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I too agree that there should be an easier way to report on duplicate character pages. Now that I've found this topic, hopefully more people can use this thread to report on such duplicates.
2 Sonic the Hedgehogs:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0008405/
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0272533/
And I thought there were two Bowsers at one time (the Nintendo character), but maybe that's been fixed. http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0008408/

And Brent R., to answer your question, merging names is a lot easier than merging characters. Just go to the duplicate name, and do a name correction change to change the name to the original one.

Note: This topic was created from a reply on the duplicate character pages topic.
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I too agree that there should be an easier way to report on duplicate character pages.


Make a suggestion, as this comes up quite a bit and it'd be great to get a system where this can be sorted out easily - although staff sort it out quickly on here, so perhaps all we need is a character merge thread, like this...
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Oooo I was caught out by this for a moment there. Thanks for splitting it off. It gets a +1 from me.
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  1. You duplicate
  2. You got the right idea
  3. You may understand
  4. You might be nice!
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Hi Jordan -

Your request to merge the two "Sonic the Hedgehog" character pages has been forwarded to the appropriate staff who will make the adjustment.

I did see two character pages for "Bowser":

http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0008408/
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0171016/

But it looks to me like these are separate characters.




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You're right, that does appear to be a non-Nintendo Bowser. Thanks!
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Hi Jordan -

Your request to merge the two "Diddy Kong" character pages has been forwarded to the appropriate staff who will make the adjustment.
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Thank you!
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Why am I the only one noticing and reporting duplicate characters? Here's Henry, from Disney's "Country Bears" theme park attraction and film:
Attraction version: http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0163952/
Film version: http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0372569/

Henry was only one of two characters from that "franchise" who was both in a screen-credits thing (the sing-along video) and the movie. The other one, Zeb, is already a single page: http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0072510/
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Thanks for reporting these and apologies for the delayed reply. I've merged them as requested. The merges should reflect on site later today.

Best,
Tom
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Thanks, I've merged the pages.

Best,
Tom
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I can't find where to start a new topic, so I'll just reply here. I found two Fluttershy character pages that need to be combined.
1. http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0239502/
2. http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0414002/


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Hi Jordan -

I've merged the character pages for you.  Also, for future reference, if you need to post a new topic in the community, you can do so by starting at the IMDb community page here: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb , within the Search field, enter the question you want answered and click the search icon. 

You will see search results listed from other posted topics, if the results aren't relevant to your exact issue, at the bottom of the page you will see a yellow "Continue Creating Conversation" button, click on that and you will automatically be redirected to the "Start a Conversation" form where you can enter all the relevent information for your question and and post it within the community.  Hope this helps!

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Actually, shortly after I commented here, I did make a new thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/is_it_okay_to_start_new_duplicate_character_threads_as_theyr...

But thank you anyway.
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Thanks for your request Ronet, I have merged the character pages and the listings should be combined live on the site within the next 24 hours.  Cheers!
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There appear to be a lot of copies of the Koopalings from the Super Mario series.
http://www.imdb.com/find?q=Koopa+Troopa&s=ch

Iggy Koopa alias "Hop Koopa":
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0008407/
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0172487/
Lemmy Koopa, alias "Hip Koopa":
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0008404/
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0172189/
Roy Koopa, alias "Bully Koopa":
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0172794/
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0008440/
Morton Koopa Jr. (alias Big Mouth Koopa Jr.) is fine, only one page
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0008441/
As is Larry Koopa (alias Cheatsy Koopa), no merging needed.
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0008460/
Wendy O. Koopa, alias "Kootie Pie Koopa":
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0008456/
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0172190/
Ludwig von Koopa, alias "Kooky von Koopa":
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0008463/
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0172488/

Additionally, the generic Koopa Troopa character has two pages that need to be merged:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0122213/
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0352735/















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Thanks Jordan, these character merges have been processed and the changes should be on the site shortly.  Cheers!
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Thanks!
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This character merge has been processed and the changes should be on the site shortly.  Thanks again Jordan!

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"I'm here to report two Donkey Kongs"

I have no idea why I find that sentence so pleasing - but I do.

I add my voice to the need for a simple merge for characters, like we have for real people.
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What a smile; what do donkeys eat.
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These two character pages have now been merged, the change should be live on the site shortly!  Thanks!

