External video link URL submission rules

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I noticed a couple weeks ago that the instructions for submitting external video URLs changed.  
They used to include an instruction that the format of the video (i.e. QuickTime, Flash, etc) was supposed to be included in the description in a (Parenthesis).

However, the instructions no longer require that information.

In addition, the submission instructions for music videos that that the video links should have the description "Full video"

However, several music video links I have submitted in the past week have been altered when added to IMDb compared to my submission:


Notice that this did not happen on my Trailer submission, which when added matched the submission of "YouTube - Teaser"

However, every submission of "Full Video" was changed to "Full movie (Flash)."

Why are these submissions being altered when added to IMDb?  I've tried modifying them with a new update submission after the first one went through, but they remain incorrectly formatted.
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Hi Vincent-P,

You are correct, we took this out of the submission guides as this has now become outdated. It looks like one of our legacy systems was still making converts based on the old requirements. I've amended this now which should solve the issue but please let me know if you encounter this again.