Where is the page that lists my plot outlines?

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The page where I create a new outline says: "Using the same name [on your outlines] each time will allow other users to see all your outlines in one place."  Where is that place?  When I click on my name in an outline, the summary page appears. Outlines do not appear on the summary page. How do you expect users to find the outline page? 
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Where is the page that lists my plot outlines?
by softsofa
Joined on June 1, 2015
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/people/softsofa
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What is your User Profile page?
http://www.imdb.com/profile

https://www.google.com/search?q=site:IMDb.com+softsofa

Not all listed here ?

Titles With Plot Summary Written By "softsofa" (Sort by Title, asc)
https://www.imdb.com/search/title?plot_author=softsofa&sort=alpha&view=simple



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Thanks for the effort, but as Jeorj Euler noted, it doesn't exist.  Boo-Hoo.
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Hi, softsofa. There is no page that lists your plot outlines but rather plot summaries.
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softsofa  & Jeorj Euler

What are... Where are... "plot outlines" ??




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https://contribute.imdb.com/updates?update=tt0000001:outlines.correct/plot.correct

Looks like a Edit page ...

Updating Information for Carmencita (1894)
Plot Outlines

Where are Plot Outlines displayed on Titles pages

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000001/reference


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ACT_1, they are not (necessarily) displayed on title main pages (or title reference view pages), and if you look at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000001/plotsummary, for example, it is not easy to tell which plot item is a plot outline or a plot summary.
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Well.. I look up whatever I am watching on TV
to see whos who and trivia, gooofs, and plots
Plots help me understand whats going on sometimes
I do not remember a plot outline

I am looking for a link to Authors outlines now
but you say there is none
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ACT_1, there is no way to search for outlines. Yes, it's tragic.
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"There is no page that lists your plot outlines but rather plot summaries." I suspected that.  However, someone at IMDb thinks there is because it says so on the outline edit page (quoted in my original post).  Since they have a page that points to a users summaries, it seems like it wouldn't take much effort to have one that points to outlines as well.  Thanks for your reply. 
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@ softsofa

Do you have a title page with one of your Plot Outlines you can post here ?

Your Update History:
https://www.imdb.com/updates/history


softsofa
IMDb member since March 2007
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur14681440/
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur14681440/ratings - 6,335 titles
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur14681440/reviews - 6 Reviews

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I am more confused than you are...
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Not listed as 'Outlines' here ? ?

Fury  (2014) 
Plot
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2713180/plotsummary
Summaries

A grizzled tank commander makes tough decisions
as he and his crew fight their way across Germany in April, 1945.
—softsofa
 
Not here ?
https://www.imdb.com/search/title?plot_author=softsofa&view=simple&sort=alpha
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Spartacus: Gods of the Arena  (2011) 
Plot
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1758429/plotsummary
Summaries

In the time before the arrival of Spartacus,
the House of Batiatus faces many challenges from competitors, and within its own household.
—softsofa

Not here ?
https://www.imdb.com/search/title?plot_author=softsofa&view=simple&sort=alpha
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https://www.imdb.com/search/title?plot_author=softsofa&view=simple&sort=alpha
only 1 on your list

1.  Ivanhoe (1997– )
Episode: Part Six (1997)  
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1900105/plotsummary
Summaries

Rebecca's innocence is to be determined by trial by combat....
—softsofa
https://www.imdb.com/search/title?plot_author=softsofa&view=simple&sort=alpha



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"I am more confused than you are..." Which cannot be remedied, from the looks of it.
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Some help might be why all his plot ____ are not list in his Plot link ??

Google link above lists heaps plenty plots
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A plot outline can only have so many characters before it becomes a summary.  All my outlines except the Ivanhoe one have too few characters for them to appear in the plot summary list.

All my outlines used to be listed as outlines.  They are now listed as summaries even though they were all created in the outline edit page.  This probably occurred during The Confusion a few months back. 
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softsofa
This probably occurred during The Confusion a few months back. 
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https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/plot-summaries-ive-written-arent-showing-up-on-the-page-that...
Plot summaries I've written aren't showing up
on the page that details all the summaries written
Posted 3 years ago ( June 1 2015 )
by softsofa
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Michelle, Official Rep :

Hi softsofa
I reviewed some of the Plot Summaries you submitted
and see that they are listed on the episode title pages:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3444144/plotsummary/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3444138/plotsummary/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3351822/plotsummary/

I suspect that no Plot Summaries are displaying when your user id is clicked because the data may still be processing. 
Please wait another few days and then check again here.
https://www.imdb.com/search/title?plot_author=softsofa&view=simple&sort=alpha


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Hello!

Correct me if I am wrong, but, by default, plot outlines—a short introduction to the movie/short/series/etc. of no more than 239 characters—are not included in the total tally of one’s plot summary contributions (regardless of what a quick Google search may indicate).

However, even though a contributor of plot outlines can’t access a total plots’ link analogous to a total plot summaries’ link, one must keep in mind that his efforts are not in vain, as plot outlines are included in a member’s lifetime plot badge.

@softsofa

How do you expect users to find the outline page?”

Sadly, they can’t.

All my outlines used to be listed as outlines. They are now listed as summaries even though they were all created in the outline edit page.”

They still are listed as outlines. This is the reason why you don’t see them in your plot summaries link. As for your https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1900105/?ref_=adv_li_tt plot summary which was intended as a plot outline, this one exhibits a certain particularity, as it contains 240 characters.

(Rebecca's innocence is to be determined by trial by combat. Brian de Bois-Guilbert, who loves Rebecca, is chosen as Champion for the court. It is his duty to fight his best. However, if he wins, Rebecca will be killed. A loss means he dies.)

From my (limited) experience, IMDb’s automatic system tends to classify such cases as “summaries” instead of outlines. Next time, keep an eye on those extra characters, and your outlines will remain outlines. Of course, in my eyes, a plot of 241 characters usually doesn’t offer much, and it certainly won’t help much in building a solid reputation as a prolific plot summaries’ contributor—which brings me to my next point.

@Jeorj Euler

“... if you look at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000001/plotsummary, for example, it is not easy to tell which plot item is a plot outline or a plot summary.”

Again, by default, a title’s plot outline is always listed at the bottom of the movie’s plot summary link—and due to intrinsic limitations—it is the shortest one in comparison to the other plot/plots (one plot outline, and up to five plot summaries per title).

However, every once in a while, cases like the above-mentioned plot, do sneak in the plot summaries’ territory.

Lastly, for a title less than one minute, I believe that an honest, spoiler-free summary of 458 characters is adequate.

I really hope this answer clarifies the situation.


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Good point about the flawed help text. Adding a screen grab: