How to prove a negative?

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In submission #190705-173433-358000, I tried to add a (credit only) attribute for Debra Winger for this episode of The Ranch: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6294692/reference.
It was declined stating "Your contribution has been declined.We have been unable to verify your contribution. Unfortunately we were unable to accept your submission as we were unable to verify the information provided. If your submission was placed via the IMDb.com Desktop title or name page submission form, you now have an option to provide evidence with your additions, as well as corrections or deletions. Please go to your Contribution History, re-load the submission reference and tick the box “provide an explanation to assist in processing this submission” and “check these updates”. The field will become available in the submission form. For all other submissions, please see our Help Site for further information or details on how to contact us."

My question is, how do I prove Debra Winger was NOT in this episode? I found this website: https://www.tvmaze.com/episodes/1373588/the-ranch-2x15-more-than-a-memory/castappearances, stating that of the main cast members, Winger doesn't appear. Also, the plot outline for the next episode states that she is back in town: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6294696/reference Would that be enough or would my submission be declined again?




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Posted 1 month ago

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MAthePA

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Hi, Marco.

I do hope that below data will not close the question "How to prove a negative?" -- this is very good to have the answer.

The below may help you in approving the submission. 
I watched the More Than a Memory episode and confirm these are all the women scenes pictured:









If editors checked against the video, they might confused thinking that Sharon Lawrence stands for Debra Winger ;))

And btw, Debra Winger is in opening credits.
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And btw, Debra Winger is in opening credits.

Not only in name, but in Images in the opening credits too.
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Marco

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Thanks for the pictures MathePa.
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Thanks all, I've resubmitted the (credit only) attribute now.

Thanks,
Will
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Thanks a bunch Will.