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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.
Over the next few years, the database was run on a network of mirrors across the world with donated bandwidth.
The database resided on the servers of the computer science department of Cardiff University in Wales. In 1994, the email interface was revised to accept the submission of all information, which enabled people to email the specific list maintainer with their updates.
Steve Hammond started collecting and merging character names for both the actors and actresses lists.
When these achieved popularity, they were merged back into the lists themselves.
If a registered user or visitor is in the entertainment industry and has an IMDb page, that user/visitor can add photos to that page by enrolling in IMDb PRO.
There is no single index of contributors, no index on each profile page of the items contributed, and (except for plot synopses and biographies) no identification of contributors to each product's or person's data pages.
Users are also invited to rate any film on a scale of 1 to 10, and the totals are converted into a weighted mean-rating that is displayed beside each title, with online filters employed to deter ballot-stuffing.