Corrections don’t replace the original but add it instead

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I’ve correcting data in which I replace "Benny Hill" (1962) with "The Benny Hill Show" (1969) but instead of replacing it, it repeats it with the same description.
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Niall Williamson

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The reference number for these contributions are #200629-230547-700000 and #200628-231152-821000
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That's probably because that show is simply called Benny Hill.
https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/search/20/20?adv=1&media=tv&order=asc&q=%22benny+hill%22&yf=1962&yt=1963#search

The Benny Hill Show in Black and White was on the BBC in the years:
1955
1957-58
1961
1964-1966
1968

Benny Hill in Black and White was on the BBC in the years:
1962-1963

The Benny Hill Show in Black and White was on ITV in the years:
1957-1960
1967

The Benny Hill Show in Colour was on ITV in the years:
1969-1986
1988-1989

There's probably things which are missing or need correcting from the various The Benny Hill Show productions, like missing episodes or incorrect/missing production/distribution companies, but the title for Benny Hill (1962-1963) isn't one of them. There's also clearly countless colour screenshot photos and DVD covers from the ITV version which need removing from the BBC versions of the show.
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I was talking about my contributions and why it is repeating, not the pages itself.

Sorry for the confusion.
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I'm not sure what you're trying to do, but if you mean that your corrections are apparently accepted, but stay the same, then that happened to me a couple of weeks ago.

I corrected the word Uk in a title to say UK, which was apparently accepted twice, but nothing changed. After correcting it a third time, it finally capitalised the letter K.

I'm currently going through all The Benny Hill Shows moving all the colour screenshots and DVD's/VHS's which are in colour to the ITV version.

It looks like there's only a few screenshots and DVD/VHS images from the BBC version so far, as I've only seen screenshot, and 2 VHS covers from the BBC version so far. 99% of them are from episodes broadcast in 1969 or later.

I've been checking Amazon and Cinema Paradiso to make sure too, and they confirm 99% of the images are from the ITV version.

If my recent corrections are to go by, then the staff at IMDB will no doubt reject my image corrections, which they'll claim they're unable to verify even with links provided, as I've had at least 250+ corrections (mainly to birth places and filming locations) rejected multiple times for at least 250 titles/profiles in the last month, out of a few 1000, even when 95% of them had multiple links as proof
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Well it is accepting the data just not completely
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I've just noticed a mistake for the December 1991 Saffron produced in association with Thames (Thames left ITV in 1991) and FR3, TV episode for the BBC which according to IMDB was originally called Benny Hill: The World's Favorite Clown.

That clearly wasn't the original title if it was a British production like it claimed to be, as the giveaway which made me notice it, was the American spelling of "Favourite."

After a quick search I've found out that it's actually part of a British TV series called Omnibus (1967-2003) where it's actual title was Benny Hill  Clown Imperial: An Omnibus Special.

It was then released on VHS a year later in November 1992 by Thames under the title Benny Hill: The World's Favourite Clown.

So I'll be requesting the titles be merged, or have the title corrected, the year changed to 1992, the release type changed to video and a "movie connection" to the TV episode added, as they're the same programme.
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I should have explained this before but I’m referring to adding movie connections.

Instead of replacing the title it just adds the title I tried to replace it with but adds the same description.
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Can someone from IMDb help?
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They've been slow for months.

I gave them the benefit of doubt at first, thinking it must be because of the coronavirus lockdown, but they've been slow since the lockdown ended.

I'm still waiting for a reply to a question I made 2 days ago...

Along with a reply to a request I made 2 days ago to delete and move, or simply delete the filming locations I added to 3 TV episodes by mistake, as they're for different episodes.

It would take them 2 minutes to delete the filming locations from series 3 episode 1, and move the filming locations for the other 2 episodes, to the correct episodes, but I'm having to wait because I want to make sure those are corrected first before I add anymore, double checking they're for the correct episodes this time.
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Hi Niall. Have you submitted a contribution for deletion request of the 1962 Connection?
Are those the 2 contribution numbers posted? #200629-230547-700000 and #200628-231152-821000?

If so what is the status of your contributions that can be found here at https://contribute.imdb.com/contributions/history ?

To view the status click on "View Contribution Details. Post that status here. If rejected. Please state the reason why.
Thanks.




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They were accepted
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What are they?
Deletions or additions?
And if they are deletions that are approved, someone is in an edit war possibly with you. This happens every so often.
Also it takes 24-48 hours after approvals sometimes for changes to reflect on site. So your changes may not have happened yet.
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They were corrections