Why am I listed in the OTHER CAST section? What does this mean?

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Why am I listed in the OTHER CAST section? What does this mean?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5079362/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast

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Steve: I don't recall seeing this before, but looking at the cast list for this title, it appears that the regular cast consists of the people who have order numbers associated with their cast credits, and those whose order numbers are blank are listed in the "Other cast" section. (See https://contribute.imdb.com/updates/guide/order for more on order numbers.)

If you can fill in the order numbers for yourself and the other credited people who don't have them yet, most likely that would get yourself and them moved up to the main cast section.
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Hey Steve,

Unfortunately, not having been released, as gromit says, someone would have to enter order numbers...but there might not be any way to know what order they'll be in and it'll probably be added after release.

It's pretty common that production might give order to a few, then as others get added without them, they get listed after.

It's easy to edit them in...finding what that order is, is the big problem.  If you can get a list from someone, it can be added.  Doing them all, as gromit noted, really makes it more likely that it'll get accepted and go through fast. Many people seem to not even realize the column is even there, for the order numbers. 
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I have no idea what my order number will be or who to ask. What does OTHER CAST even mean?
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Yeah...umm...good question.

I guess it's used to distinguish between the cast with order numbers and those that don't have one.  I am going to guess that not too many users would know what that is supposed to mean.  But it would also be confusing that the first half (or how ever many it is that have order numbers already) would be in credited order, then suddenly there is a group of them in alphabetical order.  I am not sure that having that as a category description for a group within the cast really works well.
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Similarly ... why is there a REST OF CAST section?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3719504/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_7
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Final thought: OTHER CAST looks like its usually designated for roles like extras or background artists who give themselves credit on IMDb. Maybe I'm wrong but that's how it appears.
I'm not an extra. There's no reason I should ever be in the OTHER CAST section on any project.
If anyone can explain why this category exists, that would be awesome. Much thanks to all involved in the discussion and much respect to those who know the answers. Thanks everyone.

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