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Mon, May 9, 2022 8:15 AM

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Someone keeps adding duplicate episodes to podcast series

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4838096/episodes?season=-1

All existing episodes for this podcast series are listed by season and episode number, but someone else keeps adding duplicate episodes that are already listed, but without the episode numbers so they are being accepted as new episodes. Could someone please ask them to stop doing it, before I go insane? It's a real pain having to keep requesting deletions all the time. (I would merge them, but as they are formatting the titles slightly differently, it would mean that one of the titles will get converted into an Alternate Title that I won't be able to remove, so deleting is simpler and easier. The contributor never adds any actual data to their episodes so nothing is lost by deleting.)

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Hi tom_wake -

I reviewed the series title page but was unable to easily identify any of these duplicate episode title listings you reported.  Can you post links to some of the duplicate episode title pages?

tom_wake

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Thanks @mbmb​ - this is correct, the other contributor has been including the episode numbers in the titles, whereas I haven't been considering them part of the episode title and have been leaving them out, so none of them have been flagging up as existing episodes when the other user duplicates them

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Bizarrely, they have also started adding episodes from another podcast series to this page over the past week or so, and I have had to transfer about half a dozen episodes of true crime podcasts over to their respective pages

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@Michelle​ This problem is still continuing - is there anything that can be done?

As confirmed above, all the episodes currently lacking episode numbers are duplicates of existing episodes, some from the same series and a couple from other series (for example, the ones marked "retro" are repeat episodes from another of his previous podcast series).