justification for adding cast

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I just added a credited cast member an old film, and it went through just fine.

But I was expecting to be able to provide a screenshot to justify the addition, and found NO such option on the Contribution page.

Given all the false credit claims I've read about on GS, this makes me wonder what justification IMDb has for not removing credits that people assert are false.

I'd suggest you provide the ability to add explanations on the submission form for adding personnel to a title.

You might want to require a credits timecode, a screenshot or a credible external link to justify credited entries, and/or a time code to justify uncredited.

Even if you don't look at them, you'd be discouraging false submissions, and would have more information on file when disputes arise.
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Hello, bderoes.

It should be noted that at times evidence could be provided through contact form. Previously I was using the "Miscellaneous Comments" feature for that, but since recently it's gone. 
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 Nikolay Yeriomin

So you're suggesting I can use the Contact form to supplement the Contribution form when the contribution does NOT require supplemental information. That misses the points of my post and creates extra work for IMDb staff.

My thread is trying to expose the following:

  1. IMDb accepted an addition to the personnel of a title without requiring any justification, and without providing a space for including justification.
  2. IMDb is getting a lot of challenges from people who want supposedly bogus credits removed from the Db, and IMDb is asserting their data is correct.
  3. But if they accept additions without justification, how does IMDb know an addition is correct?

And maybe the inefficiency of getting information from two sources (the contribution form and the contact form) that will require a human to match them together, and/or look at a contribution more than once, explains why IMDb is so very far behind in processing contributions, especially since they implemented the new contact form.

Better to provide a space on the contribution form, and "require" a timecode where the credit appears or where the uncredited cast appears, or some alternate form of proof.

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I can totally agree with the points (hence why I "me-too'd" the question). I would say that something like "Provide Explanation" which was there but recently disappeared would work like a charm, but I won't pretend that I understand the full system and how it works, so it's just my humble opinion. 
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I'd like to second the idea and was going to create another post when I found this.
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From above:
I'd suggest you provide the ability to add explanations on the submission form for adding personnel to a title.  (In my case adding cast)

You might want to require a credits timecode, a screenshot or a credible external link to justify credited entries, and/or a time code to justify uncredited.
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This would save me having to post in here, almost doubling my time to add cast when I could just add stills (Screenshots) to my addition contribution.
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Excellent result.