Why was my Plot Outline rejected when my Plot Summary was accepted?

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I originally only wanted to change the title in both the plot outline and summary to match the changed title of the short film (previously called Humpty Dumpty, it's been changed to Humpty Fu*king Dumpty).
I wrote the original plot outline about 2 years when I created the page. I was asked by the producers about 2 months ago to include the writer/directed credit in the plot summary and outline... this was accepted.
Attempted to correct the title of the movie in the already approved plot outline and summary after the name change... this was declined (doesn't meet contribution standards)

Now I rewrote both summary and outline. The plot summary was approved but the plot outline (which is only a shorter version of the approved summary) was declined as it could not be verified?


Both plot summary and plot outline are based on information personally obtained from both producers of the film. They can be also verified when you compare with the Kickstarter campaign page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1840778365/humpty-dumpty-film and more recent information can also be found here: https://andrew-gower.co.uk/film/humpty-dumpty/

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Bella Mason

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GMJ, Champion

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The image posted cuts off the 18-digit reference number. Please post the number so an IMDb representative can review the update and respond. 
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Based on the screenshot (and just guessing here), it could be that IMDb feels it’s unnecessary to repeat the title and the director in the Plot Outline. Since they’re already listed in the credits and in the Summary. Or maybe they feel that the Outline is more-or-less a shortened ”copy” of the summary.

Outline is quite short (Summary is another matter), so (personally) I would concentrate on the actual plot/story/themes/characters, not the titles or cast/crew names. But that’s just me, of course.

Edit: Uuups, this was a correction. The name of the director and title was already listed.
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Hi Bella, 

I have resubmitted the modification on your behalf, this should be live on the site shortly. 

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Jeorj Euler

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Nice. I've definitely made submissions like this, with the idea in mind that the outline serves as a short version of the summary.
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Bella Mason

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Thank you so much, Meredith!