Deleting a Title

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Whenever I've noticed a duplicate title I've always done what was recommended and used the Edit page and then "Add Correction" for the "Title Correction" category. Then I used the original page/more voted page for an AKA to merge both titles.

However I believe this situation can't be solved with this method and deletion is probably the best option.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1696202/combined

DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection (2010) (V) is a collection of 4 individual DC Showcase Shorts which were each previously included with a full-length DC Animated feature film (with the exception of Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam which was an exclusive to the Original Shorts Collection)

Each of these shorts already have a page on IMDb

DC Showcase: The Spectre (2010) (V)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1601188/combined

DC Showcase: Jonah Hex (2010) (V)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1606600/combined

DC Showcase: Green Arrow (2010) (V)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1663633/combined

DC Showcase: Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (2010) (V)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1701223/combined


In my opinion there would be no point is merging DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection (2010) (V) with any of these 4 other titles because all cast and crew have already been credited. Plus as far as I know you can only merge 2 titles max so how would a decision be made?

As far as I know user votes are also transferred when titles are merged. Problem here though is that each user's rating probably wouldn't be rated the exact same for each individual short if there was any thought to just add all 1362 votes to all 4 titles (though that would seem a bit lazy and careless)

Unless I'm not looking hard enough I haven't seen any option to delete a title which is why I'm posting this message to let IMDb staff decide how they want to handle this situation and if in agreement can delete DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection (2010) (V) themselves.

I suppose the reason why there isn't a delete option is because merging titles is easier and having no deletion option for public use is also a safety net in case there are trolls or aggressive users who have nothing better to do than mess up the database.
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The reason there isn't an option in the edit forms is because you have to use the link on this page:

How to I correct or delete a title?

and contact staff with your evidence that it needs to be deleted. Since it's, indeed, a bit of different situation, I'd say contact them and ask what should be done or give the info to them and let them run with it.

Maybe some of the experience contributors here has seen something similar and can add suggestions.
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Thank you for the response. I took your suggestion and contacted the staff.
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Were you able to get to the end of the form and were you not able to submit?  Or did you submit it and it didn't show up? Can you describe the point at which this is failing?

If you submitted it, can you post the submission ID numbers (you might want to start a new thread asking staff to check them for you)?
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I think I have not understood how to merge correctly, here's the submissions http://www.imdb.com/updates/update?load=140906-204000-509000 and http://www.imdb.com/updates/update?load=140906-103142-524000
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Those submissions are dated yesterday. They need to be reviewed by an IMDb Data Manager who will decide whether or not to accept them. Basically they work Monday to Friday, so it is very unlikely that anything will happen today. Also, I believe this type of change requires a rebuild, so nothing will be visible for up to 48 hours after the submissions are accepted (if they are).

You need patience when dealing with IMDb, everything takes time.
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Hi jackson_holtorp@hotmail.com,

Thanks very much for your message regarding the DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection (2010) (V) however we would like to retain this title as it is currently being enjoyed by amazon prime members via the interactive x-ray service. Although this is causing duplicate credits on name pages this is the best workaround we have at present in order to provide the best service to all. This is an ongoing issue which we are aware of and keen to address in the future.

Thanks for spotting this and keep up the good work!


Regards,
The IMDb New Title Verification Team
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Interesting! Thanks for the explanation!