Multiple Merges

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I recently noticed duplicate titles and then went through the process of merging them.

I've received some messages from IMDb help desk.

Apparently the process is a bit more complicated than I originally thought.

It appears I need to first delete the episodes for the duplicate entry and also get some second opinions to verify my duplicate claims are legit.

While understandable it does seem like a lot of trouble...

I probably could attempt to do all the deletions myself but I have a horrible feeling process times would take a while, and I would have to over explain myself for why those episodes are being deleted in the first place...


Long story short, I was hoping an experienced contributor or any IMDb staff reading this message could use the evidence I've provided below to delete or merge the duplicates I've discovered in my place.

I'm aware this probably makes me look lazy but since there's a lot of red tape I honestly don't have much patience for I was hoping someone else who can bypass all that can take a look at these requests and solve these issues when they have the time



1.  Duplicate:

"Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion" (2008)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1459086/combined


Original:

"Kôdo giasu: Hangyaku no rurûshu" (2006)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0994314/combined


The private message I received expressed concerns that the 2008 version was the second series. However this already has its own separate page here

"Kôdo giasu: Hangyaku no rurûshu R2" (2008)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1196006/combined


If you match the episode titles between "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion" (2008) and "Kôdo giasu: Hangyaku no rurûshu" (2006) you'll notice they are the same show (the first series)

Duplicate: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1459086/episodes?season=1

Original: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0994314/episodes?season=1


What needs to be done:

Delete these episodes
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1459086/episodes?season=1

Merge this
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1459086/combined
with this
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0994314/combined




2. Duplicate:

"Rozario to banpaia" (2008)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1161684/combined

Original:

"Rosario to Vampire" (2008)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1821149/combined


The private message I received expressed concerns that there is another series however this already has its own separate page here

"Rosario to Vampire Capu2" (2008)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2103766/combined


What needs to be done:

Delete these episodes
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1161684/episodes?season=1
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1161684/episodes?season=2

Merge this
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1161684/combined
with this
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1821149/combined




3. Duplicate

"Pokemon: The Origin" (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3224374/combined

Original:

"Pokémon Origins" (2013)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3218680/combined


What needs to be done:

Delete these episodes
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3224374/episodes?season=1

Merge this
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3224374/combined
with this
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3218680/combined




In my opinion it probably would be easier to delete the duplicates however I know that wouldn't be fair to users who voted for it and merging the duplicate (as far as I know) will transfer those votes over to the original title.


I've submitted other merge requests but they're still being processed. I'll probably receive similar messages asking for episode deletions and second opinions from other contributors so I suppose I'll be updating this thread somewhat often and hope someone generous and who has more contributor power than I do can help. :)

Thank you in advance

- Jackson
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Jackson_H

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Jackson_H

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Another question.

Should the earliest created title be considered the original or the title with the most votes?

e.g.

Got another message

Same movie

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0347791/combined
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0385719/combined

I suggested that

this (duplicate)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0385719/combined

be merged with this (original)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0347791/combined


This has more votes and was made earlier
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0347791/combined

2,434 votes vs 30 votes

title/tt0347791 vs title/tt0385719

However the message I received said "We list the original title as the primary title."

In that case this would be the original even though it's less popular and was created later?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0385719/combined
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I agree that your submission should usually be based on the titles, not vote tallies or which listing came first. If I'm not mistaken, those two titles have now been merged under the original title, but under the lower title number (and with the votes intact, by the look of it).

I can't help with your other suggestions, but I am reminded that another contributor has in the past posted eagerly about merging some other anime titles. You could ask him to take a look, maybe you could cooperate on how to go about it.

http://www.imdb.com/user/ur33823478/
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