IMDb User Profile Issues

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This conversation is no longer open for comments or replies and is no longer visible to community members. The community moderator provided the following reason for archiving: Topic is being archived because it's now being used to report issues/content complaints about individual profiles, rather than feedback/bug reports about the profile feature itself. The feature launched 4 months ago so we have enough feedback about it now

This topic is to discuss issues with IMDb User Profiles.

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Posted 6 years ago

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Your IMDb Profile Page now includes user-uploadable avatars.

We will shortly deprecate our pre-selected 'default' gray-scale set which was a technical stepping-stone toward the full user-uploadable avatars. You may, of course, select one of these in the interim.

These avatars must meet community and legal guidelines, please see the FAQ entries at the bottom of this page]http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?us....

So go ahead and upload your avatar http://imdb.com/profile!

-hb
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Much appreciated.
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Ron Briones

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http://www.imdb.com/user/ur8536791/

Jesus is it so damn hard to report a pornographic avatar. The help menu is crap.
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This user is using another poster's actual home (which he got off of Google Maps), with himself superimposed in front of it as an avatar.
http://www.imdb.com/user/ur3233728/
He has been harassing the poster for years, posting his name, address, telephone number, etc. Now he has the picture as his avatar.
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He has now changed it. Thanks.
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David James Warburton

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Hi. On the new profile checklist, it lists as outstanding that i still have to write a review... even though I've already written 494 of them! Anybody know why this is?

Thanks.
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Hi David -

Can you give me a link to your IMDb profile page so I can take a look?
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David James Warburton

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It appears to have fixed itself, in the meantime... Thanks for getting back to me!
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User SophiasDoll_GirlLover has posted messages expressing his paedophilic interests. He has a photo of a preteen girl for his profile and carries a link to a YouTube video of a preteen in his signature. Profile link: http://www.imdb.com/user/ur36288478/
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Is it intentional that I can see an account-related message for another user on that user's profile? (In this case, a (former?) member of staff.)

http://www.imdb.com/user/ur0437396/

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pbn,
I'm also seeing this message from Mark. B.

I had this message briefly come up on my profile page. The message falsely reported that I had not done any reviews. When I refreshed my profile page, the message disappeared. I suspect that there is a glitch with this code.
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This user has an explicit picture of a naked man with an erection as his profile pic: http://www.imdb.com/user/ur5859524/
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Thanks for reporting this Don, our staff has now removed the inappropriate avatar.
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Hi Michelle,

My apologies to hop on this thread - but I'm desperate at the moment. I am having some serious repercussions with agents regarding the misrepresentation of my work resulting from imdb.

My profile has been merged with another actress, and I need to separate it asap.

My profile has been combined with an actress in error (see - Jessica June. Jessica Megan Young is another actress. My professional name is Jessica June - and my full name is Jessica Joseph-McDermott.)

I need to separate the pages immediately, as I am now credited with two projects that I was never involved in (one of which is detrimental to my profile - it contains inappropriate content). How do I separate my credits from this other actress?

I am able to provide a spotlight link to prove the credits I have been involved in?
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This is an issue with your entry, not your profile. So I'd recommend starting a new thread.

Quick answer - staff might be able to reverse this merge, so wait and see what happens but if nothing occurs you can submit a name split:

www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?namesplit
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Jam

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Thank you so much!! I'll have a look now.

Your comment is very much appreciated.
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http://www.imdb.com/user/ur22315081/

This avatar is extremely inappropriate! If you're going to allow users as young as 13, 14 than you need a more efficient method for reporting offensive images!
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Thanks for reporting this inappropriate Avatar Pikabo ICU, our staff has now removed the avatar (it should be off the site shortly).
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FYI:
Why doesn't "member since" appear below my name?
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...
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Thanks, Dan - I'm taking a look at the other thread now.
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This member's use of Hitler in his avatar is offensive and inappropriate:
http://www.imdb.com/user/ur25910737/
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That isn't Hitler, his politics would have been a little different with that skin tone:

http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/alex-jone...

Not that this makes it any less offensive, it might be more so (especially as I assume that was the point of the image).
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This user's avatar is racist:

http://www.imdb.com/user/ur5291058/
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Melissa Frank

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Is there a reason why someone might disappear from IMDb? When I was first added, there was someone else on here with my name, so I was made (II). Then she randomly disappeared almost a year ago, and no longer comes up in any searches. However, I still have the (II), so I assume she is still out there somewhere. Is there a way to make her searchable again, or remove the (II) from my name if she is gone on purpose?
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This isn't a profile issue - can you start a new thread for this?
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Autumn Federici

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This person created a page just to publicly bash our project. His review is neither tactful not respectful. It has little to do with the actual film and just insults the actors without offering some kind of criticism. His profile and review should be removed and he should be flagged
http://www.imdb.com/user/ur46876671/
Best
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This isn't a problem with your profile. so is off-topic. You could start a new thread, but I'm not sure we can help much - there is nothing reportable about that review and staff have to go with taste being subjective. Feel free to vote it down as not being helpful and encourage people on social media to post reviews that'd drown them out. Basically, they didn't like the film and said so, you might not like it but hey haven't done anything wrong (like posting abusive messages on the forum).

On another note, expect your rating on that film to drop - 2 more votes and the weighting of regular voters is applied, which is probably going to drag it down. The voting pattern is already awfully suspicious, but it should even itself out over time.
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well I appreciate your time anyways. According to IMDB guidelines his review is violating their first rule which is *Profanity, obscenities, or spiteful remarks*

I don't understand what you're saying about the ratings though. They seem to change every day anyways.
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You really need to start a new thread, as this is off-topic - hopefully staff can split this off.

well I appreciate your time anyways. According to IMDB guidelines his review is violating their first rule which is *Profanity, obscenities, or spiteful remarks*


Feel free to report it if you feel it violates T&C, but I think they'd be wary of removing reviews just because you don't like their opinion.

I don't understand what you're saying about the ratings though. They seem to change every day anyways.


Check it now - it has just gone passed 100 votes.

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