Why can’t unregistered users see the film I submitted via Without-a-Box at the IMDb website. I only see it when logged into IMDbPro.

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 5 years ago
  • Answered
Archived and Closed

This conversation is no longer open for comments or replies and is no longer visible to community members. The community moderator provided the following reason for archiving: Old thread

Why isn't the film I submitted via Without-a-Box visible on IMDb. I can see it only when logged into IMDbPro, but unregistered users can't see it at the regular IMDb website. Why is that?
Photo of Steve Gluck

Steve Gluck

  • 15 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes

Posted 5 years ago

  • 1
Photo of gromit82

gromit82, Champion

  • 7342 Posts
  • 9210 Reply Likes
Steve: What film is it, and can you please provide the link to its page on IMDbPro?
Photo of Steve Gluck

Steve Gluck

  • 15 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes
I figured it out. I had it listed as "Private". It's The White Rhino: A Conservation Success Story. I actually had the wrong video uploaded (I have two at Wab) and the correct one is processing. I'll post the link when it's ready for viewing. 
Photo of Steve Gluck

Steve Gluck

  • 15 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes
Here's the link: http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi2996089113/ ... 

... but the Without-a-Box system won't accept it.

Whe I try to add it to the WaB project page, I get this error message: "Please enter a valid IMDb URL". 

Suggestions?
Photo of gromit82

gromit82, Champion

  • 7342 Posts
  • 9210 Reply Likes
Steve: 

1. Does this film (The White Rhino: A Conservation Success Story) have an IMDb page of its own yet where the film's credits are listed? I couldn't find one for it. 

2. Are you trying to make this video available to be viewed by the public on the film's IMDb page? (It is available to be viewed by the public, but without a proper IMDb page it will be hard for people to find it without you giving them the link as you did above.)

Unfortunately, I don't know much about how to work with Withoutabox so I may not be able to give you full advice.
Photo of Steve Gluck

Steve Gluck

  • 15 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes
I'm not sure I understand. If you can view it via the above link, why do you ask if it has an IMDb page of its own. Can you, in fact, view it via the link? Isn't that the link to the IMDb page to which you refer?
Photo of LuvsToResearch

LuvsToResearch, Champion

  • 716 Posts
  • 827 Reply Likes
No..two separate things going here. You've uploaded a video but there is no "Title" page for the film yet. So the video is currently a stand alone and if someone doesn't have the link to it, they aren't going to be able to find it. You need a Title page to which you attach the video. For instance, this is the Title Page for Primer http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0390384/c... and it has a video gallery...
Photo of Steve Gluck

Steve Gluck

  • 15 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes
Thanks Luvs... I't seems I just have to follow the Submission Guide: Adding a New Title here: http://www.imdb.com/updates/guide/adding_new_title

Any other suggestions from anyone appreciated. - §
Photo of Michelle

Michelle, Official Rep

  • 12888 Posts
  • 9979 Reply Likes
Hi Steve -

I found your title listed on the site under "The White Rhino: A Conservation Success Story" here:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4523054/

I have also linked the Video to this title page, so it should display within the video gallery shortly.

Since the title is already listed on the site, there is no need to submit it again.  Cheers!
Photo of Steve Gluck

Steve Gluck

  • 15 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes
Thanks, Michelle. I didn't have that link.

But unless I am mistaken (and I very well may be), that's the auto-listing from Without-a-Box, and not the complete version with all the production notes and synopses which I submitted earlier today and which is still under review by IMDb. I expect that either they'll combine the two or I'll delete this one once the other, official one is approved. 

Steve
Photo of Steve Gluck

Steve Gluck

  • 15 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes
Hi again Michelle,

I was wrong. That is the version I submitted earlier today (thanks again), but neither the synopsis nor any of the other production data made it into the system for some reason ... so I guess I'll have to enter it all again ... unless it's all just still awaiting approval ... so maybe I'll wait a day or two to see what happens. 

If anyone know whether it takes more time for the production data (etc) to appear, please let me know. 

Thanks,

Steve
Photo of bluesmanSF

bluesmanSF, Champion

  • 10815 Posts
  • 6431 Reply Likes
Each type of data takes a different amount of time. I'd always wait, at least, a few days before re-submitting...if not two weeks or more. Re-submitting information is not necessary if you're using the same data and it'll just slow the process if the first submission is still processing (processing takes between 1 and 14 days).

If two pages get made for the one title, you'll ask to "merge" the two by correcting the superfluous one by correcting its title to be the same as the first page, as listed on IMDb (as in, include the year and Roman numeral assigned to it).
Photo of Steve Gluck

Steve Gluck

  • 15 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes
Thanks, blues...
Photo of bluesmanSF

bluesmanSF, Champion

  • 10815 Posts
  • 6431 Reply Likes
You're very welcome!
Photo of Steve Gluck

Steve Gluck

  • 15 Posts
  • 3 Reply Likes
I found the reason ... (I'm still learning the ins-and-outs of IMDb).

I found this message: "We're working hard to import your full contribution history into this new site, but we're not quite there yet."

S.

This conversation is no longer open for comments or replies.