Blank name pages in general

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Would it be desired that I merge every blank name page I find? Or could a blank page contain information which is not being displayed to me?

For example:

Thomas Doherty (VIII)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8096412/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_14
Thomas Doherty (IX)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8376408/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_11
Thomas Doherty (X)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8520320/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_10
Thomas Doherty (XI)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8523556/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_7
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Mecki

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I wonder if sometimes a blank page is about to get a credit, and you happen to land there just between creation of the name page and the credit being assigned to it.

I would probably collect a few (as above), and send them in batches to the Help Desk using
IMDb Contact Us.

Others may have a different suggestion.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Blank Pages have nothing hidden. I checked The 4 Pro Pages too. Nothing there.
It looks like they may belong being merged to # (XIII) It has 2 self credits.
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Uncredited listings are not displayed unless the person also has credited listings on their page, so it's entirely possible for a name page that appears blank to actually have hidden items attached to it. Doesn't seem to be the case in your examples, but it's possible in general. For example, this name page appears empty at first glance, but check the update form for it, and you'll see there are actually uncredited listings there.

Always check via the update form before assuming that a page is empty (using a url like contribute.imdb.com/updates?update=nm000000:cast.correct/crew.correct can save you having to select 'correct' for every section on the page).

There may also be other kinds of hidden data attached to some pages, so be a little wary about assuming they're really empty.

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Wow. I thought if browsing IMDb and stumbling over some empty pages I could merge them at the same time without further ado. But now I see, it's not so easy.
Next time I'll probably send them to the Help Desk.

This time I would submit them to be merged because you checked the four pages and therefore I can be sure they're really empty.
Would it be important to merge them with (XIII)? If the four have nothing in it, could't I just merge them to anyone?

Thank you all. I hope none of you feels offended.
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Mecki, you may find this thread to be of interest: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/grace-anne-cochran-name-page


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Ed Jones (XLIX)

It looks like they may belong being merged to # (XIII) It has 2 self credits.

I couldn't find Thomas Doherty (XIII), so I merged the four empty name pages into Thomas Doherty (XII), who has 2 self credits too.
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Now 3 of 4 mergings were approved. One was problematic so I submitted it again.