Merging character pages

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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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These have now been merged, thanks!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
character merge.


Can someone merge the charackter pages for Star-Lord And Peter Quill? I dont see why they are seperate.
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IMDb generally wants to keep superheros and their alter egos separate. It's policy.
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Jack Thayer (known as Jack to his friends) was a passenger on the RMS Titanic, and a character in titles based on the events of this ship's demise. His page his here: http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0477619/

However, there is a "John (Jack) Thayer" character on the "What Sank Titanic" episode of Curiosity that I can't add to John Thayer's character page. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2034920/fullcredits Can someone with more administrative powers add him?
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Hi Jordan, I added the character page, although I believe it may have created a new page under "Jack Thayer", so I'll keep an eye out and merge to the existing page if needed.
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I realized I made an error in my original post from 3 days ago. I meant to say "John Thayer (known as Jack to his friends)". I'll let you know if I see any more duplicates of this. Thank you for your speedy work!

Edit: Okay, the character from "Curiosity" wasn't added. I'll edit the episode's cast list to say [John "Jack" Thayer] instea of [John (Jack) Thayer]. After that edit goes through, I'll add the listing to Jack's character page.
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Jack Phillips of the Titanic needs these pages merged:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0002376/
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0154502/
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Merged, thanks!
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I need help with the creation of at least one character page I cannot create myself due to the differences in how the incarnations' names are written.

In The Stanley Parable, the most prominent character after Stanley is the Narrator, voiced by Kevan Brighting. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3252636/

Kevan Brighting reprises this role as the Stanley Parable Narrator/announcer in Dota 2, in a purchasable announcer pack. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2290962/

Harry S. Robins reprises his role as Dr. Kleiner http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0025357/ in Dota 2, but I can't add "Dr. Kleiner the Announcer".

Lastly, I cannot add "GLaDOS Announcer" to GLaDOS's page: http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0069595/

Are you able to merge/create these pages?

If you would like more information about these voice roles, I can provide links at the Dota 2 wiki.
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PeeWee, those are names, not characters. You can merge names yourself. First, take off the "pro-labs" prefix to those URLs. Then you can click "update" at the bottom of the pages and follow the instructions to merge them without an admin's intervention.
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Ernest,
Wrong thread for this, but the merge has been completed, so those two pages are now one.

bob
note: I am not staff nor in any way affiliated with IMDb
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Hi
I see this is a more active post about IMDB character merge requests.
This thread has some requests (including some of my own) https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/character_merge_request?topic-reply-list[settings][filter_by...

I would really appreciate it if these can be merged.

Thanks
Sigal
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Thanks Sigal, I will take a look.
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Thank you. Happy new year :-)
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Thanks Jordan, the character listings have now been merged.  Cheers!
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Thanks, Michelle. Are you able to assist with my request from a month ago, or is that more difficult? And did you also see Sigal's request about a merge of these two threads on this site that serve basically the same purpose? I was just curious if you have the ability to do that.
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Yep, apologies for the delay!  I will merge the other thread with this one.  Happy New Year!
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Happy New Year to you, too. (This is my request from a month ago I need help with: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/merging_character_pages?topic-reply-list%5Bsettings%5D%5Bfil... )
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Character merge request.

The character page link from a current poll goes here:

http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0329714/

Which is blank (not very helpful for those checking out who is who), the actual page is here:

http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0301488/

Thanks in advance.

Also is it OK to reuse this thread for future character merge requests?
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Hi Emperor -

It looks like these character pages have been merged. Yes, please continue to use this thread for reporting character merge requests, thanks!
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Bruce Wayne (yet again):
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0188699 and http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0492113 and http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0492114

Derek Vinyard:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0002727 and http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0496901 and http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0495019 and 

Nostalgia Critic:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0190392 and http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0327161

Barliman Butterbur:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0000167 and http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0498798

Also, can I ask a question, Michelle (or anyone else)?
Ther are a lot of blank character pages, such as these:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0254664/ and http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0331623 and http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0178876

It seems they were once actual character pages, but were tossed aside, probably by the users who made new ones, and have just removed the filmography from the old ones.
But they still exist, in a way, and are numbered.
Can they be deleted in some way?
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Hi Drvobradi -

Apologies for the delay in replying.  I have now merged the character pages and the update is currently processing.  Deletions must also be done manually by IMDb staff, so when you see blank character pages let us know within this thread.  I have also deleted the blank pages you reported.  Cheers!
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Thanks Sigal, the merge is processing!
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So I was just wondering, is my request from <a href="https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/merging_character_pages?topic-reply-list%5Bsettings%5D%5Bfil...">two months ago</a> too difficult to implement? Does HTML work in this field, or did I completely mess up my post just now?

Edit - HTML doesn't work here. Great.
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I have two strange merger requests (if they are possible at all).

First one is a TV Series Mortal Kombat Legacy:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1842127
it seems it has a clone page, called Mortal Kombat:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2802314
I know the two are the same because all images from the second one are actually photos from Legacy (the last photo in particular confirms that).

The other is... my profile page. :-/
On page one of this topic, I made a comment, my first comment on getsatisfaction.
It says Drvobradi - 1 post.
I know it's me, since I was the one who suggested those mergers.
However, all other posts or mine go by the same name, but the profile itself is separate from the first one.
How, why?
Can they be merged?
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This thread is for merging character pages, not titles or names. To do that, there are already systems in place that let users merge titles and names.

Also, and I'm no expert, but if you use different login methods, those might result in different "accounts" here. Like, logging in with Facebook, or a Google profile, or straight up making a new account on GetSatisfaction without using an external site profile.

But the point is, your question is off-topic. This is for merging character pages, which is currently something only IMDb staff can do, so we let them know about it here. Submit title merge updates on your own.
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''To do that, there are already systems in place that let users merge titles and names.''
I wasn't aware of that.
Thank you for letting me know.

''Also, and I'm no expert, but if you use different login methods, those might result in different "accounts" here''
Odd... but interesting.

''merging character pages, which is currently something only IMDb staff can do, so we let them know about it here.''
Umm... I know that - this is like, my 50th post in this thread.
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Then use the thread for its intended purpose. Make a different thread elsewhere for help on anything that isn't character page merging.

I am not IMDb or GetSatisfaction staff, so I do not and can not speak for them.
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Jordan, is there something wrong?
You already told me it was off-topic, and I already thanked you for that info.
Once was enough.
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And thus the day comes to a close.
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Thanks Larkku, these character merges are pending!
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Thanks Drvobradi, the merge/deletes should be processed for these character pages shortly.
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Hmm... it seems that the first two characters haven't been merged.
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For  "Carol Danvers", not sure what happened, but I've merged again now.
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Thanks Larkku, the updates have been made.
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Thanks Drvobradi, the updates have been made.
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https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/merging_character_pages?topic-reply-list%5Bsettings%5D%5Bfil...

I'd like to once more bring up my post from 3 months ago. I'll quote it here, because I'd really like to know if there's a way to fix the problem I have.

I need help with the creation of at least one character page I cannot create myself due to the differences in how the incarnations' names are written.

In The Stanley Parable, the most prominent character after Stanley is the Narrator, voiced by Kevan Brighting. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3252636/

Kevan Brighting reprises this role as the Stanley Parable Narrator/announcer in Dota 2, in a purchasable announcer pack. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2290962/

Harry S. Robins reprises his role as Dr. Kleiner http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0025357/ in Dota 2, but I can't add "Dr. Kleiner the Announcer".

Lastly, I cannot add "GLaDOS Announcer" to GLaDOS's page: http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0069595/

Are you able to merge/create these pages?

If you would like more information about these voice roles, I can provide links at the Dota 2 wiki.
Additionally, Lesley Staples, the "Second Narrator" also has one line of her own in Dota 2, that I recently discovered. So the "Second Narrator" is also a recurring character in both The Stanley Parable and Dota 2.

Thank you in advance if you are able to offer any help.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Linking Characters.

I'm trying to link the character Ruth Patchett from She-Devil with Ruth/Ruth Patchett from the original British series The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, but having no luck figuring it out. 
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Hi Akua, the character pages are now linked here.  Cheers!
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Thanks. 9 months late but just now seeing this. Thank you
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Hullo!
If you have the time, please merge Lord Humungous with The Humungus.
Thank you!
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They have now been merged, thanks Drevnibor!
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Hi
can these characters be merged: http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0512881/ and http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0512811/?ref_=tt_cl_t5 ?

Thanks in advance
Sigal
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They have now been merged, thanks Sigal!
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Thank you for all 3 merges :-)
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Hi
one more:
Can these characters be merged? I accidently created the 1st one instead of merging it:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0513609/
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0249569/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_10

Thanks in advance
Sigal
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Thanks Sigal, the merge is currently processing.  Cheers!

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