The New Format has Ruined my Contribution Experience

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I mainly add/fix up the credits for television shows. Some need little work but others seem to be almost works of fiction with nearly 100 corrections. To keep track of what needs correcting I use a text editor. I used to copy the credits from the IMDB page and paste (with appropriate formatting) into a text editor. From the TV show’s credits, I make the corrections in the editor. When finished, I copy/paste and drag/drop back into the IMDB editing page. It’s simple and fairly quick. However, the new page formatting has made this very difficult. It’s use of tables and the way they have been implemented has made it difficult to use in the text editor. The layout is difficult to put in a readable form that is easy to edit. The new page format is fine for a small number of corrections but is difficult when there are many to be done due to the use of tables. So far, I haven’t resorted to scripting to try and fix it but I have tried exporting from various browsers and importing in various applications. No luck so far without having to do a lot of extra editing/formatting on my part. Question, how do other people do the editing of the credits, especially those that came up with the new format? If somebody has a better way of doing it I would be very interested. John
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