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Wed, Jun 27, 2018 10:17 PM

Dead guidelines link

I am adding a new episode and I get the below warning, but if I press the blue "guidelines" link
I am forwarded to the following 404 Error link:
https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/names-biographical-data/names/GSA3M6SFHRAERXZ4

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Kristin: For the reference of the IMDb staff, the link should actually go to https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/names-biographical-data/names/GSA3M6SFHRAERXZ3#suffix which is where titles before a name are addressed.

However, the warning should not even have been triggered in this case because you were submitting an episode title, not a person's name. I seem to recall that IMDb has two different database fields with similar field names which generated this problem -- one for people's names and one for episode titles.

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I'm happy to report we've fixed the warning so that you should not see feedback related to people's names when adding episode titles. 

Thanks again for reporting it and bringing it to our attention. 

Cheers,
Megan

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Thanks :-)

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3 y ago

Hi Kristin,

I've updated the error message to point to the correct guide but gromit82 has a great memory, this is caused by underlying bug due to similarity in field names. We have a ticket open to the tech team.

Regards,
Will

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Thanks :)

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Hi to all!

There is one more dead link found in a section of intensive use:
How do I set my primary image?
the dead link itself:
More Featured Images information 

PS: I checked further, and that page has one more dead link:
image guidelines in the section
Are changes to my images vetted by IMDb?

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Thank you for reporting these issues and helping us improve.

The "More Featured Images information" link has been removed since featured images information is now displayed in the same help article.

The "Image guidelines" link has since been updated to point to the proper Image Guidelines article. 

Cheers,
Megan

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Megan, thank you.
Those sections are of intensive use among beginners.