Title change not displaying. Help?

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I originally requested a title change for one of my titles, and the new title was honoured. However, it only displays as "New Title" under the "Also Known As" section. I would like the new title to also be the main title that appears at the top of its page and in search results. Anyone know how to fix this? Thank you.
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While the "primary title" should be the original title, later titles can be listed as "IMDb display title" or "new title", and IMDb displays these instead of the primary title based on user location or settings.

So if the aka is the title the show is currently best known under, a display title entry seems appropriate.
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Jeorj Euler

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This matter is solved. Ralf and Peter are correct, and anything to the contrary is mistaken or irrelevant.
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Jeorj Euler

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However, there appears to be some data corruption, so to speak, that needs to be addressed: #190519-094636-139000.
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Thanks Jeorj Euler for clearing that up. Most appreciated.
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Hi all,

As the series was first released under the "odd life" title then it is listed correctly on IMDb at present in line with our policy to reflect the title as it was originally released.

Apologies that I can't be of more assistance this time.

Regards,
Will
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Jeorj Euler

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Hi, Will. I do not think anybody is trying to change the original title anymore. We were hoping somebody might further explain the practical nuances of aka items that have the "imdb display title" attribute, which a help article touches on to an extent.
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Hi Jeorj,

There are certain complexities behind what title text displays on a title, these are primarily controlled by the alternate titles data, your account settings, then by your location.

Firstly the alternate titles data. Please use (imdb display title) wherever possible and specifically target it to a country as opposed to using the worldwide option, that is the best option to accurately affect the display for a country. Please see this guide for more details. 

You can also edit your site preferences by hovering over your name in the top right, selecting Account settings, Content settings, then you can choose to only display the "Original title" which makes the title show up as:







As there is an English worldwide (imdb display title) on this example, if you change it to United States you will get this as your display:




 

If there is both a worldwide and a country specific (imdb display title) on the title then the country specific (imdb display title) will override the worldwide one in terms of the display.

I hope this helps to explain the logic.

Regards,
Will
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Will, so before anybody jumped in and made recommendations on altering an AKA, it would have been best to know the home market that the original poster was located, and selected the appropriate attribute so that the display title would reflect what was needed. Am I correct in that assumption?
Thanks

Ed
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It would certainly help to know what settings they have, where they are located and what alternate title attributes exist on the title page. The display options of course are user preference though, so it is dependent on how they wish to view the title.
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Exactly my point. I tried to explain it, to everyone, but they leaped before they looked.
Thanks Will
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