WGA locked credits, The Switch

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Problem ... The writers credits are locked, as always, by the WGA who don't understand imdb protocols but imdb follow them rather than their own rules

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0889573/ - The Switch
Let's go with ...

Eugenides, Jeffrey
(based on the short story "Baster" by) 1,1,1

Loeb, Allan
(screenplay) 2,1,1

https://youtu.be/Vv6okKUPXNE

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Could you elaborate on what you want to change? Thanks. Cheers

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Yep, the part where I gave the details
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Hi Marhleet. You made a statement only. You made no reference to change, or a solution that in your opinion would be better. So, could you elaborate on what you want to change? Thanks. Cheers
Are all you are saying maybe is you want the credited order reversed? If so. Why?
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He wants to change the order and one of the attributes to what was specified.
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If so. Why? Is it the chicken or the egg question?
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see, not so hard, considering it's so obvious what needs doing and there's a video link
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Where’s the part where I get to angry face Cliff’s comments ?
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See, not so hard, considering it's so obvious what needs doing.
This explains it better.

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The writers credits are locked, as always, by the WGA


Or do you mean as it shows above,
The writers credits are locked, as always, by the IMDb?
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If you are really talking about the WGA locking them in the incorrect order, then have you contacted the WGA for a correction?

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Problem ... The writers credits are locked, as always, by the WGA who don't understand imdb protocols but imdb follow them rather than their own rules.


This is missing a polite ask!

Could you please address this reversal of credits and correct it. Thank you.

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Missing a polite ask? Excuse me, but marhleet is doing IMDb a favor, and he has not been mean about the necessary disclosure. If anything, IMDb owes us for trying to improve IMDb, not the other way around. Haha. Please don't sweat. I'm simply making a "just saying" point.
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Jeorj, I know we are free labor. Politeness should be a habit. What me worry? A.E. Newman!
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Seems most other wga locked threads get fixed, not quibbled over.
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marhleet,

In my opinion, the video link you provided should be enough proof for an IMDb representative to correct the order despite the WGA lock.

As a long-time contributor, in the case of any locked credits including WGA, I've usually filled out a report through the IMDb Contact Us page. At the very least, I've received a response within 24-72 hours, data backlogs notwithstanding. 

I hope this helps. 

IMDb Contact Us Page


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I generally post screen shots here. That seems to work as well.
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He posted a short video shot as the two credits appear one after the other.  
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https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...

This is how it should be, simple ask, quick fix
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Ha! You pick one of my threads that was seen by an employee quickly. There are others where people questioned why "screenplay" should be changed to "screenplay by". Eventually, an IMDb representative will see this and correct the credits
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https://youtu.be/Vv6okKUPXNE
Hey Jeorj...He already posted it. It is part of the origin of the post up top. It looks the same with a Channel 11 logo in the bottom right corner. Cheers
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Hi All -
This is confirmation that the Writer credits for the title "The Switch" have now been corrected.  Thanks Marhleet for your report, and Jeorj for the screen grab!  Cheers!
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Where's the love?
You fix something for someone!
Not even a simple Thanks?
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Gee whiz, Cliff
You did nothing
Michelle left the “by” off both
Where’s the satisfaction ?
15 years contributing and I can see why I never bothered changing from the contributors help section.
This is appalling.
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Relax, marhleet. It proper adjustments will be made.
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marhleet -
The 'by' mention has now been added to both writer credits.  Thanks again!
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Ta