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Look at the cast/character lists for some TV shows; examples:
The Mentalist: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1196946/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast
In the Heat of the Night: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094484/fullcredits#cast
Some (but not all) of the character names are listed with a / after them; like this:
Jason Wylie / ... (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Normally I would expect that to show the person has played two roles Guy/OtherGuy and so on. But the bulk of the actors I'm finding with / after their character did not have two roles. In the Heat of the Night especially seems to have dozens of characters listed with this extra / .
On a related note, I can't seem to get into either of those two shows to edit the cast/character lists. Do these have to be done on an episode by episode basis? I click edit on the main pages (the two a linked above) but from there the character/credits list is not populated.
If those / need to be taken out than each episode will need to get edited individually to fix it instead of being able to go through and fix the entire series from one page...
Or am I missing something those / actually should be there for some reason I'm not aware of? Some of the characters it appears on were only in one episode like :
Candice Candelori ... Hostess / ... (1 episode, 2012)
She's in one episode with 1 minute of screen time, she didnt play another part, so shes a Hostess / what? I don't get it, what's the slash for if she only had one role.
I've glanced around and there seems to be 100's of these out there at random. Would love to know their purpose; or if we should be trying to correct it when we happen to stumble on them.