Correcting date of birth: has it been rejected despite supporting URLs?

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On 16 July (before the oldest item in Bio: Birth Date in www.imdb.com/czone/times) I submitted a correction for the date of birth of David Daker https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0197470/ as submission 180716-153859-752000. Since the oldest item date (18 July) is newer than the date when I submitted my correction, I presume that my submission has been rejected.

I cited three URLs: one gave the year and place (the place matched the existing entry); another matched that year and gave a month; the third (Wikipedia) matched month and year, and gave exact date.

The Explanation field was: "https://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/results?firstname=colin+david&firstname_variants=true&la... - the only Colin D Daker is born in 1935... and that's in Bilston. http://www.checkcompany.co.uk/director/88675/COLIN-DAVID-DAKER says September 1935. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Daker says 29 Sep 35. If you're happy to take Findmypast and CheckCompany as proof of year, maybe accept that Wikipedia has exact date, even though no source is given for this"
Can an admin investigate please.
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Martin

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Jeorj Euler

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This pertains to information anonymously supplied to Wikipedia on Thursday, June 30th, 2016. Who is the Wikipedia non-logged-in contributor at Internet address 109.148.142.115? Is it one person or multiple? Is the person of interest a reliable source? We don't know. Maybe we should omit the exact date until we can verify this for sure. There is also a potential "mistaken identity" issue at hand. Was David Baker's birth name Colin David Daker, or was it David Jacob McGeoch? If there weren't any contradictions or confusions, we could take this on faith.
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Jeorj Euler

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http://ipaddress.is/109.148.142.115 suggests British location.
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Martin

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David Daker's full (birth) name was already given as Colin David Daker before I submitted my correction. That is how I was able to search for people of that name born in around that year. The fact that there is only one Colin D Daker, and that he was born in Bilston (agreeing with existing place of birth) tends to suggest that I have found the correct person, though with a year of birth that is slightly different.

Then I found another supporting piece of information: the company director URL, which gives the month, and the same year as the FindMyPast URL. These both agree with the (unsupported) DOB on Wikipedia. My view is that if the year and month have been verified from other sources (FindMyPast and Company Director), then that tends to suggest that it is highly likely that the full DOB on Wikipedia is correct.

So I'd say we have strong evidence for the year and month, and slightly weaker evidence for the exact day.

Maybe an admin can go back to the original evidence that was given for the original year of birth (1937) and see how reliable that was.
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Hi Martin,

Thanks for your post and continued attempts to keep IMDb as up to date as possible. 

I've looked into the birth date and as a result of my findings I have update this now.

Have a great day.

Joel
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Many thanks, Joel.