Update needed on Wayne's World (1992)

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An update needs to be made on the page for Wayne's World (1992).  I am unable to submit a normal update due to the credits being "locked"; it will not even allow me the chance to request an update.
For Mike Myers' first writing credit, the attribute needs to be corrected to the full on-screen attribute: "based on characters created by"

Currently the attribute only states "characters" instead of the actual on-screen wording.





The other writing credits have the correct "written by" attribute and do not need any alterations

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Is it unusual for "(characters)" to be used in place of "(based on characters created by)"? I doubt so. Seems like a minor nuance. It's not like the Writers Guild of America left anybody out, in this instance. Regardless, the IMDb staff can correct it.
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Also, ‘characters’ is listed in the writers’ guide, so one would think that is how it’s supposed to be listed.

https://help.imdb.com/article/contrib...
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The guide states:

English credits should be submitted as credited. For example "developed for American television by" is now a valid job. We will accept corrections for credits submitted under the old policy to reflect the actual on screen credits.
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Thanks Vincent-P, I've amended that now.

Excellent!

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Will
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Thanks!  

I've found another one in this same situation: Dick Tracy (1990)

Chester Gould is only listed with the attribute "characters,"



when his on-screen credit is more elaborate:



Based on this on-screen credit, what is IMDb's policy?  Should the credit just be "based on characters created by," or would the rest of the text need to be incorporated also?  Or would the information under the name Chester Gould be incorporated into the Miscellaneous Companies section instead?
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I was wondering the same thing, Vincent-P.
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Isn't this a case where you would use a colon and what follows after the colon is the company information. So, it would be (based on the characters created by: for the Dick Tracy comic strip distributed by Tribune Media Services, Inc.) (That's a lot to type!)

This is from the producer guide:
If the name appears in the on-screen credits under a Company sub-heading then they should be listed with their credited job title and the company name in the attribute field separated via a ":" (e.g. executive producer: Example Company).
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Adrian is correct. I've now amended the writer credit now to align with how it is listed on screen, even if in this case it is a bit of a mouthful.

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Will
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Thanks for the help, although there is a small typo that needs to be corrected.  Going by the screenshot, it should be "based on characters created by" (followed by the rest), but what got amended was "based on the characters created by."  That "the" shouldn't be there.
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Apologies Vincent-P, I've amended it now.

Regards,
Will
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I've found another one: Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

David Mamet's writing credits need to be updated from "play" to "based on the play by"



And from "screenplay" to "screenplay by"