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However, the structure remained so that information received on a single film was divided among multiple section managers, the sections being defined and determined by categories of film personnel and the individual filmographies contained therein.
Users with a proven track record of submitting factual data are given instant approval for additions or corrections to cast, credits, and other demographics of media product and personalities.
They have a profile page which shows how long a registered user has been a member, as well as personal movie ratings (should the user decide to display them) and, since 2015, "badges" are added representing how many contributions a particular registered user has submitted.
These badges range from total contributions made to independent categories such as photos, trivia, bios, etc.
In 1996 IMDb was incorporated in the United Kingdom, becoming the Internet Movie Database Ltd. Needham became the primary owner as well as the figurehead.
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