only see the back, but we know who it is, what to do

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I'm asking because I like tagging actors that aren't otherwise tagged. This often puts me in the position whether to tag or not tag.

I want to use this pic as an example
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6047366/mediaviewer/rm234323456

I know which character is tagged because I saw the show and know the actor, but if I didn't he could be any of those who have their back to the camera.

So when faced with the same situation, should the actor be tagged or not?



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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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While we are on the same subject they rejected this. Laurence Fishburne is the only bald African-American in the cast! They rejected the tag!?

Could staff also look at this, and reverse the decline?

Thanks Will or Michelle in advance.


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MikeTheWhistle

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try this one Ed. There can't be a doubt now.

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Was he in the exorcist?

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Hi Ed Jones,

I have accepted the tag under editorial discretion here as this is an iconic image from the movie, however please see the below regarding back of the head shots.
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I realized the rule. You came to the same conclusion I did. I only submitted it because I figured that staff would recognize the scene. If it had been a typical picture with a back turned I would have not submitted it.

Thanks again.
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Hi MikeTheWhistle,

Please see this guide.

Name Tags

Tagging Names

If a person's face is clearly seen in an image, you can tag that image with the person's IMDb 'name page'. However please note that if the image was initially uploaded via IMDbPro, then any additional name tags will not display on those additional name pages.

If their face isn't clearly visible, they can still be tagged in the following cases:
  • Faces obscured by masks/disguises/heavy makeup/prosthetic makeup
  • Stunt actors and body doubles can be tagged with their own names.
  • Voice actors for animated titles can be tagged if the character is clearly displayed within the image. For animated titles, we will display the actor tags within title image gallery, but not within the name image gallery.
However, please do not tag names in:
  • Back of the head shots or shots with deliberately out-of-focus or heavily obscured faces. Please use your common sense here. If the person isn't recognizable then don't tag them unless they're eligible as described above.
  • Archive footage, e.g. stills from talk shows where images or clips of the person are shown to the audience as part of the show. Put simply, don't tag people in images of images.
  • Any images that breach our image upload guidelines (above).

Tagging names to poster images have a few exceptions to the above rules, we will allow names to be tagged to a poster image if they are visible on the poster or if their name appears in the billing block at the bottom of the poster image. If an individual is not featured on a poster in either of the mentioned ways, then their name should not be tagged to the image.
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Thx Will. I've read thru this a few times especially when having run across pics like above. I really like to add tags, and completely dislike removing any tags and sometimes it can be really a tough call and don't trust my "common sense" cuz someone else knew something I didn't.