IMDB just refused to remove credit for a movie I never worked on how bizzare and unprofessional..? Wont pay them anymore of my money :)

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IMDB just refused to remove credit for a movie I never worked on how bizzare. They claim they have factual information when opposite is true. Even in my Bio there is an information that is not true. How strange from a company I pay to to answer such non sense. When I offer to give them factual information the ignore it??? I wonder what do they get out of it? So strange :) seriously. And I am not reading similar comment and replies from some employees who dont care if its factual or not but claim it is??? This company is very bizzare :) Im not paying anymore IMDB pro to them if they put stuff on my page thats not correct. You guys should do same.  The staff at IMDB is super unprofessional to abuse costumers this way. 
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Jeorj Euler

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Hi, Katarina Pav. What are the 18-digit reference numbers of the submissions you've submitted but which were declined?
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Why do u want to know that?
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Jeorj nobody here needs any information except IMDB representatives. You do not have the power to remove anything do you? So therefore there is no reason why I should be answering your questions.
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Vincent Fournols

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I hope your mother is not reading this...
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I hope your mother is not reading this :) how rude
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The IMDb representatives expect you, me or one of these other fine participants of the forum to submit the corrections which are subject to editorial approval. Rarely will the site authorities immediately initiate such a process at the request of a customer.
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Vincent Fournols! Please don't bring mothers into this! It's disrespectful.

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If you want help, you may want to tell us what movie you are talking about. It is probably a simple case of misidentification. A Katarina Pav was credited but it wasn't you. There are truly very few unique names in the world.
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Well there is many people with similar names and this is case of mistaken identity. The person who worked on this movie is Katerina, my name is Katarina. IMDB gives wrong credit to people with different names and refuses to remove it because they claim to be "factual". Yes they dont give you a way so submit a proof of it.
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Katarina, when you say ”a movie I never worked on”, does it mean:

A) Your name is listed on the credits for some reason, but you didn’t work for the film. But you know that the name refers to you.

B) You don’t know why your name has been added to some production. You don’t know any people involved in this production.

C) Maybe you were on the set, know some people from the cast & crew etc, but you didn’t actually work on the film. Perhaps your friend added your name to credits.


I mean IMDb has a long history of film credits and every case is kinda unique. Sometimes people were involved in the film in some ways, but don’t want to associate with the film anymore. Sometimes there’s another person credited with the same name. Sometimes a person was on the set and knew some people from the cast & crew, but didn’t actually work for the film (yet the person was credited). Then there are these (e.g.) student films and amateur productions, where everybody from a mother and uncle to a cat of a neighbor is credited (because it’s fun to list people, apparently).


Long story short: you need to explain a bit more if you want some additional help. Then again, perhaps the offcial IMDb answer is final. Difficult to say for sure.
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When I say I didnt work on it thats what it means. I now have proof that I didnt. It is in credits for person whose name is Katerina, unfortunately my name is Katarina. It is mistaken identity I know it might look same to american people but the name is not the same and they need to give it to the person whose name is Katerina not me. There is many people with same last name in Europe just as is here yet they assume it is me. How bizzare and almost discriminative. Because I am european it means everyone with similar name is me?
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Hi Katarina,

We've been in contact with you on this issue through our private messaging system, please continue to reach out there with any issues regarding this. 
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You are welcome, Katarina. I appreciate the move ;)
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Well another proof that IMDB is not factual is that I actually know 1 girl in the credits. She worked as background, the credits state that yet her IMDB page says 1950s beach girl. Where do they get these "facts"?
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Katarina, you must first realize that IMDb is primarily a colloborative site: it is made of contributions of litterally tens of thousands of contributors adding litterally millions of data. It is prone to have mistakes, but it is also a powerful correcting workforce. If you spot incorrections, please hit the "Edit" button at the bottom of every page, and go ahead!
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Yes the problem is IMDB does have a mistake yet they ignore it and claim it if "factual".
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Right, everybody can tell when one of the members of the IMDb staff is copying and pasting from a template memo. The message is just about always the same.
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Hello Elizabeth, I have photo of the final credits on the movie I am asking for my credit to be removed. Where do I send it to? This credit is for another person with a similar name but unfortunately not the same name so I hope you finally remove this non sense and give it to preson with the exact name as on the credits. My name is Katarina, the person who worked on that movie is Katerina - which might seem same to you but unfortunately it is not.
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Hello Joel, wonderful. Here is it, you can see Sharknado 6 name of movie in the corner and Katerina name in middle on right side. Again this is a different person and you are welcome to create a page for her and give her this credit.
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Kat P, thanks. Just to note, ljdoncel already proved your point.
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Here is a better photo, please find Katerina which again is not my name.
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Yes, we understand, so the next step is...
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Thanks for this. I see I am not the only one who complained about this :) 
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I had to remove my IMDB page from my social media until this non sense is removed.
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Katarina,

