New bio not added after weeks if waiting

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I up dated my new Bio weeks ago and it's still not added. It's currently posted underneath the old bio that I want replaced. Please assist, if there's something I need to do to get my new bio posted.
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If it is displayed on the the page then it has been processed, accepted and added.

You probably should have submitted to replace or correct the other rather than to add a new one.

You should probably submit to "delete" the old one and explain carefully that it's been re-written and improved upon.

While at it, you might edit the old one.  I notice you start a lot of sentences repeating the name Ron...you might use "he" instead if you can. It makes easier reading.  Then use "Ron" if there are others being discussed, when it clarifies which you're talking about.

Also, you shouldn't list works that appear in the filmography unless they're mentioned for a reason.  But when mentioning titles/names in the database, make them clickable by entering them as:

'Matt Damon' (qv)
'Robin Williams (I)' (qv)

_Good Will Hunting (1997)_ (qv)

So they'll appear as a link. See Creating Links

Instead of the bio, which should be more about personal info, you might list work not included in the database in the "other works" area. See Other Works
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BluesmanSF I think I'm all set now. Thank you so much you've been very helpful. Blessings to you and your family.
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You're very welcome.  Just post back if you have any problems.  I'll wait for it to process and take a look too.
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Dear bluesmanSF, I'm improving on my Bio thanks to your wonderful help but, again I have the same situation. The update version is resting underneath the Bio I want updated. The reason for the update is I forgot a project when I re-wrote is as you suggested. I can't thank you enough. Can you take a look and see where I went wrong. I choose "add item" because I couldn't find a link to correct. Thank you.

Ron Baratono
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Hi Ron,

Yes...the "add item" is the problem.  It creates a new one instead of allowing you to edit the one in place.

When on the edit form, to the right of "biography," you have a dropdown  menu for "no change," "correct/delete" and "add 1 item."

You should choose "correct/delete." After you choose to "continue," the resulting page will now show the two current bios. To the left, there is dropdown menu for "keep," "correct" or "delete."  If you have edits to make, still, choose "correct" for the one you'll edit, and delete for the superfluous one.  You'll need to give an explanation for the deletion request but if you point out an edit gone wrong resulted in an additional bio with the same information, it should get removed.  For the one you edit, choosing to "correct" and clicking "check these updates," will open the text field to be editable.
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Thank you bluesmanSF, I will follow your direction and do it again with an explanation. I can't thank you enough as you can see I'm learning but things are looking much better. Bless you.

Ron Baratono
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You're certainly welcome!
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BluesmanSF it won't allow me to edit anything.
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I'm stuck. Is there a drop down that will allow me to do the small edit I need to do?
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Yeah, certainly.  People miss this, sort of, extra step (I've forgotten it myself even though I know it!).

But, remember to look to the right...then to the left on the next page.

So




Then to the left:



Then click "check these updates" (even though you haven't gotten to the point of being able to make one yet) and the next page:



When the page looks like this, you can click anywhere in the "Biography" field and it will let you add/change the text and linking.

If it still isn't working, perhaps you can post a screen shot of what you're seeing that's different and staff can take a look at what's going on. 

Otherwise, it's behaving for me, so if you want, I can submit it for you, too.  It'd be no problem at all. And I'd include a request to remove the extra one.
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I'd love you to do that for me bluesmanSF. I got as far as your instuctions and it's allowing me to edit now, but it won't except it. All I wanted to add to the bio was _Detroit 1-8-7 (2011)_(qv)     How can you do this for me, and what do you need to get it done?
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I completely ex out and I'll let you take over. as you can see on the second bio I forgot the (qv) which should be at the end of _Detroit 1-8-7 (2011)_(qv)
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So the issue that is kicking it out is, the IMDb title for the show itself is "Detroit 1-8-7 (2010)," since IMDb adds the date first released as part of the title.

The episode has it's own page and is titled "Detroit 1-8-7" (2010) {Beaten/Cover Letter (#1.14)"

Your episode was 2011, but for a link to work, to the show's page, you need to use the title as it appears in the system.

So you'd use:

_Detroit 1-8-7 (2010)_ (qv)

and not include the year the episode aired. I can do it for you, no problem.  Is the first, or the second, bio the most accurate and otherwise up-to-date?
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Thank you so much. The second bio is the one I tried to add Detroit 1-8-7 too. Besides that it's exactly the same as the first bio.
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so it's the second bio that i'd like to have but as you can see I did Detroit 1-8-7 wrong
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Done.  Thanks...that's the one I figured and that I was looking at.

It should update fairly quickly (though deletion of the first might take a bit longer).  Post back if there are any problems!

And, you're very welcome!
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You're a treasure bluesmanSF. I don't know how to thank you enough. Blessings to you and your family.

Ron Baratono
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Thanks for your comments.  I greatly appreciate it!  Always glad to help!
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bluesmanSF my bio is perfect now everything linked proper and I'm a happy man. Thank you bro!

Ron
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To "bluesmanSF" . . .

Sorry, this post has nothing to do with the thread, however, I was on here typing about my own problem and came across an old message you wrote in reply to some-one's query. I didn't know how to contact you, so I thought I'd take your latest post and run with that.

What I read, warmed my heart. My partner has been a soldier and policeman and we've always liked to help people, whether we were poor in the early days or not. In-fact, when we relocated countries,we gave EVERYTHING to the Salvos, though of course I kids kept their favorites. We've always given away far more than we've received. As it turns out, I now have a terminal illness, yet funnily enough, we've not received much help. We teach our children by example, and that is to know giving is good and expecting things in return, rarely happens and isn't worth your anger. We laugh it off and know we've helped others and that's what matters. Our kids now get something, play with it for 10 seconds, then state; I've played with this, can I give it away to some-one who might want it now?! We've created monsters!! haha

Anyway, to remind you of what you wrote, I've quoted it beneath and added ...
My wife and I were eating dinner last night and saw a soldier paying for his meal and we signaled the server to send the bill to us. The other night we ate dinner and saw we had a lot left and made a plate and took it to the disabled man accross the street, so he didn't have to stand and make his dinner (it's quite painful for him). I regularly pick up trash in the park by our house and along the streets as I go for a walk, near my home. To take a few seconds to answer someone's question, when I know the answer or know where to get it, is not a big deal to me, so I guess I never thought about why.
On behalf of the 8 of us (10 with the cat & dog), to you and your wife, we say...
A VERY BIG THANK
YOU!!
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LOL at the "monsters."  Yep, kids pick it up and carry on.  I see mine go help a kid that fell and is crying, before they play they clean up at the park, etc., and they also choose which toys they don't play with and want to give them to kids with none, etc. 

Anyway, thanks for your kind words and best to you, your partner (and thanks  to your partner for committing to protecting and serving!)  and gang (including the cat and dog!).
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled My Bio.

How come when I update my bio the newer version gets place under the original? Now there's two mini Bio's.