IMDb Answers surfaces high-value content that's missing from IMDb. These gaps are shown as an updating feed of questions with calls to action for contributions to add the missing data.
The feature is focused on ensuring we have the right content coverage for multiple countries, for example:
- The release date for a movie in the US, France, Germany, etc
- What the correct poster is to show for a TV show in GB, Italy, Spain, India
- What the certificate for a movie is in Canada, Mexico, Brazil
- and much more!
The question feed can currently be prioritized by:
- Real-time pageviews by IMDb customers from a country
- Movie showtimes data for a country for movies currently in theaters
Any contributor can then answer these questions, sharing their knowledge more easily, and with a bigger impact.
The underlying contribution interfaces for adding data are the same, this means contributions will count to your end of year contribution numbers - similarly, you can track the status of your contributions as usual via your Contribution History
. IMDb Answers is simply new way to access contribution by actively surfacing gaps.
We're always looking for ways to improve the flexibility and ease of use for contribution, if you have any feedback for this feature, please take some to review our announcement