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Dear TMDb Community,

In the next few months, you might notice some changes on our site. My primary goal is, and always has been, to build the best media database on the internet and in order for me to stay true to that goal, we will be making these changes to enable TMDb to be more robust and reliable than before.

As you might recall from my 2019 recap, I have some pretty amazing plans for 2020 so stay tuned for some really fantastic launches this year!

If you have any questions please contact us at support@themoviedb.org.

Sincerely,

Travis

Hello, i just wanted to correct some minor grammatical errors in a movie description but the text is locked and i can not edit it. Is this a wanted behaviour?

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Moderators will lock a field to prevent vandalism; if you see something that needs to be changed, just click on the report button (it looks like an exclamation point) and tell us what needs to be changed.

Hi Rebecca, thank you for explaining. This seems to be new. I understand the problem but for people who want to help to improve the quality of the content this is kind of a show-stopper. Sometimes i find movie descriptions where the german grammar is quite horrable or some small things like wrong or missing punctuation. In the past i corrected this here in the database but now i need to beg for permission to do this. This is not a satisfying solution for someone who wants to help.

I can understand your frustration, but at the same time you have to see our perspective as well. If someone adds 50 spam links to overviews, a moderator has to clean that up (and sometimes users help as well of course). Overviews should only be locked if they are confirmed as good. That means it's a judgement call and sometimes mistakes are made. Just as with other locked data, we are happy to have users report incorrect information.

It's worth noting that I have been adding information for upcoming Sundance movies lately and so far I haven't locked one overview. I guess that's because I always hope some better overview will show up, usually after people start watching the movie. I'm much more likely to lock overviews for older movies at this time.

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