searching Help for which release date is displayed

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On this title:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031359/
I see this (I'm in the US):

But when I click through to the release dates:

I thought it displayed the first unannotated release date, which would be 31Aug40. Is it now picking by country too?

When I search the Help for "wrong release date displays", here's what I get for IMDb (not Pro nor Contribution):

Simplifying the search to just "release date" does no better.

Shouldn't the Help center have an answer to this question? If it already does, what search retrieves it?
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How To Post On IMDB so you Release Dated does not get etched in stone!
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/how-to-post-on-imdb-so-you-release-dated-does-not-get-etched...
Aug 16 2019
by sean
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/people/sean_7116992

Filmmakers/Producers -

we all know how exciting it is to have your film posted on IMDB
when it's in development, production, and even completed.
But, putting some information on IMDB is not going to help you --
most of the time, the information will actually work against you.
Here are some real suggestions for your posting
that will not lock your film into stone on IMDB (never to be changed again!!!) ...
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Arbitrary Release Date Definitions Of Titles
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/arbitrary-release-date-definitions-of-titles
Aug 16 2019
by sean
Titles of certain films date as 'first time shown' --
is becoming a major headache for producers and distributors

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Hi bderoes,

Yes the release date shown there is dependent on your country. The title year by the title will always show the earliest release year though.




I hope this helps.

Thanks,
Will
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Apologies bderoes, the information and search term has now been added to https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/titles/release-dates/GVUUDEPJNAW6G35P?ref_=helpsrall#
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ok, I see the explanation, but not the search result.
Remember, I'm searching not as a contributor, but just an imdb user:
https://help.imdb.com/search/all?term=+release+date+&ref_=helpsrall_srch_submit

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The search term does not display but will help promote this article if the term is searched by a user.
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The search term did NOT yield the search RESULT, which is the image pasted in above!
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Hi bderoes,

This has only just been added and can take up to 24 hours to be reflected on the help site.

Thanks,
Will
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The page about release dates is the first result in your searches, so that's what I'd click if I were a user looking for information about release dates, no matter which category it's under.
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You would. Some days I might. The day I was looking for this answer, I skipped down to IMDb. Once you've used help often enough, and clicked on those lengthy Contributor pages enough, you want to avoid them unless absolutely necessary. 

It's a user-level question that deserves a link in both user-level and contributor-level results.
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A FAQ item about release date display or about data which can be customized might be helpful, perhaps in connection with information about title display.

On the other hand, to your point about contributor pages, the submission guides always contain information which you won't find anywhere else. For release dates alone, examples could include: What does "limited" mean? What does "premiere" mean? How do you list non-theatrical release dates?
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Peter - not sure what you mean by a FAQ item in this paragraph,
A FAQ item about release date display or about data which can be customized might be helpful, perhaps in connection with information about title display.
since that invokes a title category in my mind:


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I mean a help page, or part of a help page. Many of the help pages are phrased as questions and answers, and some are collections of questions and answers, such as the lists FAQ.