Wrong titles appearing in reference view

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I always use Reference View and have lately been finding pages with a "wrong" title.  For instance, the page for "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" has the title as "It's Shagging Time", which was the working title apparently. The browser's tab shows the correct title and if I use the Edit button, its page also has the right title.
Other titles I have noticed are "Fantastic Four (2015)" showing as "The Fantastic Four" and "Blood Alley" as "William A. Wellman's Blood Alley".  If I change to the default view, all these appear normally.
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DavidC

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Posted 9 months ago

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Steve Crook, Champion

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Check your settings at https://www.imdb.com/preferences/general
Do you have Title display country set as Original?

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) has an AKA title of Austin Powers 2: It's Shagging Time (United States)

If that was only a working title then it should be marked as such

Title display country -> allows our registered users to choose the title displayed based on the country of their choice e.g. 'France'. This preference will allow our users to have all the titles they view on www.imdb.com displayed as it was when released in France.

As part of the "Title display country" preference - our registered also users have the option to choose 'Original' title display. The Original title in the Country of Origin - which prior to the previous changes was the default on www.imdb.com.

Examples: As always, it is easier to explain thirs functionality with an example. Using this title.

With your "Title display country” set to 'Original' - you will see the Title Text as 'Ronde de nuit'. This was the title of this French film when it was first released in France.

With your "Title display country” set to 'US' - you will see the Title Text as 'Night Patrol' - which was the title name for the US release.

With your "Title display country" set to 'Poland' you will see the Title Text as 'Nocny patrol' - which was the title for release in Poland.

    Steve
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"Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) has an AKA title of Austin Powers 2: It's Shagging Time (United States)

If that was only a working title then it should be marked as such"

It is.
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Yes, that took care of it.  I wasn't aware of the Original option.  Thanks!
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They must have fixed it right now, actually. I've had my settings to 'Original' as title display country all along, but the title reference view has showed the (for me) Norwegian titles for the past couple of weeks, and earlier today. It was an acknowledged bug with the new reference view. But right now the titles are displaying correctly again. Hopefully it will stay that way.
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Yes, we have just fixed the primary issue related to title reference view displaying the incorrect title.  We have one additional change which involves incorrectly displaying "working" titles, which should be fixed shortly.  We appreciate your patience as we fix some of these known issues.

Thanks
Nic