Correction of writer not accepted despite screenshot showing correct info

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Could an admin have a look at 190704-154744-648000 in which I'm trying to correct an incorrect writer for an episode of the series "Moving Story" (1994). Although Jack Rosenthal created the series and wrote the first few episodes, other writers wrote the remaining episodes and Jack Rosenthal doesn't get any on-screen credit (in opening titles or closing credits) for those episodes.

I submitted the information a few times (without evidence), but the last time, with the ID above, has the comment

  • "Moving Story" (1994) {Last Stand at Laurel Way (#1.3)}
    • Writers - Replace
      • Old -
        Name: Rosenthal, Jack (I)
        Attribute: (writer)
        New -
        Name: Fisher, Nick (I)
        Attribute: (written by)
        Order: 1,1,1

"https://i.postimg.cc/L8n8z7Ns/vlcsnap-2019-07-04-16h45m08s142.png - for some reason this writer correction has not been published when other writer corrections to other episodes submitted at around teh same time have been published. Here's proof of the correct writer."

I've confirmed that the link does show the title card from the opening titles of that episode.

And yet the response is still "Your contribution has been declined.We have been unable to verify your contribution. Unfortunately we were unable to accept your submission as we were unable to verify the information provided. If your submission was placed via the IMDb.com Desktop title or name page submission form, you now have an option to provide evidence with your additions, as well as corrections or deletions. Please go to your Contribution History, re-load the submission reference and tick the box “provide an explanation to assist in processing this submission” and “check these updates”. The field will become available in the submission form. For all other submissions, please see our Help Site for further information or details on how to contact us."


I think part of the problem may be that other sites such as https://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b7d7c2689 are incorrect. I suppose it's plausible that Jack Rosenthal, and not Nick Fisher, did write the episode and that the on-screen caption is wrong, but if that's the case, it needs to be shown as Nick Fisher being the credited writer and Jack Rosenthal as uncredited, and a crazy credits note.

Here's a link to the episode on Youtube, positioned to show the caption a few seconds later https://youtu.be/zCT2S8TSrD4?t=27




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Martin

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Adrian, Champion

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I suspect your problem is trying to correct this credit instead of deleting the existing credit and adding the new credit.
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Martin

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Should it make a difference that I'm doing it as a correction rather than a delete-and-add? Aren't the two treated as being the same. If you think it will make any difference, I'll try it - with the same supporting URLs as before.

190705-171645-885000 is the new attempt:

"Moving Story" (1994) {Last Stand at Laurel Way (#1.3)}
  • Writers - Delete
    • Name: Rosenthal, Jack (I)
      Attribute: (writer)

  • Writers - Add
    • Name: Fisher, Nick (I)
      Attribute: (written by)
      Order: 1,1,1

      (with suitable explanations and URLs)

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It shouldn't make a difference from my own experience, it does. When I delete a wrong credit and add the new credit, it does seem this is more readily accepted by IMDb.
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Thanks for the suggestion. It seemed to do the trick: within a few minutes of submitting the delete-and-add, it had been processed.

I wonder if it applies to other changes (eg wrong actor or character in a cast list). I'll have to get into the habit of deleting/adding rather than changing.

Just goes to show - even though I've been a submitter since 1998 (I found my original subscription email the other day), I'm still learning new tricks ;-)
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Before there was a tracking system to tell us that our submissions were declined, I remember getting frustrated by this and trying the add/delete. It only seems to affect the changing of a name, not a position or character name.
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Well, shit, that is good to know.
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Hi Martin, 

Your submission has now been approved and is live on the site. 

Thanks
Meredith