Benson - character name error or am I wrong

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I've got a question that I think has a simple answer, but not sure if I'm missing something. On the show Benson, the character for Didi Conn is listed as "Denise Florence Stevens Downey" on every ep, but she didn't marry Pete Downey until season 5 ep1 (she started in 3.3).
Shouldn't her name just be listed as "Denise Florence Stevens" for seasons 3 and 4?

To anticipate a couple questions, the credits never list the cast with their names and she was mostly just referred to as Denise although I seem to recall a few occasions where her last name was mentioned as Stevens.

What confuses me a little is how it got listed wrong. Without knowing that, I'm not sure if there's some weird go-by that I'm ignorant of. And if in fact seas 3 and 4 should be changed, is there a way to do it other than ep by ep by ep x 41?

Thx in advance.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078569/?ref_=tt_ov_inf


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Some contributors over the years have had a bad habit of overstuffing character names. Judging by what you say, her name should be Denise Stevens until she is married, and then Denise Downey afterwards.

It's likely that the person who first entered her name overstuffed it as "Denise Florence Stevens Downey" and then everyone who added episodes later simply picked that name from the dropdown menu.

There's no precedent or obscure rule you need to worry about. Character names should be simple. Her middle name "Florence" is probably mentioned in one episode. That's a fact for the trivia section, not the cast listing.
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I almost forgot. The easiest way to fix a character name for multiple episodes is to go the actor's page and change it from there. Fix the character name from Didi Conn's page.
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I love when simple things submitted get rejected. Guess imdb thinks she had her married name before getting married.
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Not every action is actually thought through, though. Time is of the essence, and a split-second decision has to be made whether to take the door on the right or the door on the left, or not advance to the next room at all.
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I've made errors and put here on GS to stop it (as well as the contact form), so it happens, but this gave me 42 declines. So unless the person that declined it thinks the two that married are cousins sharing the same name, they simply didn't bother to take the time to read the explanation I put with the change which included the link and plot to the ep where they marry. I'm sure it has something to do with accuracy rate (based on what I've read here on GS), but in this case I'm getting screwed and the person that made the error was lazy and so their bad info in other instances will likely stay as well because they weren't corrected here.
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From previous submissions, I've included the URL of Get Satisfaction discussions in the explanation box. It's to inform IMDb editors reviewing the updates that the data issue was brought up publically. 

If you haven't done so already, this is just something to consider for future reference.
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thx. I've included a GS discussion before, but didn't this time as I didn't think it needed for what should be so easy. I'm not sure it would have made a difference although I certainly can't say for sure. Unfortunately I don't know the expected workload of the reviewers, but while I think they do a really good job based on my experience, I think they also sometimes don't truly read it for comprehension. But I've had the same problem as well, so not throwing stones, just making an observation. Hopefully this will get fixed, but what would be most helpful is getting a clear answer from the person that declined why they did so as to be able to improve future submissions. I think the person that denied it should have to respond here on GS to understand their thought process and to say what would have made it easier for them. As it is, things just get fixed but see the same type of denials over and over.