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Contribution Rules

InterVocative Software's database of DVD information is the most complete and accurate of it's type in the world, thanks to contributions from users like you. In order to ensure accuracy and consistency within the database, we've created this set of rules governing contributions.

Please familiarize yourself with these rules and feel free to come back here whenever you have a question.

Introduction
What to Contribute
Before You Contribute
Titles
Film Details
DVD Specification
Disc Features
Overviews & Easter Eggs
Credits
Cover Images
Box Sets
TV Series
Contribution Notes
Common Errors
Voting Rules
Revision History
Printable Version
Introduction

Thank you for your interest in contributing to the DVD Profiler main database!

As part of our ongoing quest to maintain, improve and refine the largest database of DVD information in the world, we have created these rules. These rules apply to online contributions. You can use DVD Profiler locally, or you can contribute to the main online database, or you can do both. If you want to contribute to the online database, the rules tell you how to complete each DVD Profiler field.

If you wish to save different information in your local profiles, you are free to do so in your local database, but do not contribute your information. The main database is standardized so that all profiles follow these rules. DVD Profiler allows you to lock your data so that it is not overwritten by updates from the main database. If you completely lock your profiles, your personal information (with the exception of Cover Scans) will still show in your online database, called “My Profiler”.

The authoritative source for information submitted should be the DVD itself.  Please don't make a correction to an existing profile based on the content of a third party database or the specifications printed on the cover.  In both cases, errors abound, so always verify the information directly from the DVD whenever possible.

These rules apply to all kinds of profiles, but there are two special cases where the rules need clarifications. Where you see the icons shown below, refer to the special instructions at the end of this document. These are titled Movie Box sets and TV Series on DVD.

Box sets containing more than one film
TV Series on DVD

Note: The standard rules do apply for these special cases; the sections clarify specific ways the rules apply to box sets and television series on DVD.

We hope every user learns something from this list of rules, and that reading all of the rules adds to your enjoyment of DVD Profiler!

Note: These rules are subject to change without notice. For a list of selected significant updates, see the Revision History.

What to Contribute

Last Updated: June 28, 2005