Adding credits to comic book adaptations

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Every time I add the credits of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby to include "based on Marvel's "X-Men" Comics" to IMDB's X-Men: The Animated Series page it gets rejected and I have no idea why.
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Daniel Ross Dudley

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Jeorj Euler

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Hi, Daniel Ross Dudley. What are the 18-digit reference numbers of the pertinent submissions? Meanwhile, it seems like you're formatting the credits outside of submission guidelines.
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Daniel Ross Dudley

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I added uncredited to the end, does that matter? and it's 180831-163514-308000
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The way I see it, both are already credited in 76 episodes. Stan Lee is credited and Jack Kirby as ”uncredited”. Writing credits can be slightly confusing, since they’re listed a bit differently - depending are you trying to see them from a title page or from the name page. Or are you using desktop view or mobile. At least I think so.
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Daniel Ross Dudley

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Cheak episode specific credits. Youll see it says which characters they created not the comic books created as a whole
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Eboy

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Official reply from IMDb is needed here. Since you’re trying to add additonal (uncredited) credits for the persons that are already credited. I mean they created the characters for the series, not the stories (as far as I know). And now it seems that ”based on characters created by” (type of) credit is already added.
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Daniel Ross Dudley

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How do i get an official imdb reply
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Eboy

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You have to wait that they’ll see this thread.

Personally I feel that the reason for ”rejection” is that they’re both already credited. They created the characters. Not sure if the IMDb allows another credit for the ”comic books created as a whole”. We’ll see.
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Hi Daniel -
 I can see that your credit submissions were not accepted as they would be considered duplicates of the existing credits that Eboy mentioned above, however, our editors are currently engaging in a policy discussion regarding the listing of these credit types on comic book adaptations.  As soon as I there is an update on this policy discussion I will be sure to let you know here.
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Hi Daniel,

Thanks for your message. Just to let you know that we've now updated our policies regarding these types of credits, see here.

  • We will no longer be accepting any uncredited "characters created by" credits on any title adapted from an existing source. The complexities and ambiguities in the creative process across writers involved in the genesis and the specific version of a character that appears in any adaptation means that it is not feasible to accurately represent their individual input. Please note that this policy does not impact credited "characters created by" credits, we will continue to list any "characters created by" credits that are credited on screen.
Regards,
Will
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https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/uncredited-writer-characters-created-by-policy-change
Announcement
Uncredited Writer "Characters Created By" Policy Change
Posted Friday, December 7, 2018
by Will, Official Rep
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