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I have a question. For anyone, not just admins. Should Mario and Metal Mario be merged?
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0039169/
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0447506/
Or should they stay separate?

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I'm looking for opinions here. I suppose Michelle is the only admin/mod here?
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It looks to me that they should be merged, as essentially it is the same character.  I will go ahead and merge the listings.

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All right then. Thanks for your input!
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Merged, the change should be live on the site shortly!  Thanks again!
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Thanks Drvobradi!  These character pages have now been combined, the change should be live on the site shortly!

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Another double character page - Eowyn:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0000170/?ref_=fn_al_ch_1 and http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0185943/?ref_=fn_al_ch_2

I also came upon a few other mistakes that are not Character-merging related.
I will post them here, so you correct me if I was supposed to make a new thread:

- Actor Billy Boyd is credited on this image:
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3869868032/nm0101710?ref_=nmmi_mi_all_sf_13
even though it is not him - it is Elijah Wood

- This:
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1995676928/tt0401776?ref_=ttmd_md_nxt

Also, may I ask something?
I was recently updating the images for the characters from Tolkien-related films.
Now, there are 4 pictures:
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2318638592/tt0120737?ref_=ttmi_mi_all_prd_143
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2368970240/tt0120737?ref_=ttmi_mi_all_prd_144
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2385747456/tt0120737?ref_=ttmi_mi_all_prd_145
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2402524672/tt0120737?ref_=ttmi_mi_all_prd_146
that are not selectable when I'm doing the:
  • To edit the photo gallery for <inser character's name>, click here
Why is that?
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Sorry I missed these!  These listings should be merged shortly.  Cheers!
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You do know you don't need the "?ref_=fn_ch_ch_" stuff, right?
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Of course.
But when pasting a lot of links, it is boring to delete all those link-addons, so I just opted to paste them whole.
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It might be "boring", but I always do it, with any site that has those dangling modifiers to its URLs. Not saying you have to, just saying that I don't find it a chore.
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I just got into the habit of removing it all. Still, once in a while I guess I get lazy and just copy/paste as is.  Or, just try to miss all the junk when copying.
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While I usually remove the alphabet soup, I am always glad to see it posted. IMDb added it to various pages so that they would know where a link came from, thus totally screwing up the visited/not visited  function of History, a sore point for many users.

Maybe if enough links are posted with the garbage still, IMDb will finally realize that they have been seriously annoying many users only to gather inaccurate statistics and revert to the correct, bare URLs.

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I love how James bond is character #7. All of the small numbers are other iconic characters, too. Shows that they were some of the first character pages made by IMDb staff (I presume).
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These character pages should be merged shortly, cheers!

James Bond: The pleasure, I'm sure, was all mine.
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Of course - mister hot-shot agent 007 gets his doubles removed after 12 hours, but the poor Obi-Wan, Eowyn, Loki, Ted Mosby and the others suggested 3 weeks ago, are still waiting without being taken care off. :-P
What is it about James Bond that makes all women jump onto him instantly? :-D
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Another Bond. Any particular reason for these duplicates?
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0460065/

The primary character name on the usual page has apparently changed to 007. Is it okay if I change it back to James Bond?
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0000007/
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Hi Peter, I'm not sure how/when all these extra character pages came about, but I've merged the page you mentioned.  Please do go ahead and change the name, when merging pages we have to go with the one with the lowest "ch" number, so whatever name is on the lowest ch number is the character name that sticks after a merge.
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Thanks Drvobradi, these pages have now been merged!
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These listings have been merged, thanks!
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These characters have now been merged, please check the site for the changes shortly.  Thanks!
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I'm not sure that a lot IMDb users who create/update character pages really know how it works.
It seems they tend to click on CREATE NEW rather than ADD a name to the already existing character page...

The Joker:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0000180 and http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0460072 and http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0459147

Cyclops:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0346252 and http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0086597

King Stephen:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0271447 and http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0077843

Jack Jackson:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0183237 and http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0264823

Waleran Bigod:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0183239 and http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0230140
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You know Drvobradi, I think you're absolutely right. Here's a thought: What happens to all the numbers that get redirected back to the original character page? Can those numbers ever be used again, or do they redirect back in perpetuity?
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These characters have been merged, cheers!
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These listings have been merged, thanks!
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All merged, except for "Rider of Rohan", you listed the title page URL, is there another character listing?
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Got it, thanks!
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These listings are now merged, thanks!
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