The Movie Database Support

I've been getting asked more and more often these days about where to start if someone wanted to help and contribute to TMDb. Because of this, I've created this page here:

Tomorrow I'm adding lists for missing translations per object but if there's any other useful tidbits you think I should show, make sure to let me know.


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Thanks for this page. Is there any chance to have the entries for the missing images randomized from time to time? If i keep reloading the contribute page after having uploaded missing posters, it ends up showing me only entries on which it is close to impossible to find a poster for. Like very new short-films, documentarys, foreign films etc.

Hey mode2,

Yes, I can think about tweaking that. Right now it simply orders them by popularity. There could also be legit cases where an "ignore" function might be useful. I'll give this some thought tomorrow.

Great. Thank you. There seems to be a bug with the "missing posters" and "missing backdrops" section. Only 4 items are displayed instead of 5.

Hi mode2,

The randomize feature is live. With regards to the 4 items showing, I know what's causing that and need to look into it a bit further.

Works great, thank you.

Hey guys,

I've tried to find a way to see movies without trailer/video and there is no way to get them on your contribute site

Hi frima18,

You are correct, that is not currently supported. I've created a new ticket for that here for me to think about.


Maybe you could ask a Youtube Moderator of a Trailer Channel. They might be interested to register their trailers on TMDB. They will do a lot to get more clicks and you could have one problem less

Yup, we could consider that. Definitely something to think about.

@travisbell How do I contribute to the software development of TMDB, I am a web developer and have good experience in this area.

I feel you all are doing a great job and would be honored to be part of this platform.

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