The Internet Movie Plane Database:Community Portal

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Community portal

Welcome to the community portal. This is the place to find out what is happening on IMPDb. Learn what areas might need attention, etc.
You might be looking for...

Community bulletin board

Suggest a page for deletion

A new template has been created which can be used to suggest a page for deletion. If you believe a page should be deleted, simply place the following at the top of the page:


Please leave a comment on the discussion page stating why the page needs to be deleted. The page will then be reviewed by an admin.

New Template: Fictional aircraft

A new template has been created that can be used for films that primarily include fictional aircraft. The template can be incorporated by including {{Fictional}} after the cast list. It reads:

Note: This film contains primarily fictional aircraft. Where appropriate, aircraft have been identified according to their fictional names.

In addition to the template, fictional aircraft should be identified by the preface 'Fictional: '. See Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace as an example.

Forum Registration

To try and prevent spam users on the forum, new users need to input this code:


New Portal

We are working to implement this 'Community Portal'. Please check the bulletin board regularly for the latest site updates.

The banner templates have been updated to enable a date to be added, so other users can assess if the banner is still needed. The date can be added by using the following script:

{{(Template Name|Day|Month|Year}}

This applies to the Under Construction, Unfinished Page and Recent Release. See Iron Man 3 as an example.

Help out

Many articles are stubs, or otherwise need attention. If you like, go ahead, be bold, and jump right in. If you are not ready to fly solo, you can participate in a Collaboration.

Things to do

Fix-up projects

Open tasks

Template:IMPDb:Community portal/Opentask Not sure where to report a certain type of problem with article content? If it exists, it is probably listed at IMPDb:Maintenance.



To improve the quality of movie pages that are short or lacking in detail, IMPDb's community organizes collaborations to expand articles.

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Other collaborations

Active improvement teams


WikiProjects are ongoing team efforts to improve articles having to do with a particular subject, and to manage the logistics of that topic. Hundreds exist—examine the master list to find one that interests you.

Gift shop

Share ideas of logos or other IMPDb motifs to be used on clothing or for other purposes in IMPDb merchandise.

Guidelines, help & resources

IMPDb has many help pages, policies, and departments. Here are some of the most general. For a comprehensive list of IMPDb's departments, see the IMPDb department directory.



Policies and guidelines

IMPDb has many established policies, guidelines, conventions, and traditions. This is a very brief sampling of some of the most important; for more information, see the main policies and guidelines page. Policies and guidelines apply to both articles and how to work with fellow editors. For easy access, the shortcuts to the pages are also listed.

Article standards

Be bold! WP:BB • WP:BOLD
Citing sources WP:CITE • WP:REF
Copyrights WP:C
Editing WP:EP
External links WP:EL
Image use WP:IUP
Include only verifiable information WP:V
Manual of Style WP:MOS • WP:STYLE
Neutral point of view WP:NPOV  • WP:NEU
What IMPDb is not WP:WWIN • WP:NOT

Working with others

Assume good faith WP:AGF • WP:FAITH
Avoid instruction creep WP:CREEP
Civility and etiquette WP:CIV • WP:EQ
Consensus WP:CON
Do not bite the newcomers WP:BITE
No personal attacks WP:NPA • WP:ATTACK
Resolving disputes WP:DR
Vandalism WP:VAND


New user information

Introduction · Sandbox · Help · Adoption · Glossary · Account benefits ·

Ways to communicate

Contact (overview) · Discussion pages · Mailing lists · IRC chat · Meetups · User pages · Requests for comment · Public watchlists · Regional notice boards · Administrators' noticeboard · Requests for article feedback · Local Embassy

Community support groups and programs

Welcoming committee · Editor assistance · Birthday Committee · Harmonious editing club · Dept. of Fun ·

Common procedures

Featured content · Good articles · Requests for feedback · Deleting a page (full policy) · Moving a page (naming policies) · Protecting a page (full policy) · Reverting a page · Administrator nominations (summaries) · Category-based access

How to resolve conflicts

Stay cool! · Be nice to newcomers · Alert others · Dispute resolution · Arbitration policy

Community information

About IMPDb · Goings-on · Donations · Administrators · Babel · Culture · Games · Humor · Mottoes

Related communities

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