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I tried to delete an uncredited foreign dub actor from the cast of Lego Movie 2 and my edit was rejected: #200202-105427-202000

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.
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This problem happens when you don't have any supporting evidence:

General Rules:

General Rules

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.
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As I said, I was trying to delete a credit not add it. I can't provide proof something does not exist. And the person who added it clearly didn't provide evidence.

How do you actually provide evidence when submitting a credit?
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Then, you can go to: "Title -> Delete a title" option on our Contact Form

For more informations, please check: https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/titles/title-corrections/G7J57QHX9CAN989N?ref_=helpart_nav_5#
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Matt

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I'm trying to delete a credit not a title. It's a regular edit. I did it correctly. IMDb just often get it wrong.
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I went in and deleted the credit and IMDb has accepted it.
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This has been frustrating for me, as well.  I am working WITH THE PERSON INVOLVED (who does NOT have an IMDbPro account for himself).  Some helpful fan added a whole bunch of his amateur films he made when he was a kid, and he's asked me to get them deleted OFF of his IMDb.  In the last round, I even provided his direct email contact for IMDb to reach out to him if they need verification.  What REALLY puzzles me is that, for a title to even be added, IMDb *supposedly* requires some indication that it has been made available to the general public, and not one of his amateur films ever received that (not even uploaded to YouTube).  I could see a single title getting past, but 40 - 50 of them??  REALLY, IMDb?  That makes it all the more frustrating for those of us who ARE working professionals with a lot of projects in development (and not even a release date yet) who would like to get projects added.  Can't even do that with serious work that IS forthcoming, and yet some yahoo can put on someone else's profile 40-50 projects which never became available to the general public?

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.
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I agree they need to actually follow their own guidelines. I assume there's a farm of data editors who accept or reject edits far too quickly to make accurate judgements. Many of their guidelines say to provide evidence, but there's no easy way of doing this in the editing process. Then the rejection messages provide no reason for why the edit was rejected or how to address the problem. We're then forced to post about basic problems on a forum, wasting our time and the time of IMDb employees, and we often receive unhelpful responses or are told they'll look into it and then they never respond. The only interaction this post has received from an IMDb employee was to "like" the first reply, which was completely irrelevant. The whole process has clearly grown too difficult for them to satisfactorily deal with, like Facebook responding to user reports.