200516-170215-516000 (The Opposite of Sex)
200527-102610-856000 (The Crystal Maze)
I've submitted these edits several times now because I thought maybe there was glitch, but each time it said approved but the changes weren't made.
Also this submission has been declined several times, even though my edits for the rest of the cast list went through:
200516-170356-936000 (All's Faire in Love)
A reprint of the rules about character names.
F. Character Names
Wherever possible, we list character names as they appear in the on-screen credits. We
make occasional exceptions when character names are not listed
on-screen or when the character descriptions in the end titles include
spoilers, but as a rule we try to stick to credits as closely as
According to "Rule" it should be listed as just plain Colby. But then the occasional exception comes along which is a grey area. It is sadly undefined as to what constitutes an "Occasional Exception"
Either the help topic needs to be clearer, or this rule needs to be applied without exception. Otherwise their will always be someone adding Lieutenants, Sergeants and/or Captains, and there will be always be someone deleting said submissions for violating the help guidelines.
Contributors need to know somehow if the addition of the extra extension of the character name beyond what is seen on screen is an fully accepted "occasional exception" or an incorrect character name that needs to be corrected according to IMDb's rule that the credit mimic to what is seen on screen.
But if you take the actual wording to heart, along with a full comprehension of it's intent, then Colby should be the only conclusion that can be drawn from the rule. Captain should be out. As is the whole cast if someone has added ranks to the characters that have none in the credits.
Did not intend this to be so long!
Good luck gman84
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