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Narrator credit in IMDb even when not credited on-screen?

Question about a Narrator credit for episodes of a TV series, even when there isn't an on-screen credit during the original broadcast.

Situation: During the original broadcast, sometimes the show has credits (which show the narrator), and sometimes it doesn't. However, the same episodes shown online after the original broadcast, do have on-screen credits.

So my question is, why can't this person have a "(voice) (uncredited)" attribute?  The narrator has obviously done the work, and has received on-screen credit, but just not during the original broadcast.

Yes, I know this is not consistent with the policy stated here:
https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/filmography-credits/cast-acting-credits-guidelines/GH3JZC...

So I guess is what I'm asking is for an exception.  Submission 181204-164309-946000

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Question about a Narrator credit for episodes of a TV series,
even when there isn't an on-screen credit during the original broadcast.
by Ron
Joined on December 18, 2012
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/people/ron_5041943
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The Twilight Zone  (1959-1964)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734631/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734631/reference

Rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rod Serling   ...  Narrator / Himself - Host (uncredited)
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4 years ago

Hi Ron,

Yes this definitely qualifies as a valid (voice) (uncredited) credit, seeing as he's credited elsewhere on other episodes of the same series.

I've resubmitted these for you now which will go live shortly.

Regards,
Will

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4 years ago

Same series, similar rejection: 181221-042121-309000

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4 years ago

Hi Ron, 

I have resubmitted this update now which will go live shortly. 

Thanks
Meredith

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Same series, same rejection: 190115-142408-601000

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Apologies Ron, I've resubmitted now.

Regards,
Will

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Same series, rejected again (Does not meet contribution guidelines): 190130-021401-668000

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The episode the following week had the same exact credit, and it was accepted, so I tried re-submitting, and got the same rejection, "Does not meet contribution guidelines." 190205-230929-586000

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4 years ago

Hi Ron -

Thanks for reporting these additional incorrect rejections, I have now approved this episode credit and will send an alert to the team to ensure that our acceptance policies are being followed for future submissions.

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Thank you Michelle.

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Same series, rejected again (Does not meet contribution guidelines): 190227-040436-271000

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Hi Ron -

Apologies, the credit has now been added to the episode: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8975822/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast

Thanks again!

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4 years ago

same station/channel, different show, same problem.
#190401-094911-393000

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Tried again, this time with a link back to this thread, still declined. 190414-145532-754000

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Thanks Ron, I've made that change for you now. If you do make this change again elsewhere please can you reference this thread again and also comment that we have agreed that these changes are within policy?

Thanks,
Will

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3 years ago

Will,
Unfortunately, this doesn't always work.
#191126-190843-116000
Declined, Reason: Does not meet contribution guidelines.
This despite my submission containing:
"these changes are within policy https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/narrator-credit-in-imdb-even-when-not-credited-on-screen"