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Untitled works[edit]

I noticed in Untitled 2017 Star Trek TV series that the template italicises the title parameter automatically. The problem is that it’s not the actual title, so it shouldn’t be italicised, only a part of it (Star Trek). Any ideas on how to change this? I’ve tried some bandaid solutions with <span> and additional '', as well as setting an empty title parameter with a description parameter, but it doesn’t seem to work.–Totie (talk) 16:10, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

You might try {{IMDb title|5171438|{{noitalic|Untitled}} Star Trek {{noitalic|project}}|(2017–)}} which renders as:
-- Michael Bednarek (talk) 01:20, 4 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks!–Totie (talk) 09:18, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 7 December 2017[edit]

Why has the source been referred to by initials (acronym), as if everyone knows them?

I find it more encyclopedic in tone and explanatory to define clearly the source, such as "the Internet Movie Database" and not "IMDb" and that the preposition should be "at" or "in" and not "on". SidP (talk) 19:31, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

@SidP: Not done for now: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit template-protected}} template.
That said, I fully support changing the template to say "at the Internet Movie Database". --Ahecht (TALK
) 19:58, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
The main article is at IMDb. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 20:06, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
You know, I never noticed that they completely removed the "internet movie database" title from their website -- it used to be down at the bottom of the page where all the Amazon links are now. In fact, even looking through the "About the IMDb" and "IMDb history" sections, the term is never mentioned once. Perhaps it's time to change the lead sentence of the IMDb article. I guess I have to change to oppose. --Ahecht (TALK
) 22:00, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose IMDb calls itself IMDb. The few who do not know what it means can click on the link. BTW there are dozens (if not more) websites that use the "IxDb" acronym - IBDb, IOBDb, IPDb and IFDb to name a few. There is non need to alter their templates either. MarnetteD|Talk 20:50, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Oppose: IMDB is the site's brand identity, to the point where it may not be obvious to others that it stands for Internet Movie Database. --Deathawk (talk) 04:12, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

Linking with http or https[edit]

A recent change to (all?) IMDb templating has changed the generated links from http to https. This doesn't seem like the preferred method outlined by IMDb (IMDb guidelines) so I was curious as to why this change was made and whether the specifications outlined by a website like IMDb should have any bearing on which method should be used as default. Thanks. - LudaChrisKlein (talk) 07:50, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

I suspect staff in charge of that page forgot to update it when IMDb introduced https. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 09:25, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
You know, that makes a hell of a lot of sense. I didn't realize the change on IMDb's side might have been recent, I only noticed that wikipedia made the change ... yesterday? Thanks for the reply -- LudaChrisKlein (talk) 015:48, 29 March 2018 (UTC)