Narrator credit in IMDb even when not credited on-screen?

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Question about a Narrator credit for episodes of a TV series, even when there isn't an on-screen credit during the original broadcast.

Situation: During the original broadcast, sometimes the show has credits (which show the narrator), and sometimes it doesn't. However, the same episodes shown online after the original broadcast, do have on-screen credits.

So my question is, why can't this person have a "(voice) (uncredited)" attribute?  The narrator has obviously done the work, and has received on-screen credit, but just not during the original broadcast.

Yes, I know this is not consistent with the policy stated here:
https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/filmography-credits/cast-acting-credits-guidelines/GH3JZC...

So I guess is what I'm asking is for an exception.  Submission 181204-164309-946000

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Question about a Narrator credit for episodes of a TV series,
even when there isn't an on-screen credit during the original broadcast.
by Ron
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The Twilight Zone  (1959-1964)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734631/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734631/reference

Rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rod Serling   ...  Narrator / Himself - Host (uncredited)
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Hi Ron,

Yes this definitely qualifies as a valid (voice) (uncredited) credit, seeing as he's credited elsewhere on other episodes of the same series.

I've resubmitted these for you now which will go live shortly.

Regards,
Will
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Same series, similar rejection: 181221-042121-309000
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Hi Ron, 

I have resubmitted this update now which will go live shortly. 

Thanks
Meredith
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Same series, same rejection: 190115-142408-601000
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Apologies Ron, I've resubmitted now.

Regards,
Will
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Same series, rejected again (Does not meet contribution guidelines): 190130-021401-668000

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The episode the following week had the same exact credit, and it was accepted, so I tried re-submitting, and got the same rejection, "Does not meet contribution guidelines." 190205-230929-586000
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Hi Ron -

Thanks for reporting these additional incorrect rejections, I have now approved this episode credit and will send an alert to the team to ensure that our acceptance policies are being followed for future submissions.
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Thank you Michelle.

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Same series, rejected again (Does not meet contribution guidelines): 190227-040436-271000
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Hi Ron -

Apologies, the credit has now been added to the episode: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8975822/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast

Thanks again!