So I changed my user ID! Now they create an ID based on your email address. Since the one I provided was firstname.lastname@example.org, my new IMDB ID is words-3. You can see my comments index here.
The reason I'm mentioning this was not just being on IMDB, but because I worked in a Dr. Eldritch reference on a comment on "Van Helsing"! I don't know if anyone will see it, wonder "Hey, who's this Dr. Eldritch?", and Google it, but they might! And I may get another hit on the search engines. It's not a major victory, but it pleases me (see Penguin).