Alternative Name Correction not processed

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Hello! How are you? I hope all is going well. My name is Anthony Jon, and I have been in the process of removing an inaccurate alternate name "(as Anthony DiBartolomeo)" for my imdb page. Thus far, all credits have been corrected, with one exception. My director credit for the series 'Cantabridgia' (2015) is 'Anthony Jon'. However, the episode page currently credits me 'Anthony Jon (as Anthony DiBartolomeo). Please find attached a link to the screen shot of the credits. 

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn194/anthonyjon/Screen%20Shot%202015-03-02%20at%209.58.28%20AM_z...

I submitted a request on February 28th, which included the link above. I checked the processing times for on the site, and it currently states that they are past that processing date... Not sure how I could go about having this corrected?

Please let me know! 

-Anthony 
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gromit82, Champion

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Anthony: I am not sure what could be holding up your correction of this credit, especially since you did successfully get your other credits corrected. I am giving you a "me too" on this thread in hopes of calling an IMDb staffer's attention to it.
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Anthony Jon

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Thank you! I really appreciate it.

Best,
Anthony
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Hi Anthony -

This is a confirmation that the incorrect duplicate Director credit you reported has been forwarded to our data editors and, if approved, the credit should be removed with the next available update of our servers.

I have also alerted our data editors of the Alternate Name listing, this AKA was added because of the incorrect credit.  They are reviewing the duplicate credit deletion and will also take a look at removing the AKA listing. 
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Anthony Jon

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Hello Michelle,

Thank you for following up with my post. All of my credits have been updated! I just wanted to inquire about the alternate name removal. It still shows that I am also known as 'Anthony DiBartolomeo', a name which I have never used for any film credits or in my personal life. Is there any way that the alternate name can be removed as well?

Please let me know!
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My experience is that the entry showing the AKA gets corrected first and the AKA section, which is derived from such entries, updates within another day or two. I would expect this to occur on your page and to clear up tomorrow or the next day.
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Anthony Jon

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Hello,

I just wanted to follow-up on the alternate name removal. Although all of my credits have been updated, it still states on my page that I am also known as "Anthony DiBartolomeo". It seems that the alternate name function as been "locked", and therefore it cannot be removed. My hope is to finalize this process, and move forward as soon as possible. 

-Anthony
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There are, well..were, two means for adding AKA's. One is now locked and allow the insertion directly to that section. The second, the only one used now, is automated and adds the AKA when it's included in a credit attribute of "(as...)."  So, it should, if it was only added that way, eventually fall off. It's not unusual for changes on pages to take more than a few days. They take 1-14 days to fully process. If it's been that long, you might post back and see if it can be resolved.
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Anthony Jon

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Thank you! I'm just trying to have a better understanding of this process.
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Anthony Jon

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Hey Michelle,

Thank you so much for the confirmation! Much appreciated. If/when the AKA listing is removed, my page will be fully accurate. 

Best,
Anthony 
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Hi Anthony -

Following up here, our data editors reviewed the AKA listing, this listing was initially submitted as an Alternate Name (verses being listed based on the credit), so unfortunately, you will need to wait until the Alternate Name Section competes it's migration to our new systems before you can request that it be removed.
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Anthony Jon

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Thanks for following up! Do we know when the migration will happen, or is that TBD?
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Unfortunately, it's TBD.  Wen I hear any updates about the estimated completion date for the migration I will post it here.