IMDB ignoring deletion requests on inaccurate credit

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I have requested that my name is removed from directing and producing credit on a film that I only edited. I've logged several deletion requests and all of them were ignored. I hope this can be solved, otherwise I will cancel my monthly subscription to IMDB pro and stop using a site that inaccurately reflects my work altogether. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks
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ab

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CliffJ

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If you would please give us a little more to go on. Direction on what? Production credit on ? We need the name of the project and any or all Contribution numbers submitted. Thanks Cheers.
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Hi Cliff,

I don't feel comfortable posting details of the project publicly. 
Please find below the receipt numbers.
IMDb update receipt #180918-032658-832000
IMDb update receipt #180918-032447-596000

Thanks

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Wow, we don't get to see this too often. Your submissions will be posted in the future tomorrow on 09-18-2018. Are you in Iceland or Greenland? Its still yesterday here where I am in Ca.! LOL Your in Tomorrowland. Anyway back to serious. You just submitted these today. Give it a couple of days for approval. Contributions have processing times. Want to know go here....https://contribute.imdb.com/times?ref_=helpms_ch_ci_processing

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Cliff,

The time stamp is on UTC/GMT time, so it will always be in the future of California time...!
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Vince, I knew that. Having fun as usual. And to the future of California, only time will tell! LOL
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I know and I understand that contributions have processing times Cliff, BUT I have already submitted THE SAME requests many times in the past - and there was no response.
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CliffJ

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Those submission numbers also please. Is this title still shooting or is it completed and aired?
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I have no idea about the status of this production - I am not the producer.
Submission numbers from the past as requested:
IMDb update receipt #170804-091428-139000 - from Fri, Aug 4, 2017
IMDb update receipt #170323-092235-090000 - from Thu, Mar 23, 2017


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Will an IMDb Employee please take a peek at this for this nice gentleman? Please. Thanks. Cheers
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ab

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Can some of the IMDB staff take action on this please?
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CliffJ

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This site was down for around 15 hours. Administrator access may be still affected. Please be patient Thanks. Cheers.

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Hi ab -

Please note that our aim is to be the most complete and reliable source of movie, TV, and entertainment information on the web. In order to continue offering our users an accurate and trustworthy service, it is our policy not to alter or delete any kind of correct/factual information from our records.

We believe the credit data listed is factual, as such we cannot remove these credits from the site.
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Hi Michelle,

If your aim is to be the most complete and reliable source and you want to continue offering your users an accurate and trustworthy service, I would encourage you to delete any kind of incorrect information from your records. You say that you believe that the incorrect credits are factual, but facts are not based on believes I'm afraid. Could you please let me know where I can send you the actual film (with the credits at the end) for your review? The film is not available online, but I'm happy to provide a password protected link.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Regards
ab
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Hi ab -

If you have further evidence that you would like to provide our editors (such as a password protected link to the film), please send us the link through our  Contact Form and select 'IMDb Fan/Contributor Questions -> Filmography Credits --> Provide Credit Evidence'.  Provide all the relevant details including the evidence links and our editors will review the content and will reply to you directly.
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ab

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Thank you Michelle.
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CliffJ

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Yeah, I like it when a plan comes together!
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ab

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Hi Michelle,

I did as you said and after sending the evidence I did not expect your colleague Atticus to respond to me with the same generic email I had already received from you.
Are you guys for real?

I have provided you with the proof from the film, I'm telling you, I was not the director and associate producer of this film, I've been paying for your IMDB pro services for years and you still won't believe what I'm saying?

In this case, the only thing I can think of is either you think I'm lying or you have been lazy and not done your homework and checked what evidence I have provided you with - because surely this response is not a voice of reason.
Is there anyone else I could talk to in regards to this matter? Can I please speak with your supervisor?

I look forward to your response
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What matters is how participants are credited in the final cut and original release of a movie. The cast/crew list item attributes "(uncredited)" and "(credit only)" factor into this; the former for participation without credit, and the latter for credit without participation.