Opting Out of IMDB:

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: General Concerns Regarding IMDB's Mission:

In my recent post, there are many good points made addressing the question:  When did "factual" become more important than "noteworthy"?


The discussion honed in on allowing creators to clear the database of frivolous entries from a post-YouTube world, but many comments steered the topic in random directions.

I believe that the following point deserves its own serious consideration:

Anyone credited (2005 - present) should have a right to claim their name and delist themselves from IMDB.

Why not?  It's barbaric that this is currently not the case and non-filmmakers are at war with IMDB because their namesake appears in Google search results from a student project, digital upload, etc.  There isn't a single other site on the web with such irrevocable permanence while at the same time having a callous disregard for what is even entered to begin with.  

Users should be granted the freedom and choice to have control of their own name and opt out.  A simple feature that is long overdue.  No one seriously pursuing filmmaking will want to opt out.  Let the database be cleared of names and titles of no importance at the owner's request!  The "facts are facts" policy is going to destroy IMDB.
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