Goof entries in Trivia category.

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Several times I have reported Goofs that have been entered in the Trivia categories, such as: "Triangle (1998)

The alternate version of Scully is identified as an OSS agent, but the OSS did not exist in 1939. (OSS being the precursor to the CIA) "

My reports have usually been worded as, "This is not Trivia. It is a Goof." The response I get is "Insufficient data."

How do I report these entries in such a way to get them moved or removed?
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Michael Bird

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Posted 4 years ago

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Hi Michael -

The explanation you referenced should be sufficient.  Can you clarify what exact steps you are taking to submit the updates?

You should submit a deletion to the existing trivia item (with the explanation) and then re-submit the data as a new Goof.
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James Ford

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I came with the exact same question. I am not happy with the official response. I often see trivia listed as a goof (and never the other way). I want a one-stop shopping experience. What Michael supplied should be sufficient. It happens so often that there should be a selection for it correction reasons. Having to edit two pages is beyond what I will invest to correct an error that the original author and reviewer should have caught.
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Hi both,

It is a case of discoverability for our users and it can be often difficult for us internally to be able to establish if an entry is a duplicate or an existing item or whether it is just being deleted without the user checking that the item already exists as a goof. We wouldn't want to remove information that people found genuinely interesting. In this case I've removed the item as this goof entry already covers the information. 
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I don't have a problem with selecting the goof entry, copying it, submitting a deletion and adding a trivia entry with the pasted wording (reworded slightly if necessary). I usually do them in the same submission by selecting "Correct/Delete" for Goof and "Add 1 entry" for Trivia.

I've done this many times. Dead easy.

The same applies to duplicate goof or trivia entries, where it may be necessary simply to delete one of them (reason: duplicate of another entry), or it may be necessary also to edit the other entry to as to merge information from the one that's being deleted.