.
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If you post the contents of your submission in a reply in this thread, other Contributors may be able to suggest changes that will give it a better chance of being accepted.

You can copy the data from the Receipt email that would have been sent when you first submitted your New Title request. Alternatively, you can click on the Reference ID in your Update History to bring up a copy of the submission. If you scroll to the bottom (and there are not errors) you should see the text item [Click to see full summary]. If you click on this, the full text of the submission will open below it, and you can copy and paste from there.
 
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Thank you for your response I'm going to give 2 examples of rejected items. 1)trivia for a film that's already on IMDb that I also produced. not matter how I word or write the trivia it's declined 
Contribution #160123-035015-536000Hello

Thank you for your contribution to IMDb. The information you have supplied is being processed by our team.

We aim to process contributions as quickly as possible, our time to publication changes based on the type of data you are contributing. You can find more details on our processing times page.


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This contribution qualifies for this Beta.


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  • Three Little Pucks (2015)
    • Trivia - Add
      • 'Evan King (V)' learned to play street hockey for the short film.

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This is a copy of a rejected title that is on iTunes as a web series
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This is a title for a film not released yet but I have provided many articles showing it's existence and media links.
The American Driver (2016)
  • New Title - Add
    • Plain Title: The American Driver
      Type: film
      Sub-Type: feature
      Status: incomplete
      Year: 2016
      Source: ...a member of the cast/crew
      Required data not supplied: This title will be released in Nigeria theatrically this summer, in America online and will be at the Nollywood Film Festival in June of this year. I have also listed 7 articles proving the film's existence and eligibility.

  • Miscellaneous Link - Add
  • Release Dates - Add
    • Country: Nigeria
      Date: June 2016

    • Country: USA
      Date: June 2016
      Attribute: (Nollywoodweek Film Festival Paris)

    • Country: USA
      Date: June 2016
      Attribute: (internet)

  • Country of Origin - Add
    • USA

  • Languages - Add
    • English

  • Color / Black & White - Add
    • Color

  • Genres - Add
    • Comedy

  • Directors - Add
    • Name: Inwang, Moses (I)

  • Official Sites - Add
  • Production Companies - Add
    • Company: Sneeze Films [ng]

    • Company: Golden Icons [us]

  • Cast - Add
    • Name: King, Evan (V)
      Character: Jack Curry
      Order: 1

    • Name: Iyke, Jim
      Character: Jim Iyke
      Order: 2

    • Name: Nwaezeapu, Anita Chris
      Character: Kate
      Order: 3

    • Name: Raven, Andie
      Character: Dr. Raven

    • Name: Burns, Vickey (II)
      Character: Nurse

    • Name: Ikpe-Etim, Nse
      Character: Nse Ikpe-Etim

    • Name: Buari, Nadia
      Character: Nadia Buari

    • Name: Tula, Michael
      Character: Philip

    • Name: McPc
      Character: Sunny
      Order: 4

    • Name: Heuston, Laura
      Character: Mrs. Curry

  • Writers - Add
    • Name: Nnamani, Patrick

  • Producers - Add
    • Name: Ojo, Bode
      Occupation: executive producer

    • Name: Inwang, Moses (I)
      Occupation: producer

  • Cinematographers - Add
    • Name: Ben, Tila
      Attribute: (co-cinematographer)

    • Name: Oku, Okechukwu
      Attribute: (cinematography)

  • Running Times - Add
    • Time: 120

  • Filming Locations - Add
    • Houston, Texas, USA
      Attribute: (on location)

  • Plot Outlines - Add
    • Text: An American driver, Jack Curry takes a job driving Nigerian celebrities to the annual GIAMA Awards to impress his boss Kate. Along his journey he tries to become friends with actor Jim Iyke, who wants to be left alone.
      Author: Moses Inwang

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This is a title already released and screened that was also declined. I provided the link to the video.

Making of Armando Rene's 'Start Running (Salir Corriendo)' (2015)
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    • Plain Title: Making of Armando Rene's 'Start Running (Salir Corriendo)'
      Type: film
      Sub-Type: short
      Status: released
      Year: 2015
      Source: ...producer/director/writer

  • Release Dates - Add
    • Country: USA
      Date: 26 October 2015
      Attribute: (internet)

    • Country: USA
      Date: 8 October 2015
      Attribute: (Houston Film Commission's First Thursdays)

    • Country: USA
      Date: 26 October 2015
      Attribute: (USA)

  • Miscellaneous Link - Add
  • Country of Origin - Add
    • USA

  • Languages - Add
    • English
      Order: 1

    • Spanish
      Order: 2

    • Portuguese
      Order: 3

  • Color / Black & White - Add
    • Color

  • Genres - Add
    • Music

  • Directors - Add
    • Name: King, Evan (V)

  • Official Sites - Add
  • Distributors - Add
    • Company: EvanKing.tv [us]
      Attribute: (2015) (worldwide) (all media)

  • Production Companies - Add
    • Company: EvanKing.tv [us]

  • Cast - Add
    • Name: Rene, Armando
      Character: Himself
      Order: 1

    • Name: King, Evan (V)
      Character: Himself
      Order: 2

    • Name: Jairala, Juniper
      Character: Herself
      Order: 3

    • Name: Dewan, Johnny
      Character: Himself
      Order: 4

  • Producers - Add
    • Name: King, Evan (V)
      Occupation: producer

    • Name: Rene, Armando
      Occupation: executive producer

  • Running Times - Add
    • Time: 18

  • Plot Outlines - Add
    • Text: Mini-Rockumentary of Armando Rene's journey in music and how he made the music video "Start Running (Salir Corriendo)".
      Author: Evan King

  • Keywords - Add
    • documentary-film

    • rock-documentary

  • Movie Connections - Add
    • Type: features
      Other: Armando Rene: Start Running (2015) (V)
      Reason: Features clips from the Music Video

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On the trivia item, you identified Evan King as 'Evan King.'

Were you trying to use markup to make a clickable link?  If so, you need to add, one space, then (between my quotes) "(qv)" or:

'Evan King' (qv)

Otherwise it appears as Evan King V, which is not his name, within single quotes.  It just doesn't seem right.

Also, you just submitted it today.  You need to allow at least 1-7 days for processing before re-submitting or deciding it was declined.  The receipt gives you a link to Data Processing Times which at this time indicates there is only a little over a thousand items in queue but processing time is listed now as about 5 days.

If you were expecting it to appear immediately, it doesn't work that way.

On the new titles, what did the "track your contributions" say?  Did it give a reason for rejection.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled IMDb is declining everything I submit on Old and future projects..

Over the last 2 months IMDb has repeatedly declined every single update I have submitted to old and new projects that I am attached to and or produced. This has been very frustrating. I am an IMDb Pro member and have never had this problem. Is anyone else having these issues? I will submit a post with legit information and within 5 mins it is DECLINED with a big red lettered "DECLINED" on the screen. I have proof of all of this. These are different issues. 1. Is submitting new titles that are eligible to be on IMDb: No matter how much information I provide they are declined. 2. ALL Trivia is declined and yes I have submitted it correctly many times. 3 Most recently I tried to edit the tags on 2 photos that I PAID for on 2 titles. I simply tried to correct the names on the tags. Within 5 mins BIG RED LETTERS DECLINED. If anyone has any suggestions or help I can provide links, as well as proof. Thank you.
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