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Thu, Aug 1, 2013 11:29 PM

Trying to split off credits for some other person with the same name but IMDB is ignoring me

Somebody with the same name has added his credits to my page, I've requested a few times that these credits for the other guy be split off, but have always been ignored by IMDB. Is there a better way of making the request?

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8 y ago

Can you paste in the reference numbers for your most recent submissions?

Staff can then check to see what is going on.

However, if it hasn't been rejected, then I'd guess all you need to do is wait and the changes will go through eventually - it is an uncontroversial change and doesn't need any evidence. The main problem in such cases is that people resubmit without waiting long enough which will delay the acceptance.

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8 y ago

Somebody with the same name has added his credits to my page
Not necessarily. In fact, given the number of matching names listed, not even likely. Anybody can submit credits, so it is quite likely that a contributor who was auditing the credit roll made an error in choosing the person. All you know is that "Some credits that aren't yours have been added to your filmography.

I've requested a few times that these credits for the other guy be split off, but have always been ignored by IMDB. Is there a better way of making the request?

You don't say how you made the request.

The correct way to request it is to submit an Update request changing the Name to the Name of the person who did the work. If you can discover who this is you can submit the correct name; otherwise you will need to simply remove the parentheses and the Roman numeral, then check the option saying you don't know and need to let IMDb decide.

There is a box with each item that you can check to allow you to enter an explanation. In a case like this an explanation is imperative. You should enter something like : I am <your exact IMDb name> and I did not perform this work. I couldn't discover who did it, but it was not me.

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8 y ago

Excellent, thanks for the replies. Here are my steps:

from the Paul Nelson #3 page here

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0625658/?r...

click Edit Page

I want No Change to the composer credits, which are correct, that's really me writing the music for Bikini Hotel and The Protector. It's the Soundtrack credits which are somebody else. So I click Correct/Delete on "Music Department member Credits" and Continue>>

And that's wrong, it says "If a song title is present, the credit should go in the soundtrack department instead.". So maybe that's the problem, on the updates page I don't see "Soundtrack". Ideally, I could get to a list of Paul Nelson #3 soundtrack credits and follow your directions "There is a box with each item that you can check to allow you to enter an explanation.".

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8 y ago

Soundtracks are unusual. They cannot be added/corrected from a Name page, only from the Title page.

You will need to go to the individual Title pages and correct the soundtrack data there.Soundtracks is in the Fun Stuff section of the update page.

The Soundtrack is also different from other credits in that is use IMDb's (qv) system, which consists of putting single quotes around the name and appending " (qv)*.

Unlike other credits, the names in Soundtracks to not need to link to a Name page, so you can unlink them from your page by removing the quotes, the (III) and the (qv). (Removing any of those will break the link, but if you leave it partially done, it is more likely that someone will try to clean it up and re-connect it to you.)

The best option of course is to find out which Paul Nelson did this work, and, if he is already on the database to change the name so it links to him. Unfortunately, if it is actually still another Paul Nelson who does not yet have a name page, you can only remove the format items that create the link, as a Name page is not granted just for Soundtrack work.

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8 y ago

OK, that's interesting. Thanks so much for the detailed answer. So a song credit does not get you into IMDB? As opposed to writing 90 minutes of music for the whole movie? That makes sense.

And I think it worked, it's a little confusing that you can't make an update until you click "Check these Updates", only then do you get to an updatable page. But I got a reference number back, I know that's a good sign.