New contributor feature: Data gaps suggestions

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Dear All, 

Based on feedback received from contributors regarding gaps in our data, we have launched a ‘Data Gaps’ page displaying titles with missing data and would like to invite you to leverage this page to contribute data to IMDb.
Please visit  https://contribute.imdb.com/gaps to experience this feature.
Contributors may filter titles by language using the drop-down menu then choose from the various missing data type tabs:

·        Genre
·        Release Date
·        Runtime
·        Plot
·        Primary Image

Simply select the ‘Add’ button to make a submission to that title.
Enjoy the experience of contributing on IMDb!

Cheers,
Prachi
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Posted 1 year ago

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Vincent Fournols

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Rather a good idea, but I am rather surprised that there are so few titles (even though it might looks hefty) in each tab.
Could you share the way the tab contents are setup?
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Rather a good idea, but I am rather surprised that there are so few titles
(even though it might looks hefty) in each tab.
Could you share the way the tab contents are setup?
by Vincent Fournols
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Only display a few titles at a time (do not want 5,000 listed on one page  ?)
then replace the fixed ones with other titles with missing data
This could take awhile
Do not know how many may need fixin


Now more 8,237,700 titles listed
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8237700/



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Thank you for your comments. We display the list of top most popular titles by language with missing data based on their rank. Once data is added to a title in the list it is replaced with a fresh title.
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Thanks for this new, great feature!

Some questions:
-Are you planning on adding lists of titles without language, country, color/b&w info and keywords too?
-I notice there are video games in the list of titles without running times. I'm no expert on video games, but don't they take a different amount of time every time you play them? If so, could you remove Video Games from this list?
(on a related note: I noticed there are 143 Video Games with a running time: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?title_type=video_game&runtime=1,9999&sort=runtime,desc. Shouldn't these running times be deleted?)
-In the Plot part, you might want to point out that it's a plot summary that's missing (and not a plot outline or a plot synopsis).
-There are In Development titles in the list of titles without release date. Is this a deliberate choice? I appreciate the fact that at some point before being released, the release date of titles is already known, but for a lot of In Development titles, this data isn't available or subject to change. This makes it harder for contributors to find titles that actually have a release date that they can add.

Apart from my questions, I'd like to say that I hope people won't add a genre to most experimental films, all the softcore films and a lot of lifestyle and awards show titles because they don't fit in any of the currently available genres...
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What Marco said, especially with regard to (a) videogames not having running times and (b) titles in development not having release dates because the data is not available yet.
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Kir

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It would be good if will be added such data types as titles without directors, actors.

And types of missing data for people: date of birth, photo portrait.

And, please, do the process of adding photo for peoples as easy as adding photos for titles.
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What runtime anyone can add to video games? I believe you have to exclude video games from runtime data gaps.
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I would say that in some cases video games do technically have runtime, although fewer cases come to mind for video game consoles based on VHS tapes such as Video Challenger, most of which, as far as I know, are not yet on IMDb (although should be, will work on that). 
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So there are exists some exceptions, but mostly video games does not have certain running times, so there is no need include it to data gap
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kaisic king

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It will be more useful with more filters than language such as title type, country, year. So we can filter out a specific title list we known more to do a bulk of contributions at a time.
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What a nerve. IMDB want us to help them with data gaps yet they seem totally incapable of fixing the issues with lists. You'll get no data edits from me until you bring back filtering of lists in edit mode.

I'M ON STRIKE. Do you understand.
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Any word on this regarding the feedback that has been given in this thread?
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Hi Marco, 
We are working on the feedback and will update this thread once they are live.
Thanks!
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Marco

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Thanks Prachi.
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Any chance this will eventually roll out to individual pages? It would be nice to know what needs to be filled in when I watch a movie or TV show.
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Marco

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Wouldn't you just see that on the page for that movie or TV show?
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Adrian, Champion

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If a page is mostly complete, it can be challenging to find what is missing. 
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Hi All,

We heard your feedback and removed video games from the runtime tab and In-dev titles from release date. We look forward to your continued contributions through the Data Gaps page!
https://contribute.imdb.com/gaps

Thanks
Prachi  
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Marco

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Thanks a bunch Prachi. I assume that also means that the running times for these titles should be deleted: https://www.imdb.com/search/title?title_type=video_game&runtime=1,9999&sort=runtime,desc?
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Marco

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removed video games from the runtime tab and In-dev titles from release date.
There are still unreleased titles in the release date section. For example: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4756228/reference (in pre-production), https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2481498/reference (in post-production) and https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0800325/reference (currently filming). Can you take a look at this please?
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I assume that also means that the running times for these titles should be deleted: https://www.imdb.com/search/title?title_type=video_game&runtime=1,9999&sort=runtime,desc?


There are still unreleased titles in the release date section. For example: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4756228/reference (in pre-production), https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2481498/reference (in post-production) and https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0800325/reference (currently filming). Can you take a look at this please?
-Are you planning on adding lists of titles without language, country, color/b&w info and keywords too?

Can a staffer please respond to these months-old questions?
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Could you explain about adding release date to TV series page. When I try add the release date through Data Gaps page - the next page will be this

And then I trying select  this box, click Continue, Select add Release Date - there is no check box "Add 1 item"
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Hi Kir

Thanks for highlighting.
Currently release dates for TV series are mapped to an episode and hence the page directly landed you on a Create Episode page. To avoid confusion, we have filtered TV series from this page. 

Thanks
Prachi 
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How about adding a link to this from the Contributor Zone?
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Hi Peter

You asked for it, we got it!
We have a link to the data gaps page from contributor zone now.

Regards
Prachi 
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June 22 2018

May be off topic here ?

https://www.imdb.com/pressroom/stats/
IMDb stats
Year Range: 1874-2025
Titles: 4,734,693
People: 8,702,001
(Not changed since Dec 2017)

Advanced Search:

Titles Released 1874 to 2025 Sort by Title, asc
https://www.imdb.com/search/title?release_date=1874-01-31,2025-12-31&sort=alpha,asc
4,647,943 titles

Males/Females Sorted by Popularity Ascending
https://www.imdb.com/search/name?gender=male,female
5,039,078 names  (Not all Names are People)
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Pages:
Titles :    8,598,000
Names:  9,926,000

60 Seconds of Zen TV Series Episode 9  2018
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8598000/

Steve Reed XIV
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9926000/
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IMDb must have a lot of blank Title and Name pages ? ?


oh, and there are 89,360,000 Users (Some are gone)

tlnoordhoek
IMDb member since June 2018
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur89360000


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How about a link to titles without Plot Summaries?  There's a link to Plot Outlines, but not Summaries.  I have a lot of interest in writing Summaries, but not much in writing brief outlines.  Also, there used to be a way to search for titles missing a year.  I don't see it anymore.  Does it exist?