you have had responses from 2 IMDb staffs and 3 senior contributors, but you have not answered a single question or suggestion they have brought forward, instead you have repeated several times the same obvious situation. Are you really willing to be assisted?
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I have gotten responses from only 2 employees. How should I know who are senior contributors here? The 1st employee did not offer any assistance :) the 2nd one did. The senior contributors you are reffering did not offer any assitance either not to mention they did not introduce themselves as such :)
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Jeorj asked you to provide the 18 digit number of your expected submission, which you did not.
Adrian asked you the title of the movie, which you did not.
Eboy asked you 3 questions, which you did not answered
Elizabeth (Employee) mentioned that you were already in touch in parallel with the Helpdesk, and asked you to keep using that channel.

No comment.
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Joel which of my question did you answer? I wasnt aware I asked you any question..?
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Vincent as you can see my answer to him I do not see any reason why I should provide that information. So again yes I answered that. You do not work for IMDB and you do not remove credits do you?
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You have asked a request on a public forum, where volunter contributors assist others with their issues. Their experiences have prove to be useful in 90% of the cases, especially in helping to assess the issue correctly.

Now, if you want to deal only with IMDb staff, why don't you just stick to the direct channel you have opened, as mentioned by Elizabeth?
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As you can read I posted here AFTER I dealt with IMDB staff. It clearly says so in my original post. That is why I posted here :) Your statistics about this page are not a known fact to most people. How would anyone know that? :)
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If I see/understand correctly, Katerina Pavelek is credited for ”The Last Sharknado: It's About Time” (AKA ”Sharknado 6”). There’s no character name, only ”Background”.

In IMDb, this credit is credited for Katarina Pavelek. So yes, there’s one letter difference between the first names.
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Umhm. We crossed that bridge three times already.
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There appears to be only one Katerina Pavelek in the whole of the United States. I can see that is not Katarina Pavelek. It may well be the Katerina Pavelek was in Romania for filming there.

This should be easy to fix. Go to the Sharknado 6 page and correct that cast item to Katerina Pavelek.

Kat P, I note you are listed as being credited in Ro but someone has left you out of the cast order for every episode. Is this becasue you were not actuallly credited on thse episodes or has someone ignored your credit when creating IMDb cast list orders?
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How do you know there is only 1 in the United States? Anyway great idea doing it now.. as for RO it is not my concern at the moment
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Since this appears to be my mistake, I have corrected the cast of The Last Sharknado: It's About Time. If you take a look at all the background characters, you'll realize how easy it is to miss something like a letter, especially if IMDb offers a name that is very close.

All this hassle could have been avoided if you had been up front on what you wanted and told us which movie was affected. I knew there was a previous picture of the cast from another thread about a guy who was also credited as a background character.
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Thank you but lets see if they actually remove it before we celebrate :)
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See it hasnt worked. They still claim to have "factual" information. Yet they have proof they dont.
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Hi K,

We have moved this back to your name page with the correct (as) attribute based on the submission history of the credit. 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 data listed is factual, as such we cannot remove this as requested. 

Thank you for your understanding.


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Will
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Katarina, can you please confirm my understanding:
you have a friend who submitted a credit (fake or not, that is not the issue here), which appear in his/her/their filmography but which does not show in the movie credits, just as your case stated above?

I am not interested in the fact that these credits are faked or not, but that the database is not consistent, and this is rather serious.
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Yes I can confirm that and I have known it for long time that is why I am shocked they claim to be factual when I try remove something. As well as I can confirm they dont approve real credits. All my actor friends know that.
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There is a reason why so many people come here to complain :)
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IMDb will probably be more accurate in the future.
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Im sure they wont :)
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I have submitted proof above that you do not have factual information. You are just ignoring it?
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Well, I would not be so positive about this... But let's not shift to politics :D
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I believe Katarina. Katarina did not point to the evidence that suppported her. In fact, she almost went out of her way to not to enable others to help but they persisted and discovered that there was an error in the database. That is not the behaviour of someone who is trying to hide their credits.
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Well on the other hand I know many people used the fact that IMDB is not factual to their advantage and submitted fake credits. I know several people who did so and it worked well for them :)
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Dedicated contributors try spot and eliminate fake credits whenever they can, and I personally have not come across any of them. I only ever seem to encounter innocent errors.
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I have personally encountered many fake credits which are not innocent errors.
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Our decision still stands based on the submission history of the credit.

Thank you for understanding. 

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