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How to contribute

Post by Emiliano » 05/09/2018, 23:49


1a. Writing mode
This is a discussion forum, but mostly a searchable document, like a book, where the reading must focus on the actor and not on closely temporary personal considerations. Therefore, in the actor's topics don't write comments that are not related to the film or to the actor: no phrases like "Wow 100 movies!!", "Last movie found!!", "Please remove from the Titles to check", "New entry for filmo", "Nice entry", and so on... and no smiles. In any case every post in the actors' forums must be written only to upload new pics.

For discussions and chatting just open a new topic in the Blue Bar forum or choose a ready one in Forum Organization.

If you think you have found any errors and you want to report them, there is a cumulative topic for do it, which is this: Error Correction reporting. Than, we can rewrite them in an orderly manner in the actor's topic, according to the scheme used here.

1b. Less is more
We don't mind having 100 pictures of an actor if they are so low quality that we can't even figure out who we're talking about or written texts that write the obviousor. In summary:
  1. If you don't have a decent picture of a common movie, just don't post it. You will save yours and ours work, because as a result we will have to remove it. So: not blurry or very low resolutions pics or with the size disproportionate and not "postage stamp" image croppings. And try to take snapshots while the actor is in focus, not moving or with inappropriate expressions.
  2. Don't be in a hurry to insert dozens of roles and images, not taking care of the syntax of the texts and leaving errors, because everything will be deleted in the same way. And use JPG format, not PNG.
  3. In case of reporting biographical data, the source must be mentioned (copy and paste from Wikipedia or IMDb is not very welcome). Without citing the source or how this data was reached, and the prove that there has been a search that goes beyond 2 seconds of copy paste from the internet, everything will be deleted.
  4. If you don't know what to write in an actor's bio, don't write anything. It is useless to write "he was a bald actor": we all have eyes to see it.
1c. Pagination
To make the reading of the pages more pleasant and above all make the title of the film from which the snapshot is taken, more clener, a precise setting pagination is required.

First of all, write your line (the image caption) in tiny block letters: Title of the movie (in bold style - read further below how to do it), year of production (in brackets), role / part played by the actor (in italic). Then, wrapping with text, write your comment, as you like.

How to apply the bold style to the title
Hai sbagliato dovevi uccidermi subito (1972) as Man in the saloon at a table
[Place for the attachment image]
bold-style-1.jpg
bold-style-2.jpg
bold-style-3.jpg

Summing up:
" B ": bold text, used to highlight the movie title.
For example: Profondo rosso (1975).

" I ": italic text, used to highlight the role of the actor in the film.
For example Profondo rosso (1975) as Marcus Dali

The image caption does not require an end point. While if you add some text, it must follow the normal syntax.
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2. How to upload images

Post by Emiliano » 17/04/2021, 11:05

Since we have unlimited web space to upload images, we do not use external hosting sites.
The maximum size for each individual attachment is 1 MB, in JPG format.

To insert the image directly in the forum, read the follow guide. The uploading procedure is very easy:

Click on Upload image
image01.jpg

Browse and double click over your image
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Click on Place in post (under the caption)
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Click on Submit when the post is ready and the attachment will appear.
It is also possible to drag and drop the image directly from the folder to the post window.

You can always delete the image to replace it or to replace the text by clicking on this icon at the top right of your post.
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3. F.A.Q.

Post by Emiliano » 21/09/2021, 12:03

How to capture a still from a movie?
Two freeware program fit for purpose are Media Player Classic and VLC Player. By default VLC Player makes snapshots in PNG file, but we prefer JPG file because it's smaller and faster to download.

Can I put a movie title in the main filmography of the actor?
Not, you can't post the title of a film directly in the filmography of the actor (at the first post). The first available moderator has the responsibility to check your post and update the filmography with your signalation.

