Porn Predjudice?

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Up until my birthday last year, I was completely searchable on this site. However, it would appear folks complained and not only got me taken down from the birthday list (I was at #1, to whom it may concern), but now I am no longer searchable at all without taking extreme measures to "allow" porn results to be searchable for each individual. (Measures which most folks don't even know exist, I should add.) I understand (even if I disagree with) wanting porn titles to be blocked in normal searches. However, I haven't filmed anything "pornographic" in 2+ years. All of my current credits reflect the indie/horror films I love and support, and the bias against my prior porn credits is negatively affecting those productions. That alone would be unfortunate, but when you factor in that many current porn stars are still searchable, while I (and others) remain inexplicably blocked, it seems unfair not just to us but, more importantly, to the creative industry folks we currently work with. I rec either taking all porn credits out for everyone( if the moral majority deems this necessary), or letting it all be searchable. But having some folks/projects with adult-related backgrounds blocked and not others seems quite biased and unfair. You should be supporting entertainers trying to transition into more artistic endeavors, rather than judging/condemning them upon past credits you disapprove of.
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Diana Prince XO

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Diana Prince XO

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Also, I misspelled "prejudice", and can't correct it. That's what I get for ranting pre-coffee, I suppose.
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Hi Diana -

Your name page is not displayed in search results due to titles within your filmography.

IMDb contains over 2,600,000 different titles and the aim of the database is to cover as many titles and genres as possible. As a result, some of these titles contain words or expressions that some of our users may find inappropriate and some movies themselves may also fall into this category.

To provide some level of control for those of a sensitive nature some adult titles, and name pages with adult titles in their filmography, have been made searchable only by users who are registered with IMDb and have requested access to this material.

Please see the page here for instructions on how to activate/deactivate the display of adult titles.
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Diana Prince XO

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Thank you for the reply.
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Henry C., Employee

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Ms. Prince:

As explained above, by default we don't include in normal search results titles and names that are primarily associated with adult content. It's not a matter of prejudice (we aim to list all titles and people working in the entertainment field, regarding of the genre) but of preventing them from appearing without warning to people who prefer not to be exposed to content that includes terms and topics they might find objectionable. That's why we require users to explicitly opt into seeing those entries.

This is done automatically and applies to all people who have a substantial number or a majority of adult titles in their filmography -- if you are aware of instances where adult performers are listed in name search results, it's probably due to an error or omission on our part, not to special exceptions: if you will be so kind as to bring them to our attention, we will investigate and fix these errors.

Thank you for your understanding.
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Diana Prince XO

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Thanks for clarifying. When I last checked , searchable/non-searchable "adult" -related results were very inconsistent. Much of that has been corrected now, which I sincerely do appreciate.
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Hi Diana - I am having a similar problem where all of my legit work is now blocked from a mainstream search because I linked four years of my adult entertainment work from the 1990s. This unlisted policy IMDB has seeks to protect people who feel shame about how an entry can influence their future employment. It has nothing to do with pornographic imagery because there is none.