This kind of thing happens frequently and it's frustrating that coming to this forum is sometimes the only way of getting an edit through. The reason "Unable to verify" is meaningless for this context.
It's baffling that whoever is approving/rejecting the edits doesn't know your own guidelines. The credit shouldn't have even been accepted in the first place.
The following credits are likely to be discarded:
- Submissions with an empty character field or with descriptions such as "lead", "supporting" or "featured".
- We will accept "background" or "extra" if that's how the credit appears on screen, but "background", "extra" or "bit-part" will not be accepted as a character name on the title if the role does not receive an on-screen credit. If that is the case the character name should include a description of the part - Woman with Dog, for instance - and (uncredited) in the 'attribute' box. But see below - they must be recognizable.
- It is not enough to have just worked on a production: Their scenes must be included in the final cut and it must be possible to easily identify their appearance.
- Background/extra work as a crowd member (or a similar role where it's impossible to recognize the subject)
We will usually discard credited submissions where, in the vast majority of cases the character/role name would be uncredited, such as "waiter", "bus driver", "pedestrian", "bar patron", "party goer" etc. If they are credited with such a character or role name, you are able to provide evidence and the credit does not appear on the site within 10 days, please contact our team using the form below with verifiable proof of the credit.Please also note that we place a lot of weight on submitter history, so submitters who have previously attempted to submit false information, such as listing an uncredited role as credited, will find it extremely difficult to get future submissions accepted. Please see the Contributors Charter for more information.
Post some OBJECTIVE criteria and then stick to them, please. I'll try the "delete a title" route, but man that's going to be a lot of work for me that I don't really have time to do.