When editing cast, is it possible to correct character names for TV series?

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Last week, I've sent a cast change, corrected two credits for a TV series, but it doesn't change. Is it possible that correcting character names doesn't work for TV series?
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Are you correcting cast names or character names?
If there is no change by now I would say it has been rejected by the data managers from not being able to verify the changes.
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Character names. But is it possible that this only goes for movies, not for series? That was my question :)

Do you mean that I have to give an explanation for the change?

https://www.quora.com/unanswered/Why-isnt-it-possible-to-correct-character-names-for-TV-series-in-IM...

I have asked the same question on Quora. You can find the details in the link to the question :)

Is it really not possible to correct the characters' names? Or is it?
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I'm from Belgium. The series I'm talking about is F.C. De Kampioenen, a Flemish comedy. Have a short look. It takes only a minute. :) Just to give you the example I'm talking about.

From seasons 1 to 4 (52 episodes), the characters Pascale De Backer and Doortje Van Hoeck are credited as Pascale Crucke and Doortje Coppens. As of the start of season 5, they are billed as Pascale De Backer and Doortje Van Hoeck. This is a mistake in IMDB.

I have changed it, but IMDB doesn't approve it.
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Alright, thanks. So, an explanation in all 52 episodes? 
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Alright, so it'll be a lot of work then. Copy/paste...
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I've been there. It is a lot of work but it can be done. If you can add a url with a screencap of the credits, it will help a lot. I work with Japanese titles and I submit corrections with screencaps in Japanese, so you shouldn't have any problems if you add the screencaps.
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Bulma PunkRocker,

They did it, they've accepted it.

But now there's another problem. The character names I've added remain black, and I already have created a character page for both. I've merged the page with the existing character name. I mean, the ones I've replaced. Because they are the same characters but they appear in the credits with another name... You still following me? :D
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People cannot click the pages open. They are the same characters, they just appear in the credits with another name. So, people should be able to click it and get to the character page. The characters are Pascale Crucke and Doortje Coppens. Like in this example of the show I'm talking about:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0575104/?ref_=tt_ep_nx
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Hi cnuddearthur2:

I have clicked both characters Pascale Crucke and Doortje Coppens and they take me to the respective pages of Pascale De Backer and Doortje Van Hoeck.

I think what you did to link the characters worked just fine. You have to remember it takes no less than 6 hours so see the actual changes live.

EDIT: I did notice that there was already existing character's pages for Doortje Van Hoeck: (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0576360/). You should ask for a merge of characters wih her other page http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0414498/ . That should fix the problem.

Hope I was helpful and excuse my poor English.

Cheers!
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Hi Bulma Punkrocker

The problem got solved yesterday.

I just had to wait until the character pages were ready... No big deal in the end, when you come to think of it :)

Thanks for the support. ;)
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I'm from Belgium. The series I'm talking about is F.C. De Kampioenen, a Flemish comedy. Have a short look. It takes only a minute. :) Just to give you the example I'm talking about.

From seasons 1 to 4 (52 episodes), the characters Pascale De Backer and Doortje Van Hoeck are actually credited as Pascale Crucke and Doortje Coppens. As of the start of season 5, they are billed as Pascale De Backer and Doortje Van Hoeck. This is a mistake in IMDB.

I have changed it, but IMDB doesn't approve it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0149453/?ref_=tt_ov_inf

This is a picture of the corrected names. This is how I submitted them. The same was done for 51 other episodes (#1.1 to #4.13)

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Hi cnuddearthur2,

It looks like these two characters were both married at different points in the series which would explain why we have different surnames between seasons - this would be the correct way to list the credits in line with IMDb policies. Please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F.C._De_Kampioenen
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Hi, Will, thanks for looking this up.

I have edited the names and it has been accepted now. :)  But now I have added a character page for the character Pascale Crucke and I would like to do the same for Doortje Coppens. I have chosen to merge it with Pascale De Backer, so I've added it to the existing character page rather than creating a new page. Should I have done this seperately, i.e. a new page? Is it possible that the name Pascale De Backer will re-appear now, because I added it to the existing character name? The status will be updated in 6 hours.

I'll wait a bit with the Doortje page because I want to see the result of the Pascale page, first. Now is my question: what will the result be?
This is what I did. I took the first option.
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This is the opening intro with the credits, to make sure you understand what I mean.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uDX3YttF58
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Hi cnuddearthur2 -

I see that there are now character pages listed on the site for both "Pascale Crucke" here and "Doortje Coppens" here

If there is still an issue with the character pages mentioned above and/or the credits, can you specify the exact issue? 
Are you wanting to combine the character pages for "Doortje Coppens" and "Doortje Van Hoeck"?
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Hi Michelle,

Looks like the problem is solved now. The characters are now listed the right way for the entire series.

Last problem is: Can I add these new pages as an alternate name for the names 'Pascale De Backer' and 'Doortje Van Hoeck', their other credited names? I want to combine them, yes. And the 'Pascale Crucke/Pascale De Backer' character, too. Will the new pages still be active?

The reason why I changed all this is because clearly they were credited differently, yet they are the same characters. It is the right way to credit them in IMDB, I feel. That's how they appeared in the credits during the first four seasons of the show. They were credited by their husband's name, but off screen in between seasons 4 and 5, they both divorced and ever since they were credited with their own surname. :)

If possible, (Belgian/Dutch) IMDB users should be redirected to 'Pascale Crucke' when clicking on 'Pascale De Backer', and 'Doortje Coppens' when clicking on 'Doortje Van Hoeck', as these are their original names at the start of the series. Is this possible?

I want to combine them, yes.

Thanks.
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The problem is solved with the Pascale page. But Doortje isn't combined yet. Thanks! :)
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Hi, Michelle.

All problems are solved.

Thanks.