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Sat, Sep 4, 2021 11:20 AM

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Why I can't change the "IMDb display title" for Taiwan to Chinese language?

I submit the Official Chinese title of 10 movies as "IMDb display title" for Taiwan, but the data editor who can't read Chinese said and refused me twice.  In last ten years, I've done this for more than 1,000 films and most time it works. And I've offer links of posters or official data form film company or Taiwan Government to prove those 10 titles, but...

If you can't read the Chinese title on the movie poster just on IMDb.com (I think that trying to recognize the graph of Chinese Characters is not difficult), you should find someone can read to work as a editor instead of wiping out my efforts. (IMDb is the largest Movie database in the world. If IMDb could find more foreign volunteers to work as editors like Goodreads, the database will work better.)

P.S. Why is Chinese "display" title for Taiwan necessary? (Only in Taiwan, not your "English" world!) Because our language have a lot of homophones and tones, using pinyin to display the title is not accurate, especially for Taiwanese films (or even all the Chinese language films).

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Can anyone here can help me? Thanks a lot.

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Can anyone here help deal with the problem?

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Hi el_hou -

I reviewed these Alternate Title updates and can see that they were declined because the title you were updating was instead added as a separate alternate title with the "Poster Title" attribute.

If the alternate titles you were trying to remove were incorrect, I encourage you to re-submit and clarify the error within the "Explanation" field of your submission.  For example if the listed "Taiwan" display title is actually a transliteration, you can modify the attribute for this listing.

Additionally, we do allow the listing of alternate titles under the country "China" and under the language "Chinese".  If you are having difficulty making any changes between country/language, let us know the details and we can assist further.

I hope this helps!

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@Michelle Thanks. Because some movie pages already have "pinyin" ( a romanization system for Mandarin Chinese) display titles for Taiwan and data editor refuse me to delete them or change them to alternate titles,  I can't add new Chinese titles for them. ( Those pinyin titles might add before IMDb allows Chinese titles.) Therefore, I tried to add Chineses title with switching the pinyin display titles and the Chinese alternate titles for Taiwan.

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https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/data-issues-policy-discussions/why-i-cant-change-the-imdb-display-title-for-taiwan-to-chinese-language-again/6159a5001277373b001fd4cf

It is unsolved!

AGAIN! You are ruined our efforts!

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