Ghostbusters is misspelled in data text file

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The 1984 film Ghostbusters is misspelled in the text data file "ratings.list.gz" as "Ghost Busters". There should be no space character in the title. Wikipedia, Rotten Tomatoes and TMdb use "GhostBusters". The space may have been in the original title, but other movie databases do not acknowledge the space. Please fix the text file.
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Keary: The data text file isn't the problem per se. Rather, IMDb has made a decision to identify the 1984 film as having the two word title Ghost Busters for its official IMDb title, based on their policy of using "the original title of a movie/show in its original language as it appears on screen in the opening credits at the time of its first public release or screening".



I personally like the one-word version of the title Ghostbusters a lot better than the two-word version Ghost Busters, and apparently so did the filmmakers because they named the sequel Ghostbusters II, but since Ghost Busters is what they put on screen in 1984, that's probably what we have to live with. IMDb occasionally makes an exception to their title policy, but those exceptions are rare.
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Thanks for your quick reply and explaining the policy. I understand the policy, but they use the more recognized version on their own website. They do use the space when referring to original title as a note underneath the main title "Ghostbusters". Hope they change it, but probably not as you indicated.
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Keary: That depends on how you set your preferences. I personally have set my preferences (see https://secure.imdb.com/register-imdb/siteprefs) to Title Display Country - Original, meaning that I get the original title for any film displayed to me as the main title (for example, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is displayed for me as Wo hu cang long). 

And for me, this means that I get the two-word title Ghost Busters.



But when I'm not logged in, apparently the one-word title, which is listed by IMDb as the USA (new title) (see http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087332/releaseinfo), takes precedence, with the original title displayed below it in smaller type:



So they recognize Ghostbusters as a title for the 1984 film, just not the primary title. And the primary title is what the film would be listed under in the text files.
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I don't see "Ghost Busters" (original title) in either the 1984 or 2016 version but I still see it listed that way in the ftp business.list.

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Hi Chuck.kahn -

I'm checking on this with our staff who will take a look at the title page and data text file as soon as they can.  Once I receive a response I will let you know here.
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Hi Everyone -

Just following up here, our tech staff downloaded ratings.list.gz from the FTP site (both sites), and the movie appears as "Ghostbusters (1984)".  Can you  confirm that you have the latest files?

The file sour tech staff downloaded were from July 15, 2016, and have the md5sum of 72cbfb0dac9c5ead23062b7ec46c3ad8.

The locations are mentioned on http://www.imdb.com/interfaces:

ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/mirrors/ftp.im...
ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/pub/misc/movie...

Can you check again and let us know if you are still seeing the title displayed under "Ghost Busters"?
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Looks good in the July 15th update on business.list.