Can I add a new actor profile?
Yes, with these terms:
  1. It must be an actor from the past, or at least be born in the 1970s, with the exception of child actors born until early 80s.
  2. In case of unknown or little known actor you must upload at least 3 images of 3 different movies of him.
On the first post, this is the template that you need: click on SELECT ALL and copy and paste this code into your new post:

Code: Select all

In this line must be placed the image uploaded with caption above


[title]Filmography[/title]
[b][d]YEAR[/d][/b][list=1]
[*]1st movie .... [i]role[/i]
[*]2nd movie .... [i]role[/i] (credited or not)

[b]YEAR[/b]
[*]
[*]
[/list]

[subtitle]Titles to check[/subtitle]
[list]
[*] 
[*] 
[/list]
Have you seen a movie and would like to know who is a specific actor?
Open a new topic in this forum, than upload the images of your unknown actor. We will try to help you.

In case of urgent problems or complaints, contact the Administrator.
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4. Member limitations

Post by Emiliano » 27/03/2022, 8:21

Until a Registered user or a Newly registered users proves that he has learned the guidelines for writing in the topics of the actors, he will be authorized to post only in the Forum Organization category.

If a topic created by a Registered user or a Collaborator is not considered compliant, it will be moved into Topics to be revised forum until the user does his best to fix or delete them. In the meantime he will not be able to write new topics or add other contributions in other Forum sections.

After resolving the defaults, the User can become / return-to-be a Collaborator and have full access to all sections.
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5. Policy for the contents

Post by Emiliano » 27/03/2022, 8:48

IMDb, Wikipedia and other sources
The Internet Movie Database is a great tool for work. Also Wikipedia sometimes. Unfortunately they're not so reliable to take everything that writes for gold. So, we do not include in our Database titles or biographic notes from IMDb and Wikipedia, especially not the films to be included in the filmography without having first the images of these roles. In summary: we accept only roles verified by us and we won't add titles in the filmographies without an image because we must verify the attribution. Due to previous disputes, we don't use the discoveries made by others, not even mentioning the sources. Our members are obviously always free to write their identifications on any platform instead.

Since IMDb and Wikipedia can be edited by anyone, biographical data should not be copied from, unless these datas are can be traced back to the primary source. Most reliable sources accepted are: books, journalistic articles (newspapers, monthlies, magazines), interviews (video or typed), comments from people who have known the person in question, in which there is no obvious interest to deceive or mystify. If you write a biographical note in your own hand, you must specify that it is a personal research.

Adult pictures
The h o t pics can be upload as you like but with the "censorship star" on the genital organs. This is not because of bigotry, but because this forum, under Italian law, is not meant to contain images of this type.

Snapshots taked from the net
You don't have to steal snapshots from other sources. All uploaded snapshots must have been made by the individual user, otherwise they could be deleted.

Italian legislature
Le immagini esposte sono utilizzate solo ad uso di critica e discussione. I detentori dei diritti, qualora lo ritenessero opportuno, possono chiederne l'immediata rimozione inviando un messaggio con questo modulo. Si rammenta che nel dicembre 2011 è stata approvata una modifica alla Legge italiana sul diritto d’autore (633/1941), che prevede l’introduzione del comma 1 bis all’articolo 70. La nuova norma recita:
1. Il riassunto, la citazione o la riproduzione di brani o di parti di opera e la loro comunicazione al pubblico sono liberi se effettuati per uso di critica o di discussione, nei limiti giustificati da tali fini e purchè non costituiscano concorrenza all'utilizzazione economica dell'opera; se effettuati a fini di insegnamento o di ricerca scientifica l'utilizzo deve inoltre avvenire per finalità illustrative e per fini non commerciali.
(1-bis. E' consentita la libera pubblicazione attraverso la rete internet, a titolo gratuito, di immagini e musiche a bassa risoluzione o degradate, per uso didattico o scientifico e solo nel caso in cui tale utilizzo non sia a scopo di lucro. Con decreto del Ministro per i beni e le attivita' culturali, sentiti il Ministro della pubblica istruzione e il Ministro dell'università e della ricerca, previo parere delle Commissioni parlamentari competenti, sono definiti i limiti all'uso didattico o scientifico di cui al presente comma).
3. Il riassunto, la citazione o la riproduzione debbono essere sempre accompagnati dalla menzione del titolo dell'opera, dei nomi dell'autore, dell'editore e, se si tratti di traduzione, del traduttore, qualora tali indicazioni figurino sull'opera riprodotta.

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