Title FAQ editing policies

We've created the ability for experience IMDb contributors to directly add/update/edit/delete a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) entry for titles. This is the spot to put all that great information that does not fit into one of our "existing" categories. Note that we are still adamant and passionate about the advantages of ensuring our data remains as structured as possible and properly categorized (as are our contributors) so if you add data here that is irrelevant, it is highly likely that other users will remove or revert it.

While we encourage you to contribute and take part in creating the FAQ, you should read the following policies and follow them:

1. Do not add content that obviously fits other sections of IMDb: We do not want to replicate information that can easily fit in one of our existing categories. Hard data like cast/crew information, release dates or box office numbers are still going to be edited and managed via the regular submission process.

2. Before editing or reverting other people's edits - stop, think and assume the other side point of view: Understand that the other contributor thinks that he was right in editing the FAQ. Therefore, if you find a mistake correct it but not if you simply disagree. Remember - avoid using 'Revert' unless you're reverting obvious vandalism.

3. Respect other contributors and interact in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere: As IMDb's contributors come from many different backgrounds, and have widely different views, treating others with respect is key to collaborating effectively. Be civil and avoid making personal attacks or sweeping generalizations.

4. Do not vandalize: Vandalism is any addition, deletion, or change of content made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of IMDb.

5. Always keep in mind that by posting in FAQ you agree to follow our ON-LINE SERVICES TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE.

While you should expect that other contributors will edit or revert actions that you made that violate policies 1, 2 or 3, IMDb will enforce a zero tolerance policy on users who violate policies 4, 5 or 6. Violators will lose all rights associated with an authenticated account, including the right to edit FAQ pages. Users who lose their authentication rights due to violations of policies 4, 5 or 6 will not be able to regain them.

See also:

FAQ posting guide